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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

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 perfect venue for you: Decide where you’d like to be If you can narrow it down to a county, then you’re doing pretty well at [...]

2018-05-10T15:17:37+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Private Parties, Shades News, Weddings|0 Comments

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 and budget. From fine dining to a simple buffet, a professional bar service to bottles of beer in a bathtub, DIY bunting and home-grown flowers [...]

2018-05-10T15:17:41+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Private Parties, Shades News, Weddings|0 Comments

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 [...]

Shades Wedding – Clare & Ramsay

When Clare & Ramsay chose their wedding venue in Northumberland, they knew they wanted a marquee that was a little bit different. Shades’ Aurora Sailcloth Tent fitted the bill perfectly, and here they tell all the details about their special day.. Paul’s marquee was stunning both inside and out, it was incredibly clean and the pristine transparent walls gave it exactly the feel we were looking for.. Being able to have these clear walls throughout the tent and roll these [...]

This Year’s Wedding Trends

We were delighted to see our beautiful Aurora Sailcloth Tent featuring on The Metro’s top 10 wedding trends of 2017 last month. Here’s a quick round up of key styles you may wish to consider when planning your wedding this year: from greenery to trees, bespoke cocktails to lighting and mirrors. Sail cloth marquees If you’re getting married al fresco, a sail cloth marquee is the last word in chic. The internal height and the open sides provide a light, [...]

2018-05-10T15:18:04+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Shades News, Wedding Trends, Weddings|0 Comments

Wedding Exhibitions – 2017

This year the Shades team will be out and about showcasing all that is wonderful about marquee Weddings! Wedding fairs and exhibitions are a fantastic (and rare) opportunity to be able to see and walk around our marquees and tents before either booking, or just to be able to see them before your own celebration. Here’s a round up of where we will be over the next 12 months. After the huge success of Brides Up North’s Wedstock and Wedstival last year, [...]

2018-05-10T15:18:11+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Private Parties, Shades News, Wedding Trends, Weddings|0 Comments