Three connected tipis with central entrance, outdoor seating area with fire pit to the right and ceremony area to the left.

Cotswold Tipis September 2019 Open Day Photos

Our September 2019 Open Day took place at Denfurlong Farm, a fantastic venue in the heart of the Cotswolds near Cirencester.

Cat Stephen Photography at the Cotswold Tipis Open Day

 

We feel so lucky to have had Cat from Cat Stephens Photography join us. Cat’s photos are artistic, full of texture and real. We knew Cat’s photos before we’d met her – she has some absolutely stunning shots from weddings and engagement shoots. One couple’s photos actually made me cry… it’s happened to us all, right? Photographers have to be personable, they need to get on with you and your partner and your family, and effortlessly be in the right place at the right time to capture some of the precious moments of your wedding day.

Cat arrived early and got her photography stands set up before anyone else had arrived, and it didn’t take long for her warm and bubbly personality to come through. Turns out, Cat was an absolute blast to have around on the day and we really enjoyed spending the day with her.

All of the photos below were captured by Cat Stephens Photography.

You can see more of her photos on her website here or on Instagram @catstephensphotography

3 Giant Hat Tipis set up in a line with outdoor seating, fire pit and festoon lights on wooden poles
Photo of the entrance to 3 tipis with colourful, free-standing, wild flower displays on either side of entrance
Photo of 3 Giant Tipis set up for a wedding, ideal for 120-180 guests
Cotswold Tipis indoor fire pit

The Lily Pad Florist

 

We didn’t actually meet Gemma until the Open Day itself, we exchanged of a few emails while Gemma was on holiday and she kindly offered to join us. Gemma had said that she had some ideas for something really cool, and honestly we didn’t know what to expect.

Gemma quietly set to work on arrival and completely blew us away with her creations. A lush tropical hanging piece hung from the tipi frame above the head table with wide reaching ferns, delicate white flowers and hanging amaranthus. A tall, vibrant flower garden stood by the entrance (inspired!) and her bohemian bridal bouquet in burnt oranges and white with that incredible King Protea! I.N. L.O.V.E.

The Lily Pad is in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Find out more about Gemma’s services here.

Interior image of Cotswold Tipis giant hat tipis with tropical hanging floral display by The Lily Pad Florist
Free standing wild flower display at the entrance to three Giant Tipis ideal for magical outdoor weddings
King Protea boho bridal bouquet by The Lily Pad Florist, Stroud
Colourful, wild flower table centre piece by the Lily Pad, Stroud
Eco-friendly dried petal confetti in paper bags by The Lily Pad Florist Stroud

Wild & Brie Grazing Tables

 

Grazing Tables have been really popular overseas for quite some time. I believe the trend began in Australia for these dense and indulgent tables covered in breads, olives, dips, meat, chocolate, fruit, chocolate and anything else nibble-able. Of course, Grazing Tables can be made to order, to suit all palates and all dietary requirements.

Jess began creating Grazing Boxes for friends and family, then Grazing Tables at Christmas and Parties. Now, she’s one of the few wedding and events caterers who specialises in this mouth watering feast for the eyes.

A perfect addition to tide people over until lunch or dinner is served, Wild & Brie’s Grazing Tables are completely bespoke so you can discuss with Jess how much you food you would like to be provided.

Find Wild & Brie on Instagram @wildandbrie_ or Facebook

A fully packed Grazing Table by Wild & Brie catering, including breads, crackers, cheese. fruit and vegetable sticks, dips, antipasti, pork pies and pate
Wild & Brie's bridal breakfast box with fruits, pastries, yoghurts and 'Just Married' biscuits.

Occasion Queens Cotswolds and Sally’s Secrets wedding prop hire

 

Occasion Queens provides on the day setup and coordination that gives you the freedom to focus on celebrating in style and the reassurance that everything is always under control. The OQ ethos is: attentive, stylish, quality, cool, detailed and easy. Established in 2016, Occasion Queens has branched out to the beautiful Cotswolds, led by Sally Norman.

 

Sally has been an Occasion Queen for the last few years, working before in creative arts and visual merchandising. Sally brings visions to life. Sally joined us at the Open Day to provide coordination and styling with the help of Sally’s Secrets, providing tableware and props. Sally’s Secrets is Sally’s personal collection of tableware, props, linen and all the bits and pieces you may want to hire for your wedding.

Find out more about Occasion Queens here and Sally’s Secrets here.

Tipi wedding rustic table setting inspiration with wooden napkin holders, charming floral plates, glassware and candlesticks by Sally's Secrets prop hire
Close up photo of Sally's Secrets wedding prop hire including rustic tableware, linen napkins, wooden napkin rings, textured glassware and tall candlesticks.

Cotswold Tipis & Denfurlong Farm Wedding Venue

 

The location of our Tipi Open Day will be at Denfurlong Farm, a 5th generation family run venue in the superbly located, picturesque Cotswold village of Chedworth.

Just 15-20 minutes from both Cirencester and Cheltenham, Denfurlong Farm is the perfect place for private events and weddings in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. This venue represents new opportunities for events and weddings in an unspoilt, natural environment whilst having the comfort and convenience of pre-existing on-site facilities.

With a fixed toilet and shower block, farm shop, cafe, water supply and access to power, Denfurlong Farm is an ideal spot for DIY weddings and private events. New to weddings and events, now is the time to visit and get your dates pencilled in.

The field at Chedworth Farm 1
The field at Chedworth Farm

Suave Owl Menswear

 

An award winning independent men’s fashion boutique in Keynsham between the bustling cities of Bristol and Bath. Suave Owl provide effortless style and quality for all gentlemen. From kingsize attire to matching children’s suits and everything in between. Our tweed style suits, shirts, shoes and accessories offer sophistication with personality.

And did you hear about the Suave Owl speakeasy? Grooms and best men can have their suits fitted in a secret bar tucked away behind the changing rooms of Suave Owl. The Suave Owl speakeasy is absolutely perfect for those who want to hold a Great Gatsby or Peaky Blinder’s themed event, and is available for hire for Birthday’s, Christmas, Stag and Hen dos. The gentlemanly styling lends itself to 1920’s, prohibition orientated occasions.

Suave Owl are the 2019 Winner and 2020 Finalist of South West Weddings Awards Best Outfitters category. Find out more here.

Suave Owl 1920s inspired tweed Menswear and Wedding Suits in blue, burgundy and grey at the Cotswold Tipis Open Day
Tweed page boy suit by Suave Owl

Too Moo Films Wedding Videography

 

Mike is a Gloucestershire based wedding videographer who has worked in video production for over 10 years. After having a film made of his and Rachel’s own big day, Mike was inspired to pursue capturing others unique days and special moments, to share that gift that their own videographer had given to them.

“To be able to create and replicate the feelings I had is a great privilege and honour.”

Check out some of the weddings that Mike has worked at at TooMooFilms.com

Photo of Too Moo Films display table at a Wedding Open Day. Too Moo Films are a wedding videography company based in Longford in Gloucestershire.

Massive thanks to…

 

Karen at Cotswold Vintage Tea Sets for joining us to show off their beautiful vintage tea sets available for hire.

 

Karen at Pancake Hill Flowers for providing flowers

Beautiful, seasonal cut flowers grown in Chedworth for weddings, events, DIY flowers, church flowers, parties. Grown to order, zero air miles and a ‘Pick Your Own Bouquet’ service available. Chedworth, Gloucestershire.

Vintage china and cake stands by Cotswold Vintage Tea Sets

Cotswold Tipis Wedding Glamping

Did you know that Cotswold Tipis also provides bell tent hire for glamping at weddings and events? View our Wedding Glamping Bell Tents and Honeymoon Bell Tent. Would you like your guests to have the option to glamp at your wedding?

Photo of Cotswold Tipis Honeymoon Bell Tent with air mattress, bedding, cushions, chest with blankets, fairy lights, wicker seat and decorative plant

When’s the next one?

You can sign up for an email notification when our next Open Day has been announced – just follow this link to our Open Day page!

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