Tag: vintage wedding hire

Wooden Chairs for hire

We have heaps of gorgeous vintage wooden chairs for hire for your lovely vintage wedding or event!  They can be hired individually or as part of our wedding ceremony package.  Please ask us for more details…

 

Meet Amelie our Red Velvet Vintage Sofa

Oh la la!  We are so excited to have Amelie our red velvet vintage sofa join our inventory of vintage china, props and furniture.  She is a beauty and available for hire immediately!  We are in love 🙂

 

 

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

LOVE blackboards

I just adore blackboards.  They take me back to my childhood days when they were used in school.  I always remember feeling like a real grown up if the teacher allowed me to write something on it.

In recent years white boards took over but they just don’t have the same charm as a blackboard.  Thank goodness blackboards have made a comeback and are now used in cafes, shops, florists and even at the dentist!  They look cute and quirky and almost anything can be made into a blackboard using a bit of blackboard paint…picture frames can be converted, old cupboard doors, window frames…the list goes on!  Here are just a select few of ours for hire.

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

          

Wedding Ceremony Backdrops

When planning the decor for your wedding ceremony there are many ideas to choose from.  I love a vintage wedding as you can be as imaginative as you want to be!  A wedding has so much more meaning if you can add a few little homemade touches to it that represent you and your partner. 

Today I am focusing on backdrops as many wedding ceremonies are taking place outdoors which leave a bride and groom with a blank canvas when it comes to decorating this area.  This can be a little overwhelming; however there are many ways to create backdrops with a touch of vintage charm.  I have put together some ideas to help you.

  1. Use vintage wooden doors or shutters to create a backdrop.  You can use two or three doors hinged together and have them freestanding behind the celebrant.  Drape flowers over them or hang family pictures off pegs from hessian string.
  2. A vintage dresser looks gorgeous set up with flowers displayed in teapots, vintage bottles or crystal vases.  Another great idea is to display several different picture frames along the shelves with different photographs of the bride and groom.
  3. Something a little different is to use an old wooden freestanding fireplace as a backdrop.  Keep it simple by displaying fresh flowers and gorgeous candle holders. 
  4. If you have a few trees or a gazebo you can use at your ceremony, another option is to hang old window frames.  They look fabulous outdoors!
  5. Make a curtain backdrop out of several strips of ribbon, material and lace.  This creates a very whimsical and romantic look and you can chose fabric to compliment your colour theme.

With a garden ceremony all of these ideas will look fabulous.  These personal touches really are worth all of the effort for your special day as you will have wonderful memories to look back on, not to mention beautiful photographs.

 Happy wedding planning!