What is your most memorable wedding?
to be honest... we only do so many each year rather than trundling them out one ofter the other, so all of them get personal attention and last a long time in the memory. As they are more involved, the long distance ones, like in Scotland or Ireland have a big impact.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unique, alternative, festival, circus, theatrical
What about your business are you most proud of?
Carving our own path. Hey.. we did our own diy wedding way back in 1993. A beamed village hall, friends doing catering, others dressing up as chauffeur with polished red 2CV, an arch of jugglers as we left the register, a Cajun band playing the music, a circus cabaret. Did we start the DIY wedding thing??!!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Despite all the planing and hard work.. on the day relax, chill and go with the flow. Enjoy yourself.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Recently we did a wedding for a graphic designer. She had table runners, napkins etc designed by herself crammed with imagery that told a story all printed on nice fabrics and looked beautiful.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
from first contact we chat and try to find out the basics , then return fire with imagery, links, a sample form that contains a good list of possible requirements and slowly we get to a point when its worth doing site visit, more chat, more plans..then pencil bookings, deposits and scheduling, more chat, more plans, more chat, more plans!
How do you create an ambiance in a marquee?
We have creative lighting and decor and do our best to work with the style you require and the environment we find ourselves in.. Quite often changes are made on the day to reflect the view etc. We love creative input from clients and will often help to install.
Where is the most exciting place that you have put a marquee?
The next event is the most exciting, from the drive in to the creation from a blank canvas to a wedding celebration!
What is your record time for putting up your marquee?
speed is not the best way to judge things.. we suggest you generally anticipate a day to install tent and equipment, a day to furnish and get creative. Things done too quickly may well go wrong!
What is your favourite design of marquee and why?
Ours of course! But if living in a different climate it would have to be the splendidly colourful and eccentric enormous Mogul empire royal tents or lavish Indian styles.