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Sperry Tents Of The Seacoast Experts at Island Weddings

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Last week we placed Tents on House island in Portland Maine. This big wedding required more than one tent along with one of our biggest tents and lots of equipment. When you attempt to pull off a large wedding flawlessly on an Island in Portland Bay you better know what you are doing. First of all you need to deal with the 4 hour tides. If not done properly you may end up on the wrong side of the job for 4 hours. We arrived with this potential problem in mind. Continue reading

Hungry For Hope Portsmouth, NH

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It all came about when John Akar, co-owner of Cava tapas and wine bar in Portsmouth, NH, was invited to attend a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in the Seacoast, by Renee Plummer, VP Marketing for Two International Group. After the meeting, which was attended by local business leaders, law enforcement and social services leaders, a light bulb idea went off for John. He knew that Sandi Coyle had a vision for a recovery center — but had no place to land. He told her to keep him informed and that once she had a location for the center, he would spearhead the effort to bring the robust Portsmouth Hospitality community together in support of this important cause. Fast forward to July 12, 2016 and the Grand Opening of the Safe Harbor Recovery Center on Islington Street in Portsmouth. The vision is now a reality. And, like all small nonprofits, will need support to remain viable.

Enter Hungry for Hope, an evening where you can enjoy food from up to twenty local restaurants, along with wine and beer from all over the world – all at One Harbour Place, owned by Plummer and her company, Two International Group. The goal of this event is to raise $40,000 for the Safe Harbor Recovery Center. The funds will be used to help sustain the fledgling organization and for much needed supplies and materials to support their constituents. Beyond the money, Akar and Plummer, hope to set an example. They understand that one event will not solve the drug epidemic, but they want to demonstrate a new way of thinking about a solution. By pulling together so many leaders in the Seacoast, they hope the Seacoast will lead the way to show how a community can work together to make a dent in the problem. And, they hope that this demonstration of community support will become a bigger part of the solution by raising awareness and offering hope.

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Salute Our Soldiers

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Saturday June 24th was an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, fireworks, and the honoring of our veteran community. Guests and sponsors attending included business and political leaders, as well as veterans from all eras of conflict.

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The event was held under one of our Sperry Sailcloth Tents at a private residence in North Hampton, New Hampshire with an impressive ocean view. Musical entertainment was provided by New Legacy Swing Band, one of New England’s premier dance orchestras with selections in jazz, swing, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and more!

This year’s Gala paid special tribute to our Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans.

This black tie event began at 5pm, with dinner and dancing into the night. What a wonderful event.

 

Sperry Quality Makes Our Tents The Most Desirable For Wedding and Event Rentals

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We thought we would share the Sperry Tent story so you can see why we are the #1 Tent to rent in Downeast Maine, New Hampshire or Massachusetts.

In 1979, sailmaker Steve Sperry built the first-ever Sperry Tent using his fabric design skills and the materials available in his sail loft, Sperry Sails. Little did he know that this prototype would evolve into a full line of rental tents whose look and feel would create an international revolution in event tents.

Steve’s son, Tim, took over ownership of Sperry Tents and incorporated it separately from Sperry Sails in 1996. As president of Sperry Tents Tim has grown the company from one rental office in Mass. into a large family of licensed providers across the country and abroad.

Today, Sperry Tents is still a family-owned enterprise, with Sperry Fabric Architecture, helmed by Steve’s other son, Matt, producing the tents and Tim overseeing the rental network. And while the company has welcomed new manufacturing technologies and canopy shapes, it continually prioritizes classic, timeless fabric designs.

What’s Your Signature Wedding Style?

lighting1In my book, The Big White Book of Weddings, I discuss style in detail. Here, in a nutshell, are four bridal styles to consider. Happy self-discovery!

By: David Tutera

One of my first questions to any bride is, “What kind of bride are you and what is your wedding style?” Now, I’m not trying to find out what kind of person you are at work or at home, or what kind of style you’ve followed until now — the fact is, you as a bride may end up learning that you are entirely different from your everyday persona.

The Classic Bride: Traditional Elegance

Your wedding is exactly what every little girl dreams of. The classic bride has a style that is timeless, elegant, rich, ethereal and romantic, and chooses décor that speaks to that. Opulence is a must here. I love filling the room with dripping crystals and florals hung from chandeliers, tall taper candles mixed into luxurious and overabundant floral arrangements, crystal or precious-metal containers that create a focal point for your tablescapes and candles of all sizes clustered on luxurious linens. Continue reading

Sperry Tents of The Seacoast and The Govenor John Langdon House Wedding Event

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Another successful Wedding experience this weekend. What better way to celebrate with your soulmate then dancing  on a polished hardwood dance floor under our Beautiful Sail cloth tents and Coastal Clear Tents. Thank you Governor John Langdon House it is always a pleasure to work with you.

“Unique!” “One of a Kind!” “Personal!” Our New Coastal Clear Rental Tents Are Here!

 

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We know couples are constantly looking for new, fresh, exciting ways to make their Wedding stand out. The perfect setting for such a memorable day is under one of our Crystal Clear Rental Tents!

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With one of our Coastal Clear Rental Tents, an exclusive product of our tent rental company the possibilities are endless! If you are seeking breathtaking views of the Maine coastline, or envision saying “I Do” with the New Hampshire mountains in the background, or want to see the stars as you dance the night away, then look no further than our Coastal Clear Tents! With some special finishing touches offered by our tent rental team such as tent lighting, wood dance floors, and stages, your tented wedding is sure to be just as special as you are!

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Don’t wait! Contact our tent rental professionals today and let the dream begin!

Top Conversations to Have With Your Wedding Planner

20100911_Rajendran-5946Perfect planning starts with the right questions. Here, the star of WEtv’s David Tutera’s CELEBrations shares the scoop.

By: David Tutera

Wedding Planner’s Question

  1. What kind of wedding would you like to have?
    A. The answer I often get is “I want a unique, different, creative wedding” — which is not the answer I am looking for. Every bride wants something unique; I want to see how far outside the box the couple wants to go. The style and personality they want to come through are important, but I need to understand how far they’re willing to venture — and how much they’re willing to break with the formula of a traditional wedding.
  2. What’s your color scheme?
    A. Surprise: A lot of my brides don’t have a ready answer. Think about specific colors, preferably bringing in fabric swatches, paint chip colors, magazine tear sheets — anything that depicts what you’re envisioning. Ideally, I like to see three color choices per palette: a primary color (your main color), a secondary color (your accent color) and a third color (what I call the finish color: silver, crystal, copper or gold).
  3. How would you like to infuse your personalities into your celebration?
    A. I hope the couple answers by telling me more about who they are — the types of foods they love, their cultural backgrounds, stories about their relationship, where they met, etc. The reason I ask this is because I want to tell the couple’s story. The more personality and detail in your wedding, the more your wedding becomes your wedding, instead of the cookie-cutter format so many people tend to follow.
  4. What style do you live your life in?
    A. Are you Modern? Classic? Eclectic? Traditional? Retro? I ask this question because the answer gives me a sense of who you are as a couple, as well as the way you like to live.
  5. What style would you like your wedding to be executed in?
    A. The style a couple wants for their weddingmay not be the style they live their lives by. It’s often more of a fantasy they want to live out for that day.

Brides’ Questions

  1. How can I make my wedding different and unique?
    A. It isn’t about trying to find a unique themeor concept that’s different because that doesn’t necessarily make sense for who you are as a couple. Instead, aim for a wedding that breaks the mold of the traditional formula and timelinethat everyone else follows. Have some interactive participation so your guests can’t predict what’s around the corner, and they leave feeling like they experienced — experience is they key word here — something unique.
  2. Do I have to do all the expected formalities (e.g. first dance as husband and wife, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, garter toss, bouquet toss, cake cutting)?
    A. You don’t have to do any of it! It’s your wedding and it is completely up to you when it comes to these traditions. However, when making these decisions, take a moment to consider whether later in life you will regret not including them (e.g. having that special moment with your dad, your mom, etc.).
  3. Should we have an after-party or a separate late-night lounge area?
    A. Neither. Both break the energy and flow of the celebration, and you can lose guests that way. Keep everyone within the four walls of one space and try not to spread out too much for too long a period of time. Instead, opt for switching up the environmentover the course of the evening. Have a lounge area within your reception space, then change up the entertainment, music and lighting to create a new atmosphere and keep the party going strong.
  4. What are the season’s top color trends?
    A. Rather than follow trends, try to pick colors that are unique to you, not specific to the colors of the moment. If you follow your heart and stay true to what’s meaningful and special to you and your fiancé, a beautiful wedding will unfold.

Wedding Countdown Calendar

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Destination Wedding Countdown Calendar

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Planning a destination wedding requires a whole separate timeline. Here, learn how to get everything done for your wedding with time to spare.

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