Wild Rose Tents & Events operate from their hub in Bristol and I was delighted when I first spoke to Rose about featuring their beautiful tents on Dotty Vintage Weddings.
I always try to include unique and quirky companies, and having started wedding planning for my own special day, I’m quickly realising how difficult it can be to plan an ‘out of the box’ celebration. But this is where Wild Rose can help…
Can you tell me a little bit about the company? How/when did you start?
Wild Rose was set up by two old friends in 2011. We both came from events backgrounds – George worked arranging large festivals and Rose was an event planner for an Indian tent company!
We wanted to offer something really different and, although it sounded strange, we think it has worked: Indian tents with a vintage twist. Our look has been really popular with Brides & Grooms who wanted the wow factor but also to be a bit different.
Can you tell me about the tents you hire?
The tents are made from beautiful white cotton canvas which is very durable. The frames are what is known as ‘Clearspan’, meaning they are steel and have no internal poles which allows maximum use of space. They are also very strong!
The tents are lined with beautiful hand block-printed fabric in white & blue and are floored with coir matting. We also have low level furniture for a chill-out area and oodles of lanterns & lamps to create atmosphere.
I’m really struggling with my wedding planning, can you help?
We like to work closely with our clients are can help arrange as much of their big day as they want, from just the tent to catering, entertainment, decor & bell tent hire for sleepy guests.
We have a great array of contacts in the wedding industry so finding the right person/ company for the job is easy. We want to make sure that our brides & grooms have as little stress and as much fun when planning their wedding as is humanly possible.
Would you your top tips be when planning an outdoor, marquee wedding?
When planning an outside wedding there are of course the boring but all important things to consider:
- Is the ground level?
- What will we use for electricity supply and toilet access?
- Is the site likely to flood or get excessively muddy?
But there are also the really fun things to think about too:
- How will we light outside?
- Lanterns in trees, flares leading to the tents and maybe festoon lighting?
- How about hiring in some vintage games like skittles or a coconut shy.
- Bales of hay, covered in pretty fabric, to sit on and wild flower posys hanging in jars from every available gate or branch.
The list goes on and on but the rule of planning an outside wedding is always practicality first and then fun!
You can find more information on the Wild Rose Tent & Events website.
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