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Vintage Country Wedding in North Devon

When Emma came to us and asked for Afternoon Tea, would you be surprised that we said “ooh yes please, we would love to help you?” of course you wouldn’t, but that’s not because this is our job, it’s because we love vintage and afternoon teas. So here are some photos of the day and if you are looking for Afternoon Tea catering we have been supplying Afternoon Tea, Cream Teas and buffet catering for many years and we can also supply a high tea (yes there is a difference see our blog post HERE)

Here are some photos taken of their day.

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If you would like us to cater for your event whether it’s an afternoon tea or perhaps even private dining in our bistro in Barnstaple, please contact us. We have some fabulous packages available for small intimate weddings, anniversaries, hen parties and birthdays.

Rustic Handbaked Scones for a Devon Cream Tea Wedding

We had a lovely day at Millbrook Estate for an intimate wedding for two recently. Rustic hand-baked heart shaped scones were made with lashings of Devon clotted cream and locally made jam and one of our lovely chocolate and strawberry cakes. Hannah looked stunning and they had a really fabulous afternoon just chilling out in the Summer House at Millbrook Estate. There is something very magical about a wedding in North Devon and the Calla Lillies outside the Summer House were lovely in full bloom.

We love cream teas and being part of making a couple’s day even more special with locally produced Devon foods.

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If you would like us to cater for your event with a cream tea or other items of yummy Devon foods, please drop us an email at thevintagepartycompany@gmail.com

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Millbrook Estate

We were recently asked to cater for a Mad Hatters Tea Party, however this was an adults party as the only children attending were under a year old!  So the emphasis was on surprise,  alcohol, and the guests having no idea what they were walking into!

A face painter was hired and she produced some stunning faces for the guest who had been asked to come in fancy dress.  The barn was decorated in a rustic style with a long table, and lots of straw.  Had it not been raining all day we would have used the spare bales outside to sit on, but it hammered it down in true North Devon style.  We added a mixture of our bunting and the side ropes had already added to the barn, which gave it a totally different look to that of weddings.

Our brief for the catering was as “bizarre as possible!”  So we spent 3 days creating coloured breads, coloured sandwich fillings, coloured anything, and other surprises; even though everything was completely edible and tasted lovely the guests had to think twice before they cut into a cake, bit a sandwich or ate a slice of quiche – just in case!  The table was packed with food, fruits an cake.  We used many different shapes, styles and sizes of teapots filled with a vodka cocktail that was also coloured in each teapot and served vodka jellies.

The event was fabulous and with some great music by Caro Edwards the adults had an amazing, if not very slightly drunk, time.

Below are a handful of the images.

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Thank you to Bob, Kate and Iszi for asking us to look after them at their special party.  It was a lovely day!

If you would like one of our Very, Very, Very Mad Parties then contact us for a quote on how we can totally phase your guests brains – because we are now very good at it!

Nikki and Kelly’s Afternoon Vintage Tea in North Devon

In July we catered for a lovely couple, Nikki & Kelly’s for their Civil Ceremony in North Devon.   The day was lovely and warm, the sun shone and their guests spent the afternoon chilling on the grass.

Millbrook Estate

The Retreat & BBQ Hut

Our scones and clotted cream went down very well with their guests and we also provided a simple BBQ of burgers and sausages.

Country vintage hire

Country Vintage Wedding

Vintage china hire devon

Victoria Sponge and Cream Tea Scones

Nikki hired our wicker hamper to put her cupcake favours in.

Hamper hire, wedding favours

Time for dancing.

Millbrook Cottages Wedding