Lucy has always loved tipi tents and had sourced them through a company called Papakata based in York. The couple knew they wanted them in a location where they would fit in with the surroundings while also being close to the beach. Martyn & Lucy stumbled across Lochouses and it was perfect. It also allowed all their family travelling up from England to stay in the lodges on site, and make a weekend of the wedding. Each lodge could sleep 8 people, and had log burning stoves, individual showers and an outdoor seating area with tables and chairs cut from tree stumps. There was a new lodge built only a couple of months previous, looking out over the beach, specifically designed to be the honeymoon tent, called “Turtle Dove”. Neither Martyn or Lucy were allowed into the tent until they were married. According to Lucy “it consisted of a four poster bed, and it had been decorated with ribbons, candles and even a photo frame of us at the wedding which Michele had taken and quickly managed to print out!” The lodges at Lochouses can be booked through Harvest Moon Holidays, or Canopy and Stars and Lucy said that Michele couldn’t have been more help – “we were given free run of the whole site for the entire 3 days”.
Lucy told us “the three tipis for the reception were designed individually to create a separate feel to each one. The centre was designed around the smokeless fire in the centre, with round tables surrounding it with a long top table. These tables consisted of vintage china, candlesticks and flowers. The dance floor tipi had fairy lights lit 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 the couple have spent together.
Since their wedding, Lucy has set up her own company to hire out all the vintage china which she sourced for their wedding. Find out more here. Perfect for vintage inspired wedding events in Scotland.