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The Wedfest Tour 2020

The Tour If you're looking for a chance to come and see our tents, meet the team and spend a day celebrating all things Wedding, the Wedfest Tour is where you need to be! Organised by the brilliant Brides up North, these dates are ideal for those couples planning a marquee, tipi or outdoor wedding.  They are a great opportunity to see a range of marquee styles, from our sailcloth & stretch tents, to tipis, yurts and more.  There will [...]

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 – 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 [...]

Shades Wedding – Jess & Gab, Loch Lomond

Jess and Gab chose the most beautiful location on the edge of Loch Lomond for their Wedding Celebrations earlier this year, and we were delighted to have been able to help them create a truly magnificent day. Here Jess tells us all about planning their marquee wedding. 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 [...]

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Just wanted to say thanks so much for all your hard work for our wedding day. I’ve attached a couple of the professional pictures for you to see 🙂 The marquee was absolutely beautiful and perfect for the setting. Couldn’t thank you enough for everything.
Ella & Michael, Summer 2018