21 July 2011

Dessert tables with a difference!

Wedding season has truly kicked off this summer and us vintage lassies have been very busy with all things Butler and Taylor the past few weeks! We have been gathering all our best vintage china and props for hen nights, and wedding dates all over the country. Last weekend we had a bride and groom hire 15 of our three tier cake stands to place in the middle of each of their tables! We can't wait to see the photographs!

We also have requests for cake stands of all different heights and shapes for dessert tables at weddings and events, this idea of a display of treats is becoming more and more popular as people are moving away from the traditional wedding cake and having a selection of lots of different cakes, tarts, sweets or even cheese!

Image from - pinterest.com/pin/21857323/

Claire and I are really proud of our cake stand collection as it is all 100% vintage, our stands range from the 1920's classic art deco style to the 1950's bright florals. We also have bunting and all sorts of weird and wonderful props available for hire.

I managed to find some amazing snaps of creative dessert tables where people have used domes, cake stands, glass jars and all sorts of props to create eye-catching feasts! I love the way people are stepping out from the norm and showing their personalities. Enjoy the snaps, click on some to enlarge as they have so much detail. Let me know which one is your favourite!

This couple must of had a sweet tooth!

Image found on - theartofindecisionblog.blogspot.co

Image credit - greenweddingshoes.com

I have always loved green and white American milk glass stands, I found this image on this delightful blog - http://ohhappyday.com
 These cakes in particular reminded me of the illustrations in Mrs Beeton's famous cookbook pictured below.

Images scanned from book

Found this pretty pic on - jkgriffin.blogspot.com

Image found on this lovely little blog - rubyju.typepad.com/blog

 All this talk of cake is making me peckish!

Jenny x

8 July 2011

Oh Sew Vintage Real Life Wedding: Yellow Wedding Shoes, Wind-up Gramophones, Vintage Tea cups and Bobbin Table Plans


I have to say, being involved in such a beautiful wedding with Butler & Taylor was a real honour!  I loved the day from start to end (see below for doting facial expression of awe!)– I arrived to chauffeur the bridal party in our VW campervan …Butler and Taylor

then went onto Gramophone DJ …Butler and Taylor Gramophone DJ

and then proudly watched happy guests sip from our lovely sets of teacups and admire flower displays in teapots on the beautifully designed tables…Butler and Taylor Vintae Tea Table

I mean; this wedding was what Butler and Taylor was created for!!

I couldn’t resist asking the photographer to have a sneak peak at her pictures documenting Cassandra and Matthews special day.

Lauren di Matteo, the photographer, is from California, but loves to travel (she flew over to Dumbarton for this wedding!) and the Bride and Groom couldn’t have wished for a better result!  I just love how she’s captured all those “little moments”…

…Like Cassandra hailing her taxi post “hair-styled”

Vintage Bride Getting Ready, and looking remarkably relaxed and ready… Vintage Bride in Taxi

Now I’m not a shoe kind of girl – but MY MY – I just LOVE these yellow numbers!  What stunners! Yellow Wedding Shoes 

With Cass being a seamstress bride, Lauren really understands Cass’ personality here.  NO doubt this cutting board will have been used when she lovingly made her own and the bridesmaids dresses… I also love those necklaces carefully selected by Cass from Fantoosherie (an accessories label by Jennifer Fraser)!  Also, for more of Cass’s designs, keep an eye on her website, coming soon for more yummy creations!

Vintage Lace Necklace Bridesmaid Rock n Roll Bridesmaid Vintage Trinket

 Groom DetailVintage Hollywood Bride

The ceremony was held at Matthews childhood home, Overton House – nestled behind Dumbarton it oozes shabby elegance.  I loved it. 

Vintage ceiling Vintage Cute Bridesmaid

Gorgeous Wedding Bouqiet

Proud DadVintage VowsFirst Kiss

The whole day felt so relaxed and filled with love.

Vintage Newly wedsBride with Baby

They made use of Betsy our 1971 Campervan, for their pictures, which we love!

Vintage Campervan Wedding Photo

Wicker Heart Groom holding Flowers

Couple Smitten

As the evening fell, we enjoyed a road trip along towards Loch Lomond to Gartocharn Millenium Hall – a perfect spot for a romantic dinner followed by a good ole Scottish sweaty ceilidh!  And the views were breathtaking…

View to Loch Lomond Gartocharn

The atmosphere was buzzing with some trusty 20’s music to be the soundtrack for what went onto be a cracking night!  Spot our bunting hanging from the rafters!

Butler and Taylor Vintage Bunting

The tables looked lovely and, as for the table plan!  Well -  it has to be my favourite! Lovingly made from bobbins and vintage inspired fabrics (which were mimicked on the table runners and napkins).  Again, a Cassandra Belanger creation!

 Bobbin Name Places (2)

Bobbin Name Places

The cakes were incredible (courtesy of Anna Higham, who you may remember did our cakes for our first photo shoot)

Yellow Cupcakes Butler and Taylor Cake Stand

But, it has to be said that the cheese was to die for – thanks to Lydia Higham who carefully selected some of I.J Mellis’ best cuts!  Jenny and I happily gorged ourselves on this in between 78 record changes!

 Roving Fromagiere Wedding Roving Fromagiere Biscuits

Vintage Lace Wedding Cake

This is a lovely Anna Higham wedding cake complete with vintage brooch and lace and of course hanging out on the table with Butler and Taylor vintage cake knife and slice.

Vintage Kiss

The day was a dream!  We loved it all – and to be honest – they made us feel like guests more than “Butler and Taylor” on the job! 

…And to put the icing on the cake – Cassandra is currently designing us a bespoke dress… we can’t wait to share it with you.  If its anything like her wedding day creations, we’re very lucky girls! Don’t forget to keep an eye on Cassandra' Belanger’s work here.

… And to check out more of Lauren di Matteo’s amazing work, check out her links here:

Lauren Di Matteo Weddings

Lauren di Matteo Blog

Hope you like this “real life” wedding blog– more to come soon…

Love Claire xxx