Vintage 1940s Tea Party Weddingby Liz Gatherer
I really enjoyed working with a host of suppliers to produce a stunning 1940's vintage tea party theme, modelled by real life newly weds Natalie and Dean at the 16th century grand barn at Essendon Country Club.
The orchestrator of this fabulous photo shoot was Katy from The Hertfordshire Event Planners who says that planning is absolutely key, Katy and her team will help you with all of the finishing touches.
The incredible photographer who captured our beautiful work was the gorgeously creative Kate Swerdlow of Kate Swerdlow Photography.
Personalised wedding magazine for a vintage 1940s tea party theme
The perfect accompaniment to any wedding is Wedition, a personalised wedding magazine. Styled to compliment your colour scheme and wedding theme, this is the must have addition to any wedding, showcasing your story from how you met to the proposal; introducing your wedding party to your guests and a savvy place to have all the must have wedding stationery from the order of service and readings to the wedding menu. Many couples love to include games or quizzes to keep guests entertained whilst the wedding couple have sneaked off for their wedding photos.
Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to book a video call so you can see what a fun addition Wedition is to your special day!
Styling inspiration for a vintage 1940s wedding tea party theme
Try mis-matching vintage cake tins, books and teapots to make your vintage wedding table centrepieces look fabulous, team with strings of pearls to finish off the look.
Event hire and styling by Dress it Yourself
Crockery by Elsie Rose Crockery
Jo of Elise Rose Crockery says, "I would advise the couple to always carefully consider paying for set up and styling when you hire vintage crockery or other props. It can be tempting to think you'll save a few pounds on the set up and do it yourself, however it's worth remembering that you will have a lot of last minute things to organise the day before the wedding and it will easily take a few hours out of your day. Also we have years of experience and do it all the time, so we really get the best look for you. The clearing up after is also something we can take off your hands and you really do want to avoid that if possible!"
Table confetti and bunting by The Party Outlet
Little details such as table confetti and bunting make a BIG impression. Use the bunting in key locations where it will be seen such as the entrance, by wedding signs and at the photobooth.
Teepee by Asteria Teepees
The ever popular ad versatile teepee is fast becoming a must have at any wedding, a romantic shelter from the sun or the rain, or use it as a base to entertain children.
Christina from Asteria Teepees says, "Bell tents are for every occasion! Whatever your style, theme or venue, bell tents can make the perfect addition! The timeless quality of bell tents makes them suitable for every sort of wedding from the most formal to the most relaxed, and everything in between! We even plan the bed linen and decor to match the occasion."
Light up letters by Design and Create Events
Leanne from Design and Create Events says,"I tell my clients to always say if you could have everything you wanted what would it be and then we work backwards towards their budget - most of the time we can manage to get together most of what they want."
Leanne provided the arch with the lights and chiffon backdrop, the Photo Frame pallet, the selfie rustic frame, the picnic table base setting with centre decoration and the light up LOVE letters.
Traditional flowers for your vintage wedding
When selecting flowers for your vintage wedding, think back to what was available at the the time, imported flowers would have been really expensive years ago so stick with traditional home grown flowers such as carnations, heirloom roses, peonies and scented stock. For nostalgia consider having cornflowers, dahlias, delphiniums, sunflowers and sweet Williams.
Flowers by Sarah Malin
Ceremony ideas for a vintage tea party wedding
Chair hire by Charles Hire
Wedding celebrant - Susan Dobinson
Susan's advice for couples is to "ask your wedding celebrant to arrive about an hour before the ceremony so they can check everything in place for the ceremony and meet those with special responsibilities to iron out any nerves. As a wedding celebrant, I always include this. I can have a practise with any little attendants and also introduce myself to family. Then when we start the ceremony, I'm not a stranger. Obviously not something a Registrar can allocate time for; another benefit of a celebrant/led wedding!"
Delicious food for your 1940s vintage tea party wedding
Grazing platter by Grazing Together
Wedding cake by Cake Wizard
Cupcakes and sweet treats by At Your Wish Cakes
Fun favour ideas for your 1940s vintage tea party wedding
Wax melt favours
Personalised favour sachets for the wax melts
Fun additions to your vintage wedding
The choice for ad-ons at your wedding has never been better, there are so many fun additions to choose from, here are some to whet your appitite!
Vintage singer - Kaley Sings
Dress worn by Kayley - Flamingo Bridal
Dream vintage wedding car by MC Wedding Cars
Outdoor Games by Dolly Dimples Weddings
Let your guests have fun with Splat the Rat, a coconut shy, boules, skittles and hoopla.
Floral wedding swing by Bloom and Swing
Prosecco Bar by Little Italy Co
Wedding stationery for a vintage 1940s wedding tea party
Wedding invitations by Coco Lemon Designs
Signs by House of Halley
Get the look for your vintage wedding
Bridal hair by Nicola of Bespoke Bridal Hair
Make up by B Mills Make Up Artist
Beth Mills says, "Keeping the skin hydrated creates the flawless makeup look effect."
Jewellery by Coco Grey Jewellry
Annie from Coco Grey handcrafts all pieces in solid silver and gold using traditional techniques, offering everything from wedding bands, bride's and bridesmaid jewellery to groom's and groomsmen jewellery and gifts.
Bridal hair accessory by 1940 Bridal and
Bridal dress by Heritage Brides
Groom's suit by Mr Mackys Menswear
Videographer for your vintage 1940s tea party wedding
Videography by Kevin Lines Wedding Photography
Weddings & Honeymoons September 2021
Our stunning 1940's vintage tea party was featured in the September 2021 edition of Weddings & Honeymoons magazine.
The stunning dream team!
Like what you see? Get in touch with any one of the dream team via the link to their Instagram account under their company name.