As an event supplier, 2021 is following the pattern of 2020 with a distinct lack of bookings due to Covid! However, I’ve teamed up with two other local event suppliers to bring to you the Mother’s Day afternoon tea package, delivered to your door. The package includes home made afternoon tea by The Mug Tree; a café and caterer in East Grinstead, beautiful vintage crockery, cutlery and napkins by myself and gorgeous hand wrapped spring florals by Arabella Floral Design, who like myself would normally be suppling weddings and events.Read more
Eco-Friendly Summer Entertaining Hire Packages
Exciting news – I’ve teamed up with Locate to Create to offer the ultimate in eco-friendly, summer entertaining event hire packages. From summer garden parties to corporate events, we urge you not to use ugly plastic tables, single use disposables or mass produced cheap tableware form half way around the world and to take a look at our hire packages.
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.
Vintage Chateau Wedding at Chateau la Durantie
I was delighted to receive the beautiful mood board and brief from Helaina Storey last year, asking if I would like to supply one of her wedding this summer. A vintage chateau wedding in France requiring a vintage tea station and full dinner service sounded fantastic and the colour scheme requested being pastel shades of blue and pink. It sounded perfect and now the official photos are here I can show you just how perfect it looked. I’m sure you will agree that Ceri & Dave looked amazing and it truly was the most beautiful wedding set up by Helaina Storey Wedding Design. As told by the bride; here is Ceri’s wedding feature.
I was delighted when Michelle from Girl Gets Wed asked me to feature in their ‘supplier edit’, an interview style feature on wedding suppliers. This is a collection of hand picked wedding suppliers who complement the vibrant and super stylish blog. Michelle especially loved the bright crockery and gold gilt which made for a really colourful post for the blog.
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