Last week, We had the privilege of bringing our Vintage wedding catering and equipment to the wedding of Jenny Donnelly and Paul Larkins. We had the first of our wedding consultations with the bride and groom, last year and it was obvious from the start that this would be a very personalised and creative wedding as Jenny, the bride is extremely talented, sewing her own clothes and creating gifts from up-cycled fabrics and buttons. Paul, hubby is a professional photographer and runs his own company and so with their combined love of vintage we set about planning what to make, that would add more vintage input to their day.
I commissioned a lovely piece of button art designed and made by local artist Emma as a gift for the couple. I love the work by Emma and as Jenny mentioned she was going to include buttons in her theme it was an obvious choice for me.
Next we discussed the wedding afternoon tea and as the couple wanted a vegetarian tea we all agreed on the following menu
Earl Grey Tea
Herb and cream cheese
French Brie and Cranberry
Avocado on seeded bread
Roasted garlic, beetroot and feta on spelt bread pizza
Scones, clotted cream and our strawberry preserves
Earl grey and lemon ‘button’ teapot biscuits
A variety of our fruit frangipane’s
A selection of our home-made cakes from our boutique bakery
All to be served on our vintage china, table linens, napkins, cake stands and vintage cutlery.
We created little menu cards with dried lavender and rose clips with hanging tags, these were hand written on cath kidston cards.
The venue was at the beautifully restored Springfield Hall, Sandiacres.
A unique venue hidden for the past 50 years and now beautifully decorated in a neutral colour that lends well to any celebration. Situated next to the canal this adds to the photographic opportunities and allows a lovely area for guests to spill out to on a warm evening.
We started sewing even more bunting to fit the inside and outside of the hall. In co-ordinating colourways to blend in with our extensive collection of 200 vintage china teacups and saucers and accessories, we excitingly got out the vintage singer sewing machine and gave ‘Suzy’ a good run with the fabric
Our singer sewing machine
Over three hundred feet of bunting was sewn and we thank Ashley at Springfield hall for getting up on the ladders to put it all up!
See our next blog for lots more photographs of the day