I recently hired out my Vintage-style Bell Tent to one local tea-loving lady (I won’t name names ; ) for her daughters’ upcoming celebrations.
She was in fact hosting her wedding at home in their stunning garden in a village just outside of Cambridge, complete with vegetable and herb gardens, even free range chickens wandering around, ruling the roost – I was in love!
We rolled up on the Friday evening with “Belle” and pitched her in the very middle of the garden, which had gorgeous views of the local farm and countryside, complete with sunshine it was the perfect weekend for an al fresco wedding.
My little beauty is simple to pitch and it doesn’t take very long, so we were in and out very fast with minimal upset to their plans, which was nice for us so we didn’t feel in the way for too long. Their friends then pitched their own tents out around “Belle” and they had their own festival-esque set up all ready and raring to go, it looked fantastic and even I felt excited for them.
I had been asked to deck it the tent with bunting and fairy lights, of which I managed to source gorgeous battery powered lights to wrap around the interior pole and some Moroccan style lamps and side tables to go either side of the bed that was planned to be made up for the happy couple on their wedding night. It looked fab and I could have easily hunkered down and stayed in it myself once it was up, I felt marginally jealous!
We collected it on the Sunday night and the garden looked as though nothing had happened, it was spotless and I could sense the relief on the lovely lady herself, weddings are hard work as we all know, let alone in your very own home. So we packed up fast, swept up the heart-shaped confetti and made off with everything, happy in the knowledge that the surprise venue had made their wedding night just a little bit more special.
We have also had a bespoke wooden table made up especially to fit around the pole and large enough to seat up to 12 adults cross legged on comfortable floor cushions, just perfect for an unusual al fresco dining venue… Why not drop us a line to discuss your very own requirements for a pop-up venue with a difference?
You can find more information on our gorgeous bell tent by clicking here.
And if you fancy a nosey, you can see the full photo album for this set up by clicking here.