Dorset Vintage Wedding


The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair is on Sunday 18th October at Athelhampton House, organised by South Coast Events.

Book ahead of time to receive entry for just £3.50 (usually £13), which includes admission to the wedding fair, a goodie bag as well as entry to the house and gardens. Book HERE!

Vintage Dorset Wedding

If you’re planning a Dorset Vintage Wedding, come along to see the exhibitors listed below, who can supply you with everything you need to create the perfect vintage wedding and more!

Exhibitors at The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair include venues, vintage china, hair & make up, marquees, photographers, videographers, wedding dresses, suits, flowers, props, magicians, stationery, cakes, DJs, jewellers, accessories and wedding planners.

Alfie Illusionist

Amazing Face Bridal Hair & Make Up

Angela’s Floral Design

Athelhampton House

Blissfully Vintage 

Bridle Photography

Bridal Reloved

Coastal Tents 

Columbia Photography

Daydream Bridal

DDH Caravan

Dorset Dub Hire

Fancie Buns Cakery

Harry’s Vintage Wedding Films

Kirsten Sare Make Up Artist

Lily & Lottie Stationery

Lisa Notley Cakes

Pegasus Disco

Photos by Jim

South Coast Events

Swingletree Vintage China Hire

Ten Six Eight Photography

The Poundbury Florist

Tiaras by Becky

Wedding Time Bridal Salon


What’s the difference between ‘vintage’ and ‘antique’? Well, antique tends to refer to an article that is 100 years old and over and vintage is 50 years or over. It’s not a hard-and-fast rule, but can be a useful guideline if you are planning to keep your wedding vintage authentic.

Retro is another matter – this can be anything from recent history, but is largely associated with the 60s, 70s and 80s – We’re not sure 80’s weddings will catch on in the same way!!


Vintage weddings are becoming one of the most popular trends nowadays, because of their classic elegance and glamorous feel.

They are made for brides who adore the antique look for its simplicity and beauty.

A typical example is the monochrome, black and white theme, symbolic of the 1940’s. This will give your wedding a modern retro touch. Further ideas include feathers as props (very 1920’s) and dot patterns from the 60s. By taking elements from different times and adapting them to your own personal taste and vision, you will create your own era.

Keep an attentive eye to detail, as this is one of the most important aspects of a quality vintage wedding.

Mantelpieces, cutlery, lamps, flowers, centrepieces, colour schemes – all should be set to fit nicely into your vintage-inspired occasion. When deciding on a cake, choose an uncomplicated design with a vintage look, in accordance with the style of your wedding.

In terms of your wedding gown, perhaps choose a vintage inspired dress with plenty of lace and a long veil.


Wedding Planner Dorset


South Coast Events specialises in event management. We provide on the day coordination through to full planning services for weddings as well as private and corporate events. We host The Dorset Wedding Festival & The Hampshire Wedding Festival and other unique wedding fairs in Dorset and Hampshire  throughout the year to help you find the best suppliers for you, as well as organising The Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards for Dorset’s fabulous wedding businesses.