Category Archives: Weddings and Celebrations

Blooming Marvellous – Chelsea Garden Show Inspiration

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Chelsea Garden Show 2014 was the place to be last month for floral inspiration and garden design.

Creative Director Nicola Briginshaw with Stylist Jill Newman visited last month to see what ideas and inspiration they could find for weddings and celebrations.

Roses at Chelsea Garden Show 2014

The creative juices were certainly flowing…there were hundreds of types of flowers on display in every colour imaginable, and the shapes and textures were out of this world.  The garden design and floral displays were simply breath taking.

Over the coming months we will be sharing photos from our visit along with ideas and tips for you to use for your wedding or celebration.

To get you started we thought we would share some of our vintage products which have been inspired by flowers.  For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@fuschiadesigns.co.uk

Complete the vintage look with Fuschia products and styling.

Create an vintage afternoon tea for a wedding or celebration with Fuschia products and styling. Flowers by The White Horse Flower Company.

Original vintage tea cups to hire, with strawberry and cream candy jar favour presented inside the teacup.

Original vintage tea cups to hire, with strawberry and cream candy jar favour presented inside the teacup by Fuschia.

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Real life vintage wedding at Wasing Park Berkshire. Vintage crockery hire, candy jars and jam jar scented candles for those special touches…

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River and Rowing Museum, Henley-On-Thames – Perfect for Weddings & Events

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Vintage wedding and celebration table decor by Fuschia. Personalised printed menus look stunning along side old fashioned vintage tea cups and saucers.

Looking for a venue for a wedding or celebration in the Henley-On-Thames area?  Then the River and Rowing Museum is a perfect venue, over looking the river Thames.

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Last Sunday we were invited to exhibit at the venues wedding fayre, and we had a great day. It was lovely to see how different events and weddings could use the space to suit customers celebrations.  From a classic wedding, something more funky or even a vintage tea party.

There was a vintage feel to the wedding fayre and Fuschia dressed two tables.  We dressed one in violet which had a more modern feel and our second table display was Vintage Lace inspired for a vintage afternoon tea party theme.

Vintage lace chair bows in ivory add that special final touch to any celebration...

Vintage lace chair bows by Fuschia in ivory add that special final touch to any celebration…

Our vintage table was the most popular,  as their were lots of  brides visiting the wedding fayre, who were having a vintage themed wedding.

Cute hand creams make great table favours for guests to take home and remember the special day.

Cute hand creams make great table favours for guests to take home and remember the special day.

Ditsy fabric table runners with matching napkin wraps an an old English feel to the tables. Vintage crockery mixed with candy sweets jars bring this vintage tea look together.

Ditsy fabric table runners with matching napkin wraps an an old English feel to the tables. Vintage crockery mixed with candy sweets jars bring this vintage tea look together.

We also met Daisy, from Daisy The Vintage Ice Cream Van – A beautiful renovated original 1972 classic ice cream van.

Daisy's Ice Cream Van

Daisy’s Ice Cream Van

This is available to hire for weddings, parties and festivals.  It is stocked with treats such as hand made ice cream and sorbets, retro ice lollies and fruit drinks to name a few.

Contact Daisy on:  0800 612 6456 or www.daisyicecreamvan.co.uk

If your looking for that special vintage wedding dress then Retro Weddings based in Fleet have a stunning collection of dresses.  Contact them for an appointment on 07742 699674.  www.retroweddings.co.uk

Vintage Afternoon Tea Launch with Hotel Du Vin and Fuschia

Jacqueline Forbes, Production Director and Head Stylist Fuschia.  Katherine Selby, Sales & Marketing Hotel Du Vin and Nicola Briginshaw, Creative Director Fuschia.

Jacqueline Forbes, Production Director and Head Stylist Fuschia. Katherine Selby, Sales & Marketing Hotel Du Vin and Nicola Briginshaw, Creative Director Fuschia

Yesterday saw the launch of “Vintage Teas” with Hotel Du Vin and Fuschia.  It took place at the Henley-on-Thames Hotel Du Vin, which was a former Brewery.

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You can hire a private room to have your celebration exclusive from other hotel guests.

The Fuschia Teas setting for yesterday’s launch with Hotel Du Vin in Henley-On-Thames.

We had a great turn out from industry professionals, press and PR.  Everyone was treated to a beautiful afternoon tea with a glass of fizz care of Hotel Du Vin.  Fuschia provided all the gorgeous decor for the room and tables, plus a goody bag to go home with!Image

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Following the success of ‘The Tea Set’, Hotel du Vin have taken Afternoon Tea one step further and added the option of that vintage touch care of Fuschia. With two package options one with fizz the other with cocktails it makes for any celebration whether it be a birthday, hen party, anniversary or just to treat yourself.

Beautiful vintage table decor by Fuschia.  Makes the food look even more delicious!

Beautiful vintage table decor by Fuschia. Makes the food look even more delicious!  Use bunting as a table runner as well as to hang in the Hotel Du Vin venues.

Dainty sandwiches are served on gorgeous vintage food platters, a yummy selection of cakes are presented on three tier, colourful and patterned vintage cake stands.

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Colourful floral vintage plates and napkins are all part of the package and really add that extra touch to the afternoon tea.

Colourful floral vintage plates and napkins are all part of the package and really add that extra touch to the afternoon tea.

Everyone loved the food and of course all the pretty tableware.  It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and taking photos!

THE VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA PACKAGE

Afternoon Tea with Fizz for 8 guests is £272 which works out at £34 per person and Afternoon Tea with cocktails is £264 for 8 guests so £33 per person.  This great value package can be served at any of the Hotel Du Vin locations UK Wide.  Both “Fuschia Tea” packages include all vintage tableware and goody bags to take home.  All products used at the celebration can be taken home for guests to enjoy and reuse!

To find out more information and to discuss your plans with Hotel Du Vin or to book your “Fuschia Tea” please contact Hotel Du Vin on 0845 365 4438.  www.hotelduvin.com/fuschiateas

How very civilised, guests sat and enjoyed afternoon tea!

How very civilised, guests sat and enjoyed afternoon tea, while others mingled!

We also had on display a few examples of the products we can provide for vintage weddings or celebrations.  These touches are original vintage crockery which can be hired in such as cake stands, tea cups and saucers, napkin wraps or extra favours for guests to take home.  Please visit our website for more information or our Fuschia online shop to order your products www.fuschiadesigns.co.uk.  

http://www.fuschiadesigns.co.uk/boutique/shop/vintage-afternoon-tea.php

Original vintage tea cups to hire, with strawberry and cream candy jar favour presented inside the teacup.

Original vintage tea cups to hire, with strawberry and cream candy jar favour presented inside the teacup.

Stunning vintage rose, personalised wedding invitation.

Simply Stunning, vintage rose, personalised wedding invitation by Fuschia.  Invitation, rsvp, travel information all comes complete in this vintage wallet style invite.  Can be personalised for any celebration.

Extra details such as vintage napkin wraps can be hired and beautiful vintage cup cake bath bombs make great guests favours or token gifts.

Extra details such as vintage napkin wraps can be hired.  Beautiful vintage cup cake bath bombs, make great guests favours or token gifts by Fuschia.

Caroline Gue of CP Photography, Fuschia’s recommended photographer www.cp-photography.co.uk.  Also attended the event as the launch photographer, and captured all these fantastic shots.  To see the full set of photos these will be available on pinterest.

We hope we have inspired you for your next celebration and hope that you go and enjoy a vintage afternoon tea at one of the UK Hotel Du Vin venues very soon!

Complete the vintage look with Fuschia products and styling.

Wedding Venues Launch Afternoon Tea Menu for Weddings

Complete the vintage look with Fuschia products and styling.

Complete the vintage look with Fuschia products and styling.  Photo by Caroline Gue CP Photography and Flowers by The White Horse Flower Company.

With the vintage trend becoming more and more popular, brides are looking for traditional afternoon tea to be served for their wedding breakfast.

To accomodate this trend, we are really excited to share with you that, Rivervale Barn in Yateley and Wasing Park in Aldermaston, have just launched a wedding afternoon tea menu.

Both venues offer traditional afternoon tea with a twist, drinks package and complimentary tea, coffee and petits fours.  Please contact the venues direct for full details and prices.

http://www.rivervale-barn-weddings.co.uk

http://www.wasing-weddings.co.uk

Vintage Wedding table, products designed and styled by Fuschia at Wasing Park, Aldermaston

Vintage Wedding table, products designed and styled by Fuschia at Wasing Park, Aldermaston.  Photo by Caroline Gue of CP Photography and Flowers from The White Horse Flower Company.

We love the sound of some of the menu options, such as hot smoked salmon, caper berries on toasted rye bread as a sandwich filling.  Parmesan and sun-dried tomato muffin, mini quiche such as goats cheese and pesto with crisp rocket.  For dessert a couple of our Fuschia’s favourites are scones with clotted cream and strawberries and triple chocolate brownies!!

These yummy afternoon tea menus need a little vintage touch, to create the most perfect quintessential English wedding, so this is where Fuschia can help!

As a recommended supplier for both of these beautiful wedding venues, we would love to be able to help style your vintage wonderland.

Hire vintage crockery and accessories from Fuschia to display your afternoon tea.

Hire vintage crockery and accessories from Fuschia to display your afternoon tea.  Photos by Caroline Gue and Flowers by the White Horse Flower Company.

Hire our original vintage crockery to present beautiful food on stunning tableware to your guests.  Vintage crockery hire includes cup and saucers, side plates, cake stands, tea pots, sugar bowls and tong and vintage milk jugs.

For extra decoration we have bunting, vintage fabric table runners and matching napkin wraps, vintage wedding favours and vintage themed table stationery. These include: personalised place names, table plans, table names and menus.  We can print your special afternoon tea selection in a beautiful printed menu.

Vintage fabric napkin by Fuschia

Beautiful vintage fabric napkin wrap by Fuschia. Adds a vintage touch to your wedding table.

Please feel free to contact us for prices or to book a vintage style appointment at our Wokingham design studio on info@fuschiadesigns.co.uk or call us on 01189 773 931.

http://www.fuschiadesigns.co.uk/vintage-crockery-hire.php

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Fuschia – The Year Ahead…

Apart from the cold weather and the sight of snow.  We are excited to be back at work!  The Fuschia team have had a lovely long break to recharge the batteries, and of course work on our new projects for 2013.

Firstly, we have launched for this year, a stunning new collection of designer wedding stationery.  Customers can mix and match from collections, order the whole look or just pick out the stationery elements they require.

We have a great selection of styles from classic to contemporary and of course a few vintage collections for this years big trend!  All collections are viewable at the Fuschia studio, please contact us to book an appointment at info@fuschiadesigns.co.uk

To compliment our wedding stationery collection, we have also designed mini notebooks. These can be personalised with the bride and grooms name and date on.  Prices from £2.50 each, or for personalisation £2.99 each and make a unique and practical keepsake

Asian Dreams

We have been working very hard on our new Asian collection for wedding and celebration stationery and table decor.  We have some fantastic designs and beautiful products to help style your wedding or event.  We can’t wait to share these with you and this will be launched in Spring.

A new trend for Weddings

We have seen over the past year a trend for some brides wishing to give gift favours as an alternative to sweets.  So to assist with this, Fuschia has some new wedding favours which are just gorgeous.  Mini hand creams, lip balms and bath bombs, these are really lovely gifts for ladies favours.

Great for favours and gifts for friends and family.

Great for favours and gifts for female friends and family.

Vintage Trend

The vintage trend, like we predicted is growing more and more popular for weddings and celebrations in 2013.  We are very excited to be launching our new Vintage Paradise Pink collection in Spring.  We have already launched our vintage wedding and celebration stationery in which we have three collections.  Vintage rose and vintage lace which is available in two colour ways.

The new gift favours we have mentioned make a really nice vintage favour as the packaging is in pastel colours with a vintage feel to it.

Gorgeous violet luxury hand cream.  A lovely and practical wedding favour or party bag filler.

Gorgeous violet luxury hand cream. A lovely and practical wedding favour or party bag filler.

Paradise Pink Vintage Collection

The Paradise Pink collection will consist of new cake stands, vintage paper chains, cake wraps and toppers, bunting, floral dollies, food platters, plates and table ware.

In addition there will be a new fabric table runner with matching fabric napkin wraps in a ditsy floral design.  Both can be hired along with our original vintage crockery from Fuschia for that special touch, to an afternoon tea wedding or celebration.

We will keep you posted when we launch these new collections.  Here is a sneak peak of whats to come from the disposable vintage collection!

Vintage afternoon tea products from Fuschia.

Vintage afternoon tea products from Fuschia perfect for weddings and parties!

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Vintage Hen Hamper Celebration Ideas 2012 / 2013

Photo’s by Caroline Gue of CP Photography.

You may remember a little while ago we launched a hen hamper for a vintage picnic or afternoon tea.

We thought we would share some photos from a recent event so you get a feel of what you can create whether you are planning a celebration at home, a venue or a festival etc.

This is a really nice idea if you are planning a hen celebration for 2013 as it would be perfect for Henley Regetta and Ascot.  As our British weather is not the most reliable you could take a gazebo and use the bunting to add some decoration.

   

All you need to do is bring the food and drink.  Pink lemonade looks oh so pretty in these vintage cups.  You can also put hot drinks in them too!

   

Don’t forget, also included in your hamper is sweet treats for guests in our gorgeous pink and red polka dot and stripy boxes.  Complete with vintage trivia card, sweet candy necklace and Fuschia’s signature shot glass, filled with dolly mixtures and packaged with pastel ribbon and feather.

For more information please contact Fuschia on 01189 773 931 or email us info@fuschiadesigns.co.uk.

We will be bringing you other hen ideas over the coming weeks, and yes they have a vintage theme!

Charity Tea Party For Sue Ryder – Henley Nettlebed

Last week Fuschia was involved with supplying table decor and vintage crockery and accessories for a charity Afternoon tea party.

   

Our mum held a small gathering at home to raise funds for Sue Ryder Hospice which is based in Nettlebed near Henley.  It is a special place to us as our Dad was there so we like to raise money for the up keep of the home.

Mum invited friends who she used to work with, as they have a ladies lunch once a month, so instead of them paying for lunch and drinks at a country pub or resturant she sugguested a donation to Sue Ryder.

  

Mum then provided all the food and drink for a gorgeous afternoon tea so all the money raised went to Sue Ryder.  Fuschia supported this by donating all the accessories free of charge to use for the afternoon.

We all had a lovely afternoon as Jacqueline, Mason and I attended.  It was so nice to catch up with everyone and the weather was lovely and raised £116 for Sue Ryder.

A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped towards the money raised, it is very much appreciated.

It is a great charity and really does require donations, so if you are interested in helping raise money or to make a donation please do not hesitate to contact them.

http://www.sueryder.org/What-we-do/Care-centres/Nettlebed-Hospice