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Perfect Vintage & Steam Wedding

Wedding steam trainSome brides have so much energy and great ideas for their wedding day that its a wonder to behold. When we helped Kimberley and Sam with their vintage styled wedding reception we knew it would be special – not every couple and their guests arrive at their venue by steam train and with the gorgeous Purbeck settings of the Swanage Railway together with all of the vintage details that Kimberley had planned; this wedding turned out to be spectacular!

Swanage railway








Kimberley and Sam were married in Purbeck and then made their way together with all of their guests to the lovely village hall at Harman’s Cross via the Swanage Railway. We bedecked the hall with bunting and vintage tablecloths – but Kimberley also created a fabulous chill-out area with vintage throws and traditional toys for the children, a vintage pampering kit in the ladies bathroom with cute vintage soaps and tissues and a table planner with vintage papers – matched up to cute mini-milk bottles!

vintage wedding chill-out area

table planner










vintage teacup favoursThe afternooon tea organised by Vintage Dorset with extra treats from the bride and groom was a festival of delicious finger sandwiches, cakes and vintage china with wine and cordial available throughout. The collection of cakestands waiting to go out was incredible and with the guests dressing up to suit the vintage theme it looked wonderful and everyone really loved the vibe!

Many thanks for all your work over the wedding. The tea was lovely and the tables etc looked absolutely wonderful. It all went so well. We all thought you and your team did a splendid job. Thank you so much (from the grooms mum)

As the afternoon went on there were ice-creams, a bouncy castle and then fish and chips to finish off before the evening music – then the sun shone through the showers bringing with it the most glorious of rainbow’s to make a perfect ending to a truly lovely day! Here are some of the pictures….

Perfect Vintage Wedding





Published by vdorset, on 19th November 2012 at 11:40 am. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Food,Weddings Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Perfect Vintage & Steam Wedding

Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is  a great vintage day out at Tarrant Hinton just outside Blandford Forum. Here are a few pictures by permission of Steve Atkins Photography.

wartime coupleDisplay of wartime goods

vintage setting vintage sceneVintage Dorset’s picnic was also fabulous!

Our steam fair picnic

the McLaren engine at around 5 miles per hour

A panoramic image of a steam engine pulling a shepherds hut

The Great Dorset Steam Fair – click on the image, zoom in and scroll and you can almost smell the coke, sweat and steam!

Panoramic image of the Great Dorset Steam Fair at night

For more of Steve’s images visit his website

Published by vdorset, on 4th September 2011 at 8:50 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Local History Tags: , , Comments Off on Great Dorset Steam Fair