InTents October/November 2020 - 12

events | showcase
The couple had already paid in
full a Michigan ϐlorist, who provided
bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres
for the ceremony and table centerpieces
for the reception. A local ϐlorist provided
ϐlorals and greenery throughout the tent
and estate, including along the mile-long
driveway. The Mutton Rental crew also
suspended a massive ϐloral wreath over
the dance ϐloor.

COVID considerations

The main tent spanned 20 by 35 meters for this backyard wedding installation
by Mutton Rentals. Typical of backyard weddings, load-in for a structure that size
presented a challenge for the crew.

Fluff and fabric
Lighting included 20 crystal-like glass
chandeliers suspended throughout the
main tent, as well as LED uplighting
that whitewashed the sidewall panels
around the perimeter of the tent.
Mutton says one of the challenges in
terms of working within the time frame
was getting needed special order items in
time, including fabric for the couple's very
speciϐic vision for ceiling decor. "They
wanted full coverage but they wanted it
to be sheer, which ruled out the standard
option of a premade tent liner," Mutton
says. "We hung about 800 square yards
of fabric throughout the ceiling, which we
had to have shipped in and then have one
of our team members sew pockets in to
allow for consistent attachment points
throughout the ceiling."
12 intents

1020IT_10_17.indd 12

Behind the scenes was COVID-19, an
uninvited guest not to be ignored. The
family established the seating chart to
be sensitive to their guests' needs and
concerns. "Tables were generously
spaced, but that's typical of a high-end
event like this. And most of the tables
sat less than capacity," Mutton says.
"Branded hand sanitizer was the
giveaway at every table."
Stafϐing was an additional challenge
for the Mutton Rental crew. "We're obviously running on a more limited staff
because of the slowdown, which hit the
entire industry," Mutton says. "We were
upfront with the clients, who thankfully
were ϐlexible. We said we could deϐinitely accommodate their need but that
we were going to need some more time
for installation."
For an installation that would typically
take approximately ϐive days with eight to
12 installers onsite, Mutton Rentals had a
crew of four to six working for 10 days.
During the process, one of the installers
discovered a relative had tested positive,
which further challenged the team.
"Although we had procedures in place,
something like this means you have to
react and respond and make decisions
you hadn't anticipated, and to help staff
deal with their concerns," Mutton says.
"We had to do some juggling to make
sure he had time off to quarantine, but
that affected our available manpower. It's
a constant concern because outside of
the crippling revenue due to COVID-19,

oct-nov 2020

9/17/20 7:57 AM



InTents October/November 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of InTents October/November 2020

InTents October/November 2020 - Cover1
InTents October/November 2020 - Cover2
InTents October/November 2020 - 1
InTents October/November 2020 - 2
InTents October/November 2020 - 3
InTents October/November 2020 - 4
InTents October/November 2020 - 5
InTents October/November 2020 - 6
InTents October/November 2020 - 7
InTents October/November 2020 - 8
InTents October/November 2020 - 9
InTents October/November 2020 - 10
InTents October/November 2020 - 11
InTents October/November 2020 - 12
InTents October/November 2020 - 13
InTents October/November 2020 - 14
InTents October/November 2020 - 15
InTents October/November 2020 - 16
InTents October/November 2020 - 17
InTents October/November 2020 - 18
InTents October/November 2020 - 19
InTents October/November 2020 - 20
InTents October/November 2020 - 21
InTents October/November 2020 - 22
InTents October/November 2020 - 23
InTents October/November 2020 - 24
InTents October/November 2020 - 25
InTents October/November 2020 - 26
InTents October/November 2020 - 27
InTents October/November 2020 - 28
InTents October/November 2020 - 29
InTents October/November 2020 - 30
InTents October/November 2020 - 31
InTents October/November 2020 - 32
InTents October/November 2020 - 33
InTents October/November 2020 - 34
InTents October/November 2020 - 35
InTents October/November 2020 - 36
InTents October/November 2020 - 37
InTents October/November 2020 - 38
InTents October/November 2020 - 39
InTents October/November 2020 - 40
InTents October/November 2020 - 41
InTents October/November 2020 - 42
InTents October/November 2020 - 43
InTents October/November 2020 - 44
InTents October/November 2020 - Cover3
InTents October/November 2020 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-june-july-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-april-may-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-february-march-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-idea-book-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-december-2023-january-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-october-november-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-august-september-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-june-july-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-april-may-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/-intents-february-march-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-idea-book-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-december2022-january-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-october-november-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-august-september-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-june-july-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-april-may-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-february-march-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-december-2021-january-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-october-november-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-august-september-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-june-july-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-april-may-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-february-march-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1220IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1020IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0820IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0620IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0420IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0220IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1219IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1019IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0819IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0619IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0419IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0219IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1218IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1018IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0818IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0618IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0418IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0218IT
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com