Earthiness and formality blend perfectly under a sailcloth tent.
With a bride specifically requesting a twin-pole sailcloth tent for her wedding, Durkin’s Inc. of Danbury, Conn., and Amy Cagginello of Amy Champagne Events LLC, Milford, Conn., and New York City, set out to seamlessly blend the tent and decor. Fulfilling the bride’s dream, Durkin’s installed a 59-by-99-foot Aztec Tidewater® Sail Cloth Tent at Candlelight Farms Inn, New Milford, Conn., along with a generator, BilJax® stage, custom lighting and a dance floor. To add to the complexity, the dance floor couldn’t be installed until the day of the wedding to protect the grass, and as soon as the event was over, Durkin’s switched out several elements for a different wedding in the same tent the following day.
Greenery and wood
The client desired an elegant yet organic look with a cool white and silver palette and copious greenery and wood elements. “Dramatic sheer white drapery overhead, crystal chandeliers, a white dance floor and a lush garland entry and garlands wrapped around the center poles of the tent provided the perfect foundation to capture the client’s vision,” Cagginello says. The wooden 8-foot side poles and 22- and 25-foot center poles from Aadvantage Tent Fittings complemented the natural decor. “We offer every upright in the tent as solid wood, even the center poles, so that everything blends with the outdoor surroundings,” says Jeff Ginty, Durkin’s tent division manager.
A combination of round and long tables, all topped with crisp white linens, allowed for the use of a variety of centerpieces to enchant the wedding’s 250 guests.
The 32-foot head table, enhanced with more lush garland and twinkling candelabras, was surrounded by a 20-foot birch tree with hanging candles. “Using fruitwood chairs and leaving the wood poles of the sailcloth tent exposed provided the earthy juxtaposition to the formal white, silver and crystal details of the wedding,” Cagginello says. After the wedding, the client described the tent as “spectacular” and “magical,” and the service from Durkin’s as outstanding. “Everything was perfect,” she wrote.