I first laid eyes on the brand Tentipi at an outdoor exhibition in Perth, Scotland. Where a distributor of their camping range tipis had one up on display….. well, I just had to have one! About a year later I purchased my first tipi and I just so happened to be in between flats at the time. So I decided to live in my very own canvas castle on my friends lifestyle block, just east of Edinburgh.
After discovering Tentipi’s event range of tipis my good friend Shona then decided to utilize their lifestyle block of land and host her wedding in three giant Nordic tipis. A few days before Mark and Shona’s big day the crew came and set up their wedding venue right on my front door, whilst I watched the poles go up and the canvas get pulled over I started pondering on the idea of whether or not these magnificent structures had found their way to NZ yet.
They got married the 30 July 2011 and I’m very excited and happy to say that two years later I can welcome two giant Nordic tipis to our shores!