OK, so no word of a lie, when I first laid eyes on the supplier I’m about to introduce to you, my jaw hit the floor and I pretty much fell off my chair for swooning so hard.
Guys, meet Bears & Butterflies.
We’re so stoked to have this lovely family-based business on the blog, so without any further ado…
Oh, and Ps. do check out their website, their brand is so on point! [hearts for eyes]
Tell us a little about yourself…
We are a husband and wife team – Brook and Rebecca. We’re based in Bristol and set up Bears & Butterflies after our own wedding earlier this year. We love all things outdoorsy, handmade and unique. We also love bears and butterflies, obviously. Not the scary, angry kind of bears though…
If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
Secret Garden Party. Great music, beautiful location and an awesome vibe, what’s not to love? We would both love to go, but sadly SGP keeps eluding us – maybe 2016 is the year!
What made you decide to start Bears & Butterflies?
We got married in a really rural spot and wanted stylish but affordable accommodation but were unable to find quite what we were after. After a minimal amount of deliberation we decided to take the plunge and set up our own luxury bell tent hire company. And so Bears and Butterflies was formed!
Tell us a little bit more about your bell tents…
Our bell tents are cleverly designed so there is no awkward central pole getting in the way. This means we can happily fit in a double airbed despite them only being 3m in diameter. Cute and cosy!
Whether you’re a seasoned camper with all the kit or a complete novice looking for your first glamping experience, Bears & Butterflies can cater for all needs with our variety of packages. If you can’t find exactly what you’re after please get in touch and we will try our best to come up with a solution.
The beauty of a canvas tent is that it keeps you cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold weather. If you’re lucky enough to be camping when it’s really warm, simply roll up the sides of the bell tent and let the breeze blow through!
If our readers were to hire your bell tents for their wedding, what can they expect?
We have two packages – either just the tents themselves or the tents furnished with everything you’ll need. We also have lots of fabulous extras, which you can add on to really impress your guests.
Once you’ve chosen what you want, get in touch and then we’ll sort out the nitty gritty bits and arrange a delivery day. We’ll come along and pitch, furnish and decorate the tents. When all the fun has been had, we’ll come back and take them all down.
We understand how important your wedding day is to you so feel free to throw any requests at us and we’ll try our best to make them happen!
We don’t like to blow our own trumpet so here are some lovely words from a recent couple whose wedding Bears & Butterflies was at:
Wow! Your bell tent village fitted in perfectly with our wedding style. The guests loved staying in them and we loved our special newlyweds bell tent! From the moment we first got in touch you guys were true professionals and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Love, love, love!
How do you know if Bears & Butterflies is right for your wedding?
Go with your heart! If after looking at our website you think our bell tents will fit in with your wedding vibe then drop us a line. We know organising weddings can be super-stressful so we’ll do everything within our power to make things as simple as possible.
What’s your best piece of advice for couples who are planning their wedding?
Don’t stress (too much)! Weddings are a fun and fabulous celebration of your love, with all the people you love. On the day you’ll have an amazing time and no-one will notice if one of the usher’s socks clash with his tie. Try not to lose too much sleep worrying over small details (especially those you have no control over!) in the months running up to the big day. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, enjoy every second!
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
That’s a hard one. We’re all for embracing every second and doing what you love and what makes you happy. However, we came across this quote the other day though and thought it pretty much summed up our lives:
“When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, ‘Plot twist!’ and move on.”
Bears & Butterflies: you’re nailing it!
Brides-to-be: you can (and you really should) go check them out in our directory now! Yes, this instant
Peace + Love