Moroccan Tents + Shisha Lounges…
If you are looking for a unusual marquee for your wedding day, Fancy Tentacles have an amazing selection of stunning Moroccan marquees and tents for hire; perfect for outdoor, festival style weddings. Made in Marrakesh, these opulent tents come with beautiful linings that provide the all important wow factor for your guests.
Fancy Tentacles have years of experience in the festival world and specialise in creating amazing, fully furnished Shisha Lounges; they have a whole warehouse full of incredible Moroccan furniture and props and even provide a fully trained team to serve your guests! Today we welcome them to the Mr & Mrs Unique supplier team and chat to them about what they do…
First Day of School introduction of yourself…
Hello I’m Luke the owner of Fancy Tentacles Ltd.
Tell us what you love?
I love travel, music, the arts and making things!
Tell us a bit about your HQ…
We’re actually just in the process of moving to a new premises in Bristol. A fantastic warehouse space that we’re not only going to use for our storage and offices, but also to create and host a number of artist’s studios and a recording studio. We’re really excited about it!
What made you start up the business?
Fancy Tentacles Ltd was established after many years of trading on the festival circuit with our travelling shisha lounge and stage Smoky Tentacles. For years we had admiring glances and a lot of interest in the Moroccan marquees we use, so we decided to take the next step and set up a dedicated Moroccan marquee hire company.
What do you love most about your job?
I studied Fine Art originally and love applying creativity to problem solving in order to deliver what a client wants. We love building close relationships with our clients and really getting on their wavelength in order to understand what they’re after and create an unforgettable experience.
What makes you unique?
With years of experience working on the festival scene we know what is needed not only to create a stunning space with serious ‘wow factor’, we also have the know-how and all the right contacts to deliver a spectacular party. From help with booking bands and DJ’s through to glamping options.
We also specialise in Shisha Lounges and the provision of everything required to make these look amazing; from Moroccan lanterns, low tables, rugs and beanbags through to Hookah pipes and a wide range of flavoured molasses tobacco, as well as a fully trained team to serve guests.
Who is your ideal customer?
Anyone who is open minded and likes to have fun!
What advice do you give to make sure people book the right suppliers for their day?
Get to know who you are working with before making decisions. Building a good relationship with a supplier you are confident with and can trust will make your wedding planning so much less stressful. As a supplier we want to be confident that we are reading off the same page as our clients, for us the key to a successful day is getting to know each couple personally in advance.
What inspires you?
Experiencing new places and cultures and the creative energy produced by working collaboratively with others.
Projects you are most proud of or your proudest moment?
I regard everything we do with our business as an ongoing project as we are always finding new and exciting ways to expand our provision and offer new services. We take pride in every event that we’re a part of and in continuing to pursue excellence in what we do. The proudest moment is always seeing people enjoying a special day or night that you have pulled together and created for them.
What’s your top on the day wedding advice?
Keep calm and carry on!
What makes a great wedding?
So many factors contribute; a lot of it is down to the atmosphere that you create. This will all be affected by the look, the style, the music and the food. But the most important thing is to be surrounded by great people!
Any new services, ideas or future plans?
Next year we plan to start offering a bridal suite to go with our festival wedding packages; a beautifully decked out smaller Moroccan tent with all the trimmings to create something really luxurious. Another plan draws on our festival catering experience to offer a breakfast service for wedding guests using top quality local and free range produce to help with those morning after hangovers!
To find out more about how you can hire Fancy Tentacles for you wedding you can visit their website HERE