Bride holding purple heart umbrella

A Tipi Weekend with Pom Poms and Bunting

Bride holding purple heart umbrella

Earlier this year Val from Benessamy Weddings and Events had the pleasure of planning and co-ordinating an Open Weekend for Sami Tipi Events. The event was designed to showcase the fabulous tipi structures set within the picturesque setting of Bawdon Lodge Farm in Leicestershire – a perfect location to host a tipi wedding. Val told us about the event…

Tipis provide an atmospheric event space like no other event venue. Inspired by the Sami People of Lapland, tipis make for a fabulous outdoor celebration and provide a breathtaking alternative to a conventional marquee, and are just perfect for the increasingly popular festival style wedding.

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Bride looking down

Bride standing in front of tipis

Visitors to the event received a warm Benessamy and Sami Tipi welcome from our team and the team of fabulous suppliers.

The tipis were beautifully styled by Darby & Joan with gorgeous flowers by Tineke Floral Designs, pom poms and bunting galore by Pom Pom Studio and Emma Bunting, and lovely stationery by Best Day Ever.

The fabulous cakes and treats display was provided by Yummy Little Cakes (including Macarons to die for!).

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Brides with coloured umbrellas

A ‘Country Elegance’ Styled Wedding Shoot at Bawdon Lodge Farm

Brides with coloured umbrellas

This week we’re featuring the final of three shoots which took place at Bawdon Lodge Farm. Following the stunning Vintage Country Styled Wedding Shoot and Relaxed, Rustic Country Tea Wedding Shoots, today’s pictures come from the beautiful ‘Country Elegance’ themed shoot. Val from Benessamy Weddings and Events told us a little bit about the inspiration behind the shoot…

“The idea behind this shoot was to bring both glamour and elegance to the country. The pretty blossom tree provides a beautiful focal point, dressed with pearls and crystals and sprinkled with love notes. The guest tables are dressed with soft lace and the bride’s bouquet is full of gorgeous white peonies.

“The blossom tree was coupled with the statement piece LOVE table – bringing both romance and a touch of whimsical!”

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Groom taking picture of bride blowing kiss

A Relaxed, Rustic Country Tea Styled Wedding Shoot at Bawdon Lodge Farm

Groom taking picture of bride blowing kiss

Following on from the Vintage Country Styled Wedding Shoot at Bawdon Lodge Farm we featured last week, today we have the stunning pictures from the second shoot which took place. The inspiration for the shoot, which was again planned and co-ordinated by Val of Benessamy Weddings and Events, was a relaxed, rustic country tea…

“The inspiration for this theme was the natural rustic charm of afternoon tea on an English country farm. Everything from the bleached pine sweetheart table, informally dressed with burlap runners, gorgeous mismatched china and informal linen, to the ‘vintage meets rustic’ inspired Polka Dots and Pinstripes stationery, and beautiful rustic bouquets of hydrangeas, roses and Gypsophila. Afternoon tea would not be complete of course without delicious scones and cakes for all to enjoy!

“The hay store ‘theatre’ provided the perfect opportunity for the couple to relax and enjoy a moment of reflection, followed by a refreshing glass of homemade lemonade from the outdoor drinks station.”

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Bride and groom on hay bales reading a book

A Vintage Country Styled Wedding Shoot at Bawdon Lodge Farm

Bride and groom on hay bales reading a book

Today we have pictures from the first of three beautiful styled shoots which took place at Bawdon Lodge Farm to share with you. Photographed by Lumiere Photography, the shoots were planned to showcase the versatility of the farm in preparation for when it launches as a wedding venue later this year. Benessamy Weddings and Events planned and co-ordinated the shoots…

“Bawdon Lodge Farm is a family owned country farm in Nanpantan, Leicestershire, and is due to launch as a country wedding venue later this year, available for weddings in 2014. At Benessamy Weddings and Events we are pleased to be working with Richard and Lynn Bailey to assist them in the management of weddings at Bawdon Lodge Farm.

“Richard and Lynn were keen to work with creative wedding suppliers from the local area, who they would be happy to recommend to their wedding and events clients when the venue opens next year. The idea behind the styled wedding shoot was to showcase the versatility of Bawdon Lodge Farm, both as a country farm wedding venue and as a marquee wedding venue. Hence, we planned and co-ordinated 3 styled shoots.

“The inspiration for the first shoot was a vintage country wedding…”

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