Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Miss Dolly's Vintage Parties

Looking for something a bit different for your wedding reception? Why not let Miss Dolly's Vintage Parties create a classic high tea setting for your guests with their beautiful vintage china and eclectic vintage accessories?

Miss Dolly's collection of crockery is all English bone china and includes trios in a huge variety of colours and styles from Victorian to Art Deco through to 1960's. To compliment the china trios are cake stands, milk jugs, sugar bowls, teaspoons, knives, cake forks, sugar tongs and, of course, teapots. They also stock a selection of cut glass and pressed glass items, including decanters, glasses and bon bon dishes

To complete your table setting, Miss Dolly's also has a large variety of lace and embroidered vintage table cloths and runners available to hire.

From October, brides will be able to book private consultations at Miss Dolly's new studio to hand pick the china and accessories for their weddings. Accompanied by a pot of tea, naturally!

Hen parties with a vintage twist!

Would you like a hen party with a difference? Are you inspired by all things vintage?

"Miss Dolly's creates personalised vintage tea parties for hen's at the location of your choice - a glamorous and sophisticated way to spend time with your close family and family in the lead up to your wedding. Our tea parties include afternoon tea served on vintage china, complete with decorations, flowers, helium balloons, confetti and favours for each guest. Miss Dolly's also creates a Make-A-Wish box for the bride-to-be, so each guest can write her message or wish as a keepsake after the party."

Miss Dolly's can organise a photographer to record the event or organise one of their fabulous workshops to run alongside your vintage tea. 

Workshops include cupcake decorating....

 flower arranging.....

or creating fascinators 
(many hens create a fascinator to wear to the wedding!)

Miss Dolly's Vintage Parties will be at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair with their 1950's caravan, Dolly. Do stop by for a chat!

Cove Calligraphy

Cove Calligraphy offers you a totally bespoke service for all your wedding stationery needs. Calligrapher, Amanda Franklin, trained as a glass engraver before deciding to specialise in unique hand calligraphy.

"You can see a big difference when you choose handwritten work over a typed equivalent - it becomes unique and personal and can be easily tailored to your own individual taste. I use traditional pens and inks for all of my work."

"The advantage of being a small company is that I can offer a personalised service to each and every customer - and turn your dreams into reality."

Cove Calligraphy's website can be found at

On the day of The Dorset Wedding Fair, Amanda will be offering personalised calligraphy samples. Also any bride who chooses to order Cove Calligraphy place names for their wedding at the fair, will get their invitations half price!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Vintage Magpie

One of the pleasures of being involved in the creation of a vintage wedding is sourcing and meeting amazingly talented designers. Sometimes their product is so beautiful, it takes your breath away. Take Vintage Magpie - who wouldn't fall instantly in love with these beautiful creations?

Vintage Magpie showcases the creativity of Emma Bakker. Vintage Magpie's bouquets are truly unique designs. Emma's eye for detail, workmanship and passion, means her bouquets are frequently featured in many top wedding magazines.

"Emma releases a collection of bouquets every few months which cater for every bride. From small fabric hand tied bouquets to stunningly glamorous crystal shower bouquets. Emma takes huge pride in all her work. She loves making her brides happy and excited about their bouquets. Seeing them radiant and smiling, walking down the aisle with their Vintage Magpie creation makes her exceedingly happy and proud, knowing she has contributed to making someone’s day perfect."

"Emma’s history in floristry gives her the knowledge, style and technique to perfect beautiful works of art with an heirloom quality. Meaning that you can pass them on to your daughters and your Grand-Daughters."

Emma also offers a bespoke service for prospective brides

"Vintage Magpie dedicates a huge amount of time to source the perfect items for your bespoke bouquet. Every bouquet is unique. Emma can incorporate family items which may be broken or you are unable to wear on your day, Emma can even re-use a Grandmother’s wedding dress, remaking it into fantastic vintage fabric roses."

Take a look at the gallery on Vintage Magpie's website 
to view more of Emma's creations.

We are delighted to say that Vintage Magpie will be exhibiting at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair on October 16th 2011. Come and peruse Emma's exquisite bouquets, cake toppers and small vintage accessories first hand.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Honeybells - Tent Hire

"Offering unusual accommodation when your venue doesn't."

"We offer the hire of beautiful 'Bell Tents' for wedding guest accommodation across the country. All our Honeybells Tents are beautifully furnished for your guests and each tent can accommodate up to 8 people, meaning no expensive hotel bills or taxi rides for your guests. We even have a 'Wedding Tent' exclusively for the happy couple, complete with a four poster bed, champagne and chocolates - it must be seen to be believed!" 

A 'Honeybells Breakfast Hamper' can be arranged so you can share breakfast with your guests the morning after your wedding and reflect on your day.

Sweetie Cart

Honeybells are also able to supply a sweetie cart for your wedding 

Twenty jars full of your favourite pick 'n' mix, scoops, vintage tongs and candy striped paper bags. 

The cart can be coordinated to fit in with your wedding theme. 

And you get to take home any sweets that are left over!

This is definitely 'Glamping' not camping!

More information about Honeybells and the other wedding services they offer can be found at or by catching up with Samantha and Ross at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair on Sunday, 16th October 2011.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Final Cut Film - Wedding Videography

Final Cut Film are one of the South's leading providers of high quality wedding films and DVD's. With over 20 years experience, owner Simon Parris appreciates that every wedding is unique and works with each bride and groom to create a film that truly reflects the essence of their special day.

"Final Cut Film offer a fresh approach to wedding videography, providing you with a mixture of fun, formal and candid films. We believe in tailoring our service to meet your requirements and have established a good reputation for offering a totally discreet, professional and friendly service."

Maybe you'd like your wedding videography to be inspired by old style vintage films? Or do you have some specific music in mind to create the perfect soundtrack to your DVD?

Come and have a chat with Simon on Sunday, 16th October at Chettle House and see how he can realise your DVD dreams. There will be a 10% discount for bookings on the day! 

In the meantime, take a look at the Final Cut Film website and view some of Simon's showreels @

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Fishee Designs Photo Booth

 "Welcome to the Photo Booth.. a Vintage Twist on Modern Photography!"

How cool is this? A mobile photo booth that is vintage, stylish, timeless, fun, shabby chic, interactive and fashionable.! A perfect accompaniment to your wedding reception - a chance for your guests to lark about and show off their zany side, creating some unique vintage inspired photographs

Fishee Designs come along with all the props.....

including the essential moustache on a stick!

Who is the lady behind the lens at Fishee Designs?

"I am Emily Fisher. I have always loved taking photos. I believe photos are a special moment captured in time and I love looking back at old images and hearing the stories behind them and the memories they provoke.

My style of photography is inspired by the tactile feel of Vintage Photos combined with the capabilities of modern technology. My aim is to provide you with high quality shots with an artistic, natural vibe.

I promote the fun side of photography allowing guests to relax and enjoy having their photo taken provoking memories of your special day."

"I am a Vintage Girl in a Modern World" 

Make Do And Mend

"Along with my love of Photography and Vintage, I also have a passion for sewing and coming up with creative ideas that are a bit different.

I love to combine special photos with textiles creating beautiful handmade Photo Cushions so you can have your photo on show in your home creating a talking point for all your guests.

I am also passionate about minimising waste and by upcycling materials left over from industries in to beautiful soft furnishings for your home, we are helping to reduce the materials ending up in landfill."

If you book Emily's photo booth for your wedding on the day of the fair, you'll receive a 10% discount on the normal hire charge. What's not to love?!

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Thursday, 18 August 2011


In 2010, Vintage at Goodwood was launched and we spent a great day wandering around the multitude of vintage stands that were selling a cornucopia of vintage goods. We're delighted to say that two of the exhibitors we spotted there, will be joining us on Sunday October 16th at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair.

The first exhibitor we are excited to introduce Jamie Bird, whose company is called X SPEX - VINTAGE FOuR EYES. Search the internet, visit vintage fairs and you will find many companies offering new, vintage inspired glasses, but very few like X Spex who offer you the original item.

"X-Spex is a dealership specialising in outstanding quality eyewear from from the 1930s to the 1970s by such fine makers as Ray Ban, American Optical, Shuron, May etc. All stock is New Old Stock (NOS), that is, it's all original, but has never been used, many coming with their original packaging. Have them glazed (or don't!) and complete that vintage look with a fine pair of hot pink, 1940s gold-filled, hand-etched frames and then compliment them with a classic browline pair for the groom or maybe even a cool, outsized, early 1970s pair. And for the honeymoon, choose from just about the finest range of quality sunglasses available. Whatever your era, X-Spex has something for you."

So for the vintage bride, who knows that "Guys do make passes at girls that wear glasses..",  how about prescription lenses fitted into one of X Spex frames to finish off your look?

Maybe vintage sunglasses for the bride and groom to add an authentic feel to those retro wedding photos.......

Vintage frames for a bridegroom who wants to make a statement......

Or a gift to the Best man for a job well done.

Catch X SPEX - VINTAGE FOuR EYES on the 16th Oct and try on some of Jamie's cool frames. Authentic, vintage and what's more, you'll look fabulous!

Contact Jamie at