There’s lots of bunting prep going down at HVWH-HQ this weekend which means we’ll be sewing machine bound & doing what we love most – Hooray!
In just three weeks our bride & groom will be getting ready to wed at their stunning barn venue & the bunting-brief for this special occasion is simple, classic and traditional.
Now, this barn venue isn’t just any barn venue……. ooooh no! It’s a Castle Barn on a beautiful Berkshire estate surrounded by gardens, parkland, wooded fishing lakes & farmland. The barn itself is 18th Century and offers a striking canvas with its exposed brickwork & oak beams.
We’re keeping the bunting subtle & elegant by using a crisp white cotton embossed spot fabric and sticking with the traditional flag shape.
Keep an eye on our blog for more details on our bunting & all the other vintage props we’re using to dress this exquisite space.
Our hot topic on the blog today explores the pro’s & con’s of using real Vs. artificial flowers. If you’re trying to decide what sort of blooms to use for your big day, here's a few things to consider…
Silk Flowers – Pros:
Silk Flowers – Cons:
Real Flowers – Pros:
Real Flowers – Cons:
Our verdict: Use a blend of both!
We’re not trying to sit on the fence here, but there really are benefits to using both types of flowers. You cannot deny the natural beauty, authenticity & quality that real flowers bring BUT - high quality artificial flowers are the next best thing. They are incredibly durable & lend themselves more readily to artistic creation which can be better for larger displays.
A big thank you to Hannah & Neil for putting on yet another incredible Evstival! The theme was 70’s Disco and my goodness did we get down and boogie! This funky-town festival had it all – glitter, afros, floral shirts, flares, a giant disco ball, awesome dance moves & *AMAZING* live music!
Janet managed to get hold of some authentic 70’s material for the bunting which decorated one of Hannah & Neil’s stunning barns on their beautiful family farm in Wales.
This year Evstival helped raise money for Sands, an amazing UK charity providing support for bereaved parents and their families. For more information & to make a donation, please visit www.uk-sands.org.
Keep your guests feeling as snug as a bug in a rug by hiring our lovely wicker hamper & blankets.
We’ve got a selection of warm blankets, picnic blankets & crochet blankets and we think this simple yet super feature works rather well for any outdoor, country, festival or winter wedding.
Although the warm fuzzy feelings of love should be enough to keep you & your guests cozy, it’s can’t hurt to encourage a little extra snuggling! x
Last Saturday, Brighton Hill’s The Christ The King Church & the Café Dome hosted a family fun day & Hampshire Vintage Wedding Hire had the honour of providing some bunting for this fabulous event!
The Cafe Project Basingstoke is a local charity, set up to help and support young adults with learning disabilities. The Cafe Dome is where the Cafe Project delivers is training programme and their students gain experience in hospitality & catering.
For more information on this amazing scheme, please take a look at the website & facebook page:
www.thecafeproject.co.uk / www.facebook.com/TheCafeProjectBasingstoke x
We took a trip to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show yesterday & my goodness, what a splendid day we had!
A fantastic summer celebration with THE MOST exquisite gardens & floral displays one could wish to see. We left with a car full of beautiful blooms, *so much* inspiration and heaps of enthusiasm to get our flowery creative caps on!
Keep up the good work Mother Nature! x
We are so thrilled to share some photos from last weekend’s vintage inspired, country garden wedding and would like to congratulate these two love birds on their perfect nuptials.
It was an absolute pleasure & privilege to work with Alice (and her mum!), such a beautiful, happy & radiant bride. We hope you and your prince charming enjoyed the start of your happily ever after. x
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.....We couldn't resist adding this photo of Alice & her gorgeous pink ladies! x
Good morning lovely people!
While I was off sunning myself last week – Janet was a busy bee getting prepped to make a very special delivery for Alice & Andy’s summer wedding, set in the heart of Hampshire’s picturesque countryside.
Our bride & groom chose a vintage country theme for their big day and selected a number of our favourite props to decorate their beautiful marquee venue. Shabby chic chandeliers, Marquee letter lights, wooden directional signs, vintage lawn games and a little treat for those dancing feet…. to name just a few!
In addition to the vintage themed props, we also provided flower arrangements & kept things ‘oh naturel’ using a blend of classic garden blooms including roses, sweet peas, daisies, small hydrangeas & gypsophila. Larger arrangements were paired with eucalyptus & evergreen foliage with a little extra fresh rosemary for added scent & texture.
The table centres were presented in our rustic tin jugs with vintage lace detail & the entrance arrangements displayed in our simple yet striking ivory urns and placed on pale green pedestals. All of our flower arrangements were styled loosely with a ‘just gathered’ structure.
Post wedding photos to follow but for now, here’s a peek at some of the prep! x