A tipi wedding at Whitebottom Farm in Marple Bridge, Stockport, is incredible – but a festival wedding is even better!!! And all on the grounds of Blackthorne Festival fields.  It was a wedding full of expectation and it truly didn’t disappoint.

I was so excited for Laura & Stephen. The amount of planning and DIY’ing these two took on was awe-inspiring (they pulled it off!!). It was one of my favourite weddings to be part of.  The festival vibe suited L&S’s style, they’re one cool couple.  Their fascination with Vikings (or should I say Stephen’s) played a huge role on their wedding day.  How do you include Vikings at your wedding, I hear you say? With swords, axe-throwing and an inflatable dinosaur of course!!

Their ceremony was really unique to them too, with them lighting a fire pit to start the proceedings.  The weather was kind to them and their guests as we all witnessed them exchange rings in a lovely open field surrounded by trees.  After their kiss, dog walkers could be heard clapping and cheering as they passed the entrance to Whitebottom Farm. It was that kind of wedding – outdoors and almost spiritual. 🙂

Their wedding day was just a blast to document. Standout moments for me, without a shadow of a doubt, is Stephen licking cake of a sword and the speeches. There’s one frame where Laura & Stephen are cowering as a video is played to their guests of Stephen when he wasn’t as cool, he he (sorry mate). To be fair there were loads but these two stick with me.

I wish I could have stayed later as the evening took shape – the lighting and atmosphere was amazing!

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