As a wedding photographer who has photographed all different types of weddings, I can hand on heart say that nothing beats a luxury wedding marquee.
The energy at these weddings, no matter the couple, has always stood out compared to my other weddings. I wish I could put my finger on why. It might have to do with the fact the bar is so accessible and beckons guests to cut loose. Or possibly it comes down to the fact that marquees are a blank canvas that easily reflect the couple – thus creating a vibe that feels familiar and relaxing to all in attendance.
It’s probably a combination of all that and more. All I know is that marquee weddings are truly something else. And thanks to the rise in popularity for luxury and large marquee hires over the two decades, there are loads of jaw-dropping ideas to transform these tents into the stuff of dreams. Plus some truly unique marquee wedding hire companies have turned the world of outdoor weddings on their heels.
5 places to get your modern marquee wedding inspiration
You’re looking to create memories that will last a lifetime, and inspiration is truly everywhere. To help you create the marquee wedding of your dreams, here’s where you can find the best ideas:
1. Luxury marquee hire companies
If you haven’t yet talked to at least one wedding tent company yet, I’d encourage you to do so (our friends at House of Hud, Arabian Tents and Pearl Tent are an incredible resource). These marquee hire companies have look books for you to browse and have a wealth of props and decorations to hire. They will also chat with you about your dream wedding – bringing the vision to life by drawing on their extensive expertise.
Pinterest is your best friend for curating your wedding marquee inspiration. To get you started, have a look at the board embedded below. You can also search for pins such as marquee wedding ideas and marquee wedding decor. Searching trends, themes or colours also works well, such as boho marquee wedding, safari marquee wedding, or blush marquee wedding.
Instagram can also be your best friend when planning a luxury marquee wedding. Have a look at broad hashtags like #marqueewedding #marqueedecor #weddingmarquee as well as hashtags specific to your region like #marqueehiresussex. You can also look at the accounts of wedding planners, prop hire and marquee hire companies on Instagram for inspiration. When you see something you like, you can click the save icon to a folder within Instagram, or copy the image URL to create a pin on your wedding Pinterest board.
4. Wedding blogs
Using the search bar on most wedding blogs, you can find loads of marquee wedding inspiration. The best ones to browse? I recommend following this link to Ruffled Blog marquee weddings and browsing the published marquee weddings on Style Me Pretty.
5. Wedding planners
Wedding planners are visionaries. I’ve seen the finished results from their stunning mood boards, and stood in awe at their ability to bring together all the details that create that wow factor. For your luxurious marquee wedding, get in touch with Weddings by Emma Louise, Hire Societies, Weddings by Jenna Hewitt, Susie Evans, or Pocketful of Dreams.
You want your wedding to be remembered for a lifetime, but memories fade and details are forgotten. As a luxury wedding marquee photographer, I know the importance of photographing everything from the details to the moments. You deserve to have and remember it all.