Tuesday Top 5

Tuesday Top 5: Clear Tents That Showcase the Sky

Photographer: Jhankarlo Amaro

For this week’s Tuesday Top 5 — where we pause to marvel and share a specific element, image, or detail from events we love — we’re focused on the transparent beauty of clear tents.

Tents provide an opportunity to host an event in mother nature while still providing protection from her harsher elements. Tents often showcase the great outdoors to the exclusion of one the most glorious features of all: the sky. With ever-changing vistas and the rich hues that sunrise and sunset offer, highlighting the heavens enhances every style of event decor. We’re all a twitter over these celebrations that provide gorgeous celestial views, courtesy of clear tents.

The design professionals at Pink Monkey Solutions played up the natural beauty of the Flying Diamond Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with luxe antler chandeliers and oak cross-back chairs. The towering transparent tent — situated in a clearing in the forested locale — was outfitted with lighting installations draped with greenery from Tall Tulip. Planner Jayne Bubis ensured this wedding reception blended gorgeously and seamlessly with its rustic surroundings of mountains and evergreens. As night fell on the celebration, guests enjoyed lounge areas and teepees under the stars.

Forty-five lucky guests enjoyed this intimate mid-winter’s dream corporate event as envisioned by planner Thomas Bui Lifestyle. Guests were buffered from the chill in a dreamy tent, surrounded by chic white drapery with a clear ceiling open to the crisp evening skies above. La Tavola Fine Linen amped up the tablescape glamour with satin champagne and black cloths and napkins, which played off the all-white floral arrangements and single deep red bloom at each setting from Adorations Botanical Artistry. Striking red chandeliers, smoke-hued ghost chairs, and glassware in black and red completed the posh vibe.

This ocean-front wedding reception tent took a full six weeks to construct and was glassed in to maximize the beach views at the scenic Sea Island, Georgia locale. Guests enjoyed an open-air porch attached to the show-stopping tent from Beachview Event Rentals and Design. Dramatic climbing white florals from Aisling Flowers emphasized the towering height, while upholstered wood furniture created coziness. The sky provided a glorious blue backdrop as sunset backlit the dance floor.

Diamant Events planned an intimate destination wedding on the beaches of Playa del Secreto in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The clear reception tent from Tent Solutions highlighted a beautiful post-storm rainbow that appeared just in time for the celebration. String lights adorning the tent’s ceiling and a sparkling dance floor by DB Music together created the glorious sensation of being surrounded by stars as night fell. Blossom MX curated a chic all-white design with alabaster florals and dreamy candlelight that allowed the ocean, sunset, and palm trees to complete the decor.

This stunning tent, complete with a glass-paneled ceiling and cascading alabaster fabric lining the pillars, was one of two gorgeous tents at a wedding celebration in Bannockburn, Illinois. Planner Paulette Wolf Events conceived a raised walkway to connect the spaces, both highlighting the natural, private setting. Large white rose sculptures and hanging ivory florals from HMR Designs coordinated with over-sized illuminated square shades to create a luxurious feel. The fête featured three contemporary all-white tablescape motifs and a packed dance floor, courtesy of nonstop music from The Gold Coast All-Stars, a 24-person gospel choir, and the bride’s DJ brother.

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