Shiplake Church and a Four Hat Tipi Wedding
Keli & Mark
A massive party. That’s how I would sum up Keli and Marks tipi wedding.
They had a gorgeous four hat tipi which was only a couple of minutes away from Shiplake church ( in Henley on Thames ). There were two of us covering their wedding, I was covering Keli’s side and Greg the photographic Ninja was covering Mark’s.
We both had a lot of space to shoot in and there was lots of cool stuff surrounding us. The best wedding car I’ve yet to see, a classic american Thunderbird, blew my mind and as the prep was next to the Tipi it gave me the chance to look inside and imagine the awesomeness that was going to take place later on.
I headed off to the church where Greg was waiting for me and I waited for Keli to arrive. After the ceremony Greg rode shotgun back to the reception with the other guests on a trailer pulled by a tractor!
While this was happening we made a brief detour to the waterside where Mark originally proposed and had some photo time there. We didn’t stay too long, enough to get the photos we needed and not too long their guests would miss them.
From this point the party started, the formalities were over and we could all relax, (other than the speeches but they were handled with ease)!
A Tipi wedding is typically a relaxed and more informal one and dinner was a carvery per table, each with it’s own nominated head carver and as the night drew in their band ‘Tetris’ kept things going until past midnight when we also finished too.
It was nice to stay so late. So much would of been missed had we left earlier, the stars were out, fires were lit and people were enjoying their own space inside and out of the Tipi.
It was a fab day, amazing company, a lovely couple and guests and a kicking non stop dancefloor!