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A Papakata Tipi Wedding in Yorkshire in the Spring

8 Feb 2016

​Marquees and tipis create a fabulous space for a wedding breakfast and offer so many possibilities for creating floral arrangements.

Real expertise is needed to ensure the floral designs are carefully planned in terms of colour, style and position to make the most of the large open space.

Laura and Nick were married at Birstwith Church and the ceremony was followed by a drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception in a lovely Papakata Sperry tent at Laura’s parents’ home in Dacre.  

We designed a beautifully classic theme using large headed cream roses, very pale blush pink ‘Sweet Avalanche’ roses, lisianthus, spray roses, blue thistles and muscari. Other dainty flower heads in baby pink and soft blue, including wax flower and fragrant hyacinth pips, added a soft romantic element.

A stunning floral arch was created by dressing a wrought iron archway leading into the garden with a natural garland of foliage and flowers. This was a beautiful frame for photographs with the stunning countryside in the background.

Vintage style metal birdcages containing loose, natural designs of flowers and foliage combined with paper lanterns were suspended from the ceiling of the Sperry tent to create a fun installation.

The marquee entrance was decorated with a vintage bike and wellies containing natural, hand-picked designs of flowers and foliage.

Long banquet tables were set up along the length of the tent. The centre of each table was decorated with silver candelabra and mixed vase arrangements to create a romantic candlelit display as the sun set.


With thanks to Nicola Denby Photography for the beautiful images.

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