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Shades Wedding | Verity & Jake at Kilnsey Park

Couple - Verity & Jake Venue: Kilnsey Park, Skipton Florist: The Hedgerow, Threshfield Photographer: Hannah Kelly Photography Suits: Dapper Dan's, Wolverhampton (my dress was just from Zara on the high street!) Rings: Cast, Sheffield (we made them ourselves - really great fun!) Lunch food suppliers: Tacoporium (Mexican street food) Evening food suppliers: Dodson's fresh catch (fish and chips) Ice cream: Icecycles Ceilidh band: Triple Scotch ceilidh band Accommodation: The Tennant Arms (lovely pub on site at Kilnsey Park that slept [...]

2019-10-30T23:22:08+00:00 October 30th, 2019|Nomad Stretch Tents, Planning, Uncategorized, Weddings|0 Comments

Shades Wedding – Kate & Andrew at Loseley Park

Couple: Andrew & Kate Location: Loseley Park Photographer: The Shannons Videographer: Perfect Moment Films Wedding dress: Suzanne Neville Make Up:  Kristina Gasperas Marquee: Shades – Aurora Sailcloth Flowers: Kate Osborne (The Gorgeous Flower Company) Catering: Caper & Berry at Loseley Park Band: Soul Beat The Wedding I had been to several marquee events and weddings in the past and I thought I had a fairly good handle on things. However, it was not until June 2018 when I was at my [...]

2019-10-30T23:13:40+00:00 October 17th, 2019|Aurora Sailcloth, Uncategorized, Weddings|0 Comments

The Wedfest Tour – Shades’ Highlights

We absolutely loved this year's Wedfest Tour with Brides up North.  The perfect 'Wedding Fair' for those couples planning a marquee or outdoor wedding, it showcased everything from Sailcloth Tents to Tipis, Stretch Tents to Yurts! Here's a round up of our favourite images from the 3 events.. Venues: Hardwick Hall, County Durham Stockeld Park, West Yorkshire Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire Flowers by Leafy Couture Image by Freya Raby Image by Freya Raby Image [...]

2019-06-19T22:19:06+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Aurora Sailcloth, Shades Canvas, Shades News|0 Comments

Shades Wedding – Claire & George, the Peak District

Couple: Claire & George Ceremony: Haddon Hall Location: Hollowgate Farm, Peak District Photographer: Nathan Dainty Photography Make Up: Jenn Edwards Marquee: Shades - Aurora Sailcloth Flowers: Sweet Pea & Thyme Catering: PJ Taste Evening Pizza Van: Proove Bar: Vintrobar Band: Black & Gold Introduction Last Summer we were so lucky to work with George and Claire, who owns The Village Green Events Company.  As a Wedding Planner, Claire was planning her own Wedding (for a change), and as you [...]

2019-06-19T22:10:10+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Aurora Sailcloth, Planning, Weddings|0 Comments

Sailcloth Tents vs Tipis

Sailcloth Tents vs Tipis When beginning to plan your marquee wedding, there are so many different styles of marquees to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Twenty years ago the choice of marquees available was fairly stark. It was either a traditional pole marquee with a frilly lining or a modern aluminium and PVC structure. Both had their uses but they also required plenty of imagination and effort to transform them into warm, welcoming [...]

The Wedfest Tour 2019

Congratulations! If you're planning your Outdoor or Marquee Wedding, read on.. We're delighted to be able to confirm the dates for this year's Wedding Tour with the rather fabulous team at Brides up North! These dates are a must-visit for any couple planning their outdoor wedding.  They're a perfect opportunity to stand inside our sailcloth tent, see our brand new Nomad stretch tent, sit one one of our super comfy beds in our luxury bell tents and more.. We also [...]

2019-04-24T23:17:24+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Aurora Sailcloth, Planning, Shades Canvas, Weddings|0 Comments

New for 2019 | Wanderlust Bell Tents

Wanderlust Bell Tents We're delighted to introduce our new range of Bell Tents that are on their way for 2019! Now these aren't just any Bell Tents - these are Shades Bell Tents.  This of course means proper beds, cosy duvets, bedside lamps, charging points and more! They're available to hire alongside your main marquee or by themselves, which means we're able to offer a night (or two) of glamping luxury for our couples. Each Bell Tent is named [...]

2018-12-12T23:35:15+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Aurora Sailcloth, Planning, Shades News, Weddings|0 Comments

Shades | Real Weddings – online

What a Summer! Now we're into November and our tents are packed up for the winter, we're finally catching up with ourselves.  We absolutely love seeing our couples' weddings when they're featured online, so here's a round up of some of our favourites from the Summer: Wedding at Home Louise & Chris' Wedding at Home was simply beautiful.  Two sailcloth tents, a gorgeous garden as a backdrop and blue skies made this wedding the perfect day.  With meticulous planning [...]

Introducing… The Nomad

The latest addition to our portfolio of amazing tents, is the Nomad.  These fabulous stretch tents are a fantastic alternative to the high ceilings of the sailcloth marquees – for those looking for something a little bit different, the Nomad might just be what you’ve been looking for… Whilst we obviously love all our marquees and tents, there’s a new kid on the block, and it’s a good one! Something about the Nomad caught our eye – these stretch tents [...]

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 there will be plenty of opportunities to be able to come and see our lovely tents!  You’ll be able to stand in them, chat to [...]

2018-05-10T15:17:29+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Shades News, Weddings|0 Comments
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Testimonials

Worcestershire

Dear Paul & Team, Just a brief note to say an enormous thank you to yourself and the team. The marquee was perfect and we really appreciate all the hard work that you all put into it. It looked so different to the last time – it just shows how furniture, lighting etc make such a difference. Caroline & Jack were thrilled with everything. As usual a thoroughly professional job and a special thank you to Dave & Mike.

Mr & Mrs Roche, October 2018