Events Director and Founder
Katherine is the founder of Arabian Tents and her day is a whirlwind of meeting clients, writing emails (lots of them!), brainstorming décor ideas and snatching moments to feel very lucky she loves what she does.
When throwing a party it’s always colourful, inviting, warm and relaxing – she loves the Purple Palace interior as it apparently looks good against everyone and she makes sure there is always a ‘surprise’ for guests, whether it be a secret room to discover, an alternative performance or after-dinner liqueur treats. She believes that people parties are important and moments at them are remembered for the rest of people’s lives, so it’s important to break the ice as fast as possible and get on with having fun! The next project she’s working on is a new structure design that should be manufactured and ready to be unveiled to the world next year!
An average day for Jonny summarises in, technical site visits, providing onsite training for new crew, developing new processes to improve our service and maintaining the invoice and stock system , along with keeping up team morale in the office with a barrage of bad jokes.
When he got married , he choose a compromise of a mix of the William Morris and the Arabian Nights theme to keep the lady happy.
Operations & Events Coordinator
Jo’s days vary from visiting sites and meeting clients, to being in the office event planning, liaising with suppliers, creating 3D CAD plans for each event and keeping the office well stocked on biscuits whilst arguing with Jonny about who’s turn it is to make the next round of tea!
If she was planning her wedding reception she would choose the Raj tent, with colourful drapes, lots of sumptuous furniture and some atmospheric lighting thrown in to give it that really magical feeling.
Logistics and Operations Coordinator
Carolina's role includes recruitment of new crew, training and development. She manages the rota for the vehicles and crew, writes job briefs, goes onto the site to oversee builds, produces 3D layouts of events and liases with clients and suppliers in the run up to events. Carolina keeps everybody happy and motivated.
If Carolina was to throw a party she would pick the colourful Viva La Fiesta as it reminds her of the flora of her home country, Brazil.
Marquee Crew Team Leader
For Mario there are never two days the same. He can be erecting Arabian Tent in different locations, sizes and colours each day. He also has the chance to interact with the clients a lot, and share in their enthusiasm when seeing our beautiful tents getting ready.
If he was planning his wedding, he would like a really colourful reception party, all the styling of his wedding would have a psychedelic theme, therefore the Purple Palace marquee would be his ideal wedding reception.
Chief Fluffer & Draper Extraodionare
An average day for Jeremy is generally designing and quoting for for Wedding Décor plans, visiting venues and clients, transforming venues, up ladders, down ladders and searching for new inspirations.
An average day for Celia varies, she can be making cushions, seat covers, linings or drapes, alter things so they fit/work better, work with Katherine and the team of designing samples and finding nice fabrics to use. We also have lots of lining and soft furnishings and as the British weather can be hard on them, she also repairs when needed.
If she was planning her wedding, she would use a combination of William Morris for dining, and Bombay Boudoir for the party area. The Tree of Life walls for the William Morris lining are really beautiful and Celia loves the hand covered matching furniture that goes with.
The average day for Catarina summarises in optimising our online presence. This includes for example executing and monitoring online campaigns, assist with copy writing and design for the website, and compiling weekly reports that analyse consumer behaviour and provides actionable insights.
If she was throwing a party, a summer party theme in the colourful and beautiful Viva La Fiesta would be her first choice. She thinks the tent interior is perfect for creating a beach-side feel and for bringing the warmth and texture of nature into the party.
A typical day for Sophie includes creating new and exciting posts on social media, researching up and coming event trends to impress on Pinterest, organising marketing opportunities and producing appealing and valuable blogs to entice journalists to print.
If she was throwing a party, the bright and crisp Cornish Creamwould be her first choice - a woodland fairytale Garden Party with lots of stunning floral arrangements and fairy lights!
A typical day for Sarah is writing enticing blogs and sending out press, helping to design brochures, and updating and helping with the design of the website; all with the aim of spreading the word of Arabian Tents online and in the press.
An average day for Grace summaries in driving vans all over the place, erecting marquee in wonderful gardens and beautiful fields, and eating lunch.
A typical day for Aamina is focusing on our website design and liaising with our web developers to ensure we have the perfect websites as well as posting spectacular images on our Instagram account.
If she was throwing a party, she would go for the red velvety linings of the La Rouge tent for a chill yet elegant atmosphere for all her guests to feel comfortable in.