Friday, 30 September 2011

Little Al's Ice Cream Trike

'Little Al's' 

1920's Traditional Ice Cream Trike

"Serving delicious and premium quality New Forest real dairy ice cream and sorbets, our refurbished Pashley 33 ice cream trike is the star of the show here at our newly launched business Old Crocks Vintage Hire

Once upon a time it worked up and down Bournemouth seafront, but we rescued it from a dusty garage where it had been languishing for many years. Now restored to its former glory, this traditional ice cream trike will give that something extra to your wedding or event. We offer a unique hire service, with a large choice of ice cream and sorbet flavours available, as well as dessert options. This is served by traditionally dressed staff (striped blazer and straw boater) to complete the vintage feel.

We aim to help make your wedding one to remember and can personalise the ice cream trike with ribbons, bunting and lighting. You can choose 4 flavours of ice cream to treat your guests and may want to wow them with champagne sorbets served in vintage glassware or tempt them with tira misu. We can also provide lollies for the kids or those who can't eat dairy."

To celebrate our launch we will be offering free champagne sorbet tasting at 
The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair 
and a 5% discount for any bookings made on the day.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Silver Rocketeer

Please excuse us if we give a squeal of excitement about The Silver Rocketeer joining us at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair on October 16th! 

"Feeling blue?
Big day looming?
Still no ideas?
Thinking of calling the whole thing off?
Is your head spinning with images of plastic plates, plastic forks, 
a plastic tent 
and a bar service modelled on British Rail?
Got the disco?
The balloons?
The streamers?
Is that it?"

 we take liberty in believing we know what you think is missing. 

Because we are dreamers too.

You want colour, elegance, romance.
You want class.

The day will be shared with family and friends. 
You want them smiling, relaxed and perhaps a little amazed."

"The Silver Rocketeer gives you 

Art Deco Cocktail Lounge."

"We tailor to guest numbers and the weather, employing furniture, awnings and marquees integral to this vehicle, along with a vast range of tunes from our discreet yet very capable music systems."

"Centre your event and bedazzle your guests with this timelessly cool and iconic design that spirits the team that runs her."



Sunday, 25 September 2011

Katie Francesca

We are delighted to welcome Katie Francesca to 
The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair. 

"Katie Francesca is a singer/songwriter, whose mellow tones provide the perfect backdrop to a successful event. Katie envelops her audience in an atmosphere of warmth and geniality; her music speaks for itself, and her performance is captivating."

"Katie creates a mood through her music which is both warm and relaxed, with an inviting atmosphere where people can drift in and out and enjoy the whole experience. Her repertoire is carefully chosen, and is adapted to suit each environment individually. Katie has been singing at private events for over 6 years and is the perfect addition to your special day."

Friday, 23 September 2011

Claire's Catering

We are delighted that Claire Andrews and her team from Claire's Catering will be joining us at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair to promote their catering and event planning business.

"For over 25 years I have become part of the fast moving industry where my passion for food lets me experiment its creativity and flavours to prepare exciting menus for special occasions and corporate functions."

"I am proud to say we use local produce and suppliers where we thrive to purchase the highest quality food at the best price. Seasonality creates such a choice of delicious food ideas - and for this we are always looking to inspire and exceed. "

"I have a fantastic team, that are just as enthusiastic as the day they first joined Claire's Catering. They all give 110% to each and every event we do, we all love the variety and challenges the nature of this business brings, we have been lucky to work with great people and at some very stunning venues to the unusual." Claire Andrews

Claire's Catering will be offering 10% discount on all bookings taken at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

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Monday, 19 September 2011

RR Elite Limited

RR Elite offer a collection of stunning and pristine cars for your big day and we are thrilled to be welcoming them to The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair to showcase their vehicles.

"RR Elite Limited has been formed around one of the South's most beautiful collections of motor vehicles.   Early in 2011, one of the World's most successful entrepreneurs graciously offered his private collection of vehicles to be offered up for special events and charitable organisations.  These vehicles are too magnificent to be kept out of sight."

"This collection of vehicles is a treasured and much loved obsession of the owner, and will always be offered for hire in pristine condition."

Does your groom have his eye on a special car to get him to the church on time? How about an Aston Martin DB9? Or maybe a Rolls Royce Phantom? Or maybe he fancies arriving in something a little less traditional, such as RR Elite's Yellow Taxi or a NYPD police car?!

"Administered from our offices in Shaftesbury, RR Elite Limited cover weddings and events throughout Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire."

These photos only represent a small selection of the cars available to hire from RR Elite - come along on Sunday 16th October and talk to Paul Shinar about RR Elite's extensive collection of vehicles. He's sure to have the perfect wedding car for you!


Beau Bijou

The second exhibitor that we met at Vintage at Goodwood in the summer of 2010 was Beau Bijou. Their stand was so lovely with THE most stunning range of jewellery, that they were one of our first ports of call when approaching exhibitors for The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair.

Owned by Annabelle Chisholm, Beau Bijou creates both contemporary and vintage costume jewellery pieces.  A recent article by Jasmin Barrass, uncovers 'Dorset's hidden gem.'

Annabelle, along with her mother Joy Marsh, is a long time collector of vintage costume jewellery. From the age of sixteen she and her mother used to travel and collect different pieces of vintage jewellery as well as other antiques until the obsession proved to cause difficulties.
“We were falling over it. We didn’t know what to do with it all! We absolutely love vintage costume jewellery. I’m all about big, statement, individual, vintage pieces”

Beau Bijou is situated in the heart of Westbourne in Bournemouth and has a loyal list of clientele. Many customers regularly travel from London to shop at Beau Bijou. However some customers request services from further afield – as far as Switzerland and New York.

Don't just take our word for it - come and see Beau Bijou's stunning, bespoke jewellery for yourself on October 16th at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair. Annabelle is offering a 15% discount on purchases made on the day!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Parkwood Florists


…with a sense of style

"For such a special occasion you want to be sure that your flowers surpass your wildest dreams. PARKWOOD Florists have an established and enviable reputation for their bridal and wedding flowers. Vintage or modern – whatever you’ve dreamt of – we can turn these ideas into reality."

"Using the widest range of fresh flowers available, and with artistic input from our trained florists (including the Interflora Florist of the Year), we can interpret your ideas or suggest designs of our own. We work with most of the leading wedding venues throughout Dorset and Hampshire and have close links with a number of professional wedding planners and associated suppliers in the area."

"Please call to make an appointment to come and view examples of our work and receive an individual one-to-one consultation. You can also browse the online bridal catalogue on our website at before you visit."

PARKWOOD Florists can be contacted…
by Phone: 01202 717 700
or @ 335 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole, DORSET BH14 0AP

"We look forward to meeting you and working with you on this very special occasion."

By choosing Parkwood Florists for your wedding, you can be assured of receiving the best and most innovative floral design in the area. With their attention to detail, the team at Parkwood Style will work closely with you to create the perfect floral themes for your wedding day. Do come and meet them on their stand and view examples of their floral displays at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair on 16th October 2011.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Classic Chair Covers

When you are planning every little detail about the setting for your ceremony or reception, don't forget to take into consideration the look of the chairs in your venue. Let Dorset's leading chair cover company, Classic Chair Covers transform your room with their coordinated covers and sashes and attention to detail.

"Transform your wedding or event with Classic Chair CoversWe provide beautiful, quality chair covers and sashes to complement any occasion.  Ensure the “wow” factor as you and your guests walk into the room with our stylish and elegant range available to hire."

"All of our chair covers are laundered and pressed to the highest standards to make sure they look perfect for your special occasion. With over 100 colours of organza and satin sashes to choose from, we will coordinate covers and sashes to match your colour scheme."

Come and chat to Classic Chair Covers on their stand at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair and also see their chair covers and sashes in action next to the catwalk.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Grace the Day

Diana Saxby is a trained Independent Marriage and Family Civil Celebrant, registered with the AOIC, the Association of Independent Celebrants.   She is an open-minded and forward thinking celebrant, recognised for her sincerity, warmth, natural sense of order, precision, attention to detail and calm nature.

As one of the South’s leading Celebrants, Diana is in great demand for her bespoke romantic and elegant ceremonies, tailored for each individual couple. She can write beautiful vows for you or will encourage you to write your own and will design and write a personal script of the ceremony which is yours to own and keep afterwards. She will include religious or spiritual readings and music of your choice or non-religious ones. Her ultimate aim is to make your wedding day dreams come true and include everything YOU want. She will not dictate what you can have or limit your choices.

Diana has conducted wedding ceremonies in beautiful and unusual settings, such as outdoors in the secret garden of a moated medieval manor house, a Jane Austen style wedding on the secluded shores of Poole Harbour, and more recently she conducted the first ever beach wedding on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula. She also conducts weddings outside the usual hours so it really is possible to be married at sunrise or sunset or even under a moonlit, starry sky!

Diana is a Preferred Supplier to some of the most exclusive venues in the UK, some of which are privately owned but are available for private hire for elite and exclusive weddings if conducted by her. She works closely with your photographer to make sure they get the best possible shots of you and will not limit the number of photos taken. Take a look at Grace The Day's short video clip below.

Grace The Day's service includes choreographing the bridal entrance and the ceremony, the rehearsal, as many face-to-face meetings as you need beforehand and Diana is always contactable by email and phone for advice and guidance. As a trained Family Celebrant, Diana also conducts Baby Naming, Renewal of Vows and occasional funeral ceremonies.

Do take the opportunity to come and talk to Diana at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair. Diana will also be conducting a short talk about the services that Grace The Day offers in the main marquee - times will be posted on the Timetable of Events nearer to the date of the fair.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Calm Amongst The Chaos

We are delighted to announce that Calm Amongst The Chaos will be exhibiting at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair on October 16th with their stunning selection of made to measure, vintage inspired, bridal gowns.

Calm Amongst The Chaos owner and designer, Frances Farmer tells us more about her company

"Calm Amongst The Chaos by Frances Farmer is a Bridal Design Business based in Hampshire. We specialise in Vintage Style Bridal wear and Occasion wear. Every year we create and make a deliciously flirty collection of gowns all inspired by the 1920’s,1930’s,1940’s and 1950’s 
and all the glamour from those days." 

"All the gowns are named after movie stars which is where inspiration for each gown comes from.If there is something special you have in mind we also design and make to order so you can have the dress of your dreams." 

"Most gowns are made in 100% silk and embellished with crystals, pearls and beautiful glass beads. We  use feathers and faux fur to give the finishing touch and create that real vintage look. We also make all the accessories such as veils, bags, head dresses and fascinators, as well as bridesmaids dresses and page boys outfits."

"Each project is carefully thought through with ideas from the bride taken into consideration. Brooches, old lace or any keepsake can be an integral part of the dress or used as a theme throughout."

To find out more see Frances or Hannah for a chat at the show
or take a look at our website 

On the day of the fair, Calm Amongst The Chaos will be hosting a catwalk show in the main marquee showcasing their collection of gowns. There will be two opportunitites to see the models in action, 12.00pm and 2.30pm, so be there early to bag your front row seat!