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The Wedding Industry Awards Best Marquee Provider East Midlands

Winning ‘Best Marquee Provider’ in the East Midlands #TWIA2015

The Wedding Industry Awards were formed the same year that Peaktipis tents first graced the Derbyshire countryside back in 2011 and whilst we have looked on ‘in awe’ at past winners {imagining… ‘maybe one day’} and despite being encouraged by fellow suppliers and past clients to enter, we felt that we needed to build a credible brand and reputation for recognised, quality service and standards in our field and within this hugely competitive Industry before even considering entry for an award! We didn’t want to run before we could walk.

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So, four years on and it’s been an incredible and exciting journey of discovery into the wonderful world of Weddings, delivering over 100 amazing Weddings and events. Firstly in our beautiful home county of Derbyshire and the neighbouring Peak District and eventually as our business grew and Happy planning people began to discover us, we travelled throughout the UK from as far north as Whitby, down to the picturesque home county of Hertfordshire – and everything in between!

Opening up our emails early one morning in January, we had received a nomination for the 2015 awards and after our immediate mini ‘celebratory dance’ thought the time was now right and that we ‘were worthy’ to get involved – so the entry went in!  As well as a panel of expert judges from within the industry, lots of our lovely brides and grooms from this current season voted for us, providing feedback and their seal of approval {which although remaining anonymous to us, we can’t wait to read when they become available to us after the national final}.

After an extremely busy Summer and drawing towards the end of the season, we found out we had been shortlisted for the Regional Awards….cue another little celebratory dance. So on a rainy Tuesday night in November, we got our glad rags on and headed down the motorway {like two excited children in a sweet shop} to Bassmead Manor in Cambridgeshire, as regional finalists for the East Midlands Wedding Industry Awards.

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The atmosphere was amazing and we were surrounded by a host of our fabulous, talented and local industry friends who were also shortlisted for an award.  We loved watching lovely friends who we have worked closely with also win.  BIG well done to Yummy Little Cakes for Best Cake Maker in, Black Peppermint Food Company for joint Best Caterers, Honeysuckle & Castle for being Highly Commended for Best Event Team, Tineke for Best Florist, Benessamy for best Wedding Planner and Mad Philomena for doing the prestigious double: Best Newcomer and Best Stylist!

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The moment our name was read out as winners in the category for Best East Midlands Marquee provider, the reaction and celebration from fellow East Midland finalists in the room will never leave us. Ever. It was an incredibly proud and humbling moment and walking up to the stage and accepting our award absolutely confirmed that right decision back in 2010 to ‘Trade our Trowel’s in for Tipis’.

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We are still smiling from ear to ear and shouting it from the tops of our tipis about winning this award and it is absolute testament and recognition to our small but dedicated team’s passion, hard work and quality service that we have developed and delivered to all of our Brides and Grooms over the years. We hope our future prospective Brides and their Beau’s will recognise this award as just one of the many reasons to choose Peaktipis over other marquee or tipi providers out there and that they will see that experience, knowledge and expertise matter and that cheapest isn’t always necessarily the best, especially for such a big decision for their ‘one’ special day.

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So on to London we go to the National Finals with fingers, toes and everything crossed, but no matter the result we are thrilled to have come this far and already won Best in the East Midlands! We can’t thank all of our wonderful clients that voted for us enough and for those great friends we have made in the industry that have encouraged and supported Peaktipis since day one. #GroupHug

We’d like to thank these two superstars for putting on such an amazing event, their passion for the Wedding Industry is incredible and we can’t wait for another glittering evening at the National Finals in January.

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If you are recently engaged or planning your special day, why not get in touch and let us help create a memorable and unique day that you and your guests will never forget. Drop us a email on, or call us on 0344 411 3460 and lets talk Tipis!