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A bohemian tipi wedding in Wales

A bohemian tipi wedding in Wales

Written by Katie Byrne

Country-chic touches and wild floral prints defined Anwen and Myrddin’s celebration


Anwen, 28, an accountant, and Myrddin, 25, an agricultural engineer, married at St Mary’s Church, followed by a reception at Anwen’s parents’ farm in Conwy, Wales.

The atmosphere...

Having grown up on a farm, I loved the idea of a relaxed, country-fête-style celebration. We love the rustic, festival feel of tipis, so hired these as the setting for our day.

The décor was centred around my love for Liberty print fabrics; we lined the tipi with floral bunting and worked the colours used in the prints into our flowers. After the ceremony, our drinks reception was held outside in the sunshine, where guests enjoyed rose lemonade and gin. 

The look...

For the ceremony, I wore a Lusan Mandongus gown, featuring a scalloped lace neckline and capped sleeves.

I was lucky enough to have a second dress for the evening – a backless satin gown from Belle & Bunty which was much easier to dance in! I teamed my dresses with a floral hair circlet.

Our bridesmaids looked chic in their ’50s-style dresses from Ted Baker, while Myrddin wore a blue suit with brown brogues and a Liberty print bow tie. His bright buttonhole comprised craspedia, hydrangeas and delphiniums tied together with twine. 

My bouquet featured my favourite hydrangeas, plus 'Artemis', 'Quicksand', 'Sweet Avalanche' and 'Nautica' roses, dahlias, delphiniums, craspedia, astilbe, snowberries, phlox, myrtle and rosemary. The most important thing for me was that the flowers looked wild and colourful, and smelled fabulous - the rosemary added an amazing scent to the bouquets!

The details...

We had floral arrangements in large milk churns displayed outside the church, and these were later transported to the farm. Upcycled furniture was dotted around, showcasing focal points such as the guest book, card station and desserts.

We decorated the tables with jam-jars and glass bottles filled with flowers, and our tableplan was made using vintage porcelain plates on an old wooden door, displayed on an easel. 

My favourite moment...

The speeches were a very special moment – at the end of Myrddin’s, he and three friends took to the stage to sing a Welsh version of With A Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles.

My tip for brides-to-be...

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. I am a bit of a control freak and I struggled to delegate tasks, but in hindsight, this is definitely something I should have done more of!

Steal their style!

Photography: Ann-Kathrin Koch 

Tipis: Event In A Tent 

Flowers: Luna Flower 

Dresses: Lusan Mandongus at The White Closet; Belle & Bunty 

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Ted Baker 

Groomswear: Reiss 

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