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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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Clara Bows interview for the Hobbs Best of Bristol Show

Its manic here, honestly……. let me set the scene, even those around me are bewildered, I’m a whirling dervish, a hurricane but being in the eye of the storm I have a sense of calm, between me and you though I’m feeling a little anxious right now!  I have a ‘list’ book now by the bed, multiple lists that stretch weeks ahead and it keeps me sane, between huge hires, talks, photo shoots and last minute tweaking of hats for the Hobbs Best of Bristol Show, not to mention a minor panic about dresses (breathe Vicky breathe!) and a backdrop conundrum I was interviewed by a fella called Dan for BBC Radio Bristol last Friday about the fashion show and it was aired this morning.  Amidst the chaos here I actually missed listening to it (was not on my list damn it), I was too busy preparing for a talk I was giving about my businesses Clara Bows Millinery and Vintage Tea Sets which I gave this afternoon to a wonderful bunch of ladies in Bristol.

My interview is here if you’d like to listen, I could not stop laughing during the interview (any minute there will be a knock at the door I know it)….click on Graham Torrington and then  http://beta.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_bristol/20100614 and fast forward to 2.34.

Now I’m off to the Harmony Mega Yacht in Bristol Harbour to set up for an enormous photo shoot tomorrow, I cannot believe the scale of this, over 30 photographers….I’m working with Rosie Parsons of the Photography Parlour.  Its going to be great, lots of models, fab dresses, make up and hair……..I’ll be blogging about it in the forthcoming weeks.

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1920’s Hen or Birthday Party – fascinator making, charleston lessons & Vintage afternoon tea

Go on immerse your hen or birthday party in the roaring 1920’s with Clara Bows Millinery &  1920’s Charleston Dance with some stunning vintage china thrown in to boot from Vintage Tea Sets.  We’ve teamed up with the fabulous Daffodil in Cheltenham, a true ‘Art Deco’ gem to give you this ultimate 20’s experience.  Spend the day soaking up the beautiful venue and relax knowing you don’t need to traipse here there and everywhere, instead kick back with a cocktail or two, make a beautiful individual creation to wear and learn some 20’s moves like the knock knees, high leg kicks, snake hips and goddamit shimmy!!! before having a high tea or dinner on some stunning vintage china.

Further details will be added to the Clara Bows Millinery website soon but feel free to contact me for more details in the meantime.

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Vicky Rowe Interview on BBC Radio Bristol

Lots to report from Vintage Tea Sets & Clara Bows HQ, expect lots of blogging action later in the month but for now I’m working on the fashion show and a deluge of orders.  But here’s a quick update, earlier in the week the lovely Faye Dicker of BBC Radio Bristol came over to see me for an interview, I put on a simple afternoon tea and showed her how to make a fascinator.  It was a lovely afternoon,listen again by clicking here (time on is 0:47.22).

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Mad Hatter themed fascinator workshop at Bake-a-Boo photographed by Rosie Parsons

Last Sunday Rosie Parsons (photographer extraordinaire) and I embarked on a road trip to the big smoke from our comfy west country burrows, one that would merge her Birthday celebrations with a fascinator workshop I was hosting at the stunning little teashop run by Zoe called Bake-a-Boo (I’d been itching to meet this vixen after a mutual appreciation of vintage china and cake).

Meet the beautiful Zoe, making us a steaming hot vintage teapot of darjeeling on our arrival.

‘The Clara Bows head’ complete with an example fascinator I made the day before for some inspiration was placed on the beautifully laid table that the workshop ladies would be seated, and I set about laying out all the materials before they arrived.

Then the workshop commenced.

We paused for an Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea…..

Before resuming work again and completing these lovely creations.  Here’s a picture of the hen party that took part modelling their pieces.

A lovely time was had by all.  If you’d like to take part in one of these workshops or would like one arranged, see my millinary website Clara Bows for more details or email me (Vicky) at info@clarabows.co.uk

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