The Vintage Inspired Afternoon Tea Party

50s High Tea Styled Shoot (248 of 892)

Hello everyone!

There is something very feminine and decadent about an afternoon tea party, especially if you add some bubbles to the proceedings.  Our vintage tea parties have been enjoyed by so many ladies over the last four years and we like to think that we have created our menu by listening to requests from our guests, tweaking sandwich fillings and we hope there is something to tempt every guest – see our menu page here

Our services are simple – we bring the tea party to you, whether that is at your home or at a venue of your choice.  It is a very popular choice for a hen party where the girls have a weekend tucked away in a Derbyshire cottage.  You choose your menu and we arrive laden down with your vintage china, linens, cutlery, bunting, food and teas.  We can set up and dress your tables for you or we can leave everything to you.  We return the following day to collect everything and best of all, you don’t have to wash up!  Simply pack the china away and we will wash it up for you at our studio.

Whether you are looking for afternoon tea catering for a hen party, birthday party or wedding celebration, get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

All images below are from our own events, to give you a taster of what we do – from a picnic in the park to a ladies gathering for 100…

Karen x

 

 

VW split screen camper van wedding hire Midlands Derbyshire

Image – Emma Cleveley Photography.  Our styled photoshoot with our VW camper van

Styling a Vintage Wedding with Darby & Joan | Vintage Prop Hire, Derbyshire | Vintage China, Cake Stands, Silver Trays, Cutlery & More

Our eating and serving china – Kathryn Edwards Photography, Matt Brown Photography

Wedding canapés at Darby Abbey Village Hall

A selection of our canapés – Kate Henderson Photography

Portland House hen party pop up tearoomMe putting the finishing touches to a hen party table at Portland House – Image Emma Clevelely Photography

National Trust, Kedleston Hall weddingScones with jam and cream – which comes first?!  Our drinks dispensers are perfect for your tipple of choice – Image James Melia Photography

The Wonky Table

A Mad Hatters tea party at The Wonky Table

Village hall tea party

Village hall tea party for 110!  Image Emma Cleveley Photography

 

 

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Being filmed with Claire from Steps for ITV

 

 

vintage glamour and beautiful classic china

Hen Party for 20 in Derbyshire

Featured image – our 1950’s high tea styled shoot with Kathryn Edwards Photograhpy


7:19 18 October 2014

Seasonal Wedding Flowers

Industrial Shoot Darley Abbey Mills

Hello everyone.

A bride’s wedding bouquet is probably the most important bunch of flowers she will ever have and should be considered as an accessory to her dress.  Unless you have a firm idea of what you are looking to create, it can seem a daunting decision to make.

Perhaps you are dreaming of a relaxed rustic wedding with wild flower meadow flowers with Daisies, Sweet Williams and Cornflowers, or an old fashioned bunch of cottage garden blooms.  If your day is chic and modern, maybe the crisp, clean shape of Cala Lillies would fit the bill.  Whatever style you are working towards for your wedding, choosing your flowers should be fun and choosing seasonal and British grown flowers are a more eco-friendly and often budget friendly option.

It can also mean that you are supporting local flower farms and growers, which is a nice feeling.

Here are a few hints and tips on how to  make a start putting together some ideas.

 

Ideas

Consider flowers that hold a special meaning to you, the Duchess of Cambridge chose Sweet Williams for her bouquet.

If your Nana is a keen gardener,maybe ask her to grow you some flowers that you could use.

We all have our favourite flower fragrance (mine has to be the sweet, delicate Peony).

Include a bloom with a scent you love, whenever you come across it you will be reminded of your wedding day.

Large headed blooms make a big statement and you won’t need many of them . Consider Peonies, Hydrangea or Tea Roses.

Double up ceremony decorations as top table details, use your bouquet on your wedding cake table, place your bridesmaids’ blooms along the guest book table.

 

 

Spring Wedding

The soft pale blues and pale creamy yellows are a lovely mix.   Think Muscari, Tulips, Primroses and Tête à Tête Daffodils – they are sweet smelling and capture the new year and season.

 

Spring Wedding Flowers

 Images – Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty

 

Summer Wedding

Shades of pink and mauve, using gorgeous scented country flowers such as sweet peas,  peonies and maybe throw in some fragrant herbs.

Summer Wedding Flowers

 Image – Wendy Viet, I Really Like Weddings

 

Autumn Wedding

Rich berries, plums and purples mixed lots of gorgeous autumnal foliage.

Autumn Wedding Flowers

 Images – Dweddings, Wedding Chicks

 

See our Autumnal post here.

 

 

Winter Wedding

Crisp whites and greys with masses of dusty grey green foliage

Winter Wedding Flowers

Images – Wedding Chicks, Tumblr

Featured image – Matt Brown Photography.  See the full post for our shoot here 

 

 


11:29 13 October 2014

Campervan Love

VW split screen camper van wedding hire Midlands Derbyshire

Hello everyone.

You want to arrive in style at your wedding ceremony as this sets the scene for the rest of the day and  you can turn heads and have some fun on the way.  There are so many different modes of transport available now for your wedding, far more than ever before.

VW Campervans are increasingly popular – cool, quirky and a great set of wedding wheels – and we have one to hire.  Introducing you to Dolly, our 1966 split screen.

Dolly was born in Germany before moving to Peru. Here she enjoyed a long career as a taxi (during which time her bodywork benefited from Peru’s warm and dry climate), before retiring to the UK in 2010.

Following a well deserved (and rather expensive!) makeover, Dolly has recently come out of retirement and loves a good wedding.

We did a very lovely photoshoot to show her off at Shottle Hall, and here are some of the beautiful images from Emma Cleveley Photography.

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VW split screen camper van wedding hire Midlands Derbyshire

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Photography – Emma Cleveley

Wedding dresses – Lori G

Hair – David Peck-Whiston 

Hair – VM Hairdressing

Venue – Shottle Hall

Props and Styling and Camper van - Darby & Joan

Models – Jess, Abi C, Abi T, Phoebe, Sophie, Georgia

Driver – Matt Brown

 

 


18:05 2 October 2014


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