It’s part five in our ‘Introducing’ series and while we are rather sad that we have “come to the end of the line” as far as the blogging goes – sigh – we’re also SUPER excited because it means that our Event Under Canvas is nearly upon us! A lot of hard graft has gone into getting this weekend out of the starting blocks and the real work is only just beginning, as our trusty team on the ground get cracking with the set up before we welcome you all through the gates at Great Gilbert Farm this Saturday and Sunday. Keep an eye on our Instagram for some behind-the-scenes snaps from the crew while they get everything ship shape…
But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves! We still have another round of introductions to make and you are not going to want to skip this one. Today we bring you the bridal gowns of dreams from Suzanne Harrington Bride, photobooth perfection from Hello Tuk Tuk and tunes from the antithesis of the traditional cheesy wedding DJs (there’ll be no Grease mega-mix here, we promise!) in the form of Fox & Braces. If they don’t float your boat we don’t know what will, quite frankly. To round off proceedings we also wanted to give a big shout out to the unsung heroes – the ones lurking in the shadows of every wedding just quietly doing their thing, without whom none of it would be possible. Yes, that’s right, we’re talking toilets, power and heat… Lacking in the glamour stakes? Maybe, but overlook them at your peril, ladies and gents!
Gooooood day to you and welcome to part four in our ‘Introducing’ series, bringing you all the inside info on the suppliers we have hand-picked to set up alongside us this April. Whether you are recently engaged, approaching the big day, planning a particularly special party, or just fancy having a nose around our new digs, we would love to see you ‘down on the farm’ for our first showcase! From 11am until 3pm on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th our range of (rather brilliant) structures – from our nifty little Nimbus, to our versatile stretch tents, chic sailcloth tent and famous giant tipis – will be on display in all their glory. So if you’ve got your heart set on an event under canvas, or you know someone who has, this is one weekend you won’t want to miss.
Now you’ve got the date in your diary, it’s about time we put four more super suppliers in the spotlight! Today we welcome the charming Brown Birds, the crafty Beer & Co, the always full of beans Queen Bee Coffee and the timeless Classic Shaver to the blog. Here’s what you need to know about this great bunch…
If you’ve just got engaged you are bound to be excited, but planning a wedding can also seem like an overwhelming prospect. There’s so much to think about! How much budget do we have? Do we want a traditional venue, or are we looking for something a little different? What kind of theme do we want? Do we even WANT a theme?!
If you’re leaning toward a more outdoorsy celebration then Events Under Canvas has a whole host of options to satisfy every taste and budget. The possibilities are endless, but one alternative you might not have considered before is a stretch tent – the latest addition to our range.
Stunning structures without STRETCHing the budget
Nowadays, it seems couples are under mounting pressure to spend the big bucks on making their day Pinterest-perfect. While we can fully understand how easy it is to get sucked into making every detail social media worthy, it’s a good idea to take a step back and really think about what is most important to you on your big day so that you don’t completely blow the budget.
For some, the ideal venue may well be a castle or a country house but for an increasing number of couples their vision involves something that’s a little friendlier on the pocket while being just as pleasing to the eye – enter the stretch tent! Simple yet striking, our stretch tents are a cost effective canvas for people having a more intimate affair, or for those looking for some extra cover for their ceremony, bar area or dance floor.
We believe that weddings should be a true reflection of you and your significant other – got a location in mind that holds a special place in your hearts? Perfect! Want to include those personal touches that a standard venue just won’t allow? Go right ahead! Choosing a stretch tent as the centrepiece for your celebrations means you can pitch up pretty much anywhere without worrying about having to navigate tricky logistical nightmares. It also allows you the freedom to decorate however you wish, from the elaborate to the understated you can really go to town.
From dusk ‘til dawn, come rain or shine
If you love the idea of bringing the outside in but worry that the weather might hamper your plans, don’t panic, we’ve got you (and your guests) covered! Our 10 x 6 metre stretch tents can be set up open or closed, offering you protection against the elements without the often claustrophobic feel of a traditional marquee.
Whatever the weather, this clever tent will take you seamlessly from wedding breakfast through to breakfast the morning after if you’re so inclined. With the addition of some simple lighting you will be amazed at how stunning it will look after dark, so you and your guests can party like its 1999!
So many great suppliers, so little time! We’re back with the third in our series of blogs introducing the top team that will be making our Event Under Canvas one to remember. With just a few weeks until we open the gates for our first tipi and sailcloth tent showcase we have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response from prospective brides and grooms so far. It seems a lot of you are just as excited to spend a few hours in the company of these fantastic people as we are so don’t hesitate to give us a yell if you want to set up a time to chat in the flesh!
For now, you’ll have to make do with a window into the worlds of the mouth-watering B’s Cake Creations, the enchanting Donimo Magic, the delicious Duck & Pheasant and the perfectly put together Polly Pickle Designs….
Welcome back! Last time on the blog (way back before the Beast from the East blew the blizzard in) we introduced four of the exceptional wedding suppliers joining us for our Event Under Canvas – the tipi and sailcloth tent showcase, in April.
We didn’t want to keep you waiting too long so today we are continuing to share the love by bringing you some insider info on four more of our lovely line-up. Today’s instalment features the flawless Scarlett Allen MUA, the marvellously melodic Sax Walker, the super stylish Our Pretty Wedding and the sparkling Prosecco O’Clock…
What are you waiting for? Get stuck in and meet some more of the crew!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but we are preeeettty excited to be hosting our first Event Under Canvas this April! With our fabulous tipi and sailcloth tent showcase now just a couple of months away we thought it was about time we started giving you some proper introductions to the lovely bunch of wedding suppliers that will be joining us to make it a weekend to remember. Over the next few weeks we’ll be putting each and every one of them in the spotlight on our blog, giving you an insight into who they are, what they do and why we love them, as well as sharing their top tips for a tip top big day!
This week we’re bringing you all the inside info on the delicious Gather & Feast, the picture perfect Chloe Lee Photography, the bloomin’ lovely Gaye Drummond Flowers and the beautifully boho Starry Eyed Weddings. Read More
Stunning yet simple, this sleek white stretch tent with natural wooden poles has become our newest addition of stock and another amazing alternative to a plain marquee!
We have seen these flexible and adaptable structures popularity sky rocket over the last few years due to their eye catching natural lines and elegant look, so we just had to have them available for our customers to hire for their special outdoor events!
Whilst they certainly look the part they also carry great features with them..
Due to their unique design the stretch tent can be swiftly and easily erected by a small team of our crew to fit in and around any enviroment (including uneven ground) giving you the freedom to choose an exact location of your choice, meaning the space designed for your special event is only limited by your imagination!
The 10 x 6 metres canopy can be opened or closed!
Our stretch tents are manufactured using the latest technology which means the tent is waterproof and able to withstand high winds! So you can create a beautiful open breezy space or a fully enclosed intimate setting depending on the season.
Stretch tents are striking canopies that perfectly compliment a tipi or sailcloth event as a break away area for a ceremony, bar or dancing area. They can also be used on their own for smaller gatherings and garden parties!
More information on our new stretch tents.