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The Tea Set ~ Vintage China Hire ~ {www} Sponsor
22.03.2011

 

I am over the moon today to introduce you to {www} sponsor the amazing; The Tea Set.

The Tea Set is a vintage china hire company, that also offers vintage styling and has an ice cream bicycle available to rent. “All services are truly bespoke and we make every effort to make your party unique and personal to you. We would love to hear all about the event you are planning so do get in touch.”

I shall leave you with the wonderful Hannah to introduce herself and her fabulous company…

 

{w} Hi Hannah, could you firstly tell {www} readers a little bit about yourself?
I am the setter upper of The Tea Set, Mum to 4 kidlets, very untidy, I’m not vegetarian, (but everyone always thinks I am), Pisces or horse in (Chinese horoscopes). I like camping, bits of fabric, making and eating cakes, Thai curries, drinking tea, sitting in people’s kitchens, car rides with friends, trying to grow stuff, hot weather or snow, taking photos, the smell of the Toast catalogue. I don’t like eating cereal with a soup spoon, doing accounts, getting up early (unless you are going on a plane or having a baby), stopping for petrol, nipping out to get milk, reading Thomas the Tank Engine. I have a very handy Mum, who makes the best carrot cakes to her own secret recipe, (she could tell you, but then she’d have to kill you), and a very long suffering husband, who has had to get good at hanging bunting and carrying stuff to and fro, without their unfailing dutifulness I wouldn’t be able to do any of this at all. I also have a crack team of ace bakers, lovely friends who find themselves peeling hundreds of apples or veg, or wandering round a field at four in the morning looking for a tent, and not eating anything but odd bits of cake / swigs of cold tea for a few days, all in the name of The Tea Set – you know who you are.
Sounds a bit soft, but is absolutely, totally true.

{w} What do you love/dislike about your job?

Since we do so many different things it is never boring, making flowers and designing the cake, planning the decoration of the venue, setting up the venue, and coming up with something that will suit the people and the occasion is fun and creative. I love it when a plan comes together! We have been really lucky and have worked with some lovely people, which is always a bonus. I like the food, but after a big cake sesh you really crave the opposite – which we have decided is Thai Hot and Sour Soup. The worst bits are the usual things people moan about, paperwork, blah, blah, blah…

 

{w} How did you get  into the wedding industry?

After setting up, planning and adding to my collection of interesting, vintage, bits and bobs for my own wedding back in 2008, it seemed the right thing to do. It gave me an excuse to keep on collecting and an escape from my lovely, but full on (!) brood of small children!

{w} What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

Clients can choose how involved in their wedding we are. If they want to hire a few tea pots, or some bunting, that’s fine. Sometimes it’s just the cake(s) or the ice cream bike. If, on the other hand they would like us to be more involved, then our primary concern is they have something that really suits them, something they really like, and not – God forbid, just another wedding. ‘Vintage’ has become very popular, but it is an idea that can be taken in lots of different directions. We usually build a strong relationship with our clients, during which we do our best to find out what makes them tick and try to work out how this can best be reflected in their wedding, not just ticking that ‘vintage’ box. We try to be as flexible and fair as possible and help where we can.

 

 

{w} Could you tell us some information about your packages/prices?

We are not a one size fits all kind of business; we do various basic kits which can always be adapted to suit. We have ‘hen do’ packages for the vintage bride to be. We also do birthdays and baby showers and any other fun get together. The china can be hire out in various kits, and the cakes are made to go with it of course… prices depend on numbers and what else we might be doing for you – best thing is to get in touch and take it from there.

{w} Do you have any tips for couples in selecting wedding suppliers?

When choosing who you are going to work with it is really handy if you can actually get on with them. There is no point giving yourself extra hassle having to deal with someone you don’t like! It’s also a good idea to look at pictures of their past work and read their testimonials.

{w} How can we get in touch with you?

Drop me an email : [email protected] or give me a ring on 07909 608 311

 

Thanks so much Hannah, and welcome to the {www} family! If you make an enquiry with The Tea Set please do mention {www} xoxo

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