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How to plan a luxury afternoon tea baby shower

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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.

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Modern Vintage White Wedding by Lily Sawyer Photography

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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.

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The rise of double hen parties. Could Meghan be planning a pre-wedding high tea?

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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.

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STAND UP TO CANCER at the Waldorf Hotel – with Louise Pentland

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As a supplier of tea parties, I receive tonnes of emails regarding charity events and it can be hard to choose which ones to support. However, when I received a call from the Stand Up To Cancer team I knew this would be a great one to help, especially when they mentioned it was in collaboration with Louise Pentland (A Sprinkle of Glitter).

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An Essex Wedding Magazine

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This month we are delighted to see our vintage Easter wedding styled shoot has been given a double spread in the Essex Wedding Magazine. The feature is packed with ideas for hosting an Easter wedding, from egg hunts to seasonal flowers.

Set in the beautiful woodland gardens at Baddow Park Essex, this spring inspired shoot is brimming with pastels, gold and lots of pink!   Read more

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Harajuku Girl Visits English Country House

 

As seen on Bespoke Bride wedding blog, Harajuku Girl Visits English Country House. A photo shoot styled by the talented Coocouture team using a candy coloured selection of our china items. Read the full article here…

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Vintage Glamour at Baddow Park

We receive numerous requests to supply wedding industry photo shoots and this made us realise it was about time we did our own! It didn’t take long to decide on the theme as Easter was just around the corner and our own gardens were beginning to spring to life. Easter Vintage Glamour was decided upon – with a focus on gold and Chanel pink; Elizabeth’s favourite lipstick! A list of our favourite Essex suppliers was then drafted and ideas began to pile up on Pinterest.  Read more

Lauren & Michael at High Elms Manor

High Elms Manor Wedding

We wanted to share with you photos from a wedding we styled back in May. Lauren and Michael held their wedding reception at High Elms Manor; a beautiful venue featured on ‘Country House Rescue’. Read more