Gemma and Richard were married on 14th August 2021 at Richard’s parents’ farm in Carmarthenshire (South Wales). Both the ceremony and reception took place in a gorgeous and stylish tipi.

A tipi wedding is a great and alternative way to celebrate the big day outdoors.  Among beautiful Welsh farm sceneries, rolling hills, and endless skies… An important thing is that you are not weather dependent. Because tipi provides shelter and warmth.

An interesting fact is that initially tipis were used for spiritual purposes, the tipi’s entrance faces the East and the back faces the West. This is to symbolize the rising and setting of the sun and the cardinal directions. I am not sure whether Gemma and Richard’s tipi’s entrance was facing the East. But it definitely was an absolutely amazing and cozy location to get married.

Wedding Photography of an alternative tipi wedding at Carmarthen Farm

Gemma and Richard initially planned to get married at Llety Cynin’s wedding venue (in Carmarthenshire). But because of the uncertainty that has been surrounding all wedding industry and all engaged couples till the middle of the summer-2021, they had to postpone their big day and change their plans. So they got married at Richard’s family farm. And I think it was a brilliant idea – it was an unforgettable experience and such a lovely day! 

Gemma, her bridesmaids (her two sisters), mother, grandmother, and the rest of the family were getting ready at a privately rented house in Carmarthen. As the wedding took place at a farm, bridal party members were wearing comfortable shoes. These were lovely grey and white and blue sneakers. It was a lovely and very relaxed morning! And when everyone was ready, we headed to the groom’s parents’ farm.

Welsh Farm Wedding – Gemma & Richard – Happywed.co.uk Photography

What a lovely and intimate wedding ceremony it was! With so many tears, jokes and laughter, wedding promises, with such nice readings! I absolutely loved photographing it! And I absolutely loved the dog – the wedding ring bearer. And I absolutely loved the singer MelodyS’ acoustic sets (she was performing before the ceremony, and after it)

After the ceremony, it was time to take some group shots (with the groom’s parents first, cause they had to leave to milk the cows. I was thinking about it later  – what a hard job it is to maintain a farm. Because you basically have to work every day even if it’s your son’s wedding day). One of the wedding guests also took some group photographs using the drone. Then it was time for Gemma and Richard to have some photographs of them two among the gorgeous South Wales landscapes and skies.

After it the wedding breakfast followed. Wedding food was amazing – a hog roast with a variety of veggies was served to the wedding guests.

Later on the day, an ice-cream van arrived. And there was another nice treat for the guests – marshmallows, and the fireplace where they could be roasted! I wish I could sit there with my friends around that warm fireplace in the cold windy weather… What memories this would make!

Welsh Tipi Wedding – South Wales Wedding Photographer

Are you getting married at a farm or planning an alternative outdoor tipi wedding in South Wales? In this case please get in touch with me to discuss your wedding plans.

I am sure you enjoy these photos from Gemma and Richard’s farm tipi wedding.