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Luxury Wedding Show London 2011

We’ll toast to that!  The 22nd and 23rd October was the long awaited Luxury Wedding Show London 2011 at the Saatchi Gallery.  The whole build up was a mixture of excitement, nerves and a bit of trepidation, all I can say is that Sam and I let our hair down metaphorically and had a blast promoting Vintage Tea Sets, Clarabows fascinator workshops and our 1920’s reproduction dresses.  It was pimms jelly, macaroons and cake pops all the way that weekend and we met some amazing couples planning their big day.  Some exciting opportunities have come to fruition from that weekend already which we’ll be sharing over the coming months….anyway…bottoms up!

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Thanks to

Mc Baile Exclusive Caterers for the macaroons and delicious morsels,

Floriture for flowers,

Cake Matters for cakes and delicious cake pops,

Ria Mishaal Photography for capturing the day and generally being a fabulous photographer,

Meeni for the details,

Becky for the large L perfect for a guest board (details on request),

Jules Cardozo-Marsh for make up and making me look and feel a million dollars

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We’re in Cosmo Bride – Guy & Alex’s Wedding

We’re in Cosmopolitan Bride this month for Guy and Alex’s wedding!

Working with Alex and Guy was an absolute pleasure, such a lovely couple – they had gorgeous daughter Esme just a few months after I had my bonnie boy Oscar, so our meeting together was colourful with the two little babies wanting to take part in proceedings!

I’d been really looking forward to working on this wedding as I’d been given complete autonomy plus was working alongside flower guru Julie of plus good chum photographer Rosie Parsons and Fosters Events.  Check out the article and for more pictures visit Rosies blog HERE

Venue: Goldney Hall, Bristol
Bride’s dress: Grace by Lusan Mandongus
Flowers: Floriture
Vintage tableware and styling: Vintage Teasets
Catering: Fosters Events
Hair: Matt Brownsell from Vudu Salon, Swindon

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Our 1920’s clothing website is on the way!

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while will know my passion for the 1920’s. How that passion has took me on a new career path with Vintage Tea Sets & Clara Bows Millinery, well this is very exciting news and quite frankly an honour…..

Having been a huge fan of Leluxe Clothing dresses in the US, I got married in their ‘Vamp Dress’ for starters, I’ve become – the UK retail and wholesaler, the site will be up and running in August 2011 taking online sales plus I’ll have a list of stockists on there where you can visit their shops.   I’ll also be selling an exclusive range of 1920’s fascinators through the site which are created to match the dresses and there will be more bridal options too.

Leluxe dresses are stunning replicas based on authentic twenties dresses but available in a range of sizes and they can even be ordered in bespoke colours for an additonal fee.

Another snippet of news is that these very dresses are on the silver screen in the fabulous film ‘The Artist’which received excellent reviews in Cannes, starring Jean Dujardin (who won best Actor at Cannes for this film), Bérénice BejoJohn Goodman and James Cromwell.  It premiers in Paris in October 2011 and is widely being talked about by critics as an Oscar contender.  The costume designer for the film, Mark Bridges, also was the costume designer for ‘There will be blood‘ with Daniel Day-Lewis and is a big Leluxeclothing fan!

There’s a hundred Leluxe dresses in the film and the silver and black tango dress is shown above in the film still on the leading actress.  Check out the film trailer and see for yourselves!  The silver and black tango dress is available for pre-order from the American Leluxe site here and will also be available through the UK site when its launched.

Join the Leluxe Clothing UK Facebook Site and Twitter Page for news and some exclusive forthcoming discounts.

Click on the image below to take you to see the Film Trailer for ‘The Artist’ – it looks fabulous!

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Vintage Tea Sets are an official supplier to Fortnum & Mason

You can now purchase our cake stands in store at Fortnum & Mason! (

We’re extremely proud to be a supplier of Fortnum’s who are recognised for their high quality goods, being an iconic British store and having held numerous Royal Warrants over the past 150 years.  Our first batch of cake stands have sold out and the next batch will be in store next week……



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The Luxury Wedding Show, 22 – 23 October 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London

We’re very pleased to announce we’ll be exhibiting at the new luxurious designer bridal exhibition; Taking place at London’s, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, The Luxury Wedding Show London its set to be a fabulous showcase of everything luxurious in the world of weddings.  Visit Love My Dress blog for more details in a recent blog post.

Visitor entry into this exclusive event is priced at £50 and will include:

A glass of champagne to enjoy during the catwalk show
A premium goody bag
The White Book – the essential guide to the show
Reserved seating at the Catwalk Show
The Look Book – the essential guide to the Catwalk Show

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Kirsty & Dan – Goldbrick House Wedding

A local Bristol wedding for Vintage Tea Sets, we supplied the china only for this lovely couple who got married in Bristol Registry Office and then held their afternoon tea wedding breakfast at Goldbrick House.  These beautiful images were captured by Rosie Parsons who was awarded Cosmopolitan Bride Photographer of the Year!

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons


Goldbrick House is also a venue for our hen party fascinator workshops!

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Beth & Darrels Christmas vintage wedding

ClaraBows Blog – Photography copyright (c) 2011, Kevin Wilson

Congratulations to beautiful Beth & dapper Darrell! who tied the knot on Boxing Day at their Hotel (Westover Gardens Hotel in Bournemouth) and a warm thank you to them both and Dorset photographer Kevin Wilson for allowing us to share these gorgeous pictures with you of their big day that simply looked fabulous, Beth really does had a great eye for detail.  Do check out Kevins website to see more of his work, just stunning.

Vintage Tea Sets and our partner McBaile Exclusive Catering and Event Management worked together to provide the afternoon tea and crockery.

‘Thanks so much, it was a truly perfect day, and the vintage crockery was divine. ‘ – Beth

and one shot for you shoe lovers……you know who you are!!!

ClaraBows Blog – Photography copyright (c) 2011, Kevin Wilson

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Vintage Tea sets in this months ‘Brides Magazine’

Check out our gorgeous vintage crockery in ‘Brides Magazine‘ this month on a staggering 5 pages!  Its in the shops now.

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Introducing Lahloo Tea!

We’re proud to be promoting fellow Bristolian firm ‘Lahloo‘ founded by Kate Grover through the Vintage Tea Sets website.  For all our weddings and events we’re able to provide an attractive array of tea from this  dynamic company which offers tea drinkers a boutique collection of loose-leaf tea from some of the world’s finest small tea gardens.  Lahloo brings fairly traded, organic tea direct from small artisan producers straight to your vintage cup!

Lahloo have recently been awarded  GREAT TASTE GOLDS for 4 of their sensational loose leaf teas .  The GREAT TASTE AWARDS, is the “the Oscars of the Food Industry”,  and are considered by many to be the most important for speciality food and drink. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, a GREAT TASTE GOLD is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers alike. For tea a GREAT TASTE GOLD is what a MICHELIN STAR is to a fine dining chef.  Well done Lahloo!

Visit the Lahloo website here to find out more and why not stop by the Lahloo shop whilst you’re at it!

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Fascinator workshops are now advertised on the Vintage Tea Sets website

A new page has been added to my Vintage Tea Sets website to accommodate the fascinator workshops I personally host.  Why not take a look…..and spread the word!

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