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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

2019-02-27T21:29:12+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Private Parties, Shades News, Wedding Trends, Weddings|0 Comments
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Testimonials

Wedding on the banks of Loch Lomond

Hi Paul,

I’m sorry we didn’t make it over to Portnellen in time to catch you last Sunday but we just wanted to say a massive Thank You! The marquee was absolutely amazing. I knew I wanted a sail cloth tent from the beginning and I’m so glad I searched and searched to find one close enough to us because it was so spectacular. It was better in real life than in the photos and that’s saying something! It really came into its own in the evening when it was lit up so beautifully. Even though t…
Wedding on the banks of Loch Lomond