Monday, 30 August 2010
I met Hannah and Rob at a vintage wedding fair in February this year; such a lovely couple to chat to you and very open about what they wanted, plus had their total trust in me straight away that they wanted me to just style it all how I had my stall table set out! They were great to work with in every way and not once did Hannah panic or get stressed out about any of the ‘at times complicated’ details.
They popped over to have a consultation with me and they were treated to an afternoon tea with cups of tea, Victoria sponge all round and examples of my china to look at. We chatted through exactly what they wanted and how they envisaged it all looking and well that was that, sorted! One vintage wedding coming up.
There was a vintage style wedding breakfast for 15 of Hannah and Rob’s closest friends and family, held at the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield and then later for the reception at St Paul’s Hotel. Both are lovely venues; very helpful and professional too. I loved the fact that the wedding breakfast was so intimate, I thoroughly enjoyed styling in all and making it look beautiful.
Everything you see on the wedding breakfast table is vintage, including the cutlery, all polished up and shining! Oh and I also sourced all of their napkins (all vintage) and created their name place tags. My lovely mum made the bride and groom Lavender hearts, they were for Hannah and Rob to keep. The only thing that isn’t vintage, is of course the cupcakes, they are fresh obviously.
They had a three tier buttercream finished cake of chocolate and vanilla flavours, topped with amazing flowers by The Blossom Tree for their main wedding cake. They also had my Victoria sponge, carrot cake and lemon drizzle all placed on vintage glass cake stands with pretty doilies to finish the look.
All of the flowers you see are provided by The Blossom Tree, they nearly brought tears to my eyes they looked so beautiful! For the reception they chose to have 14 3 tier cake stands filled with flowers and topped with old fashioned sweeties, very effective.
All in all I loved this wedding and I hope they enjoyed their day and that they will spend a life time of happiness together as they deserve it!
Congratulations Hannah and Rob!
My next vintage wedding fair will be on 19th September at the St George Hotel, Harrogate from 11.30am - 5pm. Entry is only £2.00. So any brides and grooms out there fancy a vintage style wedding then I advise you to come along as this fair is utterly fabulous with some really talented suppliers, beautiful vintage wedding dresses and of course vintage china hire and cakes!
I hope to see you there
Posted by Julie Cliff at 03:34
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Hello, not blogged for a while, I am saving up for an amazing vintage wedding blog that I will have for you in the next few weeks but in the meantime to assure you all that I haven't disappeared, here are my latest wedding cupcakes.
These were for a lovely couple; Alec and Victoria, they had a fairy tale, black and white wedding with candelabras entwined with ivy for their table centre pieces and gorgeous black name place cards tied to the backs of the chairs.. very stunning and the most eye catching wedding I have seen to date. The venue was the stunning Hassop Hall, very romantic but not good for those who suffer with car sickness, very windy roads indeed!
I am very much looking forward to seeing some of their pictures from the day, as I am sure they both looked gorgeous!