Like many of you, I wanted a space I could customize to my liking on my wedding day. We opted to rent a Sperry Tent for our reception, and it was the perfect (beautiful!) blank canvas! Seating guests under a tent, as we did, is an obvious wedding choice, but tents can be the perfect backdrop to almost every part of your wedding day. We’re sharing ideas for some of those lesser-known tent moments today, inspired by our friends at Sperry Tents!
Let’s start at the beginning: the ceremony! Tenting your ceremony site is a wise idea in the South, given our sweltering temps and strong sun. And of course, if it happens to rain on your big day like it did for Jess and Aaron (above), you’re already covered!
As the ceremony concludes, a Sperry Tent is the perfect way to visually mark the cocktail hour as a distinct event! Ushering guests into a new environment will keep them engaged and offer an opportunity for fun decor, like the garland and sign above.
Sophie Epton Photography
If you decide against tenting your entire cocktail or reception space, tenting just a portion of it can still make a huge impact! Guests will love venturing into a smaller tent to order a drink at the bar, kick off their heels on comfy sofas, or pose in front of a photo booth.
Of course, we still love the idea of tenting your entire reception space — and we know your guests will, too. Whether you add flooring, a dance floor, custom lighting, or heaters, everyone will feel right at home in the space you’ve carefully crafted.
Our last tenting opportunity falls at the end of the evening! Make like our Volume 7 couple Callie and Jamie and erect a tent just for your late-night dance party. Their guests transitioned into a Sperry Tent for dancing and late-night snacks after dining al fresco, and from the photos, it looks like that decision really helped end their celebration with a bang.
Whenever you choose to employ a tent on your wedding day, we absolutely hope you choose a Sperry Tent to do it. The quality of a Sperry from sawmill to event site is second to none, and the end result is simply beautiful – handhewn wooden pools, snappy sailcloth, pretty corner patches, and merry pennant flags waving in the breeze above it all. All of Sperry’s design decisions prioritize craftsmanship and have a gorgeous, classic aesthetic that’s at home anywhere from a field to a beach to a manicured backyard. You simply can’t go wrong!
For more information on Sperry Tents and to find a specialist near you, head to their website! For weddings and events in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia, contact Sperry Tents Southeast directly.
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