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