PapaKata Tipi

PapaKåta 2018 Spring/Summer Open Weekend

If you are thinking of having a tipi or Sperry tent for your wedding then you must visit the PapaKåta 2018 Spring/Summer Open Weekend, taking place on the 17th and 18th March.

Romantic Meadow Styling

For this open weekend PapaKåta is working with wedding and event planner Natalie Hewitt to create ‘Romantic Meadow’ styling. They’ll showcase their exceptional tipis and Sperry Tents with contemporary tablescapes and up-to-date florals, whilst keeping the look coherent and classic.

PapaKata Tipi

Summer morning sun was at the forefront of their minds for this design concept. Creating a light, bright and airy feel is key to styling a spring/summer tipi wedding, and their design inspiration oozes style, luxury and sophistication.

Think bringing the outside in, with floral installations creating the most incredible alternative world within PapaKåta’s stunning tents. Key styling elements will create some incredible pops of colour and great focal points, whilst making the most of PapaKåta’s beautiful portfolio of finishing touches. Their aim is to showcase a modern and stylish set-up, giving you some ideas for a unique and striking wedding.

Open Weekend Highlights

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect from the PapaKåta 2018 Spring/Summer Open Weekend…

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The Duke Mini Wedding Collection

The Duke Mini Wedding Collection

Making wedding plans? Come along to The Duke Mini Wedding Collection for an evening of ideas and inspiration. This free wedding show is a chance to see work showcased by an array of The Duke Cornwall‘s recommended wedding suppliers. Taking place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 15th March 2018, the Mini Wedding Collection promises an evening of fantastic displays and entertainment, with plenty of creative ideas to inspire your vision for your upcoming wedding day.

Explore the Venue

The evening will also show how some of the hotel’s most popular function rooms look when prepared for a wedding. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see their sensational spaces lit and decorated in full celebratory glory. See chairs and tables beautifully dressed, wedding items on display and entertainment to complete the feel of a wedding day.

The Duke Mini Wedding Collection

Taking place across the Ballroom, Hayward Room and Millbay Room, you’ll get a sense of the variety of spaces available. They’ll open up the honeymoon suite and a selection of bedrooms too, for a glimpse of the luxury accommodation available to you and your guests.

Meet the Team

The Mini Wedding Collection is also a chance to meet The Duke’s expert team and discuss ideas for your day. With extensive knowledge and experience, The Duke’s experts are adept at making the most this iconic venue’s stunning features. They’ll be on-hand to discuss how the hotel’s diverse range of spaces and flexible packages could work for your wedding.

The event is free and open to engaged couples only. Come along for a fun and inspiring evening, and to see this unique setting in action as a magical wedding venue. Book your free place here.

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3LG

South West WedMeetup Organisers

South West WedMeetup, February 2018

In 2015 I was invited to be a keynote speaker at one of the Cornwall WedMeetups. Now, entrepreneurs Hazel Parsons and Jenny Wren, the team behind Cornwall and Devon WedMeetup, have announced the launch of South West WedMeetup, an exciting two day business extravaganza open to wedding suppliers in the South West.

The South West’s Biggest Wedding Supplier Event

The event will offer networking opportunities and business insights aplenty for attendees. Key highlights will include a wedding business help desk, trade show, marketing and empowerment workshops, and an impressive line-up of speakers.

South West WedMeetup Organisers

Where and When

South West WedMeetup will take place on 26th – 27th February, 10am to 4.30pm, at Deer Park Country House Hotel in Devon. The two day extravaganza is set to welcome more than 200 wedding businesses from the South West of England – from Bristol to Cornwall. It is the place to be if you are looking to develop and grow your business in 2018.

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Beige Python Farfalla Bridal Shoes from Aruna Seth

Win Bridal Shoes from Aruna Seth, Worth £650

Did you see our feature on Friday showcasing the incredible Aruna Seth bridal shoes? Well, we’re delighted to team up with Aruna Seth to give you the chance to win bridal shoes of your choice, up to the value of £650.

Beige Python Farfalla Bridal Shoes from Aruna Seth

There are so many beautiful styles in the bridal shoe collection, including the infamous Farfalla shoe with the trademark butterfly. Whether you are looking for a comfy pair of ballerina style pumps, an open toe pair for a summer wedding, or a pair of shoes to wow the crowds, you will find your dream shoes in the Aruna Seth collection. Many Aruna Seth styles are also available in their amazing Tiffany blue colour, so these could also be your ‘something blue’!

The Prize

You could win bridal shoes of your choice from Aruna Seth, up to the value of £650. Browse the range at

How to Enter

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PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend

PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend 2017

PapaKåta are the folks who specialise in hiring giant teepees and sperry tents, giving you the perfect space to create your own magical wedding. Pop along to the PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend on 14th – 15th October 2017 to enjoy a ‘festival like’ wedding event and see for yourself how amazing their teepees and tents are.

PapaKåta is using autumn inspiration to create breathless tablescapes and glamorous styling decor ideas. The open weekend is the perfect place to see the beautiful tents in all their glory and gain inspiration you for your own wedding or event.

PapaKåta Autumn Wedding Inspiration Weekend

The idyllic setting and natural surroundings of Escrick Park will once again be home to the Sperry Tent and Teepees for the autumn open weekend. It’s a stunning wedding venue just a stone’s throw from York City centre.

Suppliers and Highlights

During this event there will also be lots of wonderful suppliers to help you with every stage of your wedding planning. Michelle Kelly of Pocketful of Dreams is in charge of the design and styling, with floral inspiration courtesy of Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design and teepee florals by Hart Company.

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