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We specialise in creating beautiful items full of charm and nostalgia for weddings, tea parties, showers and other celebrations.

Whether you're planning a special event or just taking a look around, I hope you enjoy reading our blog and find it of great use and inspiration. We hope to be able to provide an insight into the interesting ideas behind the items we create, post information on our new creations fresh from the studio and inform you of any news we may have to share!

You can also visit our website and online shop to purchase anything you like from our ranges here www.vintagetwee.com

Friday, 30 August 2013

A War Time Wedding

As we always say, it's so lovely when customers we have worked with take the time to send over some pictures of the items we have created for them so that we can see how they were incorporated into their special event. We recently received some fabulous photos taken by The Owl and the Pussycat Wedding Photography from the lovely Janet and Richard, who we worked with a couple of months ago to create some items for their 1940s themed wedding held on 6th July 2013.

Janet and Richard had asked us to capture the nostalgic, wartime romance of this era that they were styling their wedding around and so we set to work on their favour boxes, menus and lots of signage to display on the tables and around their venue. They also wanted to add a touch of swing, with some fun swing dance imagery to create this party atmosphere during the reception. So we had in mind a fusion of 1940s wartime romance, vintage style Union Jack bunting and swing dance silhouettes to create something special for this lovely couple. And that we did!
We created our Pillow Talk Favour Boxes for each guest, which are handmade using our treasured excerpts from a 1940s love letter, written by a girl called Anna to her soldier sweetheart Jack who was away at war at the time. The boxes were printed with a selection of hopeful and romantic words and these were displayed at guest's place settings.
We also made some custom freestanding menus using a kraft brown and ivory colour scheme for that vintage feel, featuring a swing dance image, union jack bunting and pearl heart embellishment. To compliment these, we created some signage for Janet and Richard's 'Postbox' and also a Candy Buffet sign which was displayed in a vintage style ornate frame.

Finally we absolutely loved creating some pieces for their vintage suitcase table plan which the couple put together themselves. They lined the inside of an old suitcase with black and white images of the 1940s featuring swing dance bands, movie stars and wartime sweethearts. We made them the tags to hang inside which displayed their table names and guests seating arrangements and embellished these with small pearl hearts to give an elegant, vintage feel. I think they did an amazing job putting it all together!

So we wanted to say a special thank you to Janet and Richard for sharing these images with us, it is so lovely for us to be able to see our work in context and provide inspiration for future couples planning their own weddings. A huge congratulations to you both on your wedding and we wish you all the very best for your future together!

Love Vintage Twee
Photography - The Owl and the Pussycat

Friday, 9 August 2013

Personalised Party Picks are here!!!

Ok, so it's time for the next reveal in our line up of new products this summer! After many, many requests for customisation on one of our most popular products – the infamous party picks – they are now available on our website to buy with your own personalised text!
This bespoke service will enable you to create something personal for that special occasion, be it a wedding, birthday, Christening, hen party, bridal/baby shower or anything else your heart desires! They are also perfect if you own a cupcake company and have a special request from a customer or can be used as branding if you are exhibiting at an upcoming wedding fair and wish to promote your company. For example, you could have 'Claire's Cupcakes' printed to promote your business name!
Other fantastic ideas for customisation of these special party picks include printing them with the names of the food items you are displaying them in for a buffet or tea party, or perhaps going for something simple such as 'yummy', 'delicious' or 'help yourself' (not that I would need any encouraging to take my share from a plate of cherry scones..). They would also be ideal for anyone hosting a Christmas party this year and would like to add a touch of Twee to their display with a 'merry christmas'.

You could have your names, initials or wedding date printed on them, or a simply a lovely sentiment such as 'it's a boy' or 'mum-to-be' for anyone planning a baby shower to celebrate the arrival of their own little one during this year of the royal baby! 
They come in a variety of standard colour schemes and you can choose your preference for your cardstock and bow. As always with our cupcake sticks though, if you would like a certain colour combination to fit in with your scheme, please do just drop us an email and we will do our very best to accommodate you!

We have some information, guidelines and advice for ordering to ensure the process is made as easy as possible for you but if you have any questions at all, do just email us for help. We hope you enjoy using this bespoke service and we look forward to seeing your variety of requests.... (remember, keep it Twee please... ;)