Bride and groom standing by pond

As Kat and James grew up in the countryside they wanted their wedding to reflect their love of the countryside and the farm Kat grew up on. We love the cute monogram tree that Kat and James used throughout their wedding stationery, from the invitations and seating plan to the bottles of homemade sloe gin for the guests’ favours. This tree was designed by a friend and is symbolic of where James proposed.

We love a tipi wedding, and when the couple really goes to town on the details we love it even more! Kat’s mum made cute hessian cutlery holders and the sloe gin, James’ dad handpicked ivy from the farm, and the couple created a family tree which they pegged all their family’s wedding photos to, making this a real family occasion, filled with love.

Also, check out James’ dapper suit and Kat’s stunning Justin Alexander wedding dress…

“Our ceremony took place Debden Church in Essex, followed by a reception at my (Kat) mum and dad’s farm. We really wanted a church wedding and we were really blessed to be able to use my childhood church and have James’ childhood vicar marry us.

“The styling of the day was inspired by the farm and the countryside we both grew up in. The farm is such as amazing place and we always knew we wanted to have the reception there. I grew up there and James is really fond of it as well, especially as he grew up only five miles away. We often visit to escape London life for a few hours, or sometimes days! We decided on giant tipis as they went really well with our country theme.

“Hayley Ruth Photography got some fantastic shots of our day; we can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Brides shoes hanging from drawers

Wedding dress hanging from wardrobe

Hanger of wedding dress

Detail on hem of wedding dress

Wedding bouquets

Doing up bride's dress Doing up back of bride's dress

Bride wearing lace detailed dress

Bride looking down Bride looking at camera


Bride having veil put on Bride's hands

Bride with long veil

Bride walking down stairs

Father waiting for bride at bottom of stairs

Bride and father

Wedding car outside house

Bride next to wedding c\r

Groom checking watch

Groom's pocket watch

Peacock feather buttonhole

Blue lining of groom's jacket

Groom tying shoe laces

Groom and groomsmen

Debden Church

Wedding order of service Father helping bride out of car

Bride waiting outside church

Floral display in church

Wedding guest holding order of service

Bride and groom holding hands at altar Flowers on end of church pew

Church choir

Bride blowing kiss as she leaves church

Bride holding bouquet in the air

Bride and groom posing by church door Bride and groom posing by church door


Wedding tipis

Happily ever after sign

Wedding confetti shot

Bride and groom

Bride, groom and bridesmaids

Bride, groom and groomsmen

Bride and groom kissing with bride's veil blowing in wind

Bride and groom Bride and groom touching heads

Bride and groom walking

Bride and groom leaning against gate

Bride and groom

Bride and groom next to pond

Bride and groom next to farm machinery

Bride sitting with bouquet Bride's bouquet

Bride and groom walking to tipi

Wedding table

Wedding place setting

Jug of wedding flowers

Sloe gin wedding favours

Wedding table flowers

Cutlery in hessian

Blue glass lantern

Tree motif

Trailer for wedding cards

Cards sign

Lounge area in tipi

The Family Tree sign

Photos hanging on tree Message on wooden heart

Wedding tables in tipi

Farm wedding table plan

Wooden sign



Bean in tipi

Wedding magician

Father of the bride speech

Bride with head in hands

Groom with arms in the air

Groom singing

Groom speech

Blue tree wedding cake

Cutting wedding cake

Bride and groom first dance

Wedding dance

Wedding tipis at night

Images © Hayley Ruth Photography