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.



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.



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.







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.



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.



All about Me


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.



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.





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!



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.



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.




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


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


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