Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Dorset Dubhire

Dorset Dubhire

We have had a love for classic VW campers for many years. After we dressed our 1975 camper ‘Ernie’ up in ribbons for a family wedding four years ago where he attracted so much attention and so many smiles, we decided to go look at offering these iconic vehicles as wedding transport.

Dorset Dubhire was born in May 2010 after the purchase of our beloved 1960 baby blue and ivory split screen ‘Lulu’. We had her interior designed specifically for wedding hire, with oak units, facing seats for that important communal feel and ivory upholstery.  Seating six adults, there is plenty of room for the largest bridal gown, for the groom and his groomsmen or for bridesmaids. Her first outing was to our local VW show, Vdub at the Pub in Wimborne and she was an instant hit, winning best split screen. She has won a number of trophies since!

We have since undertaken weddings in many fantastic locations, meeting some really wonderful couples and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. With a very busy year ahead of us in 2012, we have just acquired another wedding hire camper, Lottie, a freshly restored 1970 bay window  bus in gleaming lotus white. She will be available for weddings from May 2012 and she will also benefit from a beautiful, custom made oak interior. 

Our aim is to ensure that our couples have a special and memorable experience. We dress the vehicles with ribbons, flower garlands or vintage style bunting, offer a champagne hamper, play a couple’s favourite music during the journey and liaise with them throughout the planning stages of their wedding to make sure everything is exactly as they would like it to be on the day.

We are very  much looking forward to meeting couples at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair and introducing them to Lulu and our newest addition, Lottie!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Our Sunday stunner - 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 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."

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.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

8 weeks to go until the second DVWF!

The countdown has started! So many unique and exciting exhibitors are coming on board for the second Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair - it's going to be an inspirational showcase for brides-to-be who want to inject some individuality to their big day.

Tomorrow sees the beginning of our daily blogs about the fabulous suppliers who will be exhibiting at The Roman Forte on Sunday, March 25th 2012 between 10am - 4pm, so make sure you check back regularly.

Over the coming weeks we will be revealing more details about the amazing wedding package you can win in our prize draw. There will also be opportunities and promotions to win free tickets to the event. Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dorset-Vintage-Wedding-Fair/239206966118269 and on Twitter @missvintagefair, so you don't miss out!

So spread the word and remember....The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair isn't just for brides who are interested in vintage. It will also appeal to contemporary brides who appreciate bespoke suppliers and are looking for something a bit different for their nuptials. 

See you there!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Fantastic wedding package to be won at the The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair!

Wedding package giveaway!

Only 12 weeks until the second Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair on Sunday, 25th March 2012 from 10am – 4pm at the exceptional new wedding venue, The Roman Forte, on the outskirts of Wimborne, Dorset. We have some wonderful exhibitors on board and are looking forward to a fantastic day. Put the date in your diary NOW!

Tickets to The Dorset Vintage Fair are £5. 
The entry price includes a free goody bag for the first 100 ladies through the door,and free entry into a prize draw, where the first prize is a wedding package worth a staggering £6,000! 

Highlights of this amazing package include the hire of The Roman Forte, a wedding cake, floristry, bridal photography, vintage crockery hire and stationery (Terms and Conditions apply) 

For the second prize, ‘New You Boot Camp’ will be giving away a bridal boot camp, so for any bride hoping to shed a few pounds before her big day, this is the prize for you!(Terms and Conditions apply)