2013 has been a great year…

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Looking through images of the weddings and events we have worked on over the last 12 months is a heartwarming way of spending the afternoon.

Our wedding season has now finished for the year, our last wedding being the middle of September.

We have met some truly lovely families and have worked with them to pull together a wedding day that they dreamed of.

Our style is very much focussed on vintage props, personal touches and we encourage our clients to get involved with DIY ideas to ensure they day reflects them both and isn’t something that is a copy of another wedding they have seen or attended.

We have worked in hotels, barns, marquees, village halls and a National Trust property and our vintage china, props and accessories fit each of these very different venues.

To see more of our weddings and events, click on our Gallery page or check out our blog archive for Kelly & Ant, Caroline & Gareth, Ian & Emma

 

Kelly & John marquee wedding

Kelly & John marquee wedding

 

Village hall wedding

village hall wedding

 

National Trust, Kedleston Hall wedding

 

National Trust, Kedleston Hall wedding

 

National Trust, Kedleston Hall wedding

 

Marquee wedding

 

marquee wedding

 

Louise & Stuart

 

Marquee wedding

 

Some of our staff

 

marquee wedding at Yeldersley Hall

 

marquee wedding at home

marquee wedding at homeRebecca & John

 

Hassop Hall wedding

Country marquee wedding

 

Country marquee wedding

Photographers - James Melia, Jade Alana, Kate Henderson, Jinx Photography, Butterworth Photography

 


13:05 9 November 2013

Autumnal, Rustic Wedding Shoot

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. How time has flown – it has been 12  months since we did this shoot and somehow I never wrote a blog post about it.

If you are planning a wedding for next autumn, than this one is for you. Get pinning girls!!

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. The shoot took place at the stunning Georgian manor house which is home to Hannah from Unforgettable Vintage Bridal Gowns.  The top floor houses their studio where you can lose an afternoon in this treasure trove, trying on their vintage and antique gowns, dresses and jewelery.  Its not just for brides, they have a huge selection of frocks for parties and “just because you can’t live without them dresses…”

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. Lucy Stendall was our photographer, she is awesome, gorgeous, funny and just generally brilliant.  She specialises in “taking photographs of good old fashioned sweet love.”

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. We were a bit excited that Sanni Sorma came from Paris to work her magic with hair and makeup.  She also does the best make up tutorials on YouTube and is a fountain of knowledge for girly glamour.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. The cakes were made by Daisy Cupcakes and were divine.

We wanted a seasonal, rustic and shoot and  the warm  colour palette worked so well against the orchard and the garden.  Rich Edwardian china, paired with vintage crystal and silver added glamour to the tables and sat perfectly with the simple flower arragements where we used berries, greenery and crabapples picked from the garden that morning – roses added to the relaxed, easy styling.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. I stole some oak chairs from the dining room, added some old mirrors and masses of romantic  lace.

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. The dresses were to die for, just beautiful.

What can I say about our model, Ayo – a star is born. 

Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond. Watch this space for another shoot with the same girls – we had such a great weekend and I hope you find some inspiration from our photographs.  Who knows, maybe one day there will be a couple who hires all of us to work on their wedding together!Darby & Joan style photoshoots, hire vintage tableware & china, have an extensive collection of vintage props & accessories for you to hire, love baking afternoon teas, offer a styling service & help with planning your event, have some pretty gorgeous waitresses to serve you & your guests & would love to hear from you if you are plannning a wedding, baby showers, hen party, garden party or any kind of event where a touch of vintage glamour & nostalgia is needed. We cover the Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & beyond.

 


10:47 20 October 2012

Sew lovely…

Faded res2

Apologies for the pun on the title of this post – I am cringing myself, but it is better than the others I thought of…

Darby & Joan catered for this 125 guest vintage afternoon tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.

 

Darby & Joan were invited to cater for an afternoon tea party at Kedleston Hall at the beginning of this month.  The guest list was made up of 125 textile artists from the Second Turning Textile Group.  The group had just opened their new exhibition at the Hall which is open until 22nd September.

Very broadly, the work & exhibition was inspired by the architecture, collections and landscape at Kedleston Hall and showed how rich, lively and versatile textiles can be.

Our menu was what we do best – finger sandwiches, teetering high layer cakes, fresh out of the oven scones, rich chocolate brownies and lots of tea.  A simple menu, but one that we knew would be enjoyed and appreciated.

We had two areas to serve.  We set up camp in the Orangery and had a handful of guests seated with us in there and the rest of the group were served in a marquee.

The weather was kind, the guests were very lovely, the atmosphere gentle and it was another great success.

Thank you to Kedleston for inviting us to work with you – it doesn’t get much better than working with The National Trust.

Not forgetting a huge thank you to Emma Cleveley Photography for capturing the day so beautifully.

Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.Darby & Joan catered for a 125 guest afternoon vintage tea party in the grounds of Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire which is part of the National Trust.


17:26 12 August 2012


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