Slideshow: 10 Magnificent Marquees Like Pippa's

Love the stunning 'enchanted forest' style and glass marquee from Pippa Middleton's wedding? Find similar styles to hire right here in New Zealand. 

  • Photography by Marquee image above: Melissa Mills Photography

It was the most anticipated wedding of the year, and details from Pippa Middleton's recent nuptials to financier James Matthews are set to trend worldwide for the next year or two.

Pippa's gown featured was completely lined in lace, with a high neck bodice with capped-sleeves. Fashion experts predict this may shift the popularity of full-length wedding dress sleeves (made popular since the wedding of Pippa's sister, Kate Middleton, during her wedding to Prince William in 2011) in favour of the 'capped' look, particularly for summer 'I dos'.

As far as the newlyweds lavish 'relaxed country' reception – held at Pippa's parents' estate – they had a bespoke glass marquee created and shipped in from Belgium.

Marquees are a great choice to house a wedding reception: they can be brought to almost any location or special spot, they allow guests to party into the small hours (many venues have a midnight or 1.00am closing time), and it's likely you can choose your own caterer and drinks (not having to abide by the venue's choice of alcohol brands).

A clear canopy also allows you to truly feel like you're at one with nature, but with the added comfort of being sheltered from the elements.

Marquee Hire Companies like Twelve Tables , Platinum Hire , Raj Tent Hire NZ and Hirepool have spectacular shelters to house your big day.

Click through to the slideshow below and be sure to give them a call to see how they can tailor a marquee for your wedding reception.

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