We made it! It’s Friday and we are sending you off to the weekend with news of what sounds like a very cool and very ‘Festival Brides’ wedding event put on by one of our recommended Tipi suppliers, Timber and Canvas.

Set in the lush grounds of a spectacular manor house in Leicestershire and featuring not one, but THREE different tipi setups to tour, this is going to be a festival wedding couples dream. You will have a direct line to all the right suppliers needed to create that perfect festival wedding and you will also be able to draw on Timber and Canvas’ experience on how to dress such an event. But that’s not the best part – oh no! The best part are the discounts both Timber and Canvas and their suppliers will be offering on the day such as a 10% discount off of all their tipis.

Tipi Fest 2017 will take place at Grace Dieu Manor School in Leicestershire on Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 11am to 4pm. More details on everything you need to know about the show is below so get your wedding planner out and get Tipi Fest 2017 in the diary!

On A Mission….

Words by Timber and Canvas

Last time we caught up with Festival Brides, we were just having a sit-down after a belter of a season travelling the length and breadth of the UK – from hop farms in Kent, to wild and windy fishing lodges in the Highlands – with our beautiful British tipis in tow.

These days, we’re a wee bit plumper around the edges, with two new tent ranges on the way, and the grand opening of Timber & Canvas Scotland all set for 2018.

As we bring these super cool new structures into our catalogue, and as we follow the Irn Bru trail, we’ll make sure to keep all our Festival Brides readers updated – because as we say, blogs may come and go, but Festival Brides is for life.

Before all of that though, we’ve got the 411 on a huge and hugely exciting event we’ve currently got cooking up round t’back. Get your diaries out!

Your Bad Selves….

When couples come to Timber & Canvas wanting the ultimate festival wedding, we can’t help but get a little bit giddy… we know what’s coming our way, and we love it.

Not only are our tents, props and styling going to have an absolute field day, we just know that the badasses on the other end of the phone are going to be serving up some of the very coolest in British creativity and alternative style.

From pugs in tutus to Celtic beauties in 80s crinoline, dodgems in the garden to naked tipis in the hills, home-brewed wedding ale to handmade wedding rings… our brides and grooms never fail to make us drool.

So, we thought, what better way to celebrate the spirit of our ever original twosomes than to dedicate our whole spring open day to the festival bride?

Thusly and therefore, Timber & Canvas are proud to present to you… drum roll please… #tipifest2017 !!

Set in the lush grounds of a spectacular manor house in Leicestershire (available for hire) and featuring not one, but THREE tipi setups to tour, this is going to be festival wedding planners’ direct line to all the right people.

Loads of our suppliers will be bringing their best offers and promotions for anyone who turns up, including our very own, smash-out-the-park 10% discount on any new tipi quote with Timber & Canvas, if bookings are confirmed within 4 weeks of TipiFest. Cor blimes, guv.

The #tipifest2017 Line Up

We’ve been beavering away to make TipiFest Timber & Canvas’ biggest open day yet. And have we got some seriously ‘mazers suppliers rocking up with us. Some of the hot potatoes on the lineup include:

Boho Lane Photography – Relaxed, informal, but always beautiful photography from Andy & Gemma

The Cocktail Car Company – Olive, the old school VW camper, with her cocktail connoisseurs.

The Caravan Bar Company – Drinks and cocktails from a glossy and gorgeous 60s caravan.

The Pork Society – Freshly prepped pork from a truly vintage van.           

The Boho Bar – Horse-box bar and awning, for drinks in the wild wild west.

Plus on hand stylists, florists and prop suppliers to help you plan.

And it wouldn’t be a festival if it didn’t end with these three words….


Fancy A Date….

We want all festival brides, up and down the country, to come and see us and our friends at #tipifest2017. It’s not strictly for event planners in the Midlands, either… many of the suppliers coming along will travel nationwide, including us!

#tipifest2017 will be at Grace Dieu Manor School, Thringstone, Leicestershire LE67 5UG on Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 11am to 4pm.

(We’ll also be there on Sunday 23rd April, though many of our other suppliers won’t).

Anyone can register for free tickets at our event page, so really there’s no excuses. Roll on 22nd April… we’re already there with bells on!

Timber and Canvas supply beautiful giant hat tipis for weddings, events and festivals. They are a member of our festival wedding directory making them a Festival Brides approved supplier. For more details on what they can do for your wedding, please visit their website.

Have a lovely weekend peeps.


Big Love

Laura xx











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