20150703-1513What up, lovely people!

How’s your week? Are y’all good? Now, to get straight down to it, we make it no secret that here at FBrides we LOVE a tipi wedding, so when we met Coastal Tents and they shared with us not only their beautiful tipis, but their stunning sailcloth tents we just had to get them on here to chat you!

If you’re searching for the perfect wedding tent, whether that’s the well-loved and ever popular tipi, or something a little more unusual, Coastal Tents are delivering on all fronts! Grab your fine self a cuppa and let’s get to know this incredible couple and their awesome business little better shall we?!

Oh! And I should totally mention that these fine people are hosting an open day on April 9th in Dorset where you can see the tents in action and book in with them to chat through your plans!






Tell us a little about yourself…

Hello! We are Owen and Carla and together we run Coastal Tents from our base in Swanage, Dorset. We are helped (read distracted!) by our new puppy Finn.

If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?

That is a tough one! We loved Latitude Festival in Suffolk for its beautiful setting but we would love to go to Benicassim. They always have a great line up, it is hot, sunny and by the sea.


Fire Place 2


Single Tipi

What made you decide to start Coastal Tents?

We had Tipis for our wedding and were looking for a change of lifestyle alongside a move to the sea. We moved from London and set up the business in Swanage where we can see the sea from the office!

Tell us a little bit more about your tents…

We wanted to help couples with their weddings after enjoying organising our own.

We fell head over heals in love with the Tipis and then found our new star, the Sailcloth tent. Both are a fantastic alternatives to the standard marquees and have a natural finish with timber poles.

The Tipis look great in rustic settings as well as manicured lawns, while the Sailcloth is a vision of art deco glamour.







What are some of your favourite memories + experiences from previous weddings + couples you’ve worked with?

We love working with all our couples because they are always excited when we turn up onsite! Our arrival usually signals the start of their wedding preparations. We really enjoy doing our winter weddings as much as the summer ones and have had great feedback from them all so far. One of our couples were so happy they took the time to email us the day after their wedding. It gives us great satisfaction knowing we have helped them with their special day.

If our readers were to hire your tents for their wedding, what can they expect?

Hiring a tent from us is the beginning of your wedding adventure.

Anyone planning an outdoor wedding will be looking for a marquee and our Tipis and Sailcloth tents provide a unique and stunning backdrop to your big day.

You can imagine woodland weddings with the Tipis…

‘Thank you for making our wedding so spectacular’

….or the Sailcloth soaring atop a coastal cliff top setting…

‘The way you really go the extra mile and were so helpful. You made everything possible and it was an absolute pleasure to deal with you both’

Personal service underlines everything that we do. From the first enquiry to arriving onsite we are always available to answer a whole host of questions to allow for peace of mind on the big day.



Tipi Basic Lighting


How do you know if Coastal Tents is right for your wedding?

Choosing a supplier should be based on what you want from your wedding. We find that meeting our potential clients first or being recommended is the best way to be chosen as a supplier.

What’s your best piece of advice for couples who’re trying to choose their wedding tents?

Go with your gut feeling as your wedding is a reflection of what you enjoy and want to share with your friends and family. If you would like something specific you can usually find it!

Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?

Living the dream! We have this motto on the wall of our office on a pretty print, which you can buy here.

Swedish Tables

Front Cover wrap around

Tipi DoorsThey sure are living the dream, and creating it for so many couples too!

You can find the awesome Coastal Tents in our directory now, head on over there and get chatting!

Peace + Love

Clare XO


Wedding beauty on its way!

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