Category: Laid Back Wedding

Supplier Spotlight – Rent Event

When I was preparing this post I kept thinking ‘my son would love this’… Then I thought ‘maybe I should get married?’. Then I thought ‘no Helen, take him to a funfair’. All these photos feature Eastbourne-based Rent Event‘s hire items. They specialise in bell tents, furniture and games, but they offer a lot more besides. If you’re planning a laid-back, fun, family-friendly wedding then make sure you check out Rent Event because they can provide so much; from the marquee to the furniture, bell tents, props, PA, lighting and more. Their fun style really lends itself to festival or…

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Jack & Dario’s Fun Fareham Wedding

Jack & Dario’s wedding plans were scuppered by Covid but luckily they only had to postpone their reception for a month. They tell us all about their relaxed, fun day… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We wanted something that looked rustic yet polished. We are both fairly low maintenance, so wanted something that was naturally beautiful and didn’t need too much adding to be ‘wedding-ready’. We like natural colour and tones so Nest & Anchor in Fareham was the perfect location for us. It has beautiful brickwork, and was intimate enough for the number of…

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Sarah & Tom’s Relaxed Waterside Wedding in Itchenor, West Sussex

Sarah & Tom’s wedding plans were scuppered by Covid so by the time they had their reception it was all about friends and family gathering, and the P.A.R.T.Y. Jason Williams has captured the love and laughter perfectly in his signature photography style. Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We knew we wanted a venue that was by the sea/water, as we both love spending our spare time at the beach or in the sea. We also wanted a fairly laid-back wedding, and really wanted a party to celebrate with our friends and family. There wasn’t a…

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Abbie & Ollie’s Colourful, Relaxed Brighton Wedding

Abbie & Ollie didn’t feel a tradition wedding suited them so they opted for a civil partnership at Brighton Pavilion followed by lunch on the seafront… and a midnight swim. Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. The style of the day was “colourful, comfortable & chic”. We wanted guests to feel like they could dress down or dress up, express themselves and feel stylish but relaxed. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. The most important thing for us was that the day felt real and…

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Dream Wedding Venue – The Boat Shed

Sometimes I think The Boat Shed project was all a dream. Did I dream about a unique waterside space filled with trestle tables, festoon lighting and flowers? It seemed so real; the taste of cold fizz, the servings of street food, the sound of the band rehearsing… Was my whole career a figment of my imagination? I think I might be going slightly mad. Is anyone else going slightly mad?   As it stands our first wedding is the end of June next year. It seems soooo long away but BRING IT ON. I’ve had my hair cut now, and…

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Q&A with Carole from Duncton Mill & The Naked Food Company

Q. As we know it’s not been a normal year. How are you coping with everything? What’s this year been like for you? A. It became apparent very early on that things were going to be incredibly different this year. I knew it was going to be a rollercoaster for me but the worst thing was that my clients were really going to suffer. I decided immediately that I would do everything I could to make postponing their dream days as quick and painless as possible. I started by rolling over all of my catering and venue bookings and deposits…

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The Boat Shed Open Day – Thank You

Hello, hello! This is a very quick blog post as my son is waiting patiently for me to make a rocket with him (full time school from next week! Bring it on…) I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the suppliers who came together to make Sunday’s open day at The Boat Shed such a success. My vision really did come to life in the space. It looked incredible; the festoon lighting, the neon, the giant light up PARTY letters, the bar, flowers, furniture, tableware… the cake! The music. It was a total dream. I’ll be…

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Garden of England Bridal Shoot at The Secret Garden

Today we hand over to Lily Jones Events to tell us all about the inspiration behind this beautiful, quintessentially British bridal shoot at The Secret Garden in Kent… Kent, also known as the Garden of England, is definitely one of the most beautiful counties to get married in. With its rolling hills, beautiful coastline, bountiful orchards and hop gardens, Kent was named ‘The Garden of England’ by King Henry VIII and has kept true to its name to this day with its iconic oast houses and, most famously, growing the strawberries for Wimbledon tennis tournament every year.  With its beautiful…

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Not Just Bell Tents!

Our advertiser, East-Sussex-based Rent Event, owns an Aladdin’s Cave of hire items, from garden games to furniture, props, decor and photo booths. But if you glance at their Instagram feed you’d be mistaken for thinking they’re a bell tent hire company! That’s because as events have been cancelled left right and centre this summer because of Covid, bell tents have been utilised in people’s gardens for kids parties, hen dos, anniversaries etc. These images say it all really. We love the different interiors they offer – Moroccan-style chairs, tables and lanterns. Boho-style dream catchers and feather bunting. Pop-up hotel rooms…

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Bell Tent Hire – Victoria Lily Events

Glamping companies have had a very different summer to the one they imagined this year! They thought they’d be pitching up at festivals, and having teams of staff working together to erect pop-up bell tent villages for weddings… Instead they’ve been popping up, a tent at a time, in peoples gardens, for lockdown social-distancing fun. It’s proved to be popular for alternative birthdays, anniversaries etc. Small businesses have had to diversify and Sussex-based Victoria Lily Events have made the most of a tricky situation. The luxury boho glamping company covers Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex, London and France. Bell Tents Their…

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