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Zephyr Tents’ Farm Table Lands on the Cover of Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2010!

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It’s sort of like the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue of the wedding industry!

Tod Owsley of Zephyr Tents designed and built these beautiful tables.  Here is a photo of our warehouse during production:

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Within the magazine, there is a huge spread on Eunice Moyle of Hello!Lucky and Daniel James’ amazing wedding.  Their whimsical and creative celebration was unlike any other – no detail was left undone.  Below are some photos of our wares.

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We love the aisle decor on our benches!

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Tod and crew built the reclaimed wood stage and the dance floor

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gorgeous floral centerpiece by Sharla Flock Designs

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Eunice and Sabrina Moyle dyed the coffee filters for these lovely pink pom-pom garlands.

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Photos by Gia Canali and Sara Remington

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A Tent Creates an Outdoor Room for your Wedding Ceremony

Rebecca Feeney, of Custom Event Group, recently shared some lovely images of a wedding on which we collaborated.    The ceremony and cocktail reception were held under a 46×80′ tent.  Too often in California, wedding guests sit in the hot sun hoping the wedding vows will commence before the heat becomes unbearable.  A tent can be incorporated into a natural setting without obstructing views and provide a retreat for your guests from that afternoon summer sun.

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Designer Kathy Hoffman once again wows us with her style – love the use of vibrant yellows and oranges.

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Above photos by Sara Remington

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This photo was featured in the 2010 Winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, Anniversary Edition.  The chuppah was adorned with olive branches and magnolia leaves.

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For this wedding at di Rosa Preserva in Napa, the tent was used as shelter from the rain.  Designer, Kathy Hoffman created a beautiful contemporary floral design.

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Highlights from the 2009 Wedding Season

We have a passion for weddings and it’s a good thing since weddings make up the majority of our business.  From great locations, wood furniture, custom built walkways and new round chandeliers, looking back on last year’s wedding season, here are some of the highlights.

1.  GREAT Locations!

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Stinson Beach – an idyllic setting.  We built a wood sub floor on the beach and constructed a walkway up through the dunes to the house.

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Once guests were in the tent for dinner, we had our crew place our custom cordless wood LED pathway lights for the guests to exit the tent safely.

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An intimate wedding in Zion National Park, Utah.  Our tents fit gracefully into even the most natural of settings.

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Wedding Planner, Rebecca Reategui, invited our tents and lighting to Durango, Colorado.    Durango inside day

Also in Durango, floral designer, Ariella Chezar, provided gorgeous centerpieces and decor.

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Zephyr Tents installed a custom gobo wash on the dance floor as well as over 100 Japanese lanterns hung above the tables.  Suspended lanterns in the trees provided decorative pathway lighting for the guests.

2.  Our Farm Tables, Benches & Wood Bar were VERY well received.

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Our tables down on the farm in Winters, CA

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Custom wood bar and Adirondack furniture at a wedding in Sonoma Valley

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Farm tables featured at a wedding in Geyserville

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Benches set-up for a ceremony in the lavender field at Bear Flag Farm

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Farm Tables at a wedding in Petaluma

3.  Custom Wood Walkway

We love to build stuff!  We constructed this gorgeous walkway for a Menlo Circus Club wedding planned by Zest Productions and designer J Floral Art. These wood structures are individual 8′ sections and can be made any length.  They are quite versatile – a structure over a bar or food station, a chuppah, a canopy over a long dining table….whatever strikes your fancy!

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4.  Arrondi Chandeliers – designed by Tod Owsley of Zephyr Tents

These beautiful 48″ round chandeliers can be installed under a tent or in a reception room.  They are illuminated with exposed filament bulbs or LED pillar candles.

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Wedding designed by Alison Events at Durham Ranch in Calistoga

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A wedding produced by Green Girl Events in Point Reyes debuted the chandeliers with LED candles.

We are gearing up for this year’s weddings and cannot wait to see what 2010 will bring!


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A Beautiful June Wedding on a Geyserville Ranch

On a perfect early summer day, the bride readied herself beneath a small canopy at her family ranch in Geyserville. Guests sat on hay bales for the exchange of vows under a large Oak tree surrounded by vineyards.  Horse-drawn wagons transported guests to cocktails at the barn adorned with a beautiful wreath and garland created by Valerie Arelt. There Jimtown Catering served delicious hor d’oeuvres and signature cocktails.  The bride and groom welcomed everyone to the tent to dine at farm tables tastefully decorated with ivory runners and gorgeous persimmon roses.  Guests danced late into the evening under the glow of Japanese lanterns and uplighting on surrounding trees.   We were so honored to be a part of creating another beautiful celebration!

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A Russian River Wedding with Moroccan Flair

Along the Russian River, there’s an unassuming location, perfect for a couple with a vision.  Parker’s Resort is a campground in Guerneville and rents out for private events.  The bride and groom chose a Moroccan theme – the dinner tent was adorned with Moroccan hanging lanterns (rented from Raj Tents) and colorful paper lanterns were hung in the blue star lounge tent complete with Moroccan furnishings.  The guests danced into the wee hours al fresco under a canopy of bistro lights.   Just another testament to our tents’ ability to transform a space and act as a blank canvas for a variety of motifs.

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An Intimate Wedding in Zion National Park

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We are often asked if we travel outside of the San Francisco Bay Area for tented events.  The answer is a resounding “yes”!  Our staff recently returned from Zion National Park in Utah capturing a few moments of this small celebration in a vast valley.  The photos are really more about the landscape than our tent – I can admit when we’ve been upstaged.   Needless to say, I’ll be clearing my calendar next time we’re asked to travel!

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An Orchard Wedding in Winters

Together with our tents, a rustic barn and a working orchard created a simply elegant setting for this small farming town wedding.  The reception space surrounded a dance floor draped above with Italian bistro lights.  The tents were lit with orange and natural japanese lanterns.  Our farm tables adorned with simple centerpieces of fresh fruit and flowers were the perfect fit with the couples’ theme…’farm chic’, of course.

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Pretty in Pink – A Summer Celebration in Lake Tahoe

For this grand event, we built sisal covered decks on the beach for our tents.  We also made some custom staging to accommodate the band and the various circus acts.  It was an amazingly creative party complete with contortionists performing both in the trees and in our tent.  Paula LeDuc Fine Catering executed the incredible food – the whole roasted pig being the stand out.  And of course, the extraordinary fireworks display was the perfect finale to the pinkest party in town.

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A Wedding Down Under in Sonoma Valley

This Aussie-inspired wedding was one of our first and still remains a favorite.  The manzanita branches were clustered together on the center poles to make “trees”.  Natural sisal carpet, wood tables, and unique chairs created an elegant outback setting.  With native flowers and a menu filled with Aussie nods, guests were transported down under.

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