Bell tents and rustic country-chic are like corn-on-the-cob. They’re meant to be together – so why separate ’em?
From a country wedding in Annapolis Valley to a Tribalfest party near Halifax, our recent September pitches showcase our bells in all their country-lovin’ glory. Here’s our fave must-have adornments for the perfect honeymoon homestead:
And if you look closely, you’ll see in this pitch, like in all our honeymoon set-ups, there’s something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Tradition!
- Paper bag lanterns: So simple and simply elegant. Blaze a trail to your honeymoon homestead. Weighed down with a little sand, stones or shells and lit with LED lights.
- Lil’ White Irish Heart: There are 3 hearts in this recent pitch. These little white hearts hold some personal symbolism to us about love & journeys. They were an overseas parting gift when my partner and I left Ireland for Nova Scotia in 2012. ‘Something borrowed…’
3. Burlap and lace bunting: Rustic and pretty, custom-made by Paige and Peacock Event Design. We lined the interior A-Frame with pine cone lights.
4. Vintage-style lights: A little lace-inspired DIY on our star, dimmed the glow perfectly. The horse-shoe (for good luck), stands alone. Bunting by Melissa Fendley of Paige and Peacock… ‘a little something blue!’
5. Blanket Box: Our ‘bundle up’ blanket box came from a farm in Middleton, Nova Scotia. We painted it in chalk paint for p-interest! There’s special symbolism in all our ‘something old’ potato crates. Originating from the town where my father was born while my grandparents were stationed here from Ontario, during WWII. The fact they’re potato crates pays homage to my husband’s heritage, farming and processing spuds back in Ireland.
6. Cozyiest glamping covers in town: Our embroidered flannel pillowcases and duvet covers are made in Portugal. Quality counts and we appreciate a good night sleep. Does it pay off? Temperatures dipped to a mere 4 degrees celsius the night of our honeymooners wedding and they were toasty warm. ‘The pillows…something new!’
7. Handmade Fire Pillow: Loving our super-plush hand-sewn fire pillows. Perfect for a Tribefest party! Courtesy of the talented Melissa Fendley at Paige and Peacock Event Design.
8. Signage: We’d be lost without it! Whether it’s painted on wood, or chalk markers on vintage windows, consider peppering a little signage around your reception area: ‘This way to love’… ‘Joie de Vivre’… whatever you put on yours, make it reflective of you as a couple, your wedding and have fun!
9. Country Kitchen: East Coast Glamping deluxe Pantry Packs come with a deluxe outdoor kitchen & sink and we’ve stocked each one with cast-iron pans by Lodge, a French press bodum with local coffee, along with all the equipment needed to fry-up a hearty breakfast.
10. Rawhide!: We couldn’t leave off a quintessential cowhide rug and a little faux sheepskin. Texture, tone and a whole lotta country. Come on cowboys and angels…Giddy up.
11. Toast for Two: Whether it’s a champagne flute, a mug full of java or white hot chocolate, all spirits welcome around our campfire. Slainte!
Here’s what our wedding couple had to say about their surprise honeymoon homestead:
“Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so memorable! The glamping tent was absolutely stunning and more than we could imagine. It truly felt like a honeymoon getaway even though we were still at the farm. The ambiance and atmosphere inside the tent took our breath away. Can’t wait for our 1 year anniversary so we can go glamping again.” BeckyAnne Brydon
Connect with us about hiring a beautiful bell tent for your upcoming wedding or special celebration: firstname.lastname@example.org