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A tasty weekend ahead!

Fresh from the excitement of our most recent Open Weekend, there’s no relaxing for the World Inspired Tents team. As well as our nicely filled diary to keep us busy, we are now gearing up for the Exeter Food Festival where will be supporting our good friends from Darts Farm with the Food is Fun Teepees.

The teepees (or tipis as we usually call them!) lie at the heart of Exeter Food Festival, where visitors can “discover the essence of local and artisan food and drink”.  Offering a range of demonstrations, master classes and workshops, visitors can enjoy everything from pasty making with Chunk and a macaroon master class to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Have a look at the Festival Programme for full details of everything that is taking place over the weekend.

The Festival is held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and Northenhay Gardens in the centre of Exeter from 23rd to 25th April. For details about getting to the festival have a look here.

In the midst of our spring Open Weekends!

Another Open Weekend is behind us - the sun shone, the visitors smiled and the tipis looked absolutely beautiful!

The brilliantly talented team of stylists that joined us brought their own interpretations of the ‘rustic-luxe’ theme, and their ideas complemented each others beautifully.  With our old friend Jan from Devon Vintage China, and new acquaintances Natalie from Meadowsweet Vintage and Elle from Inspire Hire (complete with Kate Cullen linen, Oyster & Pearl stationery and a chandelier!), we were surrounded by creativity.

Dressing and styling of the tipis wouldn’t have been complete without the glorious blooms supplied by dear Jess from West Dorset Wedding Flowers by the Poundbury Florist.  From gypsophila to orchids and everything in between, her beautiful floristry complimented the stylist’s work superbly.

The infinitely generous and accommodating South West Event Hire supplied tableware and chairs, and did a fair bit of to-ing and fro-ing for us on set up day – thank you once again Gordon! 

Visitors needing advice and ideas on catering were in for a treat with Dartmoor Kitchen in the tipis – fresh from their Wedding Industry Award win.  We were also treated to a selection of mouth watering Tom’s Pies and an enormous carrot cake to keep the team’s energy levels up over the weekend.

All of the tipi loveliness was once again expertly captured by Sarah Lauren Photography (see above), the tipi wedding expert photographer and all round legend! Thank you so much Sarah.

Things would have been somewhat uncomfortable without Premier Luxury Loos, and the plushest facilities available on four wheels – they certainly contributed to the ‘luxe’ element of the weekend, completely dismissing even a hint of rustic!

Finally, on to our goody bags, and this year they were the best yet, packed with offers and samples. With treats from Wed Magazine, The Little Wedding Helper, Oakwood Soaperie, Cloud Nine Marshmallows, Wildflower Favours, Paper Tree and Bespoke Confetti – all our brides to be left with a smile.

And the fun isn’t over yet – for anyone who couldn’t make it to Darts Farm, this year we have a second spring Open Weekend at Burford Garden Company in the Cotswolds on 18th and 19th April.  With a new dream team of suppliers, we will be joined by Kate Cullen (styling), Acacia Floristry, Gilded Linens, Things By Laura, Parsnip Mash, Whitehouse Event Crockery and James Darling Photography.

For more information or to book an appointment please call us on 01271 851160 or email info@world-inspired.co.uk.

Dove Films and a summer tipi wedding

One of the nicest things about being part of World Inspired Tents is working with some super talented wedding and event industry professionals.  Last summer, a wedding held in our tipis was filmed by multiple award-winning Dove Films. Lucky for us, Joel Dove is not only very good at what he does, but he has also very generously agreed for us to share it with you!  Have a look at the glorious “Summer World Inspired wedding” film on our Video Gallery page for a flavour.

Our mutual customers, Sara and Jason, said that Dove Films created  “a PERFECT recording of the day” which made them “fall in love with the day all over again!”

If you are looking for a stunning cinematic wedding film packed full of substance, detail and creative energy, then Dove Films offer beautifully stylish films throughout the South West. Totally unobtrusive in their filming approach they capture the finest details and emotions in a glorious cinematic style, allowing couples to relive and share their most special day.

Dove Films have built up a trusted service that comes highly recommended by clients, photographers and wedding venues throughout the South West, and are frequent winners of the Westcountry Wedding Awards. 

Winter tipi weddings and the brilliant Gorgeous Films!

Despite the Nordic heritage and all round super hardiness of our Giant tipis, it would seem that lots of folk out there in wedding and event land that still think of tipis as a summer option.  To help demonstrate just how fantastic the tipis are for winter events, we would like to share a rather beautiful winter wedding film (over on our Film Gallery page), which was captured by the amazing Gorgeous Films and stars the very lovely (and generous) Kira and AJ in the leading roles as Bride and Groom!

With open fires, space heaters and oodles of candles and fairy lights, the tipis provide a cosy, warm and truly magical and space for a winter wedding or Christmas party.  We can recommend some stunning venues which are perfect for pitching tipis in the winter, and can even offer an out of season discount for bookings between October and April.

And on to the FABULOUS filmmakers…. With 10 years experience of creating wedding and event films, and having solid backgrounds in the TV industry, the Gorgeous Films team have now filmed over 800 events.  Their work is first-class and is endorsed by some of the country’s most beautiful venues including Blenheim Palace, The Savoy, Highclere Castle and Babington House.  The team pride themselves in their unobtrusive approach and commitment to never stage anything, allowing them to produce natural footage and sensitively capture special moments – which they have certainly done in this case!

A huge thanks to all at Gorgeous Films, and to Kira & AJ for their generosity.

Giant tipi events by World Inspired Tents

This winter our trusty crews have pulled out all the stops and built not one but two enormous configurations for large tipi events; an epic 70th birthday bash and a formal military ball.

Both set-ups used seven of our giant Nordic tipis connected to create one large event space, with the addition of catering tents, flooring, lighting and furnishings.  Both events called for reception areas, bars, dance floors and dining space for 250+ guests.  The crews had their work cut out (and limited daylight hours) to get the structures assembled and furnished, but they nailed it!

The images above are courtesy of James Darling Photography.  James has a photojournalistic background and unobtrusive reportage style that was perfect for capturing the atmosphere, space and fun of the evening – not to mention the magnificent blooms!  The super-talented Phillip Taylor Corps created these stunning displays.  With his art-school training and portfolio that includes numerous film and TV commissions, he was the perfect florist for a job of this scale!

Although we love the challenge of a large set up, we are also more than happy to create cosy, intimate spaces for smaller celebrations (see our Floor Plans for some of the options).  Whatever the size of your event, our team are always happy to have an informal chat or provide a detailed quotation.  Call on 01271 851160 or email info@world-inspired.co.uk.

A very special thanks to James Darling for generously sharing these beautiful images.

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