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Canapés

Why bother with canapés?

We recommend a canapé reception to our customers for a variety of reasons.

  • It allows time for guests to mingle and catch up, perhaps after years or perhaps for the very first time of meeting.
  • It satiates hunger until the main meal of the event.
  • Our…

AHT 75th Anniversary

Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, Suffolk are an outstanding charity. To celebrate it’s success and everything it represents, staff gathered for a day of games, food and fun. For AHT’s 75th anniversary celebrations Serendipity Street provided Paella and our infamous Fish and Chips. Both went down a storm (even…

Bawdsey Manor

Rain failed to dampen spirits at Bawdsey Manor. A huge congratulations to the gorgeous couple Fenia and Amy. What a pleasure it was to cater for your special day.

After an array of pies and cheesy delights guests enjoyed a Hog Roast feast. With Coleslaw, Hot Minted Potatoes, Pomegranate and…

Vintage Carnival

EXCITING NEWS

Our team at Serendipity Street will be debuting at The Vintage Carnival this September. We will be serving traditional Afternoon Tea to all of you wonderful vintage fans. Book now to save disappointment, through us directly at stephanie@serendipitystreet.co.uk and indulge in everything truly vintage. There is such a wide variety…

Folk East

We’re delighted to announce that Serendipity Street will yet again be at the fantastic Folk East Festival (18th, 19th & 20th August 2017). Held at a personal favourite venue of ours, Glemham Hall.

We can honestly say that Folk East is in our opinion the best, family-friendly festival in…

Latitude

 

From the 4th-18th July our team at Serendipity Street were at Suffolk’s very own Latitude Festival. It was an incredible experience for us to cater for and meet the talented minds and wonderful crew of Lavish and Solas. For anyone that knows the festival, Solas is the genius behind…

Hen Do Hints

 A Prosecco Picnic:

Fresh Berries

A bit of Sparkle to make your Prosecco pop

(follow the link above)

Elderflower and Raspberry Cordials

 

Fish and Chip Friday?

..Fish and Chips Anyday. 

 

Can’t decide what catering to have at your event?

Nothing says summer like the smell of Fish and Chips but you needn’t be by the seaside. With our bespoke catering van we can bring that British seaside feeling to you.

With a choice of Fish and…

Cheese and Rosemary Sables

An ideal recipe for a party canapé, something to have in the cupboard for a little savoury snack or wrapped as a gift for friends and family.

They are tangy, crisp, melt in the mouth indulgences (there’s a reason they are one of Serendipity Street’s favourite canapés to make and…

Truly Vintage Wedding Fair

On Sunday 18th June our team will again have the privilege of joining dozens of vintage suppliers and incredible talents at the gorgeous Glemham Hall! We’ll be there serving tea, cake and other delicious goods.

The fair is a fantastic chance for us to meet our lovely prospective couples…

A Lady and Her Bike

Pride of place in our new Bury St Edmunds showroom is a very special bicycle that belonged to a very special lady- Joan Mower. In 1937 aged 14 Joan was gifted this charming bicycle by her brothers, cherished and used religiously for the following seventy years of her life….

‘Cuppa’ on The Hill

Serendipity Street had the privilege of catering for the making of ‘Castle on The Hill’ by Suffolk’s very own Ed Sheeran. Three days in typical British December weather travelling all over Suffolk to stables, marshes, Mildenhall race track and Felixstowe port. Some of the places that captured the nostalgia…

Our New Showroom

On the 1st of May we opened our doors to our newly acquired showroom. Some of you may have known it formerly as Ink House….

A Perfect Thank You

Here at Serendipity Street we need little excuse to fill the teapot and take a seat for Afternoon Tea.

With the Summer finally here, it’s that time of year when the children finish school for the holidays. And what…

Serendipity 3 of NYC

On a recent trip to New York, a few of our clients where eager for us to visit Serendipity 3 which is a cafe on 60th St and 3rd Ave. So we did and we where wowed. From the quirky exterer to the window full of surprises. It’s so…

The Vintage Bicycle Bar

What could be more quintessentially quirky than your very own Bicycle Bar?

Brilliant ideas are popping up year on year in the revival of vintage styles, not least is the beautiful Bicycle Bar, run by Jo & Dan.

Whether it be Pimms or Champagne, cocktails or real ale – Jo &…

Heavenly Vintage

If you are looking for a truly vintage style wedding dress, then look no further.

Heavenly Vintage have a beautiful collection! Click here to see the full collection.

A Truly Vintage Wedding Fair

We are only days away, from one of our favourite wedding fairs of the year.

If you haven’t yet made plans for this coming Sunday 7 June, get yourselves down to Glemham Hall near Woodbridge, anytime between 10am and 4pm.

Not only will we be there (naturally) but there will be…

City Delights

Vintage Ice Cream Bike – Available for Hire

We source our traditional ice cream from Lakenham Creamery based in Norfolk and you can choose from the following flavours:
French Vanilla
Double Strawberry
Belgian Chocolate
Cointreau Mandarin
New York Coffee
Chocolate Choc Chip
Crema Pistachio
Almond Toffee Crunch
Jamaican Rum &…

150 Years of Wonder

2015 is the year that Lewis Carroll’s much loved children’s story, Alice in Wonderland, celebrates its 150th anniversary…

So much inspiration has been drawn from the story over the years that it’s not just an occasion to celebrate the literature itself but also the style and frivolity that it’s created…

The Norman Tower

We’re really excited to be catering for the St Nicholas Hospice this evening at The Norman Tower in Bury St Edmunds.

We’ll be given a tour of the tower before serving a medieval banquet in the tower house.

You can find…

The Georgian Townhouse

Our lovely vintage bike had a very special photo opportunity, at one of our favourite venues in Norwich.

Seamlessly merging Georgian charm with a modern offbeat attitude, lashings of style, and an abundance of personality: The Georgian Townhouse is a gorgeous…

I Believe I Can Fry…

That’s right, John and I have been on our fish frying course with the National Federation of Fish Friers.

What did you learn?.. I hear you ask.

Well, our day in Leeds with the NFFF taught us that there are in fact varieties of…

Bonkers About Biscuits?

You can’t beat a good biscuit but here at Serendipity Street are here to tell you…

You can!

These little beauties are just too irresistible. The Biscuiteers make the most wonderful selection for all occasions – with Mother’s Day and Easter just around the corner, this…

WI – 100 Years in the Making

We are so proud to be supporting our WI here in Cockfield, Suffolk.

With 60 members or so, our group has been going for 95 years and will be celebrating their anniversary alongside the institution’s overall anniversary of 100 years, this year.

To celebrate, we are catering for the

Curiouser and Curiouser

Since our first visit to A Most Curious Party wedding fair back in 2011, Serendipity Street has been inspired time and time again by those who exhibit.

Now it’s our turn!

We will be exhibiting at the Most Curious Wedding Fair at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich this Sunday 8 February.

It…

And you thought we like tea…

A perfect Norfolk farm wedding, with some absolutely fantastic ideas!

A hand made teacup chandelier, tea pot table plan, beautifully packaged tea as wedding favours all clearly…

A Woodland Wedding

What could be more fanciful than a wild woodland wedding?

Anina & MJ certainly challenged their guests (and us) when trying to find this unusual location. Given only a set of co-ordinates to follow, in July this year, we dug out our maps and followed our uncertain sense of direction.

Lanwades Hall Nostalgia

We were really glad to see plenty of brides and grooms to be, attending Lanwades Hall on October 11.

Being back, reminded us of a wedding we were a part of there earlier this year.

Simon and Rosalind’s ideas for their wedding were…

Lanwades Hall

The impressive Lanwades Hall are having a wedding fair this Sunday 12th October, with a few of their select suppliers. We have dressed two tables one being vintage and the other showcasing our new white china and cutlery.

Burlesque & Carousel at Anstey Hall

We are have been invited to a burlesque charity event this Saturday 11th  October to raise money for the actress Jenny Seagroves charity, Mane Chance at Anstey Hall.
Mane Chance rescues abused…

Seafront Celebrations

There’s nothing more revitalising than the feel of the sea breeze in the air and the sound of the tide against the shore…

That’s why we loved working at the Thorpeness Country Club, one of Suffolk’s many beautiful coastal venues.

The venue boasts…

A tale of two themes

British vintage and traditional Indian decor set this wedding apart from the usual garden affair…

So simple yet typically intricate themes, a combination that’s not out of place with one another, as history would tell you.

We were lucky with the British…

Eric Knowles & Paul Hayes

Free antique valuations today at our Bury St Edmunds showroom with the t.v. experts Eric Knowes, Paul Hayes and our very own Tom Keane.

Suffolk Vintage Wedding Fair

It’s that time of year again to be excited, very excited…

Glemham Hall is one of Suffolk’s grandest houses and this weekend they will be hosting for their forth year running Truly Vintage. The longest standing vintage fair in our region. Can’t wait to see the usual faces of…

Outside Caterer Suffolk

I love my work…

It’s funny when people ask what I do and I reply with Wedding Planner and Caterer. “Wow that must be stressful” they answer. Oh no I say our weddings are a dream to do being vintage they are all very laid back and naturally beautiful.

And that…

Grayson Harper’s 1st Birthday Party

When we were invited to help with Grayson’s first birthday, we were just as excited as the parents! Grayson’s Mum had created some very cool pinterest boards and we couldn’t wait to be part of it.

After decorating the tables and Grayson’s  family and friends did a whizz job…

Glemham Hall Wedding Fair

Here we go again serving tea at one of our favourite places in Suffolk, Glemham Hall. Please do join us and view this historic house and grounds, then pop in for a pot of tea and a slice of Victoria Sponge.

Photo Line

Photo lines are a great idea not just to tell the story of your lives so far, but as a perfect backdrop for something special on your day. If you haven’t so many pictures to use, grab yourself an original Polaroid it’s perfect with having the space below to…

Button Button Holes

Button’s are still on trend for 2014 weddings and we want to share with you what we made for our wedding.

 

Wedding Button Holes

Published September 19th, 2013 & Filed in Uncategorized,Vintage,Weddings

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Candy Bar

I just came across this photo from a 30th birthday party in Norfolk and thought I’d share it. If you are thinking of having a candy bar/table for your event please do get in touch as we have the finest collection of candy jars and candy stripe…

Bridal Experience

This Sunday we will be joining the Eventnet folks for a Bridal Experience. in Chelmsford.

If you are interested you’ll have to get in touch with Karen today.

If you’re free and planning a wedding in…

Divine Simnel Cake

This Easter Day cake by Linda Collister, is made from a light fruit-cake mixture with dark chocolate. There is a layer of marzipan in the middle of the cake and another layer on the top after baking. The cake is traditionally decorated with eleven balls of marzipan to represent the Apostles….

Happy Valentines Day

Hope you’re all having a lovely day, filled with love…

 

A Beautiful Garden Wedding

A fine Summers day in Cambridge…

The beautiful couple Carly and Olly, had decided to have their wedding in a field at the back of a friends house. A collection of marques and scattered hay bales in a wild grass meadow set the tone for the day.

Engaged… take a peep

Don’t you just love this by Veronica Dearly. Her site is full of inspiring wedding stationary, I’m sure you’ll have lot’s of fun looking.

A Seaside Wedding

Last year we were asked to help with the spring wedding of  Julia and Pete at the Thorpeness golf and country club.

 

Like a lot of brides and myself too, Julia couldn’t decide on her cake! cupcake tower, traditional…

Our Vintage Typewriter

We have a beautiful Remington vintage typwriter to hire. With it’s quirky keys and black ink it’s one of those must haves at a vintage wedding. We love displaying our typewriter on the gift table, where guests can wish you all the best. Some couples use their own headed…

A Rock n Roll Wedding

Here’s some pictures from a yellow themed wedding, earlier this year. It was set in a lovely barn just outside Reading.

There’s something so special about barn weddings. The natural backdrop of a simple barn coupled with everyone having…

Planning an outdoor wedding?

It’s so romantic to be marrying in the warm sunshine and later beneath the evening stars. But there’s a few extras that you’ll need to consider, to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Firstly check the best options for lighting…

A backyard wedding in London

It’s not often when you get the chance to work with some of your lovely twitter friends. In the summer (yes, I know very bad at blogging lately-but now I have some amazing weddings to show you) so…  I worked with the passionate florist   Clare from

Cakes at the Glemham Hall Wedding Show

The last wedding show at Glemham hall, we had the pleasure of being “Tea n Cake Ladies”.

Glemham Hall is one of the friendliest venues in Suffolk. Set in 300 Acres this magnificent Georgian estate, has a full size marque and beautiful gardens with amazing modern sculptures. It’s the…

Wedding Candy Bar

So you fancy having a candy bar at your wedding?

Beware! Candy bars make a great feature table, but if you have lot’s of children you’re sure to have sticky sweets left hanging around. Choose your type of sweets wisely, I would recommend marshmallows, smarties, pink flumps, red jelly lips…

Buy Vintage Be Green

In todays world we are surrounded with so many beautiful things, yet there is still the demand for more to be made…

By buying vintage we are being resourceful and responsible,  which helps to protect the environment by consuming less and…

Vintage Photo Booth

We’ve finished our vintage photo booth and are truly excited with it, props n all. Never short of a thing or two, we thought we’d roll up our sleeves, step away from the computer and get creative.

We have…

#Elevenses

Here’s a little verse by Colley Cibber, to get you into your Elevenses this Friday morning.

Tea! Thou soft, thou sober, sage, and
Venerable liquid, though female tongue-
Running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening,
Wink-tipping cordial, to whose glorious
Insipidity I owe the…

Vintage Festival

If your free for the 13th to the 15th July, then you need to head over to the Vintage Festival in Northamptonshire. It’s going to be another Wayne Hemingway parade.

The Torch Club will be there for the best in 30’s,40’s  and 50’s music. They will also be…

Glemham Hall Wedding Fair

Tomorrow we’re going to the beautiful venue of Glemham Hall for their wedding fair.

There’s going to be a fire in the drawing room and a fully dressed marquee with a host of local suppliers.

Delightfully Engaged

So you’ve just got engaged, congratulations, but what next…

Seal it with a ring…

One of the most important things about the engagement is to seal your love with a ring. Traditionally diamonds are set within a gold or platinum ring. Take a look at the vintage fairs for an individual…

Do you need to hire a wedding planner?

Planning your wedding is great fun, it can be daunting and stressful at times. If you’re trying to juggle work, raising children and running a home, you might have considered a little help. A planner can take away some or all of the stages helping you to create your dream wedding.

A…

Suffolk High Tea

We would like to introduce our newest menu to sit along with our Tea Party Catering and Vintage China Hire.

A  selection  of  finger  and  open  sandwiches  on  white  brown  and  rye…

March Hare Collective Christmas Fair

It’s that time of year again and I’m sure you’ll be looking for something unique for your loved ones …

If your close to Bury St Edmunds today, your in for a big surprise. The lovely ladies of March Hare Collective have booked The Apex in…

Wedding Show Weekend

Hooray today is the day I’ll meet my Twitter vintage wedding friends. We’ll be over at the Shire Hall in Chelmsford, for the Essex Vintage Wedding Fair. Karen Whybro has been working extremely hard to make this her first event very successful and friendly.

Yesterday I…

Furniture Polish Restorer

Hopefully it won’t come as a surprise that I’m a bit of an eco warrior … As I haven’t posted anything about this for a while, I’d like to share a quick recipe with you.

This polish is fab to bring back life into your lovely wooden furniture.

One part each…

Westminster College

Today we are over at Westminster College, Cambridge for a wedding show. It’s such a beautiful venue if your thinking of tying the knot.

If you are thinking of coming over today, they have a great 50% offer it you book your wedding in 2012.

Vintage Gilt Frames

We do like our gilt frames at Serendipity Street, they are so bold and in the right setting can look quite modern.

Here’s a couple we used for weddings, earlier in the year. We hire these frames and can print your special words, seating plan…

Wedding Show Weekend

Last weekend, we had two wedding shows.

Nicola and Olivia were at Wherstead Park, Ipswich, which was fairly busy. Their stand looked lovely. I’d like to say a huge Thank you to Nicola who was feeling a little under the weather but still managed to chat away on the day.

Manor Farm Wedding Fair

On Sunday I was at The Manor Farm wedding show, in Suffolk and thought you might want to take a peak at our stand. Everyone loved our glass drinks dispenser with tap. We also had a new portfolio photo album from the lovely girls at Dottie.

Delicious Coffee Cupcakes Recipe

Here is a simple Coffee and Walnut cupcake sponge recipe.

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 10g baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee in a little water
  • 150g walnut pieces

Method

  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs…

Available for hire

We have 3 of these glass drinks dispensers available for hire. Perfect for Pimm’s, Cloudy Lemonade or Ginger Beer topped up with bunches of fresh mint.

They look great on a vintage cloth and would work well on…

Double Booking at the West Wing

Suffolk that is not the White House …

Last Friday we supplied the china for the Bury St Edmunds, chamber of commerce festive finale. The chamber had decided to have a high tea, after the speaches.

The back drop of the…

London Fashion Week

If you fancy poping along to the London fashion week, here’s a discount code to get you in. VINTAGE

Vintage Wedding Styling & Teas

Your wedding is one of the most special days in your life and this special celebration is a reflection of who you are …

There are many ways we can help with your vintage wedding styling to give your day…

Shortbread with Candy Centers

In our house we love to bake and this Sunday we crushed up some sweets and made shortbread with a little more flour than usual and hey presto, we couldn’t stop eating these little treats. Please see recipe below, if you dare …

Ingredients

  • 4oz or 100gms Butter
  • 4oz or 100gms Sugar
  • 1 Egg,…

Coronation Mugs

Here’s a wee collection of Coronation and Royal Wedding Mugs, for you to enjoy.

Teapigs

Today I’d like to share with you something very special …

Yes I do enjoy a cup of tea and not just the brown stuff. So a year or so ago I had the pleasure of an exceptional Earl Grey…

Spotty Vintage China

Have I ever told you I have a thing about spots?

I do prefer spots on vintage china, especially the little pieces collected on holiday in the 60’s or 70’s.

A quick post today as we are quite busy with the…

Pop Up Fairground

Another beautiful sunny day in Suffolk and off to Winston to style a vintage wedding. After seeing the colourful road signs we arrived at the old school. Naomi the bride had told me there was going to be a fairground, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when we arrived….

A Very Sustainable Wedding

Deep in the heart of Suffolk, Serendipity Street helped to style a beautiful country wedding for Ian & Rachel. Rachel is the daughter of a local thatcher and decided to have her wedding at the newly built Rattlesden Cricket Pavilion. This impressive timber building is fully equipped with solar…

Vintage 2011

What a jolly good time we all had at Vintage this year. Three days at the Southbank in London dressed up in 60’s and 40’s attire, with hair by Batise and make up by Benefit we felt like starlets from a film set. This is one of…

Vintage Style Hire

For the last couple of days Hannah and I have worked like the clappers … Getting ready to launch the Vintage Style Hire range, we have photographed from field to field full of beautiful vintage props. Not wanting to give too much away, but here’s a little taster of…

March Hare Collective

If you’re twiddling your thumbs this weekend and happen to be close to The Apex in Bury st Edmunds, I have the answer!

This weekend Saturday and Sunday see’s the bunch get together from The March Hare Collective including Serendipity Street.

Wonderland Wedding

We did it … we styled a beautiful event for Suzie and Nick at The Weir in London last weekend. The weather was perfect.

Based on…

Vintage Prop Hire In Suffolk

Collecting?  “Yes I’m quite good at that”

Over the years I can’t resist buying olde worlde gardening tools … unusual chairs, old suitcases, railway advertising signs, vintage frames, wooden ladders and apple crates to name a few …

And now I have the perfect excuse for my beautiful vintage collection, they…

Cake Pops in London

We delivered our first batch of Suffolk’s finest cake pops to a wedding in London at the weekend and wow they tasted good …

We have made 100’s over the last couple of months to capture the right…

Wedding Planning

This weekend we are planning a wedding in London for Suzie and Nick. They want a wonderland theme and we will be providing the styling, vintage china hire and cakes.

We have made some eat me tags and a few…

1970’s Games and Camping

Just came back from a camping trip and the vintage life didn’t stop there. We drank with mugs from the Queens Silver Jubilee and played Snap, Scrabble and Monopoly.

It’s makes real sense with a young family to camp and…

Truly Vintage Wedding Fair

We had a fantastic day at the truly vintage wedding fair at Glemham Hall on Sunday  and met some wonderful people. Anmar Odendal from Crumb Couture Cakes and laura Churchill from Bluebird Vintage to name…

Vintage Wedding Fair

On Sunday we will be at the Truly Vintage Wedding Fair at Glemham Hall and we are truly excited about this, not just to meet like minded people and talk to all of the lovely brides, but to be part of the first vintage wedding event in…

1920’s at Vintage

Another snipit for the upcoming Vintage show in London on the 28th to 31st July, at Southbank.

1940’s at Vintage-29th to the 31st July

We’ll be there swaying our hip’s to the sound of swing.

So if you’re in the mood to sway, take a look at the line up here.

Brick Lane

Yesterday I went to the most colorful Brick Lane.

Quite an amazing place to be, especially as a tourist. It was packed with young and old people, having a time of their life singing, dancing and…

The Wreath On Our Door

A romantic I may be …

I do believe in making life as colourful as possible, flowers on the table, a wealthy fruit bowl, pretty teacups, rose scented candles, lavender soap and a wreath on the door. But it’s not Christmas…

Mayor Takes Tea with Serendipity Street

Last Friday we were invited to serve 700 cream teas, for the Royal Wedding celebrations in West London.

After setting up our marquee in The Butts, Brentford. Coffee machiene was switched on along with the water heater. 300 Mouthwatering Cupcakes had been made. 400 Fruit, plain and cherry scones along…

Music at Vintage 2011

Sit back and enjoy the show …

Happy Easter

Very Very busy eating Easter Eggs at the moment, but here’s a vintage card for you all to enjoy.

And I really like this idea from the Good Housekeeping magazine.

Happy…

Vintage Wedding Show

Last Saturday we went to the Vintage Wedding Show in Norwich. It was lovely to appreciate everyones creative stands. We especially liked Grant-Riley a wedding planner from Suffolk and now living in London.

We sipped tea from our vintage china teacups and had a slice of the bestest…

Let’s play Sindy

I still have my beloved Sindy doll, oh the fun and frolics we had over the years. Sindy now sits on a chest of draws in the bedroom. Sometimes she gets to play with the modern ladies and I watch over and think my girls the best!!

Sindy…