Returned from our trip to see the wedding venue and catching up with old friends with a local wedding magazine. I had picked it up earlier in the weekend with a thought that it might provide some useful local contacts and I am glad that I did, for in it I found these beautiful vintage crockery photographs and the company, The English Tea Party, which hires them.
A quick peek at the website and the idea is settling in my mind: vintage country crockery to be mixed in with the more modern classic crockery we were thinking of hiring. The prices are similar. Or, I could spend the next year collecting vintage crockery at fairs, fetes, charity shops and eBay and do it myself. Sorry, that should be the next 9 months - time is running by at an alarming speed.