Steeped in history and tradition, teepees (tepees or tipis) were the portable homes of the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains of America. Long poles tied together at the top and spread out at the bottom and all wrapped up with a covering of buffalo hide. Families could erect a tepee in and be settling in to their new home in under an hour and the perfect design kept them cool and airy in summer and cosy warm in winter.
So, how ever we spell them, for us, teepees are taking over from the traditional white, functional marquee for outdoor events and how many reasons do we need to see why?!
Apart from all the same reasons that the native Americans loved them – ease of putting up and taking down and adaptable for all weathers – they just look amazing!
For a gorgeous rural, rustic wedding, teepees are perfect and whilst not generally made from buffalo hide any more (!), their natural coloured coverings blend perfectly in a rural setting. Forget Me Knott Fields are the perfect rural location or a tepee wedding and
you can accommodate any number of guests by adding extra tepee modules – and the more you have, the more spectacular it looks.
There are so many ways to decorate your tepee inside and out – let your imagination run wild and create the wedding of your dreams and an amazing atmosphere with flowers, fairy lights, lantern and torches.
Photos: http://www.papakata.co.uk/ and Sophie and Andy’s wedding.