We were recently at The National Gay Wedding Show Live at the Phones 4 U Arena on Saturday 10th of January. We headed down to the show with our Baby Tipi to celebrate gay marriage now becoming legal in the UK and had a great time meeting all the Brides & Grooms. Our Baby Tipi attracted a lot of attention standing tall and all dressed up waiting for everyone to come and have a peek inside their possible outdoor venue.
Our Baby Tipi would typically be used for a chill out area, a children’s play area or a Honeymoon Suite but for the show we wanted to showcase how you can transform your tipi with different styles for your big day. Our Tipi was open at the front and its poles were covered in fairy lights to give it that magical effect; we also had our crystal chandelier hanging from up high to show everyone how glamorous our tipis can be!
To show what types of different styles you can have in a tipi we decorated one of our tables with a white table cloth and a hessian runner. We paired this with silver milk churns full of flowers and our cream lanterns as the centre pieces. We then dressed the table with a dinner set for 6 and had the cutlery and napkins tied with twine to complete the look.
We set our second table with a very rustic look; we had the hessian runner down the centre with our lavender centre pieces and the napkins folded on the side. This was a very simplistic but beautiful layout and to finish it off we added reindeer skins to the benches to give it that extra oomph.
Our Baby Tipi had clear panels on the back to set the perfect setting at night time to let the night sky in and we also had the top of our tipi open and the sides up for everyone to see. This created the cloud of questions asking about what if it rained; so on that note I would just like to add that our Baby Tipis do come with a rain hood & our Big Hat Tipis come with a rain kit and entrances that can be fitted to prevent any drips from the outside. Our tipis are weather proof so you are not limited to any seasons throughout the year; you can have your party come rain or shine in your tipi venue.
We also teamed up with the Word is Love on Saturday and had some fantastic light up letters featuring on either side of our tipi. The Word is Love hire out a catalogue of light up letters ranging from the word LOVE, light up hearts and every letter of the alphabet so you can have your names spelt out on your big day. You can hire letters in different light up styles and colours; and if it is not in the catalogues then they want to hear your ideas so they can see what they can make for you for your special occasion. The Word is Love exists because they love to wow and excite and they certainly do not disappoint.
The National Gay Wedding Show was a great event and it allowed us to show off our tipi to everybody! Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our blog on our five favourite stands down at the show to see what we loved and to give you that extra wedding inspiration!