Sunday, 29 March 2015

All the Pretty Extras

We've collected some wonderful props & pretties over the years, and these we have around and about our rustic venue for our Bride & Grooms to make use of, with our compliments. We've also added a few special extras to our range of lovely stuff, which we happily hire out to our Couples at very reasonable rates.

Wooden Tables & Chairs ~ 
We can provide plenty of handmade vintage wooden tables & chairs to seat all your wedding guests within the marquee, in the Dell or even up on the Terrace. There are also extra tables for arranging food & drinks such as an Afternoon Tea or a Buffet, or for your caterer to make good use of. Once you have settled on a table plan, we make sure that the tables & chairs are set up and ready for your arrival when you are free to dress as you wish.

Floral Seat Cushions ~ 
We are really pleased to be able to offer these lovely floral seat cushions this season. They have all been lovingly handmade from a mix of floral fabrics especially for our wooden chairs. They not only make the chairs that little more comfy but compliment beautifully with our own pretty bunting. They really do finish off the perfect vintage look in the marquee. There are also pretty napkins to match which you are welcome to use at the table, or even as sweet ‘tears of happiness’ hankies at your ceremony.

Heartwarming Firepit ~ 
Beautifully handmade in Wales, our firepit has proven a great hit with couples wishing to provide warmth as well as ambience to their celebration. The firepit will be cleared & clean, ready on the Terrace for you and your guests to enjoy later in the evening.

A Stack of Firewood ~ 
We are able to provide you with firewood if you are unable to find your own. Firewood is expensive, so we're also happy for you to provide your own, even in the form of dry, broken up pallets, which works perfectly well for an outdoor rustic fire

Uplighting for Trees & Extra Festoon Lighting ~ 
There will be some festoon lighting already included in your booking, running across the front of the barn, along the front & inside of the marquee and up on the Paddock ~ but it really does look lovely and offers a real wow factor as the night falls, to add that finishing touch of uplighting the woodland and some extra festooning. 

Straw Bales ~ 
We can organise a set of straw bales to be set up for you on the Terrace, for when your guests arrive. They really help create that rustic look and perfect for pretty photo opportunities. Coupled with our vintage blankets, they make for lovely seating for when your guests and are especially lovely for gathering guests around the fire later in the evening. 

Jars with tealights ~ 
If you would like lots of pretty jars with tealights to add even more sparkle to your celebration, we can provide you with plenty for you to light outside and on tables in the marquee. There are approx. 150 glass jars in various shapes & sizes, ready with tealights, for you to use. 

Bunting ~
We have 100's of metres of beautiful bunting which comes in an array of vintage colours and patterns which go well with any outdoor wedding style. We hang this mainly in the marquee, so you don’t have to bother with the long difficult task yourselves of manhandling ladders and getting it all into place on your own Prep Day.

Blankets ~
We can provide a lovely big bundle of blankets, a mix of mainly hand crocheted, with a few tartans and woollens thrown in. These are great for dressing the bales, protecting legs against straw prickles and for a little extra warmth in the evening. 

Vintage China ~ 
Over the years, we have sourced some lovely vintage china. Our collection includes plenty of pretty cups & saucers and tea plates for your guests to enjoy an Afternoon Tea, with a great selection of tiered stands & cake plates to serve your own delicious delights from. There are also pretty vintage sugar bowls & milk jugs for you to borrow, with a couple of teapots & cafetieres too.

Enamel Jugs & Vintage Glass Vases ~
We have a very pretty selection of jugs & vases which you are welcome to make use of for your own flowers, and the enamel jugs can also be used for serving drinks. The vases are all vintage glassware, of various designs & sizes, but all very pretty. The enamel jugs are beautifully handpainted with a floral design. If you are thinking of dressing the tables with your own floral displays, these pretty jugs & vases make the job simple but to great effect. There’s also a lovely selection of pretty bowls in both the painted enamel & vintage glass which you are welcome to use for sugar, sweets, olives etc, to compliment your setting.

If there is anything else you are particularly looking for, let me know and I will do my best to source it for you.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

A Little Norfolk Love from The Little Lending Company

The Little Lending Company probably needs no introduction to all you cool hipster couples out there, but just in case you haven't come across them yet, you're in for a real treat. 

The Little Lending Company is an alternative hire company, based in Norfolk, offering a unique and eclectic range of decor accessories and props for your wedding or event. 

The Little Lending Company was created by the adorable Penny Baldry after her own beautiful wedding in 2013. She found herself with heaps of collected, unique pieces which were just too good to let go again. She knew other couples would enjoy hiring her  eclectic range of decor accessories and props to create their own Wedding day, so from there, her lovely company begun. Since then, her collections have grown and grown (almost daily!), and have kept right up to the minute with new wedding trends, whilst also keeping that whimsical, nostalgic edge.

With a background in Fashion design, Penny loves being creative and is drawn to anything eclectic and cool in the wonderful world of weddings ~ which is how we met. With such a similar strong work ethos and a love of all things unique in the wedding world, The Little Lending Company shares so much of the same philosophies & beliefs as we do here at The Keeper and the Dell. We both believe in putting in the hard graft to create something beautiful and memorable, using vintage items that can tell a story, gorgeous pieces that are also functional, and seeing the beauty in something that others may have discarded without realising it's potential. The Little Lending Company shares our passion and ethos for working with couples who wish to create their own uniquely eclectic Wedding day vision, simply and calmly without fuss or difficulty. 

With this in mind, The Little Lending Company have made a darling little offer to all couples who are marrying at The Keeper and the Dell this Summer. On all orders over £50 placed of their unique decor hire pieces for your own wedding at The Keeper and the Dell, they will give FREE delivery and collection, worth at least £25. Not only this, but if you order over £100 of lovely props, they will pop in a complimentary selection of Garden Games for your celebrations too! Their usual T&C's apply and the offer is valid only until the end of April 2015. Contact The Little Lending Company for more details. They welcome visits to their little viewing shed and have a wealth of styling knowledge to share with you.

We really look forward to working with The Little Lending Company this Summer, helping you create the beautiful wedding day of your dreams.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Introducing The Norfolk Olive Tree Company and their exclusive offer to all couples marrying at The Keeper and the Dell

Welcome to the 

TheNorfolk Olive Tree Company.

Based in Norwich, The Norfolk Olive Tree Company are hugely knowledgeable on all things green, particularly the ancient and beautiful olive trees.  A husband and wife team, Paul and Antonia are 'tree-mendously' passionate about all things green. Having enjoyed a country wedding themselves they understand perfectly the desire to create a magical and welcoming space for all to enjoy.

Having your own trees to add to the decorating of an event can prove costly to buy and tricky to manage the logistics of getting them all to your venue for the day. The Norfolk Olive Tree Company has come to the rescue and now provides beautiful Olive trees for hire, which are perfect for any wedding, celebration or photoshoot held at The Keeper and the Dell.

If you are dreaming of a romantically Mediterranean flourish being added to your own wedding, The Norfolk Olive Tree Company can help you realise your fantasy by adding their beautiful olive trees to our own glorious Norfolk woodland backdrop. Considered to be the 'Gift of the Gods' in Ancient Greece an Olive Branch was worn by brides to signify fertility and abundance. Rich in meaning, the Olive Trees also represent Hope and Peace and are often referred to as 'The Tree of Life'

To bring just the right amount of formality to the styling of your day, The Norfolk Olive Tree Company can provide Olive trees to create the perfect backdrop to your own event. From simple box balls for highlighting an entrance, to an avenue of twisted Olive trees for the guests to walk through, all the way to a 60 year old gnarly Olive tree as a focus point for your celebrations. This beauty of a beast of an Olive Tree would make a glorious addition to the inside of the marquee or as a backdrop to your own ceremony or wedding photos.

There are already lots of great reasons to visit The Norfolk Olive Tree Company ~ they are a lovely little independent company nestled in the heart of Norwich, their show garden is a testament to their love of Gardening and creating beautiful spaces. Paul and Antonia would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your wedding, seated in their south facing garden sipping complimentary drinks you will probably think you're already on your honeymoon!

As a special little Norfolk Love offer, The Norfolk Olive Tree Company are offering an exclusive proposal to all our couples who are marrying at The Keeper and the Dell this Summer. The Norfolk Olive Tree Company propose for  a competitive package with 20% off their standard fee for 2015/2016. They will also generously waiver the delivery & collection price of £35.  

Olive Trees also make wonderful gifts and wedding presents, as they truly are the gift that keeps on giving. Hardy and evergreen, they thrive happily in temperatures as low as -10! Olives have been known to live for thousands of years, so you would be planting a tree for generations of loved ones to come. Paul and Antonia's mission is that everyone should own an Olive Tree and so it is for that reason they are also offering 20% off all their Olive Trees bought as a Wedding gift for any of our newlyweds.

To enjoy this wonderful offer, contact The Norfolk Olive Tree Company direct, letting them know your wedding date here at The Keeper and the Dell. All of their normal T&Cs will apply. 

I love what they are doing here in Norfolk and really look forward to seeing The Norfolk Olive Tree Company here this Summer at our beautiful weddings.

Friday, 13 February 2015

A Vintage Valentines Offer to all our couples getting married at The Keeper and the Dell this Summer

This little Norfolk owned Puck Caravan, called Polly, will be available for hire at any of our weddings & events this Season. 

As a special Valentine's offer, any bookings made before the 21st February will enjoy a lovely discount.  The usual price for this season is £150.00 for Polly the Puck at the Dell, but you can enjoy this little piece of vintage sleepover for just £110.00 

Polly the Puck can be used in the day time with its little table up in place and then in the evening, folds down into a comfy double bed with full bedding. There's even cute vintage china & board games to use and pretty lighting to make it even sweeter in the evening. No worries about setting up or taking down your own tent, or having to load up the car with duvets & pillows. Here is your chance to enjoy a little piece of Vintage prettiness and sleep in our pretty Birch Garden.

This offer is open to all our lovely couples who have booked a wedding with us this season. Polly the Puck makes a great little vintage styled prop too, set her up on the Grassy Bank and she's perfect for a cute photobooth, an extra place to hang out, and then in the evening, turns into a lovely big bed for you or a couple of guests to snuggle into.

Contact us before 21st February to book Polly the Puck at the special Valentines rate of £110 ~ mention the offer when booking.

Happy Valentines to all our wonderful couples & their guests who will be celebrating at The Keeper and the Dell this Summer.

Polly the Puck is available for photoshoots & location work too ~ contact us for details.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Wedding of Sarah & Paul

With pleasure I share with you these photos from Sarah & Paul's 
September Wedding at The Keeper and the Dell.
Photos by Joanna Millington