…And my goodness is that a sight to behold: a gorgeous tipi and a sea view… Ummm, yes please! This morning we’re chatting to the fabulous North-West tipi supplier, Timber & Canvas! So if you’re looking for a fabulous crew to help you create the tipi wedding of your dreams, and not only that, but to help decorate it too with their incredible curated selection of decor and props, then boy did you click on the right link this morning!
Tell us a little about yourself…
Hello from Jude, Marty, Bert and the crew! We are Timber & Canvas, a small tipi company based in the North-West.
We love doing what we do, from setting up our show-stopping tipis at festivals and weddings, to our constant hunt for gorgeous styling extras and partner suppliers.
We’re an energetic, friendly lot, with an eclectic mix of musical tastes. You’ll find anything from Tamla Motown and disco to Brit Pop and Hacienda classics on our radio.
If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
The whole crew is mad on festivals and we’ve collectively been to a fair few in our time!
From Great British knees-ups like the super cool circus-style Bestival and the hallowed Glastonbury, to festivals in the sun all over Europe.
Our favourites are boutique festivals like Shambala and Boomtown, where there are tons of madcap things to discover, hidden away all over the site and of course, hundreds of seasoned festivallers and stallholders to get to know.
What made you decide to start Timber & Canvas?
We started Timber & Canvas because we wanted a living that was about getting out and about round the country, getting muddy in fields, working hard but having a laugh at the same time.
When we saw the tipis, we thought they were pretty special, and something about them made us think this could be a way to get the outdoors life that we were looking for. Not only do we get to be in the elements, but we get to work with this beautiful product, and make these already gorgeous locations look extra specially fantastic.
Tell us a little bit more about your products and services…
Our headline act is our British-made event tipis.
If you haven’t been inside an event tipi yet, well…they are truly magical. There is something about the natural feel of the materials, and the grand space you get that is unlike anything else you can find out there.
We have also curated a gorgeous collection of tableware and extra items so you can pair up your tipi with lookers like our reclaimed timber tables and industrial tableware. Our curated catalogue, plus all our advice and experience means we’ve got everything you need to put on your festival wedding.
What are some of your favourite memories + experiences from previous couples you’ve worked with?
Our favourite weddings are those that are stacked full of personality – most recently, we’ve worked with a couple to put on their very own beer festival, featuring beers and ciders brewed by the couple themselves.
Beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, everyone at the wedding loved choosing their own favourite brew. It felt like a really special, generous and – most importantly – mega-fun occasion.
If our readers were to order your tipis for their wedding, what can they expect?
Anybody coming to Timber & Canvas to plan their tipi wedding can expect a whole raft of creative ideas to help you achieve stand out styling. From your first chats with us about your plans to site visits with Marty, to the event itself, we’re friendly, imaginative and not afraid of getting stuck in with you.
Our job is to help you get you to your fabulous festival wedding, stress-free. Here’s a few words from one of our couples, Maddie & Ian:
What sets T&C above the others? Their prices are very competitive, and they have exceptional customer service. Nothing was too big or too small, they were generous with their time and ideas. Hassle free, warm and friendly. Quite simply, a lovely business from the loveliest people. Thank you, Maddie & Ian.
How do you know if Timber & Canvas is right for your wedding?
Timber & Canvas is the perfect fit for couples looking for a chilled out, design-conscious tipi wedding.
Come to us if you’re looking for your very own tipi main stage with maximum festival flavour, and find all you need from our range of on-trend tableware, props and accessories.
What’s your best piece of advice for couples who’re trying to choose their tipis?
Choose a supplier who you feel comfortable talking to, and who will try, from the very first email or call, to understand your plans.
Look for a supplier that will work at getting your event right, whatever the challenges.
Smaller suppliers sometimes have more time to dedicate to you, so don’t write them off straight away – find out more about them… They might be more like you than you think!
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
We love what they guys are about, and firmly believe you should never judge a company on its size, in so many instances smaller companies deliver amazingly personal, engaged service, because they can! And who doesn’t want that reassurance on their wedding day?
You can find Timber & Canvas in our festival wedding directory now!
Peace + Love