When Emily and Greg first got in touch with me about their Oaklands wedding photography for their Oaklands Festival wedding in East Yorkshire, I was so excited – they were planning a really fun tipi wedding with an outdoor ceremony, a live band and even lawn games. Emily and Greg are the loveliest people and I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding and be their Oaklands wedding photographer!
Getting ready on the Lakeside
I turned up at the Dacre Lakeside Cabins, where the bride and her friends were getting ready together, and it was so much fun, because all the girls were there. Emily wore a stunning lace dress with incredible hand stitched details and Greg wore a truly dapper navy suit and they looked so gorgeous. Emily got her bridesmaids a gift box filled to the brim with personal trinkets and it was the perfect morning.
Oaklands Wedding Photography
– The ceremony –
The wedding took place under a beautiful lakeside canopy at Oaklands in East Yorkshire and was a stunning outdoor ceremony. They had personal vows they wrote themselves, which brought pretty much everyone to tears. After the ceremony, they were showered with confetti, and then the party began.
The party in an Oaklands Tipi
The wedding reception took place inside one of Oaklands amazing festival style tipis, which was full of lavender and heather which tied in with their engagement photo shoot which we did in the middle of a gorgeous field of heather last year. It was incredible.
It was a beautifully sunny day, which was lovely. While the guests played lawn games, the couple mingled and laughed with their friends. My favourite photo from our couples session is a beautiful intimate moment Greg & Emily shared where they’re simply holding each other close and having a good laugh, the genuine smiles they shared just sum them up perfectly.
During the reception, they had a live singer and guitarist, which everyone loved. For dinner, they had a roast dinner, and it was absolutely delicious. After the meal the band started up, then the couple hit the dancefloor and the party got started. They also had sparklers, which was a huge hit. For the first dance, Emily and Greg started off in the woodland surrounded by beautiful festoon lights before the sides of the tipi were pulled up for a big reveal in front of all the guests. Oaklands wedding photography is made so easy with such amazing events during a wedding like the big reveal first dance. Oaklands is an amazing venue – you can read more about it here.
This was an amazing day from start to finish and I loved being Emily & Greg’s Oaklands wedding photographer. I’d do it all again if I could and I just know that they would to!
Suppliers – Team Work Makes The Dream Work!
Flowers: Rafters Florist
Catering: Purple Chilli Catering
Burger Van: Flame Events Catering
Band: Just For Tonight
Here’s their Beautiful Festival Tipi Wedding at Oaklands in East Yorkshire!