Vintage wedding ideas in the South West

02 Jul 2018

Whether you want a vintage wedding theme or simply wish to pay subtle homage to a bygone era, let these South West suppliers be your guide

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Vintage Camper Booths

Vintage Camper Booths has three beautiful vintage VW campervans offering a range of unique experiences. The VW Photobooth Experience is rather special and guests just love to jump aboard and rummage through the vintage suitcases packed to the brim with a carefully selected range of vintage themed props - think feather boas, trilby hats, long-sleeved satin gloves, pipes, old school handheld telephones and cameras. You name it, they have it, and if they don't then they will do some research for you. There is a selection of options for the instantly printable photos to suit your theme such as sepia, black and white and multiple passport style designs.

The team can also decorate the back of the VW campervans with beautiful vintage décor and bespoke shelving, which allows you to serve your guests something special to really enhance the experience such as cupcakes, vintage sweets, champagne (in vintage tea cups) or even your wedding cake. There is also the option for a Vintage Camper Bar - a VW campervan pop-up mobile bar to serve bubbly or jam jar cocktails to your guests. 


Take A Seat Vintage

Take A Seat Vintage is a Devon-based wedding supplier specialising in bespoke on-the-day stationery. The wide range of products are beautifully hand-crafted and can be personalised and tailored to suit any theme. The team provide everything you will need for your big day, from place cards to large seating plans and signage.

Of all the designs in the portfolio, the vintage theme is certainly the most popular. The team work with a variety of classic vintage materials from hessian to lace, creating the perfect look for your wedding décor. Each product is unique to you, from the materials used to the colours you choose. The possibilities truly are endless and Take A Seat Vintage strives to create the perfect stationery just for you.


Keeping It Vintage Weddings & Events

Keeping It Vintage Weddings & Events is a family-run business based in East Devon. Born out of a love of all things vintage, the two sisters, Tracy and Tori, have hand-picked a stunning range of vintage tableware and décor to style your vintage wedding. Since starting the business 18 months ago they have amassed a huge collection of beautiful hire items, from delicate vintage champagne coupes to lawn games. They have also added carefully selected non-vintage items that complement the look.

Clients are encouraged to make an appointment to come and view the selection of hire items. Keeping It Vintage love working with couples to help them style and perfect their wedding décor ideas prior to hiring. Based on their clients' feedback, Keeping It Vintage won the South West Regional 2018 Best Newcomer award in The Wedding Industry Awards and were 'Highly Commended' in their category. 


Image: Helen Court Photography and floristry by The Floricultural Cabinet

Swingletree Vintage China Hire and Styling

Vintage means different things to different people, that’s why you should pay a visit to Swingletree Vintage to select pieces that suit your vintage wedding theme. The Swingletree Vintage team spend time with couples to match the china to their colour theme and advise on tableware and props that fit with period themes including the 1920s and styles from English Country Garden to Gothic Victorian.

From a collection of vintage tableware and glassware, they supply china for three-course meals as well as the traditional afternoon tea. They have stock of more than 400 teacups and everyone has a favourite. Vintage candlesticks and an assortment of decorative pieces are available to complete the table styling. The team can also create unique centrepieces; the most popular is the teacup candelabra. Original vintage items include typewriters and cameras, plus a growing collection of props that can be hired for the finishing touches to the perfect vintage wedding theme. 


Image: Photosbyjim


What makes Pirouette different from other bridal boutiques is the unique building it's set in.  The 16th century merchant's house is known the world over as The House that Moved and the gowns inside sit perfectly in its iconic interior. Since the business began, the team have always stocked vintage inspired gowns and the designs range from the heavily beaded '20s, the satin glamour of the '40s, and the tea-length of the '50s right through to soft flowing ethereal lace. This look is totally timeless and feminine and each gown is hand-picked. Brides can also choose from a range of accessories to complement which are always on-trend but offer a vintage twist and can be customised to suit your individual need.


Dress: Maggie Sottero 'Ettia'

Deer Park Country House Hotel

Inspired by the best of British and celebrating the joys of country living, the Deer Park Country House is set in 80 acres of magnificent grounds, including an Italian garden, walled gardens and outdoor Mediterranean kitchen. The dog-friendly, four-star boutique hotel is ideal for all occasions from weddings, corporate events and exclusive hire for full house take-overs.

Classic cars:

Deer Park is also home to some of the finest and rarest classic cars in the country. In partnership with car curator, Stephen Poat, the venue offers access to a collection of vintage cars. The sought-after collection, housed in a custom-build motor-house, includes a 1930s Chevrolet Universal Phaeton – the only one of its kind in the country, a 1926 Rolls Royce with a unique body, and a 1958 Jaguar that was the official car for the press release.


Order your copy of South West Bride magazine and book your ticket to Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. 

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