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Downton Abbey Inspiration Board

If you’re planning something special this autumn or dreaming about your Christmas arrangements then why not make it a truly indulgent occasion by borrowing a little of the Downton Abbey style? We’ve put our favourite ideas together for this luxurious Inspiration Board – get ready to swoon!

Inspiration from Downton AbbeyAll pictures are copyright © published here by kind permission. See below for license holder details

Dorset has such perfect venues to bring themed events to life and with so many fashions and accessories reflecting vintage loveliness at the moment as well as our own vintage china and props for finishing touches its easy to re-create this elegant style.

Contributors & Credits

Check out our Inspiring Contributors here and do get in touch with us at Vintage Dorset for china hire, authentic props & venue dressing. Going to be a sumptuous Christmas this year!

Clockwise from top right

  • Jewellery and Watches from Marks & Spencer’s These lovelies were spotted by the super blogger Fabfrocks who kindly shared this picture from the recent M&S Teaparty for bloggers – read her post here
  • Lion head door knocker at Tatton Park – picture copyright © Steve Atkins Photography
  • Leluxe Catalogue downloadLace and beadwork dresses – gorgeous turn of the century & 1920’s reproduction dresses from the lovely Leluxe Clothing now based in Ross-on-Wye in the UK. Their catalogue is stunning…
  • Pure Wool Cloche Hat Marks & Spencer’s
  • Vintage Props Typewriter and Picture Frame Vintage Dorset
  • Teacup and candlestick Vintage Dorset
  • Norburton Hall – sumptuous Arts & Crafts Movement Country House, events and holiday venue Norburton Hall Burton Bradstock, Dorset – perfect for elegant functions, music recitals, functions and weddings in the grounds
  • Silver plate teapot and Vintage China Hire Vintage Dorset picture copyright © Steve Atkins Photography
  • Old Voluntary Car Pool Austin at Dorset Steam Fair – these cars were used during the first and second wars image Vintage Dorset
  • Vintage style Comb by Julia Beazley of Vintage Tiaras
  • A truly remarkable vintage Wedding Venue – Dorset’s own Milton Abbey and Estate – Milton Abbey

Published by vdorset, on 3rd October 2011 at 10:02 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Downton Abbey Inspiration Board

Wonderland Wedding

Dorset Roller GirlsWhen Dorset Roller Girl Aebbe and fiance Sam told us about their plans for a Mad Hatter Wedding we knew this was one rock-n-roll bride’s wedding that would be be really sensational!

The bride & groom dressed as the queen and hatterAebbe and Sam made loads of their own props and decorations to create a world of Wonderland for their wedding including lots of fun with tiny trees, teapots and hats, croquet and giant games. Guests and the couple themselves all dressed up in Lewis Carroll inspired characters resulting in a most peculiar Madness of fun at the Orangery Suite Wimborne.tiny red teapot and key in a white tree

Vintage Dorset provided vintage china, bunting and a few more of our own Mad Hatter accessories to add to one of the quirkiest and curious of weddings we’ve been involved in this year!

With some beautiful photos of this extraordinary wedding party taken at Bennetts Water Gardens and more at the Orangery Suite reception, Tim Churchill and Greg Thurtle have captured some incredible moments. What great local photographers! Add in some of our own detail pictures of the gorgeous decorations and venue styling (courtesy of Steve Atkins Photography) and you can see this is one of the best adventures down the rabbit hole we’ve ever encountered!

The curious party

Mad Hatter's Hat

Bride as the queen of heartseyes made up for alice in wonderland queen

playing cards and wedding rings

one of the guests

Mad Venue Dressing

aebbe tea

men dressed as white rabbit

Hatter & rabbits

Alice in Wonderland stockings


Wonderland Wedding

For help creating wonderland at your wedding – check out our Mad Hatter Props and vintage china hire or Contact Us Here to book a Venue Dressing Consultation.

Published by vdorset, on 27th September 2011 at 8:48 am. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Wonderland Wedding