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Vintage Tea by the Sea!

Barton on SeaWe recently supplied vintage china and accessories for a  sophisticated yet casual afternoon tea for a bride to be and friends at the lovely Cliff House Hotel at Barton-on-Sea. On the edge of the New Forest this idyllic setting with its unspoilt views across to the Needles, Isle of Wight and Christchurch Bay was the perfect place to chill out before the wedding!

Afternoon tea vintage dorsetWith 14 of her best friends and family Jane had a simply scrumptious vintage tea with delicious scones and cream, champagne and tea and lots of friendly banter ahead of her wedding at Highcliffe Castle.

Vintage tea Dorset





We worked with Donald and his team at the hotel to set up and style the tables with vintage cloths and flowers, putting up just a hint of bunting and laying out the china ready for the ladies for an afternoon tea to remember!

We also were delighted when we realised that the lovely Jessica of Red Rabbit Photography was one of the bride’s friends! She’s posted some gorgeous pictures in her Vintage Bridal Tea Party Facebook album and we couldn’t wait to share some of them here: (All copyright reserved)

If you want  a vintage tea at a venue of your choice – just get in touch with us at info@vintagedorset.co.uk
Vintage Bridal tea pictures

Published by vdorset, on 29th April 2012 at 10:17 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Vintage Tea by the Sea!

A Dorset Vintage Wedding

One of the joys of vintage and country weddings is that they lend themselves so beautifully to couples who have their own creative style and the imagination to create a bespoke event.

A Country wedding in Dorset

With a wonderfully relaxed cottage holiday atmosphere, delicious bring and share food from all of the 80-or-so guests, home-made trimmings, herb festooned table-centres and loads of vintage china from Vintage Dorset, DIY weddings don’t come much better than this!


The fabulous celebration of Rowan and Baris was held at Greenwood Grange cottages in Dorchester and caught on film beautifully by the fabulous, quirky photographer Andrea Ellison.

The celebration itself was a lovely informal hand-fastening culminating with a rousing sing-song where all of the guests sang the Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be” (500 miles) before the eating began. Rowan looked fabulous in a bright red swing dress and Baris turned out sharp as a new pin!

wedding celebration vintage dorsetWe often get asked how DIY weddings work – when families want to take part in creating the Wedding Feast – making puddings, pavlovas and other delectable treats? This wedding is a great example! ALL of the food for this wedding was brought by the guests and popped onto vintage plates and platters – we didn’t know what was going to happen – but when it did it was AMAZING! Vintage Dorset served tea, wine and kept everything neat and tidy . For the full story check out photographer Andrea’s Blog

DIY wedding vintage feast

We loved how the outside came in!!

Dorset vintage wedding

What a great day! Check out these extra details pictured by Vintage Dorset. The cheese tier was incredible and what beautiful little cakes!!

Dorset Vintage Wedding

Published by vdorset, on 20th March 2012 at 7:17 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Food Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on A Dorset Vintage Wedding