A humanist tipi wedding in Yorkshire – Susan and Andy

May 1, 2022

If you’re planning a fun tipi wedding, you’ll love this wedding for inspiration!

When Susan and Andy first got in touch with me about their elopement, I was so excited – they were planning a laid back outdoor wedding with a humanist ceremony and some amazing music for the reception. Susan and Andy are the most wonderful people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding!

Bride and groom prep

I started at the house with the girls at a gorgeous little house near by to the venue, while Luke was over at the Glamping Pods with the boys, it was so chilled out, because everyone was in a good mood. Susan wore a stunning lace dress and Andy wore a three-piece suit and they looked really incredible.

The ceremony

The wedding took place at Alexander Weddings, which is a gorgeous Tipi Venue set on Lake Henry. The ceremony was a small humanist ceremony, led by one of Andy’s family members and it was perfect. They had a beautiful and heartfelt reading from the wedding party, which everyone enjoyed, as well as some really kind words during the vows. After the ceremony they were showered with confetti, and then the celebrations began.

The afternoon

It was a bright and sunny day, which was glorious. While the guests enjoyed canapes and cocktails, the couple mingled and laughed with their friends. My favourite photo from the afternoon is easily the photos we got of Susan and Andy during golden hour. Check it out below!

The wedding reception took place inside the Tipi, which they’d decorated with plants grown by family members and wedding favours from local businesses. It was really unique, I think one of my favourite parts was definitely watching everyone take a shot of tequila before going to find their seats!

During the reception they had an awesome photo booth, which was great fun. For the food they had grazing style sharing boards and a dessert bar with lots of different desserts made by their family, and it was absolutely delicious. Afterwards, the couple went straight into the first dance and the dancefloor was packed all evening. Susan and Andy have amazing music taste which kept the dancefloor packed all evening and they also had their friends DJ, which was a huge hit.

Make sure to check out some of our other awesome tipi weddings for inspiration and if you’re getting married and looking for a wedding photographer, get in touch.