• Tipi Wedding in the Hertfordshire Countryside

Hertfordshire wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

‘We are so pleased with our wedding photos! From beginning to the end they tell the story of our special day, and you captured every emotion. It was lovely to have someone so easy to work with’.

Wedding Photographer, Hertfordshire

As a wedding photographer I can confirm it is impossible to rely on the Great British Summer, and even in August you are not guaranteed a dry day.

When you plan a rustic Tipi wedding in the Hertfordshire countryside, in the middle of a field, weather-watching is a necessary consequence.

Danielle and Chris’s nerves were subsequently tested. The weather seemed to change each day with continual spells of rain in the lead up to their wedding day. As a result contingency plans were made to ensure the field in the middle of the Hertfordshire countryside did not turn into a muddy bog.

Summer did show up on the day (however it kept us guessing right up to the last-minute). Most importantly, the fields would be dry enough for even the highest of heels to be left un-sunk.

Danielle’s wedding morning was spent at her family home getting ready with her Bridesmaids. The girls did well at keeping their make up from running as a result of Chris surprising them with an emotional video to open.

The Ceremony

Danielle and Chris’s wedding ceremony was held at Ayot St Peter’s Church in Hertfordshire. Tucked away down winding countryside lanes, but most importantly only a short drive from the wedding reception location.

I always visit the venues prior to a wedding day, so I can scope locations for couples portraits.

I had spotted some hay fields that I wanted to use if they hadn’t been cut back yet. The plan was to incorporate as much of the Hertfordshire countryside as we could into their pictures, as it was so fitting to their wedding theme.

The guests were encouraged to get stuck in with serving the carvery roast wedding breakfast, furthermore adding to the informal feel of the day.

Guests enjoyed lit fire pits, sparklers, and an amazing firework display to kick off the evening reception. I left everyone on the dance-floor and made my way from the field that had been transformed for one day only into an amazing bespoke wedding venue.

The Details

Make up artist: Natalie Sharman https://www.instagram.com/natalie_sharman_/?hl=en

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Zoë Cooper Hertfordshire Wedding photographer covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, the UK and destination weddings.