Category: Outdoor 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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Earthy Outdoor Weddings at Chiddinglye

Today we hear from Becky Cook who runs The Garden Chef and Patrick’s Barn at Chiddinglye in Sussex. She tells us what they wanted to portray from this earthy natural shoot, and how special Happy Valley is if you want to make nature a big part of your day (and I for one would really love to hug one of those amazing ancient trees!) Over to Becky… We really love smaller weddings, weddings that reflect the couple and the things that are important to them. We relish helping our couples on an individual basis and building their perfect days, working…

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The Best Entertainment Ideas for your Festival Wedding

If you’re into live music, there’s nothing more exciting than going to a festival! And if you’re planning your wedding and you love the variety of acts, the food, the dancing, the outfits and of course – the music that you find at festivals then why not have a festival-themed wedding? It’s a popular choice that ensures you and your guests have the most fun possible on your wedding day, and it’s easier to arrange than you’d think! At Entertainment Nation, we’re all about helping match couples to their ideal wedding entertainment. For a festival wedding, you can throw the…

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Midsummer Nightcap – bars, food, styling… and disco products!

I have always swooned over Midsummer Nightcap‘s style and presence in the events world. I caught up with owner Francesca to see what she has in store for this season and beyond… Q. Hi Francesca! We’re approaching another wedding season. How many is this for Midsummer Nightcap now? A. This will be our fifth year! Very excited and already enjoying making plans for some amazing weddings this year. It’s especially exciting for those who have been planning for an extremely long time. Q. Can you tell us about your background and how you got into event bars? A. I worked…

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The Wellbeing Benefits of Camping/Glamping

September. How are we all feeling? Personally I am relieved school has gone back. My son and I (and our family and friends) have had a great summer but it’s been a juggling act for sure. It seems very bizarre to me that the sun is shining and it’s scorching hot! When I pictured ‘back to school’ I had long trousers, shiny shoes and brand-new too-big sweatshirts in my mind. But no, he’s off in shorts and Crocs and is emerging a sweaty mess at the end of the day! Today’s blog post is all about the wellbeing benefits of…

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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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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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Lucy & Harry’s Blooming Lovely Festival-style Wedding

The scent inside the marquee with all these flowers must have been incredible! Over to Lucy to tell us all about her wonderful, relaxed, colourful day… Our wedding theme was: colourful, rustic, festival, bohemian. In a countryside location. The most important thing to us when tying the knot was our little family feeling ‘oneness’. Marriage is a bond like no other and it’s made us stronger and closer as a family. For ourselves and the kids to all share the same surname. Unconditional love. We always knew we wanted a ‘field’ wedding and that’s exactly what we had. Harry’s family…

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Sam & Rob’s Relaxed Vegan Wedding

Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. Botanical. The theme was emphasised through our reception as this is where we spent most of the celebration. Q. What was most important to you when it came to tying the knot/celebrating your marriage? A. When we first decided to get married I said to Rob “I have two things, 1) we get married at the Brighton Bandstand, and 2) We have a dessert table and not just a cake” Rob turned and said “OK, but I want the food to be vegan.” For us, it was about being able…

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