Weddings

So, Why Colour?

There are big white, black and grey mobile sheds out there providing weather cover and indoor-outdoor space, so why bother with a bright, colourful, stand-out stage or Bigtop? Well… 2 reasons… First off, they’re not boring and white! Some argue that a white structure is a blank canvas to decorate as you wish. According to The…

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Cartoons for Thought

I heard a phrase the other day which made me think. Now, I know I come across like a highly professional and highly skilled tent engineer (right?!) but I still love a cartoon every now and then.     If you haven’t watched it before, Bojack Horseman is a dry and very very funny show about a…

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Living Wage

It’s easy to forget that in the events industry, we get the best of people and the best of your worlds. We see your weddings, your birthdays and your special occasions. We meet your families, your friends and often see your wonderful homes.Not all of the world is a party and without doubt, none of those…

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Advice and Opinions

So here’s a thing. Those of you who know me know I like words and believe strongly that we tell stories in the type of language that we use. Not just saying things, but the specific implications of what the thesaurus in our brains spits out. This means that words that we can think are…

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Event Hire FAQs – The Bare Bones

There are certain questions we get asked a lot, which might be of use to you when deciding whether Terrapin is the events company for you. Maybe you’ve changed your mind about planning an event, festival or wedding and if you’ve already decided that, I’m good. It’d be REALLY rubbish if an unanswered question was…

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Case Study – The Wilson / Collins Wedding

In reality, this was the event that launched a whole idea. Terrapin Tents started in 2012 and I had the idea a couple of years after that for BigTopWeddings. For too long (in my opinion) weddings looked like weddings and festivals looked like festivals. How do you keep everyone happy whilst still doing something different?…

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Choose Your Backdrop

Best start looking now! When we think about planning, one of the first things we imagine is the photos and what kind of backdrop they’ll have. A gorgeous harvest field, a fairytale forest or in your very own back garden! Whatever you decide, it’s really important to consider the venue and the Big Top simultaneously.…

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Who Is Your Wedding Team?

So you’ve got your venue, your structure, your theme, your technical stuff and a good idea of the skeletal structure of the event. Now the question becomes… How do we put it together? The possibilities for what you can have at your wedding are endless (depending mostly on your theme, budget and timescale) so the…

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One-Stop-Shop

‘If only I knew before!” I hear that a lot, so here’s where I try and fix it…“If only I knew before that this would be so stressful”“If only I knew before that you guys [Terrapin] could do this for me.”“If only I knew before that I’d need x, y, z.”When we finally have the pleasure…

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