Scandi Inspired Tipi Styling

Written by Emma Hla

Sami Tipi and Bawdon Lodge Farm recently presented a weekend of festival antics at their Spring Showcase – it was promised to be an Open Day like no other and boy did they deliver!

For one day only Bawdon Lodge Farm, Sami Tipi and a selection of hand picked talented suppliers came together to design an inspiration day for couples wanting to host their own tipi wedding. There was live music, street food vans, delicious food from the award winning caterer Thomas The Caterer and even a POP UP SHOP!

But taking centre stage, the tipis were styled to perfection by Tara at Tickety-Boo Events and we simply love the Scandi feels and home interior inspiration. If you’re wondering how to decorate a tipi then this feature is very much for you!

Notes from Sami Tipi and Friends

The Style


As a stylist I am constantly inspired by home décor and interiors and it is always a good place to start with to explore colour and textures, from that I chose the basic colour of white, grey and green when designing the styling for the Spring Showcase. Inspired by the minimal Scandi approach to décor I wanted to bring in marble and concrete in some way and so opted for marble runners and stoneware to dress the tables. Incorporating greenery and blush flowers with mustard candles to soften the overall look. Polly & Me also wrote the menu on the marble runners and created a beautiful scroll to hang at the back of the top table. it was such a creative way to draw in the marble effect.

Lights hung from a bespoke hanging feature dressed with leaves and greenery, and tropical plants lined the walk way and entrance inside. I had Peacock chairs, a coffee table and quirky signage to dress around the dancefloor, but I also wanted a statement piece to hang above the band and a laser cut ‘You and Me’ from Polly & Me worked beautifully in the space.

I would describe the look as fresh and minimal.

The Bridal Fashion

Ally from Alexandra Anne selected a gorgeous Charlie Brear dress. Here is what Ally had to say about the look “Charlie has a consistent ‘less is more’ approach to her designs. The Hurrel dress has a more unusual, soft cotton lace compared to the more traditional types. The dress is a fresh ivory with a clean cut silk shoulder detail which lent itself towards the clean Scandi style look.”

Laura from LH Professional Hair adds, “I chose a classic shape but with lots of added texture and loose tendrils for a modern rustic look that highlighted the multi tonal blondes in the brides hair. Green foliage added a spring time alfresco feeling and tied in beautifully with the venue styling and stunning Make up.”

The brides makeup, by Sophie Downing, was designed to suit the earthy feeling of the wedding theme, sticking with warm browns and greens whist encorporating a pop of purple on the eyes to blend the tones which matched effectively with her hair and skin tone. Then keeping skin flawless and effortless lasting morning till night.

The Gin Bar

Bawdon Lodge have lovingly upcycled an old farm sack barrow to create a ‘Ring for Gin’ station. They wanted to create something unique to offer as part of their bar range to include Burleigh’s Gin which is distilled at the farm.

The ‘Ring for Gin’ station offers space for glassware and bottles so guests can help themselves. The original metalwork has been exposed to treated and the wood distressed in anthracite grey in line with Tara’s styling colour palette.


Tipis Sami Tipi | Venue Bawdon LodgePhotography Ed Brown Photography | Styling Tickets-Boo Events | Flowers Twisted Willow | Stationery & Signage Polly & Me | Cakes Yummy Little Cakes | Bridal Boutique Alexandra Anne | Jewellery Kate ChellMake Up Sophie Downing | Hair LH Professional Hair | Celebrant My Perfect Ceremony.

If you’d like to explore Sami Tipi in a little more detail then you can find them in our directory right here. They also have a pretty ACE book all about how to plan an outdoor wedding so that’s also definitely worth a gander – you can find it on Amazon here.

Thank you so much to Bawdon Lodge, a gorgeous venue that will be gracing these pages very soon.

Lots of love…

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