At Anthology Vintage Hire we love all things vintage, retro, antique...whatever you like to call it, we love it! We have a gorgeous collection of vintage chairs, trestle tables, furniture and props available to hire to decorate your wedding day, birthday bash or corporate event.
From the first day we started supplying Elmley Nature Reserve'sKingshill Barn for weddings, I knew that it was somewhere I was desperate to stay! They have THE most amazing shepherds huts available to hire - perfect!
Let's just get back to the barn for a moment. They have the most stunning barn available for hire for your wedding. Georgina and the team do the best job at offering you a licensed wedding venue in a gorgeous barn, with views over the marsh, in such a truly beautiful setting. If you're looking for a barn wedding in Kent, these guys really are a must for your list to go and view.
Back to the huts! They have a gorgeous choice of Shepherds Huts available for hire. We stayed in The Saltbox. We only had 1 night to spare, and we were lucky enough to find a mid week night available in November. I knew I wanted to stay in one of the colder months, the thought of waking up on a cold frosty morning over looking the nature reserve was just up mine and Ben's street.
The hut is small, but perfectly formed! It's so well kitted out, with a really high end, but rustic feel. A gorgeous king size bed over looking the reserve, a small kitchen, and shower room...oh and an outside shower if you're feeling brave!! There was also a fire pit outside with marshmallows to boot! We payed to have dinner and breakfast brought to our hut as we were feel pretty indulgent, and smug about the fact that we were kid free for the night! The food was fantastic. Hearty and delicious.
We drank wine and played scrabble in the evening, and then after breakfast the next day we took a walk around the nature reserve. It's such a stunning place and wish we could have stayed longer.
I also got to visit the barn where we supply our furniture for some of their weddings. I don't often get to visit venues, so it was great to visit the barn, and meet the lovely Georgina and her team who run it so well.
If you're looking to really get away from it all, detox and really get off the grid for a while, Elmley Nature Reserve is the perfect place. You will be warmly welcomed, and then left alone! Pretty perfect if you ask me!
Check out the photos below for a little glimpse into our stay there.
We absolutely love it when companies who we think are pretty kick ass get in touch and want to borrow our furniture and props for a photo shoot.
So when Lucy from the amazing wedding dress label Lucy Can't Dance got in touch, we of course said yes! We have been involved in a few of her events in the past, and catch up now and again at networking events.
Lucy borrowed one of our mahoosive Persian rugs, 'DUCK EGG' Armchair, Vintage Barrel and Step Ladder as props to help her create the right look for the photo shoot for her new collection.
The new collection is called The Cosmic Rodeo, and is just stunning. If you're looking for a bespoke wedding dress that's not what you're going to find jus anywhere, check them out.
They also have a launch party for the new collection on February 2nd 2019. Wy not join them for a glass of bubbly, and see their gorgeous dresses at their catwalk show. It's free and open to everyone, so the more the merrier!
If you're planning a photo shoot and would like to borrow some of pieces, please get in touch!
This year, we hosted 2 Christmas dinners! One on Christmas Day, and one on 28th! I absolutely love hosting at Christmas, I love seeing all my family, cooking....and eating!
This was the first year in our new house. We moved into a 15th Century Farmhouse back in April. The house has a lot of work that needs doing in it, but we wanted the dining room to at least look presentable ready for Christmas.
We already had a gorgeous 8ft reclaimed wood table top that we made a few years back but was too heavy to add to the collection, it had a gorgeous warm brown patina, and I knew it would be perfect as our new dining table. So Ben set to work adapting our old Ikea base so the top would fit, and we added our Millwards Industrial Chairs (always handy having a rental company when you need extra chairs at Christmas!). I already had the crockery and cutlery, but I wanted something really special as a runner to go down the middle of the table.
I got in touch with the lovely Dee fromForever Flowers by Dee, who hooked me up with a gorgeous faux runner, perfect for our table. I added some little battery powered fairy lights to it, and it was the perfect finishing touch to our Christmas Table.
So at 34, I finally feel like a proper grown up with my gorgeous Christmas table (complete with handwritten name tags by Jack age 4!).
We have been working with the guys at Cambridge Tent Company for quite a few years now, and we absolutely love what they do.
They have a grate range of tipis, marquees and stretch tents. The team are great, and if you are looking for a tipi / marquee wedding and you're based in Suffolk / Essex, these are your guys!
We have been supplying furniture for their open days for a few years too, and it's always a great way to see how your day could look in one of their structures. This year was a goodun'! With an awesome bunch of suppliers, styling the areas and making it look just stunning.
Our Industrial Vintage Chairs, Reclaimed Wood Tables, Our Chesterfield Seating Area and Reclaimed Wood Screen all make an appearance!!
Take a look for your selves, and be sure to scroll to the bottom for the list of suppliers involved in the day.