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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 Baby Shower

I had my very own vintage baby shower recently to celebrate the impending arrival of my little bundle of joy.  When planning my baby shower with a friend, I wanted to take on the styling and decorating myself  with a whole showroom full of Teacups and Roses goodies to choose from!  The styling is my favourite part after all 🙂  Thanks to Julie’s organisation, all the girls were in charge of bringing along delicious treats for our high tea on the day.

My husband Graeme and I are having a surprise with regards to the sex of our baby, so I had to bare this in mind when planning the styling aspect of the baby shower.  I used a whole host of our vintage hire items including all our china, silver cutlery, bone handle knives, cake stands and linen for the high tea.  A refreshment station was set up with our fabulous drinks dispenser (non alcoholic of course!) and champagne coupes.  For an added touch I pegged baby clothes from one of our vintage wooden doors and even some furniture from sites as https://www.treasurerooms.com/shop/shop-by-brands/baby-appleseed.html which are great for any baby.  I used our plain white bunting to decorate the room, our vintage wooden chairs for seating and set up a vintage lounge with our old trunk and vintage sofa’s for guests to relax.

We had a fabulous afternoon, I was spoilt rotten and I really want to thank all my lovely friends and family for making it a baby shower to remember!

Belinda and Yogesh’s Vintage Wedding

We were delighted to do the set up and styling for the table settings for the gorgeous Belinda and Yogesh’s wedding at Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Gardens before Christmas. This included the teacups, faux pearls and vintage book centre pieces, the candelabra’s, crystal vases, fine china dinner plates and silver cutlery. The stunning flowers were by Belinda’s talented sister Tracey Sankari and the photography by Nattnee Photography. Thank you for letting us share in your special day Belinda and Yogesh x