In this age of Instagram, more and more couples are looking for a unique and alternative venue to really show off the individuality of their wedding.
Whilst some might jet off to far flung corners of the earth to get hitched in exotic locations, others choose the full on, white wedding experience complete with church ceremony and traditional venue.
However, if you’ve got the outdoor space available, one of the fastest growing trends is to host your wedding at home in your back garden by hiring a huge marquee and styling it to meet your wildest desires. Whether you want to go vintage, Hollywood glamour, or craftalicious – there are no limits to what you can achieve.
Glass marquees work particularly well as the perfect neutral space where you can really go to town with your décor both inside and out. The large windows that surround the marquee not only allow natural light to flood in, but give guests panoramic views of impressive grounds or buildings. This provides an ideal opportunity to extend your styling outside and into the surrounding area.
Lighting in particular can be used to dramatic effect with glass marquees. Done well, it extends your wedding party outside, long into into the evening; highlighting particular features or projecting light shows onto nearby buildings or the marquee itself.
Using foliage as part of your wedding decor remains very much in. We particularly love the woodland look with beautiful bouquets and decorations with plenty of leaves. This not only follows the natural look trend, but is also a lot easier on the budget than most other styles! Good news all around.
The 1970s craft, Macramé, is officially back and it is a perfect trend for decorating your venue. Why not involve friends and family to help you create amazing handmade ceremony backdrops or table runners and bunting?
If you’re encouraging everyone outside, why not cater to them there too? Another emerging wedding trend is the use of a mobile bar. You can choose from anything from a vintage camper to a refurbished horse box as an additional bar for your wedding party.
Just one thing worth bearing in mind with a glass marquee is that it can can get very hot in direct sunlight. This can be easily dealt with by careful choice of where to place it in your venue. Remember, that the sun moves through the day, so a shaded spot in the morning may be in full sun by the late afternoon.
If you’re thinking of organising your perfect “back garden wedding” we are here to help. Marquees and Pavilions have a selection of glass marquees for hire, which can be configured to meet your exact needs. For more info please drop us a line or give us a call on 01844 208 371. We have also compiled an extensive list of frequently asked questions that may help you with your decision making.