Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Introducing Vintage Dotty, A Fabulously Fun Catering Caravan!

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If you came to the last Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale you may have spied Vintage Dotty, a catering caravan with a difference out on the lawn. Dotty will be back this Sunday 16th Feb at Cams Hall, ready to show guests an alternative approach to event refreshments in the cutest possible way!

We caught up with Dotty's owner Rebecca to find out the latest from this fab concept.

What's new for Vintage Dotty in 2014?
Well where to start? We have some fantastic new events lined up for this summer but we are super excited about all of our 2014 weddings, 2 of which were booked following Dotty's visit at the last HBBS at Cams Hall. Also new to our menu for this season is Dotty's delicious hot pancakes served with a choice of topping and sprinkles....they are to die for and offer and fun and quirky alternative to cake and ice creams.

Is there a regular source of inspiration you turn to/what's inspiring you for 2014?
Being a wedding caterer we are always inspired by the latest wedding trends with rustic, shabby chic and vintage featuring heavily in recent years. But ultimately our customers inspire us the most and our ever more adventures brides & grooms never let us down in their quest to make their wedding unique and personal to them and we love coming up with new ideas to help them archive this.

Was there an event or wedding in 2013 that you really loved? Could you tell us a bit about it?
Our most memorable event of 2013 has to be the Wayne Hemmingway Vintage Car Boot sale which was held at London's South Bank Centre. The concept was essentially to pair vintage car owners (who were selected via a curator) with a seller of vintage memorabilia, clothing, accessories or household goods. There was also street theatre, live music performances and of course bundles of street foodies. We had a fantastic time and over 8000 people attended on the day so it was a huge success. The next event will be in March and is set to take place over 2 days with even more vintage traders and we will be returning to serve up lots of tea and cake with Dotty!

If you could give a bride-to-be one piece of advice for planning their wedding, what would it be?
Stay calm and never go to bed angry!

Could you recommend another supplier you love for our readers and why?
Oh that's a hard one! OK, from a food perspective we really LOVE the Tinderbox which is a beautifully handcrafted teardrop trailer that houses a wood fired oven perfect for serving stone baked pizzas or slow roasted organic meats. Our non-food recommended supplier is Party Bales who supply bales of hay for seating and or props for that perfect rustic wedding!

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