I had a lovely discussion with friends the other night as to whether vintage was a trend – trends are something I find really hard to talk about on Polka Dot Bride, because I tend to focus on stories and the extra special touches couples put into their days. So is vintage a trend? I don’t think it is, as much as a pillar…. Vintage has always been present in weddings, couples have always paid homage to history – but it’s slowly emerging as something which couples want to include more and more. It’s always been there, but now we’re embracing more elements of it that appeal to us.
Something that I’ve loved seeing pop up lately is vintage party hire services. I think it’s a such a special touch to host an afternoon tea featuring vintage china and cucumber sandwiches, or serve your guests delicious Mojitos out of silver jugs, even eat off different vintage plates. Here’s three of my favourite vintage party hire businesses and the divine things they offer!
‘A Vintage Affair’ Melbourne, Victoria
From a huge range of gorgeous tea cups and saucers, silver tea sets, cake stands and accessories the girls at ‘A Vintage Affair’ hire out beautiful pieces for weddings, hen’s days and bridal showers. A Vintage Affair offers full service event styling in addition to their hire and also does a “high tea experience” which includes everything from the crockery to the catering to the games!
The Vintage Table, Perth, WA
The Vintage Table, based in Perth is a brand new business with a sense of history – owner Alison has been collecting vintage pieces for many many years and lending them for family and friend’s celebrations. Now they’re available to anyone for any type of occasion.. The Vintage Table is able to cater for up to 200 for a vintage high tea set up, 100 for a seated dinner and 150 for a cocktail function. The Vintage Table has a number of packages – suitable for a high tea, dinner, even a dessert buffet. My favourites? The 1920s silver antique wedding cake plateau and Alison’s collection of over 200 champagne coupes!
A Vintage Party, Byron Bay NSW, and Brisbane QLD
A Vintage Party is owned by Marika (one of our lovely readers and brides) and is based out of coastal town Byron Bay. Marika’s love of vintage and handmade extended throughout the wedding where she sourced many vintage glass jars, glass bottles and the most delightful china floral patterned plates. Plus I love reading about Marika’s finds on her blog!
How are you incorporating history into your own wedding day? Have you found any fantastic suppliers helping you to create your vintage atmosphere?