Tipis, Tents and the return of Boho

If you were thinking of having your wedding in a Tipi or a tent this year, this is definitely the blog for you. As the weather warms, the tent and tipi open days start becoming more frequent, along with the number of outdoor weddings. Lucky for us, Whitehouse has had the pleasure of providing crockery for a variety of Tipi, marquee and tent open days: PapaKata, Boutipi, All about me and Serentipi all used Whitehouse products to showcase their beautiful venues, with each having their own unique styling. We’ve seen tent weddings rising exponentially over the past few years, perhaps because of global warming and increasing temperatures, but hopefully because they allow for such a broad range of colour schemes and themes. This means that no matter the bride, they are guaranteed to provide a venue that fits into their concept of a perfect wedding. To celebrate these fantastic companies, we’ve provided a little overview of each of the open days, with an insight into the different styles that each company has.

Boutipi

https://www.boutipi.co.uk/

Voted England’s No.1 Tipi provider last year, we thought the Boutipi Open Weekend would be a good place to start. The company was started when one of the founding members was looking for something different and unique for their special day. Inspired by Scandinavian tipis, they fell in love instantly took inspiration for both their own wedding and their company. Made in Moskosel, Northern Sweden, Boutipi’s website say that their tipis can ‘meet the British polar winters or warm summer days’, meaning that you don’t have to be able to predict weather in order to hire our these tents.

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Boutipi chose to style our crockery in 3 different scenarios, making for some absolutely exquisite photos. The first two pictures showcase a very classic boho look: mixing the gold tones of our crockery with rustic wooden tables and lilac fabrics. When you think of a wedding in a tent, this is probably what comes to mind. The next two took a slightly more delicate approach, using our detailed charger plates to give the table an intriguing, fairytale-esque look with wildflowers dappled across the table. We can picture this look for both a wedding or a party, with the fun designs and minimal decor working perfectly within the tent. The final style showed the flexibility of the tents, creating a fresh, white look with beautiful hanging florals. The mixture of whites and silvers showcase the openness of hiring out a tipi and, though they state that they can be used in any weather, we’ll always love the look of sunlight streaming in.

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Serentipi

https://www.serentipi.co.uk/

At the bottom of the Serentipi website it says ‘Ordinary is not an option.’ We love this mantra, and believe that they fulfil this every time they hire out their tents and tipis. Their ‘Katas’ create the most intimate spaces, paired with beautiful lightings and raw wooden tables, Regional winners of the 2019 wedding industry awards, they, like Boutipi, have a great deal of experience and prestige under their belt. We love that on their ‘story’ they say ‘Our dedicated team will be there at every stage, from choosing your venue and suppliers, to adding those little personal touches to create magical memories for you and your guests,’ showing how invested they are in every event they are involved in.

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Serentipi hit the boho mark much more on the head with their weekend, making sure that every detail, from their crochet table runners and chrome candle holders, would run in the same vein. Using our Eliza charger plates, they transformed these long benches into something ‘hippy chic’, topping off the ambience with fabulous climbing fairy lights. With a much darker feeling, Serentipi has definitely found their stride by using fabulous green foliage on the table and at the top of the tent, with bold, modernist stationary reminding us that these are photos from the present day, not the 70s. One thing they definitely have in common with Boutipi, apart from the obvious thing, is that they also love using our gold crockery. And hey, we’re not complaining.

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All about Me

https://www.marqueesandevents.com/environmental-policy

All about me have fabulous tipis and marquees to hire for a huge variety of occasions. We are also impressive with how deeply they care about the environmental impact of their tipis. On their website they state that ‘All About Me are dedicated to maintaining a natural, clean environment. That’s why we’ll make absolutely sure that the venue for your tipi looks as wonderful afterwards as it did when we found it.’ This is a fantastic thing to think about, since we often forget that pitching up a tipi can affect the environment negatively.

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Bathed in light from the giant neon letters at the back of the tent, All about Me definitely went more for a rustic theme, using logs as candle holders and keeping the colour scheme to browns, greens and creams. Not many people have used our green charger plates, since they can be see as quite garish in lots of situations. Within this scene, however, they blend in perfectly, making it feel like everything is made from natural resources. We love how the venue feels both intimate and grand at the same time, which is one of the best parts of having your wedding in a tipi.

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PapaKata

https://www.papakata.co.uk/

The first thing you see when you search for PapaKata is the fabulous statement that ‘ALL THE BEST PARTIES HAPPEN IN A PAPAKÅTA TENT’. Now, though we can neither confirm nor deny this is true, they certainly have a lot of evidence to back themselves up. As well as boasting beautiful tipis, Papakata have also moved into the wonderful world of sperry tents. As you can see in the photos below, they used the same products for both tents, however the end product feels so different for each due to the nature of the different venues. They both look incredible, which, we can imagine, make its incredible hard when you’re choosing between the two!

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Gold once again featured heavily in the Papakata tipi and tent, which we certainly can’t blame them for [wood and gold just work too well together!] Mixing this with subtle pastels, feathery florals and string bulb lights, the whole tone of both venues is kapt very minimal and calm. Light and dark wood are dappled throughout, matching the beams that hold up the operations. Though it is slightly more subtle, it is definitely still as impressive. With a history as fantastic as PapaKata’s, there’s no way you could go wrong booking from them.

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So there we are! What a magical time we had providing the crockery for all these incredible companies. We could honestly say that no matter who you choose, you will have a magical day, filled with laughter and happiness. We’ve included a link to each of the websites, making it easy for you to check out each one if you want to. Hopefully you’re totally convinced to have a tipi wedding, or at least that Whitehouse Crockery has everything you need to work with your theme. To get more inspiration for your wedding or event, just check out our social media pages below.

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Credits:

Boutipi:

Tents/Tipis: Boutipi ➼ Photographer: Fossca/Aden Priest ➼ Stylist: Rustic Rose ➼ Stationary: Lonetree weddings ➼ Venue: Aldby Park ➼ Venue Host: Louisianna Weddings

Seretipi:

Photographers: Jenny Appleton/ Jo Greefield/ Adam Hudson/ Lucy Mlt/ Leesha Williams/Nathan Dainty ➼ Venue: Serentipi ➼ Prop hire: Born Boho ➼ Florals: Campbell Flowers ➼ Stationary: Raspberry Toast ➼ Cakes: Storeybook Wedding Cakes ➼ Wood-fired Pizza: Mr & Mrs Pickwick’s Traditional Baked Entertainment: The Song Smith Catering: Complete Catering Service Photobooth: Viva La Booth

All about Me:

Styling: Kristin @ Mr x Mrs W ➼ Flowers: Living Colour Floral Design ➼ Tipi: All About Me ➼ Venue: Duddon Mill Farm ➼ Linen: The Linen Hire Manchester ➼ Photographers: Claire Penn/Mr x Mrs W

Papakata:

Teepees/sperry tents: Papakata ➼ Photography: Lucy Davenport ➼Venue: Escrick Park Estate ➼Bar: Mix and Twist ➼ Cake: Cherry Blossom Cakes ➼ Florist Sperry: Leafy Couture ➼ Florist Teepee: Aelisabet Flowers ➼ Stationary: Lonetree Weddings ➼ Photobooth: Booth Revolution ➼ DJ: DJ Batezen ➼ Linen: Just 4 Linen

Crockery of the Month – May 19

This month’s crockery of the month is a set of glasses that you will have seen plenty of here at Whitehouse. Though our crockery of the month posts have been aboutlesser-known items in the past, we thought we’d use this month to show off the item that seems to have eclipsed all others in its popularity. It has a gold rim, comes in a champagne flute, red and white wine glass and tumbler, it has a spiralled stem and beautifully sleek shape. Any clue what it is? I guess we’ll tell you.

This month’s is…Cara!

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Belvoir castle

If you follow Whitehouse on any kind of social stream you will have seen this beautiful set a multitude of times. Not only do they work effortlessly in eccentric, grand weddings, but they also steal the limelight in close, intimate occasions. Of course, gold has been a bride favourite for a long time now, but we believe it is Cara’s simplicity that also gives it an edge over other products. We have hundreds of photos from shoots, weddings and events that showcase Cara in the most exquisite situations; shining on its own or creating its own subtle aura within the midst of a larger scene. Either way, we can see why it has stolen the hearts of many brides and grooms alike, which is why we thought it was time to compile some of the best photos together to create a Cara portfolio for you all to enjoy. For each set, we’ve looked at the style of the photos, the colours that it has been matched with and our favourite piece of styling, just to give you an insight into how us Whitehouse folk look at these pictures.

Askham Hall

Style: Modern and sleek

Colour scheme: Grey, black and gold

Favourite thing: These incredible matt-grey candles – such an interesting twist on a staple part of a table-setting.

Other Whitehouse pieces: Scarlett gold charger plates, Valentine porcelain plates and Grace cutlery

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Boutipi

Style: Boho and DIY

Colour scheme: Light brown, lilac and green

Favourite thing: These hanging bulbs create the most intimate ambience, especially when they’re inside a tent.

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Delamere Manor

Style: Chic and minimal

Colour scheme: Maroon, pastels and white

Favourite thing: Delicate stationary always works perfectly with certain pieces in our selection, these stylists knew exactly the right type of paper to sit atop our items.

Other Whitehouse pieces: Scarlett gold charger plates, Valentine porcelain plates, Grace cutlery.

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Broughton Hall

Style: Clean and minimal

Colour scheme: White and gold

Favourite thing: We love these vintage photos in the centre of the table, adding a sense of nostalgia to this couple’s special day.

Other Whitehouse pieces: Daisy gold charger plates and Alice cutlery.

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The Savoy, London

Style: Eccentric floral explosion

Colour scheme: White, pink and gold

Favourite thing: Is it possible to say everything?

Other Whitehouse pieces: Sienna gold/Eliza clear charger plates and Eden cutlery.

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So there we have Cara, working its magic in all the best scenarios. Interestingly, though they are often included in different colour schemes, they are paired with many of the same items. We love the Cara and the Scarlett matched together, since their gold rims make sense in the same situation, however we would highly recommend thinking outside the box, trying Cara with different colours and styles to see for yourself how it can work in [literally] any setting. To see more Cara, and hopefully a few other pieces from Whitehouse, follow us on all of our social media pages.

Credits:

Belvoir Castle

Photography: @rachaelconnertonVenue: @belvoircastleStyling and Planning: @nataliehewittweddingsFlorist: @floraldecoweddingflowersCake: @couturecakesnlStationary: @rosepressLinen Runner: @madphilomenaFurniture: @rosetoneeventfurniture

Askham Hall

Venue:@askham_hallEvent Styling: @tebbeyandcoCalligraphy: @neatcreativeFlorals:@madeinflowersCandlesticks: @narrativehireCandles: @goodsforgatheringsLinen: @special_occasion_linen

Boutipi

Tents: @boutipiPhotographer: @adenphotoStylist: @rustic_rose_company ♣ Stationary: @lonetreeweddings ♣ Venue Host: @louisiannasweddings ♣ Venue: Aldby Park

Delamere Manor

Floral decor: @the_weddingfairy ♣ Photography: @zehraphotographyyCake: @littlebuttonbakeryStationery: @bymoonandtideVenue: @delameremanor

Broughton Hall

Planner: @heleneriksenweddings Stationary: @silkbeau ♣ Cake: @pink_frosting_cake_company ♣ Florals: @flowerdesignevents ♣ Hair: @wedlocks_ ♣ Dress: @casablancabridal ♣ Venue: @broughtonhallestate

The Savoy, London

Masterclass: @thefloralexperienceFloral designer: @karentraneventsWedding & Event Planner: @plannedforperfectionVenue:@thesavoylondon with @savoyweddings @misssashacullen& @pennyweddingsSupport florist: @wildaboutflowerRoses: @rosaprimarosesFlowers: @gfreshpietCake designer @elizabethscakeemporiumBand: @thefunctionbandStationery:@ananyacardsProduction: @luminaire_eventsPhotography: @stuartwoodphotoKaren’s Gown: @brownsbrideKaren’s jewellery: @boodlesjewelleryTableware:@whitehouse_crockeryHair & Make up: @gemsuttonArtist: @liveeventartistChairs: @eventdecorhireEntertainment: @dream_performance& @sophieadamsballetcoLinen: @just_4_linen @Sasha’s gown: @theweddingclub1