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It wouldn’t be English summertime without marquees popping up in fields everywhere for country fairs, parties and of course weddings! But wedding marquees come in all shapes and sizes, and the logistics of booking a marquee are more than a little complicated! Here are some common wedding marquee fails – and tips to help you avoid them!

 

Wedding marquee fail #1 – the unexpected water feature in the corner

Think of your wedding marquee as a big tent. Remember camping? You know tent pegs? A marquee has a slightly bigger version – basically marquees are supported by long stakes which are hammered into the ground. If there’s an underground water pipe in the wrong place, you’ll get more than a sprinkling of confetti on your big day! (And the thought of the marquee company hammering into a gas pipeline is terrifying.)

How to avoid it

Make sure your marquee company does a site visit before you book or pay your deposit. Of course, if your wedding venue has a regularly used marquee site, it’s likely to be a far safer bet!

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Summer bank holidays are the BEST!! Whatever your plans for the day, enjoy. Relax, have summer drinks in the garden, smile and laugh and be happy. That’s my plan too! And allow me to bring a happy smile to your beautiful face with this gorgeous summer marquee wedding in Cheshire.

Sarah and Simon’s day is truly personal, informal and fun. Their focus was on friends and family, on celebrating and having the most amazing day ever – and they nailed it! The joy on everyone’s faces is just making me smile so much today! The styling touches are lovely, with a definite summer garden botanical feel to everything. I adore the herbs on place settings, the little tags, home made alcoholic favour bottles, terracotta pots on tables and the bold colour palette of blues and purples.

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As specialists in designing and producing marquee weddings, working in a variety of structures from Sperry Tents to Clearspan Marquees and everything in between, lovely Michelle from Pocketful of Dreams (more info at the end of the post!) has plenty of expert advice to share on styling a wedding marquee for maximum impact.

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If you want to create a wedding that is truly personal to you then a marquee allows you to do just that. You get the chance to build your wedding space from the ground up and have full control over the look and feel, as well as your choice of suppliers which will all impact on the experience your guests will have.  Typical wedding venues often have their own distinctive aesthetic, whereas a marquee is a true blank canvas. You literally have layers and layers of white canvas to play with and to style to your liking. Which is both an incredibly exciting opportunity and a daunting one to boot“.

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Green fields, fairy lights and delicate flowers in her hair… Becky and Rob’s marquee wedding is all kinds of beautiful. Acres of countryside borrowed from Becky’s godfather meant they had the perfect location for a relaxed country celebration, and it looks divine. And oh, that dress….

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Images by lovely Directory member Rachel Joyce Photography (Lancashire) ~

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Rachel was assisted on the day by the very lovely Emma B Photography

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Dress: Astral Sundholm
Bridesmaids dresses: Dorothy Perkins
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Did you see our beautiful Hardwick Hall shoot a few weeks ago? It’s such a fabulous place, I simply had to take you back for a whole new world of wedding beautiful there…

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In collaboration with Honeysuckle & Castle, the show stopping marquee by Every Occasion Marquees looked fantastic! Light and bright due the double aspect windows showing the superb panoramic views of the estate, the tent was classically styled to reflect the majestic opulence and grandeur of Hardwick Hall.

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As soon as you walked in to the marquee, you were instantly aware of the glamorous and extravagant theme. Above, Fabric Theatre hung spectacular ribbons, drapes and ornate chandeliers that glistened and reflected the sun’s rays. With large light up Love heart letters against the bar and a light up dance floor, the dazzling scene was set for a perfect wedding day.

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Blush sequin table cloths by Wedding Event Design Studio shimmered and sparkled and created the perfect base for the rest of the decoration and styling.

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Regular blog readers will know I love weddings where things are done differently: where normal rules don’t apply and unusual things can happen. So I love marquees, but on one condition: they have to be in crazy beautiful places. Like this…

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Image credit: Alexa Poppe Photography from Claire and Matt’s beautiful hilltop wedding in Cornwall

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Spring, Summer or Autumn, the great outdoors has an amazing advantage over any other wedding venue  – a constantly changing colour palette,  a great feeling of being in touch with your surroundings, wonderful natural light (your photographer will love you!) and of course an amazing background to your celebration.  It’s not surprising then that there has been a growing increase in demand for marquee venues, special locations with fantastic country, coast or beachside views.

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Image credit Samantha Jane Photography from Chris and Kate’s beautiful Staffordshire marquee wedding

So if you can’t decide between a marquee wedding and a more traditional venue, read on….Hatch Marquee Hire (one of the leading marquee suppliers to Devon and Cornwall) shares 10 reasons why a marquee venue could be the perfect fit for your wedding.

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Afternoon lovely wedding fans! I have a little treat for you… courtesy of the guys at Surrey based Kotech Films. We begin with a drone filming from above the church spire… and follow Claire and Daniel through their church ceremony to the fabulous marquee wedding reception and on to the dancing. This is gorgeous.

Kotech Films is delighted to announce our debut on the wedding film scene! In June of this year we had the absolute pleasure and honour of being trusted to create Daniel and Claire’s wedding film.

We wish Daniel and Claire all the best and are proud to present their wedding film!

Kotech Films are a young, dynamic team of creatives based near Reigate whose passion for film has taken them from extreme sports events through concerts and live events and into weddings… and they’re awesome. You can find out more here:


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Morning everyone! Today’s real wedding comes from the charming village of Bury in Cambridgeshire. Jessica and Dan were married in September and chose a vintage theme with lots of creative styling!

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They had a blank canvas – literally – for their marquee reception and styled the space with lots of vintage details: gorgeous flowers, antique keys and a Choccywoccydoodah cake. Jessica’s stunning bouquet is by the fabulous Pumpkin & Pye, the other decorations were homemade.

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There are plenty of ideas here for other DIY brides – and it’s thanks to lovely Liz Greenhalgh Photography we can share them here today. Do check out Liz’s website:

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Liz says, “No detail had been missed. The marquee was just stunning, flowers adorned tables and centrepieces at every turn. The garden was immaculate and full of more vintage loveliness… ” So shall we have a proper look? It’s beautiful – you’ll love it.
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Our vintage wedding in Cambridgeshire – Jessica and Dan

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Olivia and Nigel’s English countryside marquee wedding is beautiful. They married at Balcombe church in July and had the loveliest reception with pink roses and loose, lush floral arrangements, polka dots and mint green table runners – a deliciously light and colourful theme for an early summer wedding.

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There are some fabulous details and decorations to inspire you here. The chairs are gorgeous (no chair covers here!) and the marquee looks wonderful. Of course the most beautiful images are of stunning bride Olivia, who wears a bespoke designer wedding dress by Sarah Pinkster. She’s found her perfect match in Nigel and I wish them the happiest of futures together.

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Images are by London wedding photographer Corrado Chiozzi – please visit his website at http://corradochiozzi.com

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Oh! And don’t miss the most gorgeous little wedding guest… complete with ribbon, this adorable little pug very nearly steals the show!

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Enjoy.
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