Papakata weddings always bring the party – so when I got asked to document their Autumn open weekend it was an easy yes! I get asked about why and what makes Papakate different from everybody else and apart from the way that they look – super easy on the eye – and the way they have new ideas for tent and teepee interiors coming out all the time – it’s them as a team that makes them so good. I love getting to work with them because it’s aways easy, fun, and reliable. To me there is no better mix than that.
At the open weekend, selected suppliers pimp out the Sperry and the Teepees making them look amazing. This year was no exception so much so it has been featured on Love My Dress.
Just to say as well, that the weather wasn’t totally amazing over the weekend. It was pretty wet and windy at times, yet, when you’re in either the sperry or the teepees – it honestly doesn’t matter.
This year allowed me to meet some pretty special wedding suppliers, let me give you’re the virtual introduction and where you can meet them.
So, lets kick off with the main team – Papakata – bringing you the best tents for you to get the party started! https://www.papakata.co.uk/
The grounds of Esrick Park are huge and they have a beautiful woodland area to create the most magical ceremony.
Baba Ganoush, delivered THE most delicious bites of food. They had a huge table scape of mouth-watering bites that looked as good as they tasted. I can confirm that!! I like to sample what I shoot!
The Yorkshire Bartender was there , supplying some sweeeet beverages. They have their own blend of cocktails, allow you to style and create a signature blend for your wedding day and one of my personal favourites – are available for small group gatherings as well as larger ones – hello Christmas house party! 😉
Where The Ribbon Ends are the incredible creators of all the stunning cakes and small treats. Gayle and Anna are sisters, the dream team who create cakes at their abbey – Jervaulx and for their couples. The creations they make are so beautiful.
Ellie Sax – now if you want to liven up your party and really bring the party you don’t need to look any further than Ellie and her husband who DJ’s for her at Switch Entertainment. Ellie is a saxophonist and the energy and atmosphere that she brings with her sax is something else – definitely check her out!
Whitehouse Crockery are the ones who draped the tables and made you want to replicate it all. At home, at your wedding everywhere. They bring the details to the table and create perfection.
You’ll see the Sperry table’s with stationery from Lucas and Company and in the Teepee Wonderland Invites.
Booth Revolution – Their drop-back this year was definitely my kind of style. Bright blue with pampas grass! Yass! Their photobooth is the perfect way to keep it classy, a nod to an old age camera with all the latest mod cons, plus their team are super friendly!
The flowers that you’ll see every where through the shoot were stunning and created by Matt from Red Floral. Vibrant, simple but absolutely packed a punch. Faux flowers were hung through the entire Sperry, whilst bold collections were laid on the tables. In the Teepee there were huge pampas grass displays and low bunches through the tables. The colour palette was so different – although it’s all about colour pop in the flower world next year. If you know, you know 😉
The weekend was all brought to get with the vision of planner Lucy Wright. She collaborated with Papakata and the suppliers to bring everything together. And not did she do quite a brilliant job as you’ll see, she’s also super nice.