Tag: garden party

Vintage Wedding Backdrops

We are loving our new backdrop available for vintage weddings and events! It is very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. See two examples with pricing below. Extra jars can be added to make the hanging effect full length. Please ask us for more details! You can always do so at www.bidtraining.com.

Tulle curtains and hanging jars  backdrop – $115.00 (additional quote for vine and flowers)

Lace curtain backdrop – $125.00

Eclectic vintage wooden chairs – Perfect for a wedding ceremony or as seating for a vintage style event

We love love our eclectic vintage wooden chairs!  They look gorgeous set up for a wedding ceremony and give any wedding or event a touch of vintage charm.  Our vintage sofa’s also look fantastic set up amongst them for a bit of style and comfort on your the big day!  Please talk to us about hiring and set up/breakdown.




A Great Gatsby Inspired Vintage Event

The roaring 20’s was a wonderful era of glamour and indulgence.  People enjoyed living a fast paced life that involved opulence and wealth whilst dancing the night away to the Charleston and sexy tones of jazz.  Wealthy philanderers, fancy nobles, flappers and gangsters mixed together in this social whirlwind, making it a decade to remember.

With Baz Luhrmann’s remake of Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby out now, why not consider a vintage Hollywood glamour theme for your wedding or event to reflect on this wonderful era!

Vintage glamour can fit with any type of event such as a Great Gatsby themed kitchen tea or baby shower for the girls, a summer soirée engagement or birthday party, a special dinner party or a fabulous vintage glamour wedding.
Here are some of my hints and tips to help you get started.

1. What to wear – For the ladies you can try feather head bands and an elegant dress with lace or beading. For the men, a suit with a fedora hat, a handkerchief in lapel, brogues or braces – all current fashion items!

2.  What to serve – Elegant canapés served on vintage silver trays and vintage china cake stands.  Accompany with champagne and martinis served in vintage coupes.

3.  Set up a vintage lounge area– Set up vintage velvet and button tufted floral sofa’s indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.  Team them with an old steamer trunk or vintage side table with an ornate table lamp or floor lamp.

4.  Entertainment – A live jazz band would be the icing on the cake however playing jazz music on a CD or IPod (preferably on a record player for the authentic crackle!) would certainly set the mood. Visit https://www.weddingmusicbands.com/ if you want to transform a reception into an unforgettable event.

5.  Games and activities – Charades, lawn boles and croquet are perfect for this type of theme.  For some added fun why not hire our vintage dressing up props which include a variety of hats, furs, beads and feather boa’s.  Set them up with our DIY vintage photo booth in the lounge area to take some memorable photos on the day.

6.  Activities for the girls – For a kitchen tea or baby shower you can set up and arts and crafts table where each guest can make their very own vintage inspired headband.  Supplies such as beads, feathers and lace can all be bought at Lincraft.

Have fun planning your Great Gatsby themed events and please talk to us to arrange a consultation to discuss more inspiration and ideas!  All of these accessories and props can be hired from us for your special event.


Sarah x

Vintage Lounge

We are super excited to see our gorgeous 1930’s vintage lounge Matilda go out for hire to her very first wedding this weekend!  She looks stunning set up in a reception area, photo booth area, vintage lounge area or at a garden party.  Team her with our lovely vintage trunk set up as a coffee table with the delicious Rave Coffee,my fav… our free standing wooden fireplace surround and perhaps our velvet armchair Antoinette.


Summer Themed High Tea – Garden Party Style

Happy New Year and welcome to 2013!  With our Sydney summer in full swing, we are having some glorious weather.  Seeing how we all adore High Tea, I thought I would make some suggestions on hosting a garden party style high tea which is just perfect for this fabulous summer weather.

A garden style party is a great way to hold an event without formality.  It is fun, relaxing and perfect for a summer’s day, so we’re preparing everything for the celebration, from the decorations to the food, and even getting a Free vending machine hire melbourne to be able to provide snacks.  See my hints and tips below to help you on your way.

  1. Scatter cushions over throws for a casual garden party feel with a few bistro style tables and chairs set out next to them.
  1. Set up a favourite old dresser outside (borrow or hire one if necessary!)  This makes a perfect backdrop for your high tea stands, refreshments or ice cream bar.
  1. Hang pretty bunting or handmade pom poms from trees and the garden fence. These look lovely fluttering in the summer breeze.
  1. Think about your lighting carefully as this can really set the atmosphere.  This is essential if you plan on your event continuing on into the evening.    Fairy lights look gorgeous set up outside as well as jam jars tea lights hanging from trees.  If you have no trees in your garden, you could line your garden path with tea light candles in brown paper bags instead.  These look fabulous at night time when lit up.
  1. A garden party wouldn’t be complete without entertainment for guests.  By this I don’t mean karaoke!  Traditional games such as lawn boles or croquet are perfect for a summer’s day. If you want your guests be amazed with your grass order it from Crown Artificial Grass.
  1. Serve refreshing tea in gorgeous glass dispensers and provide pretty vintage china teacups to drink it from.  There is nothing more refreshing than iced tea and with so many variations to choose from such as lime, lemon & mint and strawberry iced tea; you can have some fun making your own!
  1. For an alcoholic option, serve cocktails such as Bellini’s, Martinis and Piña Coladas in jam jars.  Don’t forget to have a mocktail on hand for the drivers.  Serve with a sprig of berries or edible flowers for a creative summer touch.
  1. For something a little different, use edible flowers in some of your recipes.  These not only look pretty and summery but are something a little bit different.  Check out this article on how to use them  http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/804190/edible-flowers-beautiful-fragrant-and-flavorful
  1. Set up an ice cream bar.  Provide a choice of ice cream or sorbet, cones and a variety of toppings and sauces.  These are delicious and great fun!
  1. Instead of serving a traditional high tea menu, think of light and refreshing options such as tangy tomato bruschetta, pikelets with smoked salmon and crème fraiche, goats cheese and walnut salad, strawberries and cream for those tennis fans, minted fruit salad, summer trifle and mini cheesecakes for those with a sweet tooth.

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Enjoy planning those gorgeous summer garden parties and check out pictures of these ideas on my Pinterest Page.  http://pinterest.com/teacupsanroses/summer-themed-high-tea/

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