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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.

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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!

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