A Peach of a Wedding – Charlestown, RI

No wonder so many couples want to get married in September – clear skies, moderate temperatures, and lingering daylight. This wedding at Shelter Harbor Golf Club in Charlestown, Rhode Island, had it all and then some.

For starters, there were two ceremonies (!) followed by dinner and dancing under a 66 x 86 Sperry Tent. Sarah True of True Event was instrumental in coordinating the details of the big day, and we especially love the table decor, with serene white linens topped with colorful centerpieces by Hana Floral Design. Pyramids of peaches lent an earthy touch.

Special thanks to SNAP! Photography for these wonderful images! Even more pics can be seen on SNAP’s blog in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.

After dinner, the band Project Orange got everyone out on the dance floor. Bistros have a way of making everything seem extra festive.

A Wedding on Sippican Harbor – Marion, MA

Melissa and Julie lucked out with perfect weather and a perfect setting – Melissa’s parents’ waterfront home in Marion, Mass. – for their July 2011 wedding day. Family and friends gathered for an intimate open-air ceremony (our pine flooring created the center aisle) before enjoying cocktails overlooking the harbor.

The 46′ x 85′ reception tent, decorated with Asian lanterns and floral arrangements by A Wareham Florist, was sited at the lawn’s edge, right before the property’s private beach. As day turned into evening, dinner by East Meets West Catering made way for dancing to DJ Deja.

Images by Person + Killian Photography captured not only the loving couple but also the spirit of the day! Congrats!

A Mattapoisett Wedding with Coastal Charm

Caroline and Kurt chose to have their June wedding reception at a family member’s waterfront home in Mattapoisett, MA, where guests took in long stretches of ocean views. The day’s festivities began with a cocktail reception held under and around a 46′ round and then everyone gathered inside the 66′ x 66′ for dinner.

Leave it to event planner Wendy Joblon to envision such a fun, relaxed ambience without compromising elegance. Pretty pink floral arrangements by Sayles Livingston provided pops of color throughout the tent. After dinner by Harriet’s Catering, guests headed out onto our pine dance floor to start the party, interrupted only when everyone lined up for sundaes from an ice cream bar!

It was a memorable event to celebrate a loving couple, and every moment was perfectly captured by SNAP! Photography, whose photos we always love.

A Cape Cod Clambake

The lucky attendees of this Osterville fundraiser enjoyed great weather and a classic clambake, complete with raw bar and chowder. Planner Desiree Spinner of Desiree Spinner Events masterminded the day, grouping cocktails in one round Sperry Tent and dining in a larger oval.

A red-and-yellow color palette united the floral arrangements by Sara Hamilton (of Desiree Spinner Events), the checkered linens by La Tavola, and the red chivari chairs from Rentals Unlimited.

Photos by Stacey Hedman captured the summery mood perfectly. We’re looking forward to the 2012 Madonna Clambake already!

Delicious pies from Centerville Pie for dessert. Yum!

Our copper onion lanterns were the perfect lighting choice for this decidedly nautical event.

A New Tent, A New Beginning

This couple celebrated their wedding day with friends, family, flowers, fanfare – and a brand-new tent design by the makers of Sperry Tents! The Sperry Pavilion was designed by sailmakers and woodworkers and is now one of the most unique frame tents available for weddings and special events. Comprised of an ivory sailcloth top and a natural wood frame, it offers a clear (pole-free) interior span.

The Pavilion partnered perfectly with the stately Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, Connecticut, for a lovely summer wedding. Situated perfectly on the outdoor terrace, it hosted drinks and dancing, acting as a creative destination for guests after an indoor dinner. Pine dance floor underfoot and glowing Asian lanterns overhead drew guests in for the entire night.

Special thanks to event planner Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events for assuring every perfect detail. And we are grateful to Charlotte Jenks Lewis for allowing us access to her beautiful photos. Anyone interested in her work can see more examples on her blog.

A Wedding for Generations

The setting was the bride’s family home in Ashburnham, Mass., where the bride’s mother and two sisters also held their wedding receptions. The property was originally used as a dairy farm and stagecoach inn throughout the years. Its stretches of fields perfectly accommodated a 32′ x 90′ main reception tent and a 46′ round for cocktails.

Event coordinator Trish Desantis of Moxie Events along with caterer Smoke and Pickles both ensured a seamless day from start to finish.

Special thanks to photographers Emilie and Denise of Emilie Inc. Photography for sharing these pics with us. Even more images are available on their blog post. Enjoy!

Wedding with a Garden Theme

Held at the bride’s parents’ home in Charlestown, Rhode Island, this wedding reception took cues from its garden surroundings, from the clover-covered cake to the twinkling balls of wooden branches in the cocktail tent. Our geometric fly connector created a seamless transition between the 32 x 90 reception tent and the 24 round cocktail tent.

Dinner by A Thyme to Cook catering and dancing to the live band The Cartells made for a great reception that lasted well into the night. Special thanks to IRIS Photography for allowing us to post their beautiful images. Thanks again!

Happy Anniversary to Edible Boston

It was a fifth anniversary party for Edible Boston, and true to the magazine’s reputation, the food was amazing! Our Sperry farm tables were covered in an array of hors d’oeuvres and desserts supplied and created by area farms, caterers, and food companies.

Held on a beautiful summer’s evening at placid Allandale Farm in Brookline, Mass., the party celebrated fresh, local, and oftentimes organic fare. Guests enjoyed freshly shucked oysters, pizza, cheeses, fresh greens, chocolates, pastries, and wine and cocktails from local sources.

Edible Boston tapped into their creative juices and decorated the 32 x 70 Sperry Tent with potted flowers, hung between center and perimeter poles. Even the 20 x 30 catering tent hosted grids of magazine covers.

Congratulations Edible Boston on achieving five years and best of luck going forward! We were happy to attend and participate.

A Sperry Tent Village at Tabor Academy

Tabor Academy‘s 2011 Alumni Weekend was a great success! We were very pleased to create an elaborate “village” of seven Sperry Tents: a 66′ x 86′, (2) 24′ x 44′s, (2) 32′ x 50′s, a 32 round, and a 20′ x 40′. The large main tent  held a buffet dinner, dance floor, and dining tables for five-year Tabor alums, while the perimeter tents hosted dinners for different alumni classes.

Special thanks to Event Coordinator Becky Love  for working with us on this fantastic setup, to Kerry Saltonstall for sending us pictures, and to Steve Sperry for the cool aerial shots.

P.S. If you’re a Tabor grad and want to see more images from the weekend’s festivities, check out the Tabor Academy Alumni Facebook page, as well as an online slideshow prepared by Kerry Saltonstall.


Sperry Tents in Norway!

We’re excited to see pictures of Norway’s first-ever installed Sperry Tent. Special thanks to Kaja Knoph Oestlie, who works in catering and who found us on the Internet while searching for wedding and special event tents. We are glad you reached out!

This setup was just a test run – the next time this 46 x 65 Sperry Tent goes up it will have its signature pennant flags atop each peak. We’re looking forward to seeing more pictures as the season progresses.