Dotty Magazine Issue Five - Page 8

A chat and a cuppa with. . . INSPIRATION BOX & COX VINTAGE HIRE LITTLE PIECES OF HISTORY F ro m B o x & C o x! Box & Cox Vintage Hire is run by husband and wife team, Ben and Gemma, and is based in Cornwall. The couple love all things antique and vintage. They enjoy sourcing, up-cycling and creating beautiful hire items for weddings or events. They aim to make organising beautiful events simpler, by offering a wide choice of vintage items that make the perfect finishing touch. Gemma explains further, “Where possible, we try to source genuine antique and vintage pieces. We love that old pieces have a history and can instantly add character and intrigue to a space. Some of our pieces show their age. They can be rusty and sometimes a little dusty, but we think that’s part of their charm.” “When we have to buy new pieces, we buy from British crafts people, and especially like to utilise the skills of those on our doorstep. In Cornwall, we are particularly lucky to have a great wealth of talented artisans, and it’s important to us to support them. We are always looking to add new pieces to our collection. If you’d like something and we don’t stock it, contact us and we’ll see if we can create it or find it for you!” .............................................................................................. VINTAGE HIRE TOP TIPS 1. TRY NOT TO UNDERESTIMATE: If you’re planning to source lots of vintage pretties for your wedding, don’t underestimate how long it might take to find everything you want. Trawling through charity shops, boot sales and searching online can be a long, drawn out process. If you’re struggling, then hire companies such as Box & Cox can save you time and money with their existing repertoire available immediately. 2. YOUR OWN BLANK CANVAS: If you are hiring a DIY venue (e.g marquee, village hall) then hire items can be strategically placed to obscure unsightly interiors whilst jazzing up an otherwise ordinary space. 3. BUILD YOUR WEDDING VISION: Consider your overall wedding theme when planning the items. Utilise Pinterest to build a vision of your day, and identify the props and accessories that will enhance your wedding décor. 4. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Bear in mind the location and access to your venue when hiring items. Although most wedding suppliers will do their best to help, consider the logistics and ease of delivery in return. ................................................................................................ Box & Cox Vintage Hire can provide items anywhere within Cornwall. If you’d like any further information, please visit the website at boxandcoxvintage.co.uk, or email boxandcox@outlook.com or phone 07708 641572. www.dottyvintageweddings.co.uk 8 Issue 5