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Switzerland Comes to Devon for a Country Vintage Wedding

Helen and Jonathan came to see me to plan their wedding in 2014, that day we met in my cafe seems a very long time ago. They reside in Switzerland so everything had to be arranged for them, so all they had to do in true Millbrook Style is turn up and say “I do.”

On Saturday 20th of June they did; all arriving at Millbrook Estate for a fabulous wedding, after the ceremony in the Summer House they ventured down to the Retreat through the Woodland Walk and here are the photos from the day. Flowers were by Alison who is also a Milbrook supplier and were placed in our vintage enamel jugs and large jam jars. All the props are available to hire along with the bunting and crates. We can transform your venue with our props for you or you can DIY.

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Congratulations to them both from us all at The VPC.

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Fresh Cream and Devon Strawberries Cake for a Special Wedding Couple

Our weather held out again today in North Devon as we attended another lovely wedding at Millbrook Estate.
Tania chose our fresh cream and strawberries layered cake. Sometimes when there’s just too much sweet stuff this one is really refreshing and worth paying the little extra for too.

Fresh Cream & Strawberry Cake for Vintage Wedding

Remember if you order our cakes and scones for your wedding bring a cake box to Devon with you and take it back for a special evening treat with a lovely cuppa!
We can also supply fabulous picnics and breakfast hampers packed with local produce from our brilliant suppliers that can be delivered or you can collect.

Stunning Shabby Chic, Country Vintage Wedding in Devon

We were really pleased to be part of Susan and Andrew’s wedding in the Summer. Susan spent about 12 months creating some lovely items for her day. From hand-making all the pom poms and tieing up the netting backdrop to making the bunting and decorating jam jars, she even had time to create a photo wall. She hired our vintage ladders, voiles, crates and buckets to create some fabulous displays, which you can see in the photos. We supplied our afternoon tea as a buffet followed by a BBQ in the evening. Pretty tea-lights were lit at about 5pm with various colours of glass giving a lovely warm glow.

Below are photos of the day, please contact us if you would like to hire any of the following or ask us to style your wedding for you
China
Galvanised buckets
Crates
Vintage ladders
Planks of wood
Decorated Jam Jars
Bunting
China
and lots more shabby chic and vintage items

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Catering in Devon and North Devon

If you are looking for caterers in North Devon we are a bespoke company offering a variety of packages

Afternoon Tea – includes everything you need to offer your guests a step back in time, from vintage china to music.
High Tea – more substantially based meal such a quiches, pies, pasties followed by a strawberry cream tea with the vintage china
Canapes & Drinks – we are licensed and can provide drink under a TENs at any location if you wish us to bring along bubbly, cocktails, etc.

Our staff love the vintage themed parties we cater for and are available to serve drinks, nibbles and lashings of tea.

We also have props available to hire for vintage, country and shabby chic styling and we can also style you event with our props, bunting, table cloths, etc. We have many different designs and inspiration to help you – just ask!

AND, when you need a private dining experience there is always our bistro in Barnstaple for private dining up to 18 guests.

Vintage Country Wedding in North Devon

The weather in North Devon has been lovely and we were back at Millbrook to cater for a wedding recently.
Sarah wanted an afternoon tea, but decided that the children should have a sweety and cookie table. We love making cookies so made sure the children had plenty to eat.
The grown-ups were having our usual afternoon tea and Sarah supplied us with all the trimmings to make Pimms.
It was a truly lovely day for them both and all their guests.

Vintage Country Afternoon Tea Wedding in a Village Hall Setting in Devon

I have always believed that if it rains on your wedding day it’s good luck! On Friday 1st of august it rained, actually North Devon REALLY rained, but this didn’t affect Hannah and Sam’s wedding plans. They were married in a lovely church in Bideford and held their reception at Weare Giffard village hall. They chose blues as their colour theme and hired our vintage china and blue and cream tablecloths. Hannah used simple jam jars with Hydrangeas and Gypsophila to create a country theme.

We supplied our Afternoon Tea with additional canapes. Hannah chose to have a cake table so that her guests could come and go for cakes as they pleased over the afternoon and evening. We brought along our traditional cakes, strawberries in bowls and macrons, and her mum made her wedding cake, the two top layers were biscuit cake and the bottom a lovely rich fruit cake as you can see from the photos it was really lovely and everyone enjoyed a slice.

Below are the photos we took of the hall and tables. Lydia (my assistant) and I had a lovely afternoon looking after all their guests and were really pleased to have been part of their special day.

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If you are looking for a traditional village hall venue in north Devon we can highly recommend Weare Giffard Hall.

Busy Wedding Days at The Vintage Party Company

Just wanted to apologise for the lack of blogs recently, we have been very busy with wedding catering and also running our cafe in Barnstaple.

I am adding posts very soon with photos of the weddings we have catered for. Our style of catering is still as popular as ever and we are now taking bookings into 2016. If you are visiting our blog for inspiration and thinking of booking, please make contact with us sooner rather than later as dates are filling up in 2015. You can email us direct from our Contacts Page above. Feel free to share your ideas of the type of wedding you see yourself having and we will work out a way to fit in with your plans.