I’ve been to quite a few afternoon tea baby showers over the past few years, two of my own and others for friends. I really do believe afternoon tea is the best way to celebrate. I don’t think I’ve ever met a single person who doesn’t like afternoon tea and when you are pregnant it’s far more appealing than going to a hot spa or crowded bar. So what is it that’s so perfect about afternoon tea when it comes to baby showers… well, where do I start; a relaxed gathering of your closest friends who have come to join you in spending the afternoon eating cake and drinking copious amounts of tea! Here are my top tips when planning a baby shower afternoon tea celebration.
Last summer I was invited by the talented Lily Sawyer to supply a styled shoot in West Ham Park, London. Lily is a fantastic urban wedding photographer who has such an eye for detail and a wonderfully creative mind. The styled shoot was based on Modern Vintage with white simplicity and a relaxed urban garden setting, while being affordable. Lilly put together the perfect team for this style and the full write up can be seen over on Lilly’s blog Lily Sawyer Blog.
As the count down to the royal wedding is in full action, here at Vintage Flair we’re wondering if Meghan is planning her second hen – or should we say Bachelorette party! There has been a rise in brides-to-be hosting two hen parties in order to involve all the female wedding guests. 10 years ago hen parties were a night out with friends and family, for a meal and possibly onto a nightclub. Over the years they’ve become more elaborate and have evolved into weekends abroad and spa trips. As hen parties have become more expensive and often just for close friends and family, there has become a need for a second hen party. This is usually closer to the wedding date and suitable for all ages and a wider family audience.
This incredible maximalist floral shoot featuring my vintage crockery has been featured on the Magpie Wedding blog. Created by the lovely and very talented Lily Sawyer Photography this styled shoot is full of inspiration for creative couples planning a maximum floral wedding. The combination of vintage fine bone china styled in a modern setting works wonderfully. Styled by the creative Johanna Valeur, the contrast of the pink sequins against the gold gilt vintage china plates works wonderfully. Such a great explosion of colour from every aspect and an abundance of greenery to balance it out. Read more
If you’re anything like me you love to bag a bargain. There’s nothing better than finding a treasure you love and knowing it’s true worth. As a buyer of fine bone china for my business, Vintage Flair, I’ve been searching the country for best buys for over 9 years. From online purchases to wondering around antique fairs in my wellies, I’ve picked up a few tips and I’m going to share them with you. If you’re having a DIY wedding or just want to purchase a few vintage props, grab a cup of tea and take some notes.
Congratulations, its 2018 and you have a wedding to plan!! – revel in the excitement as it’s your turn to enjoy being engaged. Show off your sparkly ring (that you look at every 10 seconds), wear your ear-to-ear smile and why not throw a party to celebrate with family and friends. Here are my top 5 tips on how to plan a wedding in 2018.