Vintage bride and groom standing behind a gate - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

A 1950’s Street Tea Party Inspired Wedding

Vintage bride and groom standing behind a gate - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Katie-Jane and Philip’s wedding, photographed by Ian Shoots Weddings, was a handmade affair, with the reception taking place in the bride’s parent’s back garden following a church ceremony. The couple hired a tipi and decorated the garden with the things they love to create a really personal and beautiful setting. They even converted the shed into ‘The Poppy Red Shed’ (Poppy Red is a bar in Birmingham where the bride and groom first met) which they stocked with local ales, spirits and liqueurs and guests were able to serve themselves.

“I (Katie) am in fashion so our wedding was always going to be different! We wanted to make sure there was less formality and more personality. Using personal inspiration and vision we focused on what the guests would experience and how that would make us feel. The sun came out as soon as we stepped into the garden and the day just got better and better.

“All our invites were handmade and were handkerchiefs stamped with the details, wrapped in a doily, and posted with a portrait stamp of the bride and groom. The table names were named after old ladybird books which were all personal to the group of friends and family on each table, e.g. The Elves and the Shoemaker (bride’s work friends), Computer (grooms work colleagues). We had a teacup chandelier hovering over the top table and the cake table, which was brought together by several guests bringing their own cakes to share. Ian our photographer really captured the true essence of the day showing it was more of a festival than a wedding reception.”

Bride and groom standing by Blakedown sign - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and groom walking holding hands - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Groomsmen standing in front of railway as train goes past - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Groomsmen standing in front of a red phone box - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bridesmaids sitting together - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and bridesmaids legs showing their bridal shoes - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Vintage bride with flowers in her hair - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bridesmaid holding picture frame Bridesmaid posing with picture frame - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Bridesmaid smiling behind picture frame - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and bridesmaids posing with picture frames - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride posing with picture frames - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Bride holding picture frame - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Bride holding picture frame - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and bridesmaids posing with picture frames - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Poppy letters hanging in front of shed - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Red letters hanging in front of shed window - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Chalk written bar drink list - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Beer keg and spirits - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bottles of spirits - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Wedding reception drinks in jam jars - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Bridesmaid holding wedding drink - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bails of hay as seating at 1950s wedding reception - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Hanging letters spelling 'You Had Me At Hello' - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Deck chairs at 1950s wedding - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Picture frames hanging from trees - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Postcards pegged to clothes line - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

1950's street tea party wedding props - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Lamp shades hanging from trees - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Dressing table wedding prop in woods - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Vintage wedding props - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Postcards hanging on clothes line - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Tipi wedding reception tables - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Vintage wedding tables - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Vintage wedding props on table - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Vintage cards hanging from clothes line - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Sunflower wedding flower display - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Vintage wedding table decorations - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Vintage wedding table display with sunflowers - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Vintgage wedding table with wedding flowers - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Hand written wedding menu - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Suitcase for wedding cards - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Handmade mug wedding gift - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings 'Handmade with love for you' label - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Fork, spoon and cake sign - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Homemade cake sign - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Homemade cake sign - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Chandelier hanging inside tipi - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Teacups hanging from chandelier - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and groom entering tipi wedding reception

Groom smiling - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Bride looking up - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Best man speech - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Groom smiling at wedding speech - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride with head in her hands - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and groom about to cut wedding cake - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Bride and groom cutting wedding cake - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and groom first dance - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bride and groom dancing back to back - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings Bride and groom dance routine - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

Bridesmaids dancing at wedding - Picture by Ian Shoots Weddings

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