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21st March 2019

SPRING OPEN WEEKEND 2019: 10 THINGS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

As the countdown to our Spring Open Weekend begins, we’re busy making the final preparations for your arrival on the 6th & 7th April. It won’t be long now until our beautiful Teepees and stunning Sperry® Tents are in position at Escrick Park.

Over the last 13 years, we’ve had the privilege of working with some wonderful PapaKåta couples and planners on fabulous events and as the 2019 Wedding and Event season approaches we’re keen to share some pearls of wisdom and tricks of the trade with you. As if that weren’t enough of a reason to join us, here are 10 reasons why coming to the PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend on the 6th & 7th April is a great idea…

1. If you’ve ever wondered what makes our Sperry® Tents and Teepees truly unique, join us for our Spring Open Weekend and experience them for yourself. See, feel, smell and even hear our tents first-hand. From their awe-inspiring silhouettes, stunning natural canvas (no PVC here, thank you very much), to the warm inviting atmosphere created by the Teepees open fires and the cosy glow of the Sperry’s oyster-coloured canvas – expect a warm Papa welcome and a fresh and inspiring design scheme to get those creative juices flowing.

PapaKåta Sperry Tent silhouette: See Anna & Jamies PapaKåta Sperry Wedding by Lucy Davenport Photography

The iconic Sperry Tent silhouette: See Anna & Jamie’s PapaKåta Sperry Wedding by Lucy Davenport Photography HERE

2. As trends and styles evolve, so too do our carefully selected Finishing Touches. Every Open Weekend we showcase new bespoke items to accompany our existing edit of luxury furnishings. The Open Weekend is the perfect opportunity to see our finishing touches, those items that will help you to create your dream wedding and event looks. As well as helping you to envisage your day, you will be able to play around with ideas, try out our seating options and create your bespoke floorplan – tape measures at the ready!

PapaKata Open Weekend florals by Lucy MacNiccol, image by Dominic Wright Photography

PapaKåta Finishing Touches: Featuring the Round Bar, Floral Hoop & Festoon Cartwheel by Dominic Wright Photography

3. Come and meet one of the UK’s top wedding photographers, Lucy Davenport! She’ll be on site at the open weekend (with her camera, so she’ll be easy to spot!) to talk all about how to get the most out of your wedding photographer. Ask her questions, quiz her about posing and how to feel comfortable in front of the camera, the key to wedding day timings and getting the most out of your day photographically, the weather (!) and knowing what you should be asking your wedding photographer.

Lucy is a much sought after wedding photographer with an impressive fashion and editorial background, whose work has been featured in Brides magazine, You & Your Wedding, Style Me Pretty, Rock My Wedding and more (oh and of course on the PapaKåta gallery)!

PapaKata Sperry Wedding by Lucy_Davenport_Photography

PapaKåta Sperry Wedding by Lucy Davenport Photography: Georgina & Ben’s PapaKåta Wedding coming to the gallery soon.

4. The Spring Open Weekend Sperry® Tent styling will be brought to life with beautiful florals by the very creative and talented Leafy Couture. Meanwhile, the Teepees will be made all the more magical by the fabulous Aelisabet Flowers, expect stunning florals cascading from our floral hoops. Pantone’s colour of the Year 2019 ‘Living Coral’ will provide a pop of colour and add depth and interest to elegant and timeless tablescapes. Added sparkle will be provided by classic taper candles and PapaKåta favourites -fairy and festoon lights.

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend Florals by Leafy Couture Image by Dominic Wright Photography

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend Florals by Leafy Couture Image by Dominic Wright Photography

5. What better way to spend your Saturday and Sunday under the canopy of a Sperry Tent or giant Teepee, sampling delicious food and drink whilst listening to chilled out tunes by DJ Mark Bates! Why not join us on the 6th & 7th April and we’ll bring the party?!

Anna and Jamies PapaKata Sperry Tent Wedding by Lucy Davenport Photography

All the best parties happen in a PapaKåta Tent: See Anna & Jamie’s PapaKåta Sperry Wedding by Lucy Davenport Photography HERE

6. If you’re undecided on your wedding breakfast, or can’t choose the perfect party menu, event catering specialists Goose & Berry will be creating a feast that’s as satisfying for your eyes as it is your tummies! Meanwhile, expert mixologists Mix & Twist will be bringing fresh ideas, delicious cocktail concoctions and their own style of showmanship to the weekend’s events.

Goose & Berry Canapés for the PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend by Lucy Davenport Photography

Goose & Berry Canapés for the PapaKåta Spring Open Weekend by Lucy Davenport Photography

7. Cherry Blossom Cakes know how to keep your guests happy with cakes that look as good as they taste! If you’re looking for exquisite cakes or even a desert grazing table, join us at the Open Weekend and see and taste a whole array of Cherry Blossom sweet treats.

Georgina & Ben's PapaKataSperryWedding & Cake by Cherry Blossom Image_MelissaBeattie

Cake by Cherry Blossom Cakes: See Georgina & Steve’s PapaKåta Sperry Wedding by Melissa Beattie Photography HERE

8. Our beautiful Teepees and stunning Sperry Tents will be calling the idyllic surroundings of Escrick Park Estate home for the weekend of the 6th & 7th April. Complete with an outdoor woodland ceremony area, this is a picture-perfect setting and well worth a visit if you haven’t already booked your venue… and if you have, then come and fall in love with its rural charm and enjoy relaxing in one of Yorkshires finest Estates.

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend: Teepees & Sperry Tents at Escrick Park Estate by Dominic Wright Photography

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend: Teepees & Sperry Tents at Escrick Park Estate by Dominic Wright Photography

9. Pick up your ultimate Papa Planner! Our much coveted pink Papa Planners are your essential planning tool, the place where you can plan, fantasize and simply muse about your dream weddings and events. All you have to do is call 01904 702100 or email tellmemore@papakata.co.uk to book a time to sit down with one of the team to receive your planner.

PapaKåta Wedding and Event Planning essentials by Natasha Cadman Photography

PapaKåta Wedding and Event Planning essentials by Natasha Cadman Photography

10. Meet the PapaKåta Team, we’ll be ready and awaiting your arrival. It really is the best time of the year for us, putting those names to faces and meeting new ones, whilst having the privilege of showing you our show-stopping Teepees and Stunning Sperry® Tents. We look forward to walking you through the tents and answering any questions you may have.

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend by Dominic Wright Photography

PapaKata Spring Open Weekend by Dominic Wright Photography

We’re sure you’ll love our Teepees and Sperry tents as much as we do and we can’t wait to welcome you over the course of the weekend. We’ll be there between 11 am and 3 pm, appointments are highly recommended for those of you who would like to sit down, chat through your event and have your questions answered, please call 01904 702100 or email tellmemore@papakata.co.uk  to book. If you’d prefer to peruse at your leisure, please do just pop in and make yourselves at home. PK x

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