Becki Halls | 16/10/2018
Wow! What a summer of glamping fun. We can’t believe that’s another year finished and how lucky we have been to work with so many wonderful clients across the South Coast on such a variety of events. We travelled across Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex delivering glamping accommodation, lighting and event styling. We had so many highlights this year and thought we’d share a few with you….
Sunshine and teamwork makes the dream work…
How good was this summer’s weather? Incredible heatwaves meant day after day of sunshine. Not only adding to each glorious event for our event goers but it meant there was not one single soggy take down for us. Quite a few baked in tent pegs mind…
Along with sunny days we were blessed with an amazing team –Kate, Jemma, Ella, Nina and I (girl squad!!!) along with Costa, Felix, Marcel, Terry and of course the main man AJ! The girls smashed a load of jobs on their own this year and seemed to have mastered the art of everything bell tent by mid-July making for a super smooth and enjoyable season. THANK YOU! The guys are always needed though, wouldn’t be able to tuck matting under the centre poles without them!
Festivals, hen do’s and bohemian vibe weddings…
The season started with lots of hen do’s, stag do’s and individual glampers, we covered surprise glamping birthdays in the New Forest including one client’s father’s 60th where we decorated the tent with balloons.
We’re always delighted to work with repeat clients, something we did a lot this year, including two private festivals that are growing in size year on year and several families of glampers who were returning to the area for another stay under canvas.
July and August was full on wedding season where we covered some of our favourite ever events – one client had a private runway; we received some stunning aerial footage of bell tents set up in a perfect circular and semi-circular setting; gorgeous boho field weddings complete with marquee and bell tents, amazing venues complete with their own tree houses and one client even had their very own church on the land!
Private parties grew in numbers this year and it was a pleasure to cover so many joint events including a joint 18, 21, 25th wedding anniversary and 50th birthday party! Now that’s a PARTY!
With 60 bell tents in operation this year, it was certainly a busy year. But we smashed it! Phew!
Our favourite New Forest campsite of 2018
Unsurprisingly, Roundhill in Brockenhurst wins hands down. Such amazing open spaces and top-notch facilities (no argument – simply the best campsite we cover!).
And the highlight of the end of season…
We’ve been nominated as finalists in The Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards Wedding Extra category!
After 5 years in business we took the plunge to enter the awards and to get to the finals is a dream come true. Even if it’s as far as we get, it’s an achievement in itself. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the awards ceremony which takes place in November. Thank you to all our amazing clients who make our job what it is!
Now, after a busy and exciting season, it’s time for a break.. We’ve just enjoyed a week in France with some friends and in just over a week, we’re heading off for some winter sunshine to Sri Lanka, but fear not, we’re still very much working and you can contact us via email or WhatsApp call (see below) for the duration of our trip.
Between 25th October – 8th November we’ll be taking a full family break, during which time we’ll keep an eye on emails and respond to anything urgent.
Then from 8th November through until mid-January you can either choose to email us – and we’ll respond to you within 48hrs – or, if you’d prefer a chat, you can contact us via WhatsApp call between the hours of 2pm-3.30pm (GMT) Mon-Friday. We should have WiFi for most of the trip but have been warned that connection can be a little unpredictable, so if you can’t get through for any reason, please do try us again!
Please also keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates in case our movements change for any reason and for our monthly offers.
Once again, thank you to our incredible team for all their hard work and thank you to all the amazing people we have met over the summer. It was truly EPIC.
We look forward to catching up with you again in 2019 for another exciting season. Until then, enjoy the end of the year and have a great Christmas!
Becki, AJ & The Girls! x
© South Coast Glamping 2019