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Your wedding should be one of the most exciting and treasured days in your life. We’ll plan it with you every step of the way so that your dream day is a stunning reality. Nothing is too big for us and we’ll do everything we can to make your wedding one-of-a-kind and give it that take-your-breath-away feeling.
Rachel Chippendale will create your perfect wedding or event whether it is a vintage, classic or modern theme. No matter what your style is, we will create an exceptional day with forever memories for you and your guests. We can cater for all tastes and personalities to make your day as unique as you are.
No two weddings or events are ever the same, every one is bespoke and unique. We work closely with you to make your special day very personal to you – whether you’re planning an all out birthday bash, a rather sophisticated anniversary or the wedding of your dreams.
Simply Vintage Events is a bespoke wedding and events styling company based in Leeds in West Yorkshire, ideally suited for the North of England. Rachel Chippendale set up the company in 2011 after styling and planning her own wedding.
“I know first-hand that planning your wedding can be a stressful experience at times. But I also know it’s the one day that will remain in your memories for a lifetime – so every detail counts. That’s why I started Simply Vintage Events – to give you that helping hand and expert eye to make your day truly your day – as I did with my own special day.”
At Simply Vintage Events we are passionate about event styling. Through using our services we aim to give your event the WOW factor. We can plan and style your day, or we can work to your instructions – and we can also organise your whole event from the catering to the music – so you can enjoy your day to the fullest.
We are the preferred supplier at East Riddlesden Hall, The Cheerful Chilli Restaurant in Otley, Wentbridge House Hotel in Pontefract and The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery plus many more. We also work with fabulous companies such as Will’s Marquees, Stems Design and Forage and Blossom who all can contribute to make your day truly beautiful.
Thank you so much for all your hard work in creating such a beautiful barn. So many guests commented to me as well on how wonderful and beautiful it all looked too. Kev loved the sweet dresser, as did all the guests! I couldn't believe how many sweets he bought, I thought we would be eating them for the next year, but there wasn't loads left in the end. We did take a bag each and ate them on the plane to Thailand though 🙂 Thanks again for everything you did you ensure our wedding day was amazing. Love Lucy xx
Dear Rachel, I cannot thank you enough for everything that you and your team did for the wedding - it was absolutely stunning. I really couldn't have asked for more, the whole thing was beautiful and the perfect combination of classic and vintage. I think that you captured mine and Jamie's personality into the whole thing. I really couldn't recommend you more highly, it was a pleasure to have you and the team around in the run up to the big day. It was also amazing how quickly it was all dismantled and swept away afterwards - thank you for being fantastic. Lots of love xx
Rachel, you were a absolute star, thank you so much for your hard work. You helped us create our perfect day x
Dear Rachel and Team, thank you for doing a stirling job for our wedding! Everything from flowers, to the plant pots, to the hearts on the chairs looked stunning. You really helped to give the wedding it's sparkle and your positive and enthusiastic approach to work showed through your displays. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours. Love Carrie and Chris xxx
Thank you Rachel, you really brought the place alive with the props etc, had loads of really positive comments, and people asking for your details. Thanks again Rachel x
Rachel, thank you so much for all the beautiful decorations, we absolutely loved everything. Thank you also for all the ideas, it was great having you around the day before. Thanks again x
A little note to say a very big thank you for helping to make my 60th birthday one to remember. You really did me proud (I wish I had a job like yours). All the best wishes!
A terribly belated but all the more heartfelt thank you for your effort and hard work in creating the wedding of our dreams. You really took on board what we wanted and we are just so grateful for your vision and for helping us achieve the best day ever! Our friends in Hitchin want your details!! You had quite the impact on our guests! You and Lynne (Stems Design) make a formidable team and it was so lovely to work with you both 🙂 x
Dear Rachel, a little note to say a huge thank you for always supporting me, you are awesome and I love you 🙂 x
I know I've said 'thank you' lots of times already, but I just wanted to drop you a note and do it the formal way! I could not have imagined how stunning you were going to make the Chilli Barn look, from my rather vague and lacking in detail chat several months back! However, I knew I was in safe hands and you really did come up with the goods! I've had so many compliments from people about how gorgeous everything looked and it really did help make it a very special party, not just for me but other people as well. I wish I could have a party like that every year...maybe a 20th wedding anniversary do is in order! Thank you! x
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for decorating the barn at East Riddlesden Hall so beautifully for our wedding day. It was a huge weight off our shoulders on the run up to the wedding knowing the decoration was in such capable hands. It looked stunning and we had so many compliments. Thank you so much!
Thanks so much for the wonderful decorations to our reception venue at our wedding - it really looked beautiful! xx
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to help make our wedding day so perfect. The venue looked amazing and was exactly how we pictured it and more - every detail was simply stunning and all our guests said how wonderful everything looked! It was perfect. Thanks so much again. xx
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and decorations that you supplied for our wedding day. I don't think words can say how happy we were with them! You listened so carefully to what I wanted and got the styling perfect! It was a pleasure to have you there and thank you also for decorating the tree! It was a lovely surprise! Thank you! xxxxxx
We wanted to say a 'formal' thank you for everything you did for us at East Riddlesden Hall in May. We had the most incredible day we could have imagined and you managed to make the barn and the gardens look like everything we had hoped for...and then surpassed it all! Thank you again! xxx
Thank you so much for all your hard work in making our venue look so incredible! It far exceeded our expectations - I honestly can't thank you enough. You are a creative genius! I wish we could do it all again just to see what magic you would come up with. xxx
Rachel, where do we start in thanking you so much for providing us with all those beautiful items for use on our wedding day! You helped to make the day absolutely perfect and included everything we had ever dreamed of! Thank you for the beautiful wine bottle opener - we will treasure it always! xxx
Just a little note to say thank you for bringing everything together on the day to make the barn look absolutely stunning. Everything was exactly as we hoped it would be, and so many people complimented us on how beautiful it all looked. It was lovely to meet you, all the very best for the future. xxx
I cannot describe to you how beautiful the barn looked on the wedding day. It was such a horrible day, it had been raining constantly and it was so dark and grey outside. I walked into the barn and I couldn't believe how gorgeous it looked! The colours, lighting, candles, decor, everything - it completely blew me away. Talk about setting the mood with decor, plus the outside darkness, the lighting inside made the barn come to life. Thank you so much for all your hard work in creating such a beautiful barn. So many guests commented to me as well on how wonderful and beautiful it all looked! Thanks again for everything you did to ensure our wedding day was amazing. xx