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The boss gets hitched, in Tipis of course!

The perfect day

Our last wedding of 2017 was a big one, the boss married his beautiful lady! After a long period of consideration he decided to go for an epic four Tipi wedding. As you can imagine everything had to be perfect for this one, one above his normally sky high standards.

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

The crew reported that during the build he’d turned into someone who could only accurately be described as “groomzilla”. He went for a 4 tipi layout, with guests entering beneath a row of 3 naked tipis draped in fairy lights.

Floor plan for tipi wedding with Country Tipis

Their floor plan, including a mobile casino and a crepe stand

The entrance was through one of our entrance tunnels, which guided people in through two clear extension panels; a great new product from The Tipi Company. Being an October wedding, it was important to keep it warm inside, and these panels allowed us to retain the panoramic views. Check out a time-lapse of the build below, and watch out for the tea break!

The venue

Richard was lucky enough to know a farmer who was happy to lend him his field in Ampthill. He found a quaint 14th century church nearby, with a vicar who shared his passion for Sunderland AFC. The field was in need of a bit of work so Richard spent many weekends atop a roller to flatten the ground. Thankfully there were a few rogue bullocks in the area who were happy to chase him across the field, which made for amusing viewing.

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

Inside the Tipi

The catering was run by the incredibly affable Chris at Hungry Hog BBQ, who created beautiful canapés, organised a fantastic Savoie inspired main course and BBQ’d burgers in the evening. The bar was provided by our very own Peggy’s Bar with drinks being served both out of the horsebox and 4m rustic wooden bar.

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

The tables and flower rings were lovingly decorated by Anne from Betty and Bear Flowers, who sourced an incredible selection of seasonal foliage to create some beautifully varied bouquets.

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

Entertainment

It was imperative that no one got bored so Richard booked a brilliant four piece wandering band who kept everyone entertained throughout the meal.

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

The evening music was provided by the amazing Daisy B & Al Jones who kept the music flowing until the early hours. Richard booked a roulette and two blackjack tables from Andy Smith Presents to satisfy the guests (or his) love of gambling.

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

To satisfy Vicki’s love for horses, Richard surprised her by booking a vintage (and very physical) horse racing game. This entertaining addition resulted in a few out-of-breath and thirsty guests!

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

To cater for his sweet tooth Richard ordered some brownies from the legendary Pudding Stop in St Albans. He also invited the talented Little Brittany Crêperie, who served up wonderful crêpes in the evening.

It really was a day to remember. Huge thanks to everyone who came along or was involved in any way for making it so special.

Tipi Wedding in Hertfordshire with Country Tipis © Ben Moore Wedding Photography

After conquering his own wedding, Richard and the team are at your service and always on hand to help out. Please get in touch here or call us for a chat on 07486 542374.

Photos by Ben Moore Wedding Photography.

Tipis by Country Tipis.


New for 2018 ▲

Thanks!

We’ve had an such a good summer of weddings and would like to extend massive congratulations to all of the couples who have celebrated their marriage with us, along with the festival goers and the birthday partyers who have all celebrated inside our Tipis this year. Each of you helped to make 2017 our biggest and best year yet! We were also very lucky to have such a committed and dedicated crew who helped us ensure that every build was spot on, we couldn’t have done it without you Country Tipi men!

@Asassynation

Our first published shoot

Earlier in the year we collaborated with Carolione Opacic Photography on a burgundy and bohemian shoot in a Hertfordshire wildflower meadow. Last week we were so chuffed to find out it got featured on the Boho Weddings blog (check it out here)! Thanks so much to all the suppliers involved and Caroline for organising and coordinating it all so seamlessly.

©Caroline Opacic Photography

©Caroline Opacic Photography

What’s next?

As for 2018 we’ve decided to branch out slightly (no pun intended!) and we’ve bought a beautiful wooden pole Celeste Marquee ready for next year. We’ll be able to offer it in 3 lengths: 12m, 18m or 24m (12m width) and it will be priced from £2100 to £3900 including flooring, festoon lighting & LED uplighters. This round ended marquee provides an open and practical space that is perfectly suited to those wanting an outdoor wedding in an interesting yet traditional structure. The main poles are over 7m tall and they support a vast sail-cloth like roof which is firmly tension strapped to the ground. If you’d like any further information about hiring our Celeste Marquee please get in touch. 

Tip Top Venues – Newton Longville

We’re also super excited to announce that we’ve got a collaboration starting next year at one of our favourite venues. This beautiful lakeside spot at Tip Top Venues is ours for the summer: nestled in sprawling farmland in Buckinghamshire close to Milton Keynes. It is one of the first venues we built our tipis at, so it’ll always have a special place in our hearts. We’ll have two of our tipis up throughout 2018 with the option to add another if required.

We’re always on the lookout for individuals and companies to collaborate with, so if you feel like you would be a good fit with us at Country Tipis please do get in touch 🙂


Peggy’s bar – New for 2017

First of all, we hope you had a great Christmas and New Year, we certainly did! We’ve got a number of new offerings for 2017, and at our Christmas party we launched “Peggy’s Bar” as we felt that we could improve on what was being offered elsewhere. We had the best time running it and the feedback we got was (thankfully) great! Peggy approved of the clientele and behaved herself throughout the night, and she can’t wait for the next event where she’ll get to run the bar. It’s wise to note that Peggy gets very territorial around her bar, so keep your drink close at all times!

Bar, Alcohol, Mobile, PartySo, what’s on offer?

We have a number of different options when it comes to the bar; first of all you have a choice between our fully equipped converted horsebox bar or our 4 metre oak topped bar constructed from up-cycled pallet wood. Our horsebox bar can be linked seamlessly to our tipis, giving you a huge amount of additional space for your guests to form an orderly queue. Once you’ve decided which bar you’d like to go for you can then choose to have it fully stocked by us or with service only – where you provide the alcohol. We’ll provide two experienced members of staff for the duration of your event in both cases to run the bar and ensure your guests never go thirsty.

Linked bar

What alcohol choices do I have?

Beer-wise we use a number of local breweries, and have a great relationship with Tring Brewery who supplied us with some great ale for our Christmas party that seemed to evaporate in minutes! We pride ourselves in the quality of the alcohol we stock and maintain fair pricing throughout our range. If there is a specific drink you would like for your event we’d happily stock it but we ask that you buy the remainder (if there is any!) back from us at cost price after the event.

© Jodie Cooling

We have lovingly created these two bars to use alongside our tipis, and we feel that their style lends itself perfectly to a tipi party. This rustic style can be found throughout our range of extras, from our handmade scaffold board table and bench sets to our vintage French apple crates, sourced from the south of France. Both bars can stand-alone outside the tipis if the weather is fair, or even underneath our small open-sided Nimbus tipi if you’re looking for a bit of cover. Check out Peggy’s very own website here and send us a message if you’d like any further information.

Here’s to a great 2017, we hope see you soon!

Country Tipis x


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