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Style Me Vintage

Indulge in a dose of nostalgia with our pick of the best retro party delights

Whether you describe it as vintage, retro, or classic – there’s no denying that everyone loves an element of charming, pre-loved style at a party. So if you fancy adding some vintage magic to your next do - here are TOAST’s top picks of some of the very best hire companies out there armed with an array of retro delights.



Although it’s a contradiction, there is something wonderfully timeless about vintage style. The beautiful prints, the attention to detail, the quirky and characterful objects, and the fact that it’s just so distinctive. It’s the perfect way of adding personality, fun and flair to any event; it’s immediately nostalgic and never fails to make guests smile.

But the key to vintage, like most themes, is not to add too much. You don’t want the full vintage tea set, the retro typewriter and the vintage photo booth. That might be retro overload. Avoid twee and go for charming instead. Aim for splashes of vintage mixed in with modern – serve cool cocktails in pretty vintage teacups, set up modern and imaginative sweetie tables using old scales and retro paper bags and serve up delicious ice cream sundaes from an charming vintage bicycle!

To help you choose just which element of nostalgia is right for you, here is TOAST’s pick of some of the very best vendors and suppliers out there armed with an array of vintage charm.  

TOAST'S Pick of The Best Vintage Delights 

The Crockery Cupboard

Fancy adding Harvey Nichols and Donna Karen’s choice of vintage chic to your next do? Well look no further than The Crockery Cupboard; a vintage crockery hire company run by two friends based in London and Brighton. Their exquisite collection of beautiful china and fabulous vintage glassware is ideal for any occasion, large or small. Their unique mix and match approach is effortlessly and instantly stylish and the choice of crockery from the 1920’s to the 1960’s is quite staggering; there’s plenty of florals for a more feminine look but also some very stylish monochrome spots too.

Crockery Cupboard

Crockery Cupboard Place Settings

Take a look at The Crockery Cupboard's profile in our Little Black Book

Vintagebooth.me

Everybody loves a photo booth but if you’re looking for something with genuine charm, then here it is! Vintagebooth.me’s lovely handcrafted booths are super looking and work just as well as their modern day counter parts (if not better). The delightful vintage-style camera is self operated (so your guests don’t feel inhibited!), there’s a crate of authentic vintage props hiding behind the handmade curtain (and nice props too, no inflatable guitars!), plus you get unlimited instant prints for the whole hire period, a ‘booth attendant’ to make sure it runs smoothly, a USB with all the snaps on AND they made a donation to charity for every booking made. Vintage perfection!

Vintageboothme

Vintageboothme

Take a look at Vintagebooth.me over on our Little Black Book.  

Pretty Vintage Things

This family family-run business based in Newbury is a one-stop shop of wonderful vintage items. Pretty Vintage Things have a beautiful collection of vintage crockery to hire, but adding just one or two of their brilliant vintage props would make a fun and unique talking point at any party. From old typewriters and post-boxes to vintage bicycles and weighing scales (perfect for sweetie tables) they have it all. They also have a selection of outdoor vintage games to hire, such as a coconut shy and even hook-a-duck in a vintage tub! Perfect for old fashioned al fresco fun.

Pretty Little Vintage Things

Pretty Little Vintage Things Hamper

Take a look at Pretty Vintage Things in our Little Black Book. 

Anthology Vintage Hire

Founded by Amy, Anthology Vintage Hire was inspired by her struggle to find authentic vintage furniture for her own wedding day. Now, Amy has a wonderful array of beautiful furniture available to hire, including lovely vintage trestle tables, wooden chairs, benches, worn chesterfield sofas and more, and whether you’re after 20 or 200 chairs Anthology Vintage Hire are happy to help. They also have beautiful dressing tables and French dressers, and their genius ‘Vintage Seating Area Package’, which includes a gorgeous vintage sofa, two armchairs, a table and more, instantly transforms any space.

Anthology Hire Outdoors

Anthology Hire

Take a look at Anthology Vintage Hire on our Little Black Book 

The Vintage Mobile Cinema

If you’re looking to add a truly unforgettable, show-stopping vintage element to your next do, then look no further that The Vintage Mobile Cinema! Meet Audrey – a truly authentic vintage cinema on wheels; your guests can climb inside and watch a film in true vintage style! Her full time home is in Bicester Heritage, but she can travel almost anywhere and loves to delight film lovers with her vintage attire and retro appeal up and down the country – she even comes complete with a little red carpet that can be rolled out for your VIP guests.

Vintage Mobile Cinema Ex

Vintage Mobile Cinema

For more information take a look at The Vintage Mobile Cinema in our Little Black Book. 

Vintage Suit Hire

When it comes to big events; whether it’s a wedding, significant birthday or another one of life’s many milestones, wardrobe options for chaps can be somewhat limited (although most women would say this is in fact a blessing…!). Bedford-based Vintage Suit Hire are here to turn the tables and let the chaps express themselves through their wardrobe choice with their range of super stylish 3 piece vintage suits for hire. Forget shiny polyester – it’s all about beautifully made stylish tweed, herringbone patterns and lovely thick wool mixes with cravats, vintage silk handkerchiefs and bold bowties. Very dapper indeed.  

Vintage Suit Hire

Vintage Suit Hire GentsTake a look at the Vintage Suit Hire Company over in our Little Black Book

Pretty Me Vintage

The guys have got the suits, so the girls can get the look. Experts at creating the perfect vintage looks The Pretty Me Vintage is a mobile pamper team, on hand to powder and preen, and create authentic styles from twenties flapper girl, forties sweetheart, fifties bombshell to a classic Hollywood starlet and even the iconic 'Farrah Fawcett' 70's flick. Established by Natasha Hall, who’s love of Swing dancing, music and fashion saw her launch Pretty Me Vintage with an aim to recreate high quality authentic and glamorous hair and makeup from a bygone era. Now, with a handpicked team of friendly and professional girls, she tours the country providing services to photoshoots, film, TV and all occasion to make any event the best it can be!

Pretty Me Vintage

Pretty Me Vintage Looks

For more information, Pretty Me Vintage can be found in our Little Black Book.  

Honey Bee's Vintage Teas

Mother and daughter Jenni and Helen initially started collecting vintage china in 2009 for Helen’s wedding, and so with a huge collection they started Honey Bee's Vintage Teas! Their collection of handpicked china is eclectic, and they also have a selection of delightful vintage props, but their newest find is a real showstopper. Her name is Hetty, and she is a vintage cream ice cream bicycle, fully loaded with delicious ice cream for your guests! Decorated with pretty flowers and vintage style bunting, Hetty is also accompanied by a retro tea trolley filled with bowls of sprinkles and lashings of sauces so that your guests can glam up their ice creams, which are served in waffle cones or vintage china teacups of course!

Honey Bees Vintage Tae

Honey Bees Vintage Tea

You can see Honey Bee's Vintage Teas in our Little Black Book.  

The Vintage Bunting Hire Co

Nothing quite says vintage charm better than bunting, but it has to be the real McCoy. The Vintage Bunting Hire Company does just what it says on the tin, and has 200 metres of handmade vintage bunting available for hire, which is more than adequate for most marquees and small events. All the fabrics used are genuinely vintage and totally unique, with some fabrics dating back to between the Wars! The effect is totally charming and creates true authentic vintage style, whatever the setting. 

Vintage Bunting Co Marque

Vintage Bunting Co

The Vintage Bunting Company can be found in our Little Black Book

Bohotanical

Every vintage inspired event requires beautiful vintage florals and Bohotanicals have to be the ultimate floral stylists. Founded by Gwenda Jeffs, who’s signature style has been described as 'new wave' vintage; leaning towards the boho aesthetic Gwenda creates stunning, natural arrangements and installations using seasonal blooms with a modern touch in terms of style, colour and composition. A beautiful addition to any table or to add a vintage touch to your venude.

Bohotanical Florals

Bohotanical Flowers

You can find Bohotanical In our Little Black Book.


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