Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What's the difference between 'vintage' and 'antique'? Well, antique tends to refer to an article that is 100 years old and over and vintage is 50 years or over. It's not a hard-and-fast rule, but can be a useful guideline if you are planning to keep your wedding vintage authentic. 

Retro is another matter - this can be anything from recent history, but is largely associated with the 60s, 70s and 80s - We're not sure 80's weddings will catch on in the same way!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


 By Alicia Gonzalez Betancort

Vintage weddings are becoming one of the most popular trends nowadays, because of their classic elegance and glamorous feel. 

They are made for brides who adore the antique look for its simplicity and beauty. 

A typical example is the monochrome, black and white theme, symbolic of the 1940's. This will give your wedding a modern retro touch. Further ideas include the employment of feathers as props (very 1920's) and dot patterns from the 60s. By taking elements from different times and adapting them to your own personal taste and vision, you will create your own era. 

Make sure you keep an attentive eye to detail, as this is one of the most important aspects of a quality vintage wedding. 

Mantelpieces, cutlery, lamps, flowers, centrepieces, colour schemes...All should be set to fit nicely into your retro-inspired occasion. Keep the lighting in the venue in modern mode, however, for better photographic quality of your special day. When deciding on a cake, choose an uncomplicated design with a vintage look, in accordance with the style of your wedding.  

In terms of your wedding gown, perhaps settle for a pre-loved vintage dress with plenty of lace and a long veil. 

Monday, 10 March 2014

The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair

Sunday 19th October 2014, 11:30am - 4:30pm

We are excited to announce that The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair is back on Sunday 19th October 2014, 11:30am - 4:30pm at The Greenhouse Hotel.

The event is in Four Grove Road and will feature lots of lovely vintage suppliers for your wedding. There will also be entertainment, food & drinks available so you can stay to enjoy the atmosphere!

It is free enetry and anyone who pre-registers receives a goodie bag on the door. Email to let us know you're coming along.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tea pots for floral arrangements

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Swingletree Vintage China

Swingletree Vintage China Hire are joining us at The Dorset Wedding Festival

With a love of vintage..

Having collected lots of beautiful vintage china, I wanted it to be used and enjoyed.

Now we supply beautiful vintage china and accessories for any occasion at sensible prices.
Vintage is affordable.

If you love Vintage ..
Swingletree Vintage make sure you have the vintage wedding you want, whether it’s Rustic Country Vintage, Elegant Tea Time Vintage or Garden Party Vintage, whatever your style.

Imagine…A Vintage Wedding romance with beautiful vintage floral patterned china.  Rose filled jugs and vases.
A Vintage Tea Party with beautiful china, silver cutlery and sugar tongs.  Embroidered tablecloths, cake stands and vintage glass vases.
Birthdays & Occasions made special with elegance and nostalgia

We have many styling accessories and props to create your vintage feel, we

have been adding to our collection and can now supply vintage china tureens, serving dishes and vintage glass candle holders.  We can supply china for large weddings and parties, deliver and collect. 
There is nothing like tea in a china cup, with cake on a beautifully patterned plate.  A wedding day made special with classic vintage elegance and style.  
To make your special day hassle free, we do all the washing up free of charge. Our packages are specially designed for you and you can always contact us to discuss any requirements.

We are very excited to be exhibiting to the Dorset Wedding Festival and look forward to meeting lots of lovely couples in a wonderful setting.