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Winter Wedding Inspiration

Having recently been asked to put together some ideas for planning a winter wedding with beautiful icy blues, silvers and whites we’ve created this Winter Wedding mood board to include inspiration from some of our favourite suppliers and Vintage Dorset props and accessories. Check out the suppliers listed below or if you want help or ideas for venue dressing your wedding just get in touch with us HERE

Pictures from a Vintage wedding in Dorset - a Winter ice wedding

Picture credits:

Clockwise from top right:

  1. Selection of blue vintage china from Vintage Dorset
  2. Beautiful pale blue and white butterfly cupcakes from Nibble & Scoff
  3. Icy blue hand made fairy lights from the talented Wendy at Red Brick Glass
  4. Delicate blue teapot from Vintage Dorset
  5. Wedding place cards with blue china from Vintage Dorset – we can also provide tags with thin coloured ribbons
  6. Silver teaspoon on blue china Vintage Dorset
  7. Table flowers (in teacups, cream jugs and teapots) from Vintage Dorset
  8. White ice wedding cake from the amazing Joella at Nibble & Scoff
  9. More Vintage Dorset china – dinner plates for hire and blue vintage table cloths
  10. Winter hand-tied wedding flowers and bridal bouquet’s from the lovely Pygmalion Florists in Weymouth

Pictures are copyright Vintage Dorset or belong to the suppliers listed above.

Published by vdorset, on 31st January 2012 at 9:16 am. Filled under: Christmas,Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Winter Wedding Inspiration

Natalie and Ben – a Dorset wedding

Some weddings are so intrinsically elegant they are just divine. Vintage Dorset was invited to help Natalie and Benedict with venue dressing for their recent wedding in the lovely Dorset village of Winterborne Zelston. In spite of threats of rain, what a beautiful day it turned into – with heaps of vintage charm!

bride and groom

Natalie had a gorgeous lace wedding dress – perfectly traditional and absolutely stunning.

We used around 140 metres of bunting to clothe the interior of this 90ft marquee. Flower colours included soft apricots and greens so we chose pretty floral bunting to match.

marquee with vintage bunting

We provided vintage tablecloths for covering tables for the cake, the guest book and to use underneath Natalie’s beautiful place settings. These were old antique keys tied onto luggage tags which included the guests name and the table where they were sitting. Such a great idea!

Table of keys and luggage tags

keys on luggage tags and vintage tablecloth

We also decorated the entrance to the marquee with ribbons, picture frames, paper heart garlands that we made at Vintage Dorset and beautiful glass hearts from local crafts worker Angela Woodhouse of the Art Machine in Dorchester.

hearts and ribbons

picture frames and ribbons

Ribbons, pictures and hearts

Natalie and Ben also used our old typewriter to share the most traditional of poems – Marriage Morning by Tennyson – and to prompt their guests to write in the guest book!

vintage typewriter with Tennyson'w poem Marriage Morning

Light, so low upon earth,
You send a flash to the sun.
Here is the golden close of love,
All my wooing is done.
O the woods and the meadows,
Woods where we hid from the wet,
Stiles where we stayed to be kind,
Meadows in which we met!
Light, so low in the vale,
You flash and lighten afar;
For this is the golden morning of love,
And you are his morning star…..

bunting vintage dorset

Other elements included our Hat Saver, wooden directional signs to the wedding, a vintage gazebo for guests venturing outside and bunting for the car-parking areas. We had a fabulous time preparing the venue – and this fabulous couple made the picture complete.

Thank you for ALL your help and making everything look so wonderful – could not have wished for anything more – it really was perfect


Thanks to all of Natalie’s friends and family who shared photos together with Vintage Dorset and the wonderful video from One Take Media who’ve kindly allowed us to share the wedding highlights here:

Ben & Natalie’s Highlights from James Bishop on Vimeo.

Published by vdorset, on 1st August 2011 at 8:40 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Natalie and Ben – a Dorset wedding