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Hardy Country – wistful wedding

Some weddings are simply beautiful! When we saw these fabulous pics by photographer Alistair Freeman back from Caroline and Mark’s country wedding we were immediately transported into a Hardy novel with Caroline in lead role as Tess of the D’Urberville’s!

Wiltshire Wedding

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With rolling countryside just outside the door the Wellington Barn on the Dorset Wiltshire border always promised scenery that was always going to be perfect – but Caroline’s gorgeous lace trimmed vintage styled dress, cottage flowers and beautifully tendrilled hair really embraced the wistful feel of a literary heroine.Tess of the d"Urbervilles?

Quite appropriate really as Caroline is a fabulous blogger with her Wandering Starrs blog hosting lots of gorgeous images and stories of travels and stay at home discoveries!

This wedding features lots of handmade and rustic elements including a chalk-board menu, bunting garlands, beautiful cottage flowers from Organic Blooms, a gorgeous traditional “courting cake” style wedding cake, ribbons, rustic boxes, tea favours, wire hearts and lashings of country charm. You can’t fail to be entranced by the scenes captured by the talented Allister Freeman Photography – these images are breathtaking!

Hardy style wedding

Of course we had to save a little chuckle for this snap – our vintage china is there to be adored on the top, bottom and sideways! We love a good china inspection – its a great way to get people remembering great aunties and grandma’s tea sets…. I think we passed muster!

vintage china


Published by vdorset, on 19th June 2012 at 7:14 pm. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Hardy Country – wistful wedding

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