Here at TUHQ we are still feeling an immense sense of pride and excitement following our wonderful weekend at Bride: The Wedding Show. Set amongst the prestigious grounds of Tatton Park in Knutsford (Cheshire), the show was a glittering success kicking off the start of our 2018 open events. Despite the gloomy weather, our tipi lights shone brightly, offering a cosy and inviting hub to escape the winter climates.
We absolutely love the Tatton show, and had the pleasure of exhibiting there in Feb 2017 - we just couldn't wait to be back! The buzz and excitement created at the show is just infectious. Not only that, but it’s the largest bridal show in Cheshire, so is a great way to showcase our tipis. We understand that they can be difficult to visualise, so allows people to see first-hand just how much they offer, and how much can be achieved.
As always, we wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to visit our tipis and discuss details for their event. We also felt super lucky to have had the opportunity to work alongside an abundance of amazing suppliers - all with such dedication for creating an incredible weekend. Shout out to Joseph Massie Flowers for supporting us with their gorgeous floral designs, and to Sarita White Photography for perfectly capturing the essence of our tipi.
We’re also really excited to share that we used our inside stall to announce the re-vamp/launch of our ‘Uniquely Styled’ furnishings range! Incase you weren’t already aware, our extensive range of furnishings can be hired throughout the year (subject to availability) for any kind of event. Click here to download our brochure, and have a browse of our completely bespoke rustic pieces and essential event equipment.
The design concept for our tipi was to create an atmosphere that boasted rustic elegance and timeless romance. In order to wow guests and bridal parties we gave each table a different, yet equally lavish, tablescape. We thought why stick to one theme when you can have four?! The crockery/glassware provided by Whitehouse Event Crockery, and the linens from Table Linen Company helped to complete the look on all tables. Our interior furnishings delivered a spectrum of shades and textures, and offered visitors plenty of inspiration for their own tipi celebrations.
For our sweetheart table we wanted to create the ultimate romantic setting for newly-weds - think trailing centre pieces of pastel blooms, and clusters of flickering candles. Above the table hung a whimsical-floating-floral arrangement made from wooden hoops, foliage, and hanging tea-lights. To ensure our table was luxurious throughout, we added plush seating, large storm lanterns and had sumptuous reindeer skins underfoot.
Since the industrial-romance trend is so big for 2018, we thought it only fitting to dedicate a whole table to it! Our rustic long table created the perfect base for our chic arrangement of geometric copper lanterns, and crisp slates of marble. To further enhance the non-traditional feel of the table, we opted for rose gold candles and matching cutlery.
For our second long table we used chiavari chairs to create a subtle blend of modern and traditional seating arrangements. Here the desired theme was simplistic rustic elegance, so had one leafy garland adorned with tall white candles running along the table. To maximise the woodland vibes of the table we also dressed it with blocks of wood and deep green moss. Our pin spots of interchangeable lighting helped to achieve a moody yet ambient atmosphere.
We’re always a bit biased when it comes to our rustic round table, so really wanted a centre piece that would do it the justice it deserves. Jospeh Massie provided us with a gorgeous blossom tree, complemented by delicate hanging tea-lights, in which towered above the rose gold accents of the table décor below. Our wooden cross-back chairs were the perfect partner for this tablescape, maximising the overall rustic charm.
Just incase our beautiful table arrangements weren’t enough, we brought in new and innovative ways to keep guests engaged and entertained - such as our much-loved donut wheel! Throughout the weekend guests could be seen relaxing on our quirky soft furnishings, whilst tucking into a treat from our delicious dessert table.
Our reclaimed ladder display and warming fire pit also proved to be focal points, adding another element of activity for guests to enjoy whilst revelling in the magic of our tipi.
In all honesty, we could carry on talking about this open weekend forever! We loved every second and cannot wait to exhibit there again next year.
If you didn't make it to this open weekend then no worries, we have plenty more coming up throughout the year, so get in touch for details! For now though we hope that this blog is enough to keep you going until you see our tipis in all their glory.
Our very best wishes
Tipi Unique x