Word Up Gorgeous Brides and Grooms to be.

Happy Tuesday!

We have a stunning styled shoot to share with you all today. If you are questioning whether to don your boho locks with a festival feather headdress on your wedding day, then this shoot may well convince you!

Put together by the wonderfully cool Big Chief Tipis and featuring some of Manchester’s leading wedding suppliers, the aim of the shoot was not only to showcase everything that Big Chief Tipis has to offer but also to pull together the crème de la crème of the Northern wedding industry to illustrate how a blank canvas venue can be transformed into something magnificent.

Look out for some beautiful imagery captured perfectly by fine art wedding photographer Melissa Beattie, stunning blooms by Springbank Flowers and of course Big Chief Tipis wonderful styling and giant tipis.

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A Free-Spirited Theme, Bohemian Brides, Wild Flowers and Rustic Decor….

The shoot took place at Delamere Manor. Based in the heart of Cheshire, the manor (which is Gary Barlow’s previous residence) offers 100 acres of rolling gardens complete with its own six acre lake, luxurious ensuite bedrooms and private nightclub, making it the perfect setting for both weddings and events. The stunning grounds were ideal for the Big Chief Tipis to be erected and were a sensational backdrop for the photoshoot.

Taking inspiration from both the awe inspiring giant tipis and the beautiful grounds at Delamere Manor, the shoot focused on a free-spirited theme with bohemian brides, wild flowers, rustic décor and a magnificent ‘Big Chief’ tribal headdress.

Jean Jackson Couture, an amazing bespoke design house and bridal studio based in Urmston and the centre of Manchester, supplied the gorgeous wedding dresses. They brought with them a selection of vintage inspired gowns and accessories which looked simply stunning on the models from Boss Model Management.

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The bohemian theme continued inside the tipis with a variety of elements including log burners, a Moroccan-styled chill out tipi, rustic wooden tables & benches and dance floor complete with giant lit-up DANCE letters provided by The Word Is Love.

A selection of wild flower bouquets and table centres were provided by wedding experts Springbank Flowers. The mixture of multi-coloured jars and flowers flown over from Holland were simply stunning and worked beautifully in the woodland setting amongst the trees, the lake and tipis.

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The hair and makeup was styled by power duo Vicky Millington and Maxine Smith to represent a natural and relaxed-looking bride, channelling a boho-chic vibe.

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Based in Manchester, Big Chief Tipis was launched in 2015 by Hayley Harthern, alongside her father Gary and brother Hadley.

Gary, aka Big Chief, has over 30 years of experience within the outdoor shelter industry and is the brains behind their custom-made Accessories and special weather kits – so whatever the weather, or questions you may have, they will have the answer. Hayley, on the other hand, has worked within the Events industry for the past 10 years and has the planning skills and dream contacts to ensure you have the time of your life at your party! Hadley is their Onsite Chief who turns your dreams into reality and makes sure your event runs smoothly and without a hitch.

The three of them, alongside the rest of the team have all bases covered, so that rain, snow, wind or shine your event is one to remember for all the right reasons.

For more information on Big Chief Tipis please visit their website.

The Line Up

Photography: Melissa Beattie
Giant Hat Tipis: Big Chief Tipis
Venue: Delamere Manor
Flowers: Springbank Flowers
Make-Up: Maxine Smith Makeup
Hair: Vicky Millington Hair
Dresses: Jean Jackson Couture
Models: Boss Model Management
Lit Up Letters: The Word Is Love

Big Feather Headdress Love

Laura xxx


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