Aren’t these vibrant parasols from the East London Parasol Company amazing? Not only would one of these make the most thoughtful and original wedding present, they’re also perfect for adding super stylish sunshade for your wedding.
Just imagine how one or more of these gorgeous parasols which are handmade in India and Bali, would add a vibrant pop of colour in the grounds of your venue. They’d look beautiful anywhere from a rustic barn venue, a laid back country house celebration to a super cool urban wedding. We love the fact that all these parasols are not only practical, giving your guests some much appreciated shade on a hot day, they also look super stylish and so photogenic.
You can hire your parasol or do you know what? We’d be of so tempted to treat ourselves and but one. This way you can choose exactly the design you love, use it at your wedding, the take it home and enjoy it long after your big day has passed.
You can check out much more about how the East London Parasol Company got going and how their parasols are made on their website – it’s a fascinating and inspiring read. Here are just some of our favourites and we’re sure you’ll love them as much as we do.
This is a unique piece and a show-stopping garden parasol, blending together the best of modern textile technology and traditional craftsmanship. The navy blue background is the perfect base for the verdant banana leaf design in pastel blues and greens.
Etta features vibrant tangerine twill fabric with a lotus design hand painted in gold ink with fuchsia pink fringing and sunset orange tassels completing the look.
Big Orange Aretha
Looking for more coverage, then the big orange Aretha is ideal. Block printed in natural coloured waterproof cotton canvas with tangerine zig zags with a lining of sunshine yellow.
Meryl is another large stunner of a parasol featuring a cream waterproof canvas digitally printed with a verdant banana leaf design in shades of green.
The inside is lined with cream taffeta with green threading and bamboo spokes. The pole is made from hand carved durian wood with gold paint and finial, the pole joint is brass.
Such an elegant, timeless choice the Liberace has a cream background which is hand painted with gold. Sophisticated and flamboyant, Liberace is perfect for a country garden venue and would look equally sophisticated in your chic urban wedding setting.
Whitney would be such an amazing choice where you’re looking to add a pop of colour to the proceedings. Pink, yellow, orange and gold all combine with fringing pom poms and beads to give you a wonderfully exotic look.
When we saw the Jane parasol we were instantly smitten by the wonderful colour combination of the lime green fabric and gold lotus design with hot pink tassels.
Like all these designs it would make an equally dashing feature in the countryside, both formally or informally at a festival inspired wedding. Add it to a town wedding and you’ll instantly add a dash of the exotic to your day.
OK we admit it, Girl Gets Wed hot pink is one of our favourite colours. and this Pink Nina parasol is such a beauty . Again it’s digitally printed with a banana leaf design on a water resistant canvas with blue accents.
This piece of pink perfection is lined with pink taffeta with pink threading and bamboo spokes. It so makes us want to pull up one of those chairs and just chill.
The Bette parasol is a perfect fusion of elegance and drama featuring sky blue twill fabric with a lotus design hand painted in gold ink. Blue threading inside and bamboo spokes.
The fringing is in shades of blue with the lightest cloud blue tassels.
Well hello Dolly and what an absolute stunner you are to round up our hot pick of favourites. Dolly is hand block printed suzani pattern cotton, lined with sky blue taffeta. With hand made pink tassels.
A stunning bohemian statement not just for your wedding but for your garden, picnics, patios, glamping and alfresco dining, especially when paired with one of East London Parasol’s specially made ground spikes. It’s without doubt a showstopper.
Each part of the pattern is painstakingly hand block printed with a different block for each colour. The parasol can only be printed three panels at a time, this is a very special piece.
And before we go, we must just mention that it’s available with matching cushions to complete the look.
Source for all images: East London Parasol Company