Pretty is Pink – Vintage Style Wedding Day Colour Inspiration…

I've been sat on these images for a whole two weeks now literally chomping on the bit to share them with you.  They makeup a series of colour inspiration for weddings and styled events using the beautiful vintage props available for hire that belong to UK Wedding Planner and Event Stylist, Kate Fletcher.  Kate also runs a fabulous company that hires out vintage props for weddings and events called 'Vintage Style Hire'.

Vintage Style Hire provides brides, wedding planners, stylists and photographers with a collection of vintage props that has been collected for over 20 years by Kate {ask for a copy of Kate's hire inventory, it's full of yummy scrummy items that I wish I owned myself!}.   After styling the weddings she organised with her own pieces, Kate decided to set up Vintage Style Hire to offer her collection to others.  After searching the internet for inspiration for weddings, Kate has been on a mission to find someone to create gorgeous, delicious and modern macron and desserts that she could style with her vintage props, combining both vintage and contemporary styling…

“A few months ago, I was reading the Telegraph Sunday supplement and came across a very inspiring article called ‘Starting Over’ about four people who dared to make the change from successful careers to pursue their dreams. Dr Tim Kinnaird was one of them.  Having reached the final of MasterChef in 2010, he gave up his job as a Paediatric Consultant to open a patisserie. Truly inspirational.

I emailed him about my idea to combine his delicious macarons, desserts and cakes with my vintage props and styling ideas.  After meeting for a coffee, Tim said he would be delighted to be involved and I suggested we organise a photo shoot together.”

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Images Copyright (c) 2011, Charlotte Griffiths, styled by Kate Fletcher/ Vintage Style Hire

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Through this photoshoot, Kate’s main aim was to show brides, wedding planners and others that you don’t have to have a truly vintage wedding to style with props from Vintage Style Hire.  She immediately thought of Maison Talbooth part of the Milsom Hotels group as a location for the shoot – a gorgeous boutique hotel with the most stunning pool house.  To demonstrate this, Kate has worked up 3 main themes;  a rustic yellow & green, a contemporary pink and a fun ‘poolhouse’.  Today, it's all about the PINK! 🙂

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Shown here {and above}, is the contemporary pink dessert and sweet buffet with a central Macaron Croquembouche.  The colours of the display can be co-ordinated to the theme of your wedding by the way, it doesn't have to be pink…

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Here is a drinks infuser jar filled with Pink Lemonade on a wooden hostess trolley. The jars can be filled with a great selection of drinks for your wedding reception. Pimms, Elderflower Presse or Ginger Beer?  A selection of cakes & desserts on a vintage table and mirror with drawers which works equally well as a guest book table. I love the wooden spoons tied to individual desserts!

Handmade 'Please help yourself' sign by the wonderful Vicky Trainor – from her 'Vintage Drawer' collection…

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Dr Tim Kinnaird's macaron's look delish don't they!  I hear they are even better than Laduree… 😉

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Show here, a dressing table area with pink boudoir chair and screen which can be styled differently for an outdoor seating area…

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How lovely is all of this? Fabulous inspiration if you are looking to style your vintage inspired wedding or event.  Definitely give Kate a shout if you are looking for vintage props to hire for your wedding too.

Items from Vintage Style Hire can be hired and styled yourself or delivered and styled by Kate or a member of her team.

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Propse & Styling – Kate Fletcher, Vintage Style Hire
Macarons – Macarons & More by Dr Tim Kinnaird
Photographer- Charlotte Griffiths
Venue – Maison Talbooth, hotel
Sweets – The Sweet Shop
Flowers – Violets & Velvet
Handmade Signs – The Vintage Drawer by Vicky Trainor

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Next time, green is gorgeous.  Trust me…. 🙂

Much love,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.