HINXHILL TEEPEE WEDDING

On my wishlist of weddings to photograph a teepee wedding in a field following a country wedding at a church was up there at the top of the list

It was a by chance late evening telephone call in February by Katie’s Mum that resulted in Katie and Tom booking me for their May wedding. Katies Mum had decided to help the couple who were planning their long distance wedding from Barnt Green, near Birmingham. When Katie’s Mum called she was not expecting anyone to answer the phone and even more surprized when she heard my ‘Brummie’ accent!!

The ceremony took place at Hinxhill Church, Ashford, The name Hinxhill is thought to be a corruption of Hengest Heille, the place of Hengest who is said to have roved these parts in the 5th century. The Hengest Chapel is believed to be Saxon. The church was probably a chapel of ease for pilgrims between Hastings and Canterbury.

The reception was in a Tepees that was erected on land owned by Tom’s Grandparents and that backed on to the Hinkshill Estate, The Tepees were provided by Stunning Tents Company.

Katie’s dress was by Suzanne Nevillie from GoBridal, and Tom wore a tailored suit from Clements & Church.

The whole day had a very country feel, with hay baals and wellies and a blue and lemon colour theme.

Couple looking at each other

Here are a selection of images from the day.Bouquet of flowers Two little Bridesmaids looking at their basketsTwo black and white photos of the flowergirlsBride walking down the stairsBride about to leave to get marriedBride and her sister looking into the camaraVarious photos of the bride, with her bouquet, getting into her horse drawn carriageVarious photos of the groom in his Clements and Church SuitThe anticipation of the brides arrival can been seen on the grooms face! The bride and her attendants getting out of the carraiage and finally going into the churchA set of Black and White images from the ceremontThe bride and groom kissing for the first timeThe bride and groom signing the register and leaving the churchA beautiful Black and White image of the bride and groom walking away to Tom's grandfathers graveBride and groom posing for photosLogs burningThe TepeesInside the tepeesThe bride and groom posing for photos by the tepeesChildren playingLittle girl throwing strawThe bride and her siter in wellies!