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Cosmo Bride pictures

Cosmo Bride Magazine with teaThe last ever Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine UK has just gone on sale and we’re really delighted that one of our summer weddings has been featured thanks to the most beautiful of brides and incredible photographs from Anushe Low.

Editors letterIn the Editor’s Letter which opens this edition, Miranda Eason includes the wedding as one of the things that she’s “Love, Love Loving!” She especially liked the gorgeous table planners of wildfowl pictures which reminded the couple of their courtship watching a family of coots alongside Regents Canal.

She says, “Kumari and Matthew packed their tea-party-meets-festival do with soft pastels florals and Victorian bits and bobs for a completely different look that still perfectly captured old-time style.”


Kumari and Matthew spent months planning the wedding with us. They’d already chosen the gorgeous Symondsbury Manor for their venue – but Kumari also wanted lots of additional vintage charm, with beautiful cornflower blue flowers, bunting and fine vintage china.We worked together to plan all of the details from flowers to food, wedding cakes to outside bar. The venue dressing included vintage china for the afternoon tea and cakes, English flowers in teacups and teapots with masses of hand-made bunting across the garden and marquee.Its fair to say we loved every moment of it!

vintage wedding

Dream Team

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Anushe really caught the magic of the day in her pictures and they make a beautiful spread in Cosmopolitan Bride. For more of the wedding photos check out Anushe’s blog here

As Cosmo Bride says goodbye to its readers – its sister magazine, You and Your Wedding is taking the centre stage to be an even more inspirational thought leader for anyone planning their wedding today. In the meantime – do get in touch with us here at Vintage Dorset to create your own vintage wedding in style!


Steal Kumari's style

Old time lovers

Matthew’s band Gilbert played at the wedding and here’s a You Tube clip of their big day:

Published by vdorset, on 13th September 2011 at 6:19 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Food Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Cosmo Bride pictures

Vintage Hen Party

When chief bridesmaid Victoria told us she was planning Melanie’s Hen Party to provide afternoon tea at the old-fashioned Church Hall in Verwood we were delighted to help out! This afternoon tea was perfect for Melanie plus friends and mums to get together and have some pampering time before going out for a hen party evening on the town.

melanie's hen partyHen party afternoon teaMelanie and her ladies spent the morning making chocolate truffles and then had lots of “me time” in the afternoon with nail pampering treatments and hand massages – as well as a superb vintage tea.

The ladies had worked hard on making loads of bunting for the wedding which is in three weeks time – they got to work decorating the hall as soon as we arrived – and we used a few of the church hall’s willow pattern plates mixed in with vintage china and tablecloths hired from Vintage Dorset to make a really beautiful spread. Melanie’s flowers completed the scene perfectly! Sandwiches came from Sorrell’s in Wimborne, with cakes from Country Markets and our old favourite Sgt Bun for his gorgeous scones!

Ladies ready for afternoon tea

Congratulations Melanie and do have a lovely wedding!

Hen Party Ladies

To book a Vintage Hen party or for a quote to hire vintage china for your event, please contact us HERE

For more ideas and venues for Hen Parties – visit our friends at the Hen House

Published by vdorset, on 4th September 2011 at 4:57 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Food Tags: , , , Comments Off on Vintage Hen Party