At last, the sun is shining! Finally, spring has (we hope) sprung and that means wedding fair season is officially upon us. It’s been a long time coming BUT we are delighted to report that Festival Brides favourite, Events Under Canvas, will be hosting its first ever ‘Event Under Canvas – the tipi and sailcloth tent showcase’ at their brand new HQ in Capel St. Mary, near Ipswich next weekend. If you are a bride with a hankering for a less traditional big day then this is one you will definitely not want to miss.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with EUC, let us introduce you! This award-winning Suffolk based company has been providing beautiful marquee alternatives, which now include tipis, sailcloths and stretch tents, across East Anglia since 2013. Headed up by founder Jenna Ackerley and supported by a crack team of event planners and logistical mega-minds, the ethically responsible business prides itself on offering a first-class service to its customers – and the reviews suggest they might just have nailed it.

They’ll be displaying their stunning range of structures from 11am until 3pm on both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April and the first 40 people through the gates will receive a free copy of Your East Anglian Wedding magazine in their goody bag. As well as checking out the stars of the show(case), you’ll also be able to take a look at their fab bell tents (glamping villages for-the-win), the novel little Nimbus and the incredibly versatile Kung. To top it off, there’ll be a whole host of fantastic extras to feast your eyes on – from their handmade furniture and bars, to fire pits, lighting and beautiful decorative touches we just know you’ll love.

If that was that we’d be pretty chuffed, but no wedding fair worth its salt is complete without a suitably impressive line-up of suppliers offering up oodles of inspiration… Thankfully, with a little black book packed full of talent, Events Under Canvas has pulled together a brilliant bunch who will be on hand to chat to you about every aspect of your day.

We asked Jenna what people could expect from the first Event Under Canvas:

“This is going to be our first solo showcase, so we’re all really excited! The reaction from brides and grooms has been amazing and that’s down in no small part to the fantastic tribe of suppliers who have signed up to show off their wares alongside us.  We want to create the kind of vibe we know our couples love, so it’s not going to be your traditional ‘salesy’ type wedding fair – we’ve asked people to just do what they do best and let that speak for itself. The aim is to offer a real glimpse into what your big day could look like – with styled zones and amazing floral displays, food and drink samples galore and sharing plates available to buy if all the planning leaves you peckish. We’ve got an eclectic array of musicians to provide the soundtrack as you wander through each of the spaces and loads of demos happening, as well as the coolest photographer to document proceedings. I think it’s going to be brilliant and, hopefully, just the start…”

So, whether you’re considering a more outdoorsy affair, you want to get a bit of face time with some excellent local suppliers, or you just need a little inspiration from the experts then clear the diary and get down to: Great Gilbert Farm, Old London Road, Capel St Mary, Suffolk, IP9 2JU next weekend! To make an appointment to chat to one of the team, call 01206 298074 or email]


Event Details…

What: An Event Under Canvas – The Tipi and Sailcloth Tent Showcase

When: Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Where: Great Gilbert Farm, Capel St. Mary, IP9 2JU

How much: FREE


Who’ll be there:

Gather & Feast

Chloe Lee Photography

Starry Eyed Weddings | Wedding Styling

Polly Pickle Designs

Beer & Co.

Suzanne Harrington Bride

Donimo Magic

The Sax Walker

The Classic Shaver

Hello Tuk Tuk Photobooth & Transport Hire

Gather Bars – The Duck & Pheasant

Queen Bee Coffee
Scarlett Allen MUA
Our Pretty Wedding

Gaye Drummond Flowers

B’s Cake Creations

Prosecco O’Clock

Glen Crisp
Mayveda Jewellery

Brown Birds Vintage Furniture & Prop Hire

Edward James Pizza Truck

Wow wow wow, what a line up and full of so many festival wedding suppliers. This is an event that should most definitely be on your hit list if you are planning a wedding.

For more details, please visit the events section on Events Under Canvas’ website.

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on the flip side.

Big Love

Laura xxx


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