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…
Image – Emma Cleveley Photography. Our styled photoshoot with our VW camper van
Our eating and serving china – Kathryn Edwards Photography, Matt Brown Photography
A selection of our canapés – Kate Henderson Photography
A Mad Hatters tea party at The Wonky Table
Hen Party for 20 in Derbyshire
Featured image – our 1950’s high tea styled shoot with Kathryn Edwards Photograhpy
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.
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.
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.
Images – Wedding Chicks, Style Me Pretty
Shades of pink and mauve, using gorgeous scented country flowers such as sweet peas, peonies and maybe throw in some fragrant herbs.
Image – Wendy Viet, I Really Like Weddings
Rich berries, plums and purples mixed lots of gorgeous autumnal foliage.
Images – Dweddings, Wedding Chicks
See our Autumnal post here.
Crisp whites and greys with masses of dusty grey green foliage
Images – Wedding Chicks, Tumblr
Featured image – Matt Brown Photography. See the full post for our shoot here
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.
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
Find out more about Darby and Joan in our News Archive below...