Parkgate Farm Wedding Outdoor Ceremony Bower

Earthy and delicate theme with an outdoor ceremony & alfresco dining, Parkgate Farm Tipi Wedding Photography.

Enjoy this beautiful article telling the story of how you can create your dream wedding at Parkgate Farm with tonnes of creativity and love. I’m sure you’ll appriciate the delicate dried flowers and artistic flower arch as well as the cozy dusk campfire and ombré festoon backdrops to inspire all of those creative wedding planning couples out there!

Each supplier shares the inspiration behind their creative choices and you can find links to their websites as you read.


Let’s start by sharing the history of Parkgate Farm Tipi Weddings with words from owners Emma & Roy;
Parkgate Farm Tipi Weddings started as a dream and has been created over the last 5 years. It is a family venture and is set on our gorgeous 15-acre farm in Cheshire. The venue is unique in the fact couples can have a legal woodland ceremony under the beautiful licensed Bower, which is situated in a magnificent open glen surrounded by an amphitheater of oak trees, then party the night away under our gorgeous tipis. This brings together both a woodland ceremony with a tipi reception all set on our beautiful farm with far-reaching views over the Cheshire Plain. Our motto is ‘anything is possible’ and we very much enjoy hearing the ideas our couples have and bringing them to life! From themed receptions to twilight weddings, we are ready and willing to hear what you want!

Sarah says: I LOVE shooting weddings at Parkgate Farm as it has such a homely vibe meaning that you and your guests will be relaxed and happy! It’s the perfect venue for couples looking for a relaxed wedding atmosphere which is perfect for my signature relaxed wedding photography style! I love how the light softened and lowered as the afteroon went on! Parkgate Farm really comes into its own when the light fades and the festoons come alive!

Let’s hear from The Flower Fox who provided the beautiful flower arch ;
The brief of the mood board we were given was earthy, delicate and cosy so instantly we thought of grasses with it being an outside venue followed by lots of seasonal foliage and then neutral warm tones of pinks to add to the coziness. The flower selection included dahlias, chrysanthemum, astrantia, stocks, spray roses, waxflower and hydrangea. All of the work that we produced was created using sustainable floral mechanics.

Amy from Ink and Alder was our superstar stylist! She has so much style running through her veins and made the alfresco dining table scape look gorgeous! Words by Amy;
When the lovely Sarah asked me to be a part of a delicate and earthy-styled shoot, I was super excited. I had lots of ideas bouncing around my head! I knew that I wanted to subtly incorporate a warm burnt orange along with rich wood pieces, golds and delicate florals, which Ashleigh from @vintage_rose_crafts brought to the table!
The table scape had soft linen textures in the napkins and table runner. The napkins were hand dyed with avocado pips to incorporate the natural and rustic feel of the shoot. I put lots of ceramic bud vases, handmade wooden vases from the talented @somethingfromtheturnery and gold candle sticks with tapered black candles on the rustic wooden tables. We added vintage glasses, wooden plates, our mismatched chairs and signage by us to complete the look!

Ashleigh and sister Danielle from Vintage Rose Crafts specialise in dried flowers which I have always had a love for!! Words by Ashleigh; I started this venture back in July 2020 so when Sarah asked me to be a part the shoot I was completely honoured! It couldn’t have been a better fit as my style is very much delicate and Earthly! I put together the brides bouquet, grooms button hole and three table arrangements which all consisted of Pampas, natural grasses, peony’s, hydrangeas and delicate roses! I wanted to show that with Vintage Rose we can truly adapt to any theme to make your day special! This is just the beginning!


Made By Rae Designs provided us with a beautiful collection of illustrative watercolour stationery.  It complimented the day beautifully and brought all of the elements together — boho, pampas, neutrals and greenery with a touch of blush pink which she added just for us.  Rae is proud to run an eco-friendly business and produces everything from her studio in Worcestershire.  She only ever uses sustainable FSC approved papers to create her collections which are 100% recyclable, acid-free and uncoated.

Words by Lucinka; makeup I wanted to keep it really soft and elegant. I focused on creating a healthy glowing complexion. I used earthy tones to compliment the setting and the overall theme.

Words by Vicky M; For the hair styling I wanted to create a look that complimented and enhanced the dried flower hair piece by Folkey Dokey which was the main focus. The final look was soft and effortless with a rustic and relaxed feel. I chose textured mock plait with a ruffled effect for depth and texture which perfectly set off the hair piece.

Sarah says; I photographed a wedding in Venuce back in 2016 where Folky Dokey made the flower crown and I’ve followed and appriciated her work ever since! I was over the moon when she kindly sent the most exquisite hair piece!

Sarah says; I love how delicate the wedding cake from Love Buttercup Cakes is and it goes so so well with the stunning white Pianno which is a feature at Parkgate Farm!


Thyme Outside Catering packed an absolote punch with their delicions grazing table!


Sarah says; As a photographer, light facinates me and I love that as the sun goes down, the warm light of festoons and candles comes alive at Parkgate Farm Tipi Weddings! Stacy and the team from Love Lights The Way added to this with their ombre festoon backdrop and neon sign!

Sarah says; I can’t recommened the team from Along Came Eve Bridal highly enough! Their selection of wedding dresses is so varied and Carly looked increadible!

Here is the full list of the tallented suppliers who made the shoot so amazing!

Photographer | @sarahbrookesphotography
Venue | @parkgatefarmweddings
Dried flowers | @Vintage_rose_craft
Ceremony Fresh flowers | @theflowerfoxfloraldesign
Plants | @Cheshirehouseplants
Grazing table | @Thymeoutsidecatering
Lighting | @lovelightstw
Stylist & Furnishings/Signage | @inkandalder_
Stationery | @madebyraedesigns_uk
Celebrant | @Coloursandpromisesbylaura
Cake | @love_buttercup_cakes
Makeup Artist | @bylucinka
Hair Stylist | @Vickymhair
Flower Crown | @f.o.l.k.y.d.o.k.e.y
Dress | @alongcameevebridal
Earrings | @ariannatiaras
Wood vases | @somethingfromtheturnery

We were honured when Festival Brides featured us on their blog, read it here and if you love that, you’ll love to see their hair piece feature on Green Wedding Shoes!

For more information on celebrant weddings, read all about them here!

Parkgate Farm Tipi Wedding Photography