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Ellie & James – Vintage wedding

vintage wedding coupleThere aren’t many couples like Ellie and James. As well as being really into local food, the environment and old antiquities they wanted a wedding that reflected their passion for something fun, adventurous and a bit quirky! James is a local watercress grower and Ellie an expert in filming animal┬ádocumentaries and monkey stories. With this pair we knew we were in for a fabulous wedding to remember!

Having decided on a vintage wedding at the glorious Higher Melcombe Manor, the couple explained their idea of a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the marquee followed up with gorgeous home made pavlovas from the family and ending with a home-grown Hog Roast who’d been fattened up with watercress trimmings!

pigs grown for hog roast

The idea was for Vintage Dorset to dress the venue with lots of help from all of James’s friends and both families, to have lashings of bunting and loads of vintage china, victorian glass water jugs, platters for the pavlovas and mis-matched vintage dinner plates. Add to this a cheese tower and a sweetie cart for nibbling on and we think you have perfection!

Growing your own pig for a hog roast at your wedding shows real dedication – thinking about where our food comes from and how it arrives at our table is something most of us are really detached from – but we really like the idea that your food was pampered from the very start! In spite of a few tears when sending the piggies off everyone thought it was a great idea and it even inspired the superb wedding cake topped with a bride and groom and two home grown pigs!

Ellie’s colours and dress were truly beautiful and her table flowers gorgeous home-grown hydrangeas. With 200 guests to feed Ellie and James had lots of catering help throughout the day – and expert pig roasters looking after their porkers! Vintage Dorset provided china and trimmings together with venue dressing help on the morning. We’re sure you’ll agree this was a truly beautiful wedding!

Vintage Dorset Wedding at Higher Melcombe Manor


Published by vdorset, on 17th January 2012 at 6:02 pm. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion Tags: , , , , Comments Off on Ellie & James – Vintage wedding