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Shades Cupola with Chesterfield Sofas and flowers by Leafy Couture

Shades on Tour in 2018

Following the success of the last 2 years of Wedstocks and Wedfests, 2018 will be our biggest yet! We appreciate that booking a marquee based on mainly our word, charm and good looks (!) – oh, and a few lovely testimonials can sometimes feel like a bit of a leap of faith, but next year […]

Marquee at Kilnsey, North Yorkshire

How to Hire a Field

The question we are asked more than any other by our clients, is ‘Where can I hire a field?’ or ‘I’d like a marquee but don’t know where I can put it, do you have any suggestions?’. Here’s a step by step guide to beginning to plan your marquee wedding and how to find the […]

Mix & Twist - Flare Bartender

Featured Supplier – Mix & Twist

When planning virtually any marquee event, drinks feature pretty highly on the list of things that will definitely be required on the day! Of course, the beauty of a wedding or party in a marquee is that you have the flexibility to choose each element of your day, creating the perfect atmosphere for your celebrations […]

Wedding Celebrations in Aurora Sailcloth Tent overlooking Loch Lomond

Shades Wedding – Jess & Gab, Loch Lomond

Jess and Gab’s Wedding was in one of the most picturesque settings we’ve seen (and we are fortunate to work in some truly amazing places across the UK).  If you’d like to know the story behind these gorgeous photos, read on.. Where Gab and I have been together since high school. Both our families live […]

SEAN_ELLIOTT_PHOTOGRAPHY-Colourful Lanterns strung up in the Sailcloth Tent

Shades Wedding – Clare & Ramsay

Here at Shades we’ve had a fabulous year of some absolutely beautiful weddings and parties across the UK.  Take a peek at Clare & Ramsay’s celebrations from earlier this year, why they chose Shades and some of their top planning tips! 1. Had you always wanted a marquee for your wedding/what made you choose to […]

Image by Anna Fowler Photography

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 […]

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