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This Year’s Wedding Trends

When The Metro posted their 10 key wedding trends article a couple of weeks ago, we merrily read it ticking off all the gorgeous ideas that featured in the list – then low and behold, there was our lovely Aurora Sailcloth looking resplendent at Kilnsey Crag sitting proudly at the end of the list!  Thanks […]

#Wedstock16 - Wedding Fair at Stockeld Park, Yorkshire

Wedding Exhibitions – 2017

After the huge success of Brides Up North’s Wedstock and Wedstival last year, this year is shaping up to be even bigger and better! We’re thrilled to be involved once again, and can’t wait to showcase our tents and talk about all that is marvellous about outdoor weddings. Come and see us at Ripley Castle […]

Fireworks over the Sperry style Sailcloth Tent

2016 – The Year of the Sailcloth Tent

Well, here we are – December and it’s safe to say that 2016 has definitely been the year of the Aurora Sailcloth Tent.  From their much anticipated arrival in April, looking all dazzling, shiny and new, to trying to select a few of our favourite images for the gallery, these tents have been better than […]

Bunting for Festival Themed Vintage Wedding

Paul & Helen’s Festival Wedding

When one of our good friends, Paul, begun planning his wedding, we were delighted to be able to provide the perfect tent for him and his lovely wife to be, Helen.  Read on to find out how they created their perfect weekend of celebrations for their Wedding. Tell us a little bit about yourselves We […]

The Linghome Estate, Cumbria, the perfect location for a marquee wedding

Featured Venue – The Lingholm Estate

If you’re looking for the perfect location for your marquee celebration, with breathtaking scenery, a fabulous grade II listed mansion house, ample bedrooms and holiday cottages for you and your guests, then look no further than The Lingholm Estate! We’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on several weddings at the estate over the past few […]

Sailcloth Tent Wedding

Top Tips for Planning a Marquee Event

Marquees and tents are an ever popular choice for a variety of celebrations and weddings – their flexibility and, in more recent years, huge choice of styles mean that they offer the ultimate blank canvas for any event.  We understand that marquee events do require a bit more planning and are always more than happy to […]

Katherine Jenkins - image courtesy of Stephen Garnett

Katherine Jenkins at Bolton Abbey

Katherine Jenkins, Jonathan Antoine, the National Symphony Orchestra – all at Bolton Abbey for one magnificent evening…and even the sun shone!  Saturday night really was one to remember and we were delighted to have been asked to provide the VIP tent for the evening. The views were of course magnificent, and our Aurora Sailcloth tent […]

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Five Reasons to Choose a Marquee

We all know that marquees offer maximum flexibility for any event – here we recap some of the main reasons to choose one for your celebrations; Location Whether it’s in the garden, your favourite place, the grounds of a stately home or in a tranquil lake or riverside setting – the beauty of a marquee […]

Cupola Reception Tent

Shades Showcase the Aurora Sailcloth Tent at #wedstock16

Now you can always rely on Brides up North to be in the know when it comes to everything Wedding related, so when they invited us to be a part of a Wedding Festival we knew we had to be there! A full day of marquees, tents, tipis, street food, music and everything to do […]

Bespoke Canoe Bar for Hire

The Canoe Bar has Sailed!

Here at Shades we really enjoy sourcing or making custom furniture to feature in our tents – from farmhouse tables to reclaimed oak circular bars, Paul and the team can be pretty handy when they need to be! One of our favourite projects from last year was turning an old canoe into a bar.  Bars in […]

Not sure which style to choose? Talk to us and we can ensure you get the perfect tent for your event!

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