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Wedding Chill Out Area – Turkish Cushions!

When talking about a wedding chill out area, one of our most frequently asked questions at Elite Tents is “What should I do about the decoration?”  In some respects the answer is easy: “Whatever you fancy!”

We have seen all sorts of decorations – from white wishing wells with doves through to hay bales and Chinese lanterns (though not together of course!).

You can dress the tipis with almost anything you like. Flowers, fairy lights, lanterns, bunting and even a bit of bling for those of you who like that. But to start with I thought I would introduce one of the exclusive Chill out options we have at Elite Tents.

Turkish Chill Out Cushions:

Back in Summer 2013 I went out to Turkey with the family. While in the market at Fethiye we came across some beautiful hand crafted cushions in an array of bright colours. They were made and sold in the shop in central Fethiye so we went along to meet the owner. Her name was Asli and the shop, Sinbad, has been in her family for several generations. They mainly create rugs – originally for Turkish people to sit on while smoking their Shisha and now also for the increasing number of tourists. We could not fit any rugs in our suitcases; but we did bring back some of the gorgeous floor cushions instead!

Wedding Chill out area - the store where we purchased our floor cushions Wedding chill out area - Asli, the owner of the shop

Antilian Heritage:

The patterns on the Anatolian style cushions date back to the 17th Century and are still hand woven. Tribes would use certain colours and designs significant and meaningful to them.  Turkish rugs are still rich in symbolism, with many recurring motifs. These cushions are definitely not the most traditional option for your wedding furniture. But maybe think about how to incorporate the relaxing floor cushions.  Put them together with Moroccan tea lights and lanterns to create a lovely chill out area for your guests to rest when their dancing feet are tired.

For more information about our chill out furniture download our free chill out & accessories brochure below. Have fun designing your own wedding chill out area!

Speak soon, Jacquie x

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