Simply Quirky- Champagne in a teapot anyone?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What is the company name?
Harrogate Vintage Tea Party

What is your line of business?
We have a beautiful collection of vintage china, crockery, glassware and accessories that we hire out for events such as: small weddings, baby showers, hen parties, tea parties and photo shoots.

How and why the company begin?
We are both sisters and have grown up sharing a love of traditional, pretty things! The vintage theme is hugely popular at the moment and so we thought that we would expand on our collection and start sharing it! We both love socialising and hosting events and giving them the vintage feel makes them extra special and exciting.

Are you married? If so tell us a little about your wedding….
Adelle got married to Matthew in 2010. They married at Aldwark church and then held their reception at Aldwark Manor; a traditional, English country hotel. There were hints of the vintage theme at the wedding with plenty of bird cages and butterflies! They were very lucky with the weather as it was a glorious, sunny day. Terri lives in Whixley with her partner James after having just bought an old cottage to renovate.

Why do brides come to you?
We offer something that is a little bit different and fun, but still very traditional at heart. We put a modern twist on beautiful, traditional items which gives stunning results. All of our bunting is bespoke and hand-made so we can help meet a bride’s overall vision perfectly.
What is the most popular item you supply and why? 
Probably tea-cups and pearls; who needs wineglasses? Breaking the rules slightly is much more fun!

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Fashions and trends always go in cycles and at the moment the 1920’s – 1950’s are more popular than ever. We try to marry the old with the new and create an eclectic feel.

What is in store for you in 2012/13
As we are a new company this year we will be focusing on becoming established and well known. The upcoming Diamond Jubilee is proving very exciting along with summer weddings and garden parties!

Who would be your dream client, and what sort of design would you envisage for them?
Oooh, probably Johnny Depp! It would be fantastic for Harrogate Vintage Tea Party to re-create a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party just for him!

Tell us something super interesting about you or your business that we wouldn’t already know…?
We actually celebrated our web-site going live by pouring a lovely bottle of champagne into a teapot and drinking it from tea-cups!

Where are you based and where can you supply
We deliver and collect hired items free of charge within a 10 mile radius of Harrogate and York (North Yorkshire). We charge per mile thereafter.

How can I get in touch to discuss my requirements or place an order?
Please do visit our website for more information and ideas:
There is a contact form on our website but we can also be contacted on
We would love to hear from you!

Why do you like to work with Simply Bows and Chair Covers?
They are professional, diverse and have lots of imaginative flair which pairs perfectly with what we are all about.


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