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Hardy Country – wistful wedding

Some weddings are simply beautiful! When we saw these fabulous pics by photographer Alistair Freeman back from Caroline and Mark’s country wedding we were immediately transported into a Hardy novel with Caroline in lead role as Tess of the D’Urberville’s!

Wiltshire Wedding

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With rolling countryside just outside the door the Wellington Barn on the Dorset Wiltshire border always promised scenery that was always going to be perfect – but Caroline’s gorgeous lace trimmed vintage styled dress, cottage flowers and beautifully tendrilled hair really embraced the wistful feel of a literary heroine.Tess of the d"Urbervilles?

Quite appropriate really as Caroline is a fabulous blogger with her Wandering Starrs blog hosting lots of gorgeous images and stories of travels and stay at home discoveries!

This wedding features lots of handmade and rustic elements including a chalk-board menu, bunting garlands, beautiful cottage flowers from Organic Blooms, a gorgeous traditional “courting cake” style wedding cake, ribbons, rustic boxes, tea favours, wire hearts and lashings of country charm. You can’t fail to be entranced by the scenes captured by the talented Allister Freeman Photography – these images are breathtaking!

Hardy style wedding

Of course we had to save a little chuckle for this snap – our vintage china is there to be adored on the top, bottom and sideways! We love a good china inspection – its a great way to get people remembering great aunties and grandma’s tea sets…. I think we passed muster!

vintage china


Published by vdorset, on 19th June 2012 at 7:14 pm. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Hardy Country – wistful wedding

Vintage Tea Wedding Favors

We’ve been working on our wedding favour designs for a little while here at Vintage Dorset – after being asked to provide some bespoke favours that were vintage inspired we wanted ones that reflect the elegance of a vintage tea party whilst also sharing good quality traditional tea.

a muslin bag of loose leaf tea used as a wedding favorWe’re always happy to produce bespoke items and had designed a number of tea favours for weddings but our latest design is so lovely we thought we’d start offering these for sale directly to couples looking for hand-made wedding favours with a vintage feel?

The favours comprise a little linen drawstring bag with a cute teapot design stamped on the front – this one is in red but you can choose the colour you prefer.

Inside is a hand-made muslin tea bag of loose leaf tea which is just sufficient for a small pot for two.

We realised that people sometimes forget to take their wedding favors home – so the label says “do take some tea” which seems perfect!

a cotton bag with a red teapot design containing loose leaf tea

Our tea favors contain loose leaf tea from our favourite suppliers –  Char Chars and The Guilded Teapot (both in Dorchester) We supply them at £1.60 each and they can be ordered by getting in touch with us HERE (please order at least 4 weeks before your wedding)

Here are some pictures together with the inside view of the muslin bags of tea These are food-grade muslin so perfect for popping in the teapot as well as showing off the lovely long strands of tea!

The teapot and teacup are from our Vintage Dorset china hire collection.

Tea wedding favor


Published by annie, on 18th June 2011 at 9:41 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Food Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Vintage Tea Wedding Favors