Monday, 23 November 2015

Top 10 Wedding Destinations around the World

From picturesque Cliffside views in Italy and vineyards in Cape Town, to white-sand beaches in Jamaica, we’re taking you on a trip around the globe to 10 of the top wedding destinations in the world.

10. Germany

Amazing cities, some of the best tourist services and a public transport system that is the envy of the world, Germany is the wedding destination of choice for many globetrotters. This gem in the European crown provides visitors with a temperate seasonal climate that is best enjoyed between July and September, especially if the wedding is held in one of the ever popular Bedouin inspired stretch tents in Germany.

9. Puerto Rico

Experience a healthy dose of history when you hold a wedding in Puerto Rico. This amazing country boasts ancient forts, cobblestone streets, lush rainforests and idyllic beaches. If romance and tradition are what you are looking for then why not take a look at the old city of El Convento which echoes the island’s colonial past.

8. Jamaica

A tropical island paradise that offers more than just palms trees and beaches. Jamaica has it all, a vibrant fun loving culture, upmarket resorts and affordable prices. The beach resort of Montego Bay, as well as the gardens and waterfalls of Ocho Rios, provide the perfect backdrop for any type of wedding be it a small intimate affair or a huge society gathering.

7. Italy

You’ve not seen awe inspiring until you’ve travelled along the Amalfi Drive in Italy, one the most scenic stretches of coastline in the world. These winding cliff roads offer views of the sea that have to be experienced to be believed. September and October in Italy are the best times to host a wedding thanks to the milder temperatures found at that time of the year!

6. Ireland

Fairytale weddings come to life no matter where in the Emerald Isle you wish to get married. Ireland offers prospective wedding couples the chance to experience seaside villages, manicured gardens, and grand castles in an enchanted setting. As an added bonus the mixture of traditional culture and the history of the country will keep guests busy both before and after the wedding function takes place. Ireland also plays home to a number of well established Irish events tents companies, which ensures that you’ll always have the best possible outdoor wedding venue. One particular company stands out from the rest for stretch tents in Ireland, Tentickle Stretch Tents.

5. Australia

Known for its sea life, friendly people and laidback approach to life, Australia is the ideal wedding destination for people seeking an outdoor culture that is centred around having fun. Considered to be the world’s biggest island, Australia is best enjoyed between December and February as this offers visitors the perfect weather to explore its 21,262 mile coastline. Australia is known for its majestic outdoor venues, ideal for having weddings under Bedouin inspired stretch tents.

4. New Zealand

The remote landscapes, rugged mountains and golden beaches of New Zealand are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream wedding destination. Almost all of this beautiful countries weather is mild, with the warmest months of the year falling between December and February.

3. France

No list of romantic wedding destinations would be complete without the country that has come to define the word love thanks to its capital city Paris. Known as the world’s most romantic city, Paris offers wedding parties the perfect gateway to historic villages, castles, wine estates and some of the best cuisine in the world. Due to European weather patterns, the best time to plan a French wedding is between April and June, especially if you are planning an outdoor wedding.

2. South Africa

South Africa is not called “the world in one country” for nothing, as it offers towering mountains, world class wine estates, coastal forests, and golden beaches. It also has some of the best internationally renowned wildlife reserves within easy driving distances of almost every major city. December to March are the best times of the year to hold a wedding, as an African summer is something that every person should experience at least once in their lives. The summer sun can be particularly harsh for visitors however, so it is strongly advised that you rent a wedding tent to help provide shade for the wedding guests. Why not consider beautiful stretch tents?These can be hired from a reputable South African tent manufacturer such as Tentickle Stretch Tents in Cape Town.

1. Tahiti

Famous for its black sand beaches as well as being the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia. Tahiti offers wedding parties and guests great service, crowd free beaches and picturesque landscapes. The Tahiti dry season runs from May to October and is without a doubt the best time of the year to host a wedding.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Ten Totally Imaginative Outdoor Wedding Ideas

So you’ve decided to have an outdoor wedding, but you’re not so sure about what you can do to:

a) Make Your Guests More Comfortable
b) Make Your Wedding Even More Memorable

Tentickle Stretch Tents, an international Tents Manufacturing and Supplier, has years of experience in the wedding industry and have been exposed to some of the most creative wedding ideas around. Ideas that they were  only too happy to share! So in no particular order here are 10 Totally Imaginative Outdoor Wedding Ideas:

1. Provide pillows with any outdoor seating

Most outdoor seats are manufactured using wrought iron or wood, both of which can get extremely uncomfortable very quickly when wedding guests are sitting on them. To help alleviate the problem simply provide pillows for your guests to sit on. Not only are they comfortable, but they also add a nice decorative touch.

2. Warn your guests about appropriate footwear

High heels and grass are not a great combination. So if you are having an outdoor wedding be sure to remind the female guests before the time what to expect. Alternatively you can also provide the ladies with heel covers as a wedding favour upon arrival.

3. Give sunglasses as wedding favours

The bright African sunshine can play havoc on people's eyes during summer, so if you’d like to ensure that nobody misses out on what happens on your big day, why not offer sunglasses as a wedding favour? Not only are they a fun gift to give your guests, but they also can be used to add to a specific “look” if your wedding day is themed in any way.

4. Put your wedding program on a fan

Another great idea for a hot summer's day wedding, simply add the wedding program to a hand held fan. This not only looks good, but is also extremely practical and should be a hit with everybody who is feeling the heat outdoors.

5. Supply everyone with a pair of flip-flops for dancing

We all know how hot and uncomfortable our feet can get at an outdoor wedding, so why not offer a low cost pair of flip-flops to each of your guests as a wedding favour. You never know, they might even help everybody relax just that little bit more and get the party started.

6. Provide wet towelettes and cooling face mist

A quick and cost effective way to ensure that your guests stay cool, calm and collected. If you have the budget they can even be branded with your initials.

7. Throw blankets and quilts over bales of hay to create seating

This will save money while the bright colours created by the blankets and the rustic appeal of the hay itself will add to the outdoor appeal of the wedding.

8. Provide blankets/wraps if it’s going to be cold or breezy

These can be used to help people get more comfortable on a cooler day and can even be embroidered with your initials so that people will remember your special day if you chooses to give them out as a wedding favour.

9. Wrap a tree or two with lights and photos to highlight each family

Here you can literally create a family tree showing the history and background of both of the bride and groom’s families.

10. Use Stretch Fabric Wedding Tents to enhance the splendour of the wedding

Stretch Marquee Tents can be hired to not only create shade or cover, but to also help enhance the look and feel of an outdoor wedding. They can be set up almost anywhere and offer a smooth natural background to the day’s event that will not be intrusive or interrupt the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Friday, 11 September 2015

An Irish Wedding Dream Becomes a Reality

Ariana & Matt Wedding - Stretch Tent in Ballintoy

There are many stretch marquees companies in Ireland that thought we were crazy to take on a wedding of this magnitude on such short notice, but we at Tentickle Stretch Tents have always had a “thing” for achieving the impossible. Which is exactly why we jumped at the opportunity to help this young American couple to host what is in our opinion one of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies that we’ve ever helped to create. Let us set the scene for you and help you discover for yourself just how amazing this wedding actually was…

The Wedding Request

Matt and Ariana had a dream to host their wedding on the North Coast Clifftop at Ballintoy, Co. Antrim, a beautiful part of Ireland that is renowned for its spectacular vistas and amazing scenery. The catch however was that it had to be set-up from scratch with only 24 hours’ notice, as they had only decided on the location (at Dunseverick Castle) the day before.

The Bridal Couple

The bridal couple hailed from Philadelphia in the USA, but the groom Matt was originally from Ireland and moved away with his parents when he was 6. Ariana was of Greek descent and brought with her a sense of history and vision that was going to help create an unforgettable dream wedding.
Ballintoy stretch tent wedding - Ariana & Matt

The Setup

A venue such as this needed something extraordinary to accompany it and we suggested a 16.5m x 15m White Durastretch Canopy with 3 sides down. Matt and Ariana agreed and our team worked their magic and in conjunction with Grace & Saviour Wedding Stylist, Design and Hire Studio we set up what was later to be referred to as one of the most perfect wedding tents ever seen.
Ariana & Matt's Wedding under a Tentickle wedding tent in Ballintoy

The Big Day

Ariana and Matt’s fathers were both pastors and brought a sense of family and spiritual peace to the event as they officiated the wedding held on what can only be described as a perfect day for a wedding. The photos below speak louder than any words ever will, and show just how infectious the love of these two amazing people was for all involved. The ceremony, the setting and the people all combined to change everyone who experienced it, while also helping to set a benchmark for what we at Tentickle Stretch Marquees believe is possibly one of the best weddings that we have ever helped to host.
Post contributed by Angus Barry, Tentickle Stretch Tents Belfast, Ireland, photos by Gather and Tides as well as Ball and Wolf.
Originally posted on: Tentickle Stretch Tent