Tipi wedding reception by the beach - Picture by Archibald Photography

This week’s real wedding feature is the beautiful wedding of Lucy and Martyn, photographed by Archibald Photography. Lucy and Martyn married in the ambient Dirleton Castle in Scotland and then had a vintage style wedding reception in beach tipis provided by PapaKåta. The couple put so much effort into the detailing and special touches which make this wedding so inspirational.

“We both felt very strongly that we wanted to incorporate everything we love about Scotland; the beaches, the castles and the countryside. This formed the basis of our wedding ideas book and it just grew from there. We wanted to make sure it was relaxed and fun for us and everyone else.

“When we were deciding on our venues, we wanted to give our family and friends a taste of what we love about Scotland. Dirleton castle was the first castle we visited when we moved here and we just think it is so romantic. We love how you can see Bass Rock from the top, as you can from ‘our beach’.

“Lucy had always loved the Tipis and we knew we wanted them in a location where they would fit in with the surroundings, and also close to the beach. The tipis were supplied by PapaKåta. We stumbled across Lochouses and it was the perfect location.

“The three tipis were designed individually to create a separate feel for each one. The centre was designed around the smokeless fire in the middle, with round tables surrounding it with a long top table. The tables were dressed with vintage china, candlesticks and flowers. The dance floor tipi had fairy lights up the poles and a disco ball at the top which twinkled all night, with a slightly lifted stage for the band. The chill out tent at the end, had sofas and benches with reindeer skins, again focused around the fire, with a ‘photo washing line’ across the canvas showing a history of the time we have spent together.

“The day was just magical. We loved having all our family and friends together, and I think because of the setting, everyone was so relaxed and just enjoyed every minute. It turned cooler as the day wore on, but that made the fires in the tipi come to life. As night set in, to be enclosed in our own self-created wonderland within the tipi just walking distance from the coast was everything we ever dreamed of.”

Wooden arrow sign with M & L - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride handing bridesmaid her dress - Picture by Archibald Photography

Front of lace wedding dress hanging on mirror - Picture by Archibald PhotographyLace wedding dress hanging on mirror - Picture by Archibald Photography

Row of wedding shoes - Picture by Archibald PhotographyColoured bridesmaid dresses - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride adjusting her headband in mirror - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bridesmaid adjusting bride's dress - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBride looking in the mirror - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBride looking at her reflection in mirror - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride checking her veil - Picture by Archibald Photography

Groomsmen clinking Champagne glasses - Picture by Archibald Photography

Groomsmen preparing for wedding - Picture by Archibald PhotographyGroomsmen sitting on a fallen tree - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bridesmaids posing in coloured dresses - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bridesmaid in pink dress - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBridesmaid in light blue dress - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBridesmaid in charcoal grey dress - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBridesmaid in yellow dress - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and father walking to wedding - Picture by Archibald Photography

Side on view of groom - Picture by Archibald PhotographyWedding guests waiting in ceremony room at Dirleton Castle - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bagpipe player leading bride and father to wedding - Picture by Archibald PhotographyFather leading bride by the arm - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride approaching altar at Dirleton Castle - Picture by Archibald PhotographyGroom looking round as bride approaches altar - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom holding hands during wedding ceremony - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom kissing during wedding ceremony - Picture by Archibald Photography

Newly married bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBridal party leaving wedding ceremony - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bridal party leaving ceremony room at Dirleton Castle - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBride and groom with bagpipe player - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding party at Dirleton Castle - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride smiling - Picture by Archibald PhotographyGroom looking up - Picture by Archibald Photography+

Bride and groom on steps at Dirleton Castle - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBride and groom kissing at Dirleton Castle - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom holding hands as they walk across bridge at Dirleton Castle - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom in back of wedding car - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding car and tipis - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom walking through long grass - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding party walking across beach - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom on beach - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBride and groom holding hands on beach - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom drawing heart in the sand - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBride and groom standing on heart in the sand on beach - Picture by Archibald Photography

Inside wedding tipi - Picture by Archibald Photography

Vintage cup and saucer - Picture by Archibald Photography

Heart hanging in tipi - Picture by Archibald PhotographyEmbroidered button heart on back of chair - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding table layout - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding table name and vintage cndlestick - Picture by Archibald PhotographyWedding flowers on table - Picture by Archibald Photography

Scottish wedding table name card - Picture by Archibald Photography

Vintage flower teapot - Picture by Archibald PhotographyVintage flower teapot - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding table flower centrepiece - Picture by Archibald PhotographyHydrangea wedding flowers - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding cheese stack - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom about to dance - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom wedding dance - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride ad groom dance in tipi - Picture by Archibald PhotographyBride twirl during wedding dance - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding guests dancing - Picture by Archibald Photography

Tipi wedding reception - Picture by Archibald Photography

Bride and groom releasing Chinese lantern - Picture by Archibald Photography

Wedding tipis at night - Picture by Archibald Photography

Images © Archibald Photography

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