I recently enjoyed a fabulous day’s photo shoot with Teepee Tent Hire and Itsy Bitsy Vintage in Hoghton Preston, and I’m delighted that the shoot has been featured in a 4 page spread in this month’s (June 2015 issue) of Lancashire Life. Here to tell you more about it is Carol of Itsy Bitsy Vintage, who helped plan and styled the shoot…
Itsy Bitsy Vintage has experience of styling unusual spaces and heritage buildings including Art Deco hotels, follies, film set venues, 1950’s village halls, Lake District barns and local themed garden parties with vintage props and china. I follow wedding trends and the growth in new and unusual wedding venues with interest but never had experience of styling a tee pee before.
Conceived and organised by myself and Charlotte at Teepee Tent Hire, the photo shoot aimed to showcase our combined services and amazing wedding contacts, for individuals wanting a creative large space and styling with a difference. This presented a creative challenge and great opportunity for me to showcase how a large blank but very unique space could be styled.
Firstly I combined my services with that of Ellie at Queen of Hearts Crockery Hire so that we could pool our props and china ( between us we can now cater for weddings of up to 300 guests) with myself as stylist for the shoot. Firstly I wanted to create and add some hand-made elements to the shoot and these included paper pin wheels, paper flowers, vintage cloth-covered bottles, ribbon festooned lanterns, hand written black boards and hanging signs (spot the song lyrics) and a hessian, pin wheel and ribbon designed table plan. I combined these with painted mason jars, disco records (sourced to compliment the amazing disco illuminated records), tree slices, retro cloth back books and vintage aqua bottles for the table centrepieces. I also designed a lemonade bar, a dessert table, outdoor styled focal areas with the occasional disco ball dotted around, and a pretty more formal dining arrangement with round tables and chairs. I combined my love for vintage and retro by using some of my favourite props, including 1930’s paper parasols, old suit and vanity cases, vintage fashion accessories, and cameras. The teepee was decorated with colourful bonny bunting by Itsy Bitsy Vintage and the model Estella Le Lune wore a wedding fascinator with a birdcage veil made by myself!
Sometimes transforming a large blank canvas space by yourselves can be a little daunting, however, through the process of working together, Teepee Tent hire and Itsy Bitsy Vintage can confidently combine services to offer clients bespoke wedding packages. We can also provide recommendations to quality local suppliers, for those wanting to achieve a similar look on their big day and to give their guests that WOW factor in a teepee! I hope these images inspire you to achieve some of these looks yourselves, and to have fun planning your own teepee celebration.
(Table plan designed and made by Itsy Bitsy Vintage for supplier details)
Finally I had the wonderful experience of working with some of the best wedding suppliers in North Lancashire (please see the full list of suppliers below) including photography by Samantha Broadley Photography and Jonathan Bean Photography. I hope these wonderful images show how vintage china, props and styling can be blended with a Boho, Retro, Festival, DIY or Country Rustic look to create something eclectic, colourful, fun and yet quintessentially beautiful.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone involved, it was hard work but we had so much fun in the process. Great to see old friends and to make new ones on the day.
Enjoy the pictures. And do leave a comment to let us know what you think!