Welcome to To have and to hold vintage


Unique, affordable, stylish and inspiring ideas for your celebration.

        wistful rememberance-7776      wistful rememberance-7790

Bridal Bouquets                 

Are you looking for that special bouquet to compliment your unique look? I specialize in brooch bouquets and use vintage, retro and contemporary brooches  and other pieces of jewellery to create stunning bespoke keepsakes that will last forever. I also create Bouquets of flowers from fabric, these are ideal for Bridesmaids or as an informal fun style for Brides, I am able to use your chosen fabric and buttons for these if you would like to supply them and the price of the bouquet would be reduced to reflect this, I can (and do) also incorporate these flowers into a brooch bouquet, similarily you are more than welcome to provide brooches that you would like to incorporate into your design and again the cost would be reduced for the finished item, the choice is yours, you can choose from one of my ready made bouquets or have free reign to create something that will have very personal elements. I also create boutonnieres and corsages to match my bouquets, and again I am more than happy to incorporate your fabric, brooches or buttons to make them truly your own.

               brit museum-7535 - copybrit museum-7528 - copybrit museum-7585


Vintage china, glass, bunting, props and styling

As I love all things vintage a natural progression for me was to offer my ever growing collection of china teasets, vintage glassware and other wonderful items for hire, whether you are throwing a tea party for your reception or having a vintage style sweetie buffet, I have everything you need to help make your event a great success. Also available for hire for your special day is my hand painted wooden card box with matching table cloth and vintage drinks tray, a small round table with floor length vintage cloth, or a 1950's wooden two tier trolley with removable trays which is painted in the same shabby chic style to match are also available as part of this set.  To continue the theme I also supply vintage style bunting for hire, hampers large and small for that informal picnic style party,and vintage suitcases, complete with their own world map bunting to decorate them, great if you are asking your guests to contribute towards your honeymoon, they simply pop your card in the case! Please take a look at the various pages dedicated to these wonderful treasures.

  brit museum-7558 vintagefestival-8062








Vintage DJ service, vinyl and decks also available

I love my old gramophones, and so it seems do you when you hear them playing, please contact me to discuss your requirements, also available vinyl from the 50's to the 70's, played on Numark decks. My collection of music is a good mix of styles and genres, Jazz being predominant but with other great tunes to keep you dancing!




Links, (useful, interesting, informative and just plain bonkers)!!

Please take the time to visit my links page where you will find details for all sorts of  shops and services that you may find useful when planning your event or simply just fun things to do in London, I hope to expand on this page when I have the time to add more information.

   find us on facebook follow me on twitter