Ruby with Roses idea of being able to offer superb vintage china was born through the realisation that weddings or indeed any special event often lacked that very special touch.
Dawn had been supplying specialist quality china to the hospitality industry for over 16 years. Plain white china had been in demand for wedding receptions mainly due to the influence of minimalism in interior design. This look had been the front-runner of design for several years.
Fashion trends come and go and the often bland effect given with white-ware was diminishing, slowly more decorative ranges were arriving on the scene. This was evident from the many glossy magazines showing beautifully coloured china often decorated with the much-loved English rose. Even high profile celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Lady GaGa have been seen in the right places, drinking tea from dainty china cups.
The romantic look of a country garden was much more appropriate for the infusion of glamour and vitality needed for special wedding receptions and parties. Of course, to purchase such China would require a very deep purse and so the idea to supply exquisite vintage china to hire seemed the obvious conclusion.
Working with 5 Star Hotels, as well as fine country house hotels, Dawn knew only too well that they insisted on simply the best. She was determined to follow their lead and to offer only vintage ware of quality and good design.
After setting up the company she realised that the sourcing of authentic quality pieces would need great expertise. She enlisted the services of a reputable antique dealer who had previously sourced items for Laura Ashley and other prestigious outlets. This proved highly successful and has been instrumental in the fact that Dawn is able to offer a superb collection of vintage English china for hire.
The range extends from Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods to the ever-popular ’40s and ’50s. It bears the language of love in its flower designs and gives a fresh contemporary feel with spots and stripes. Names such as Royal Worcester, Tuscan ware, Crown Derby, Royal Doulton and Shelly, to name just a few, prove the quality is beyond repute.
Dawn is very proud of Ruby with Roses for she has cleverly combined an innovative concept with fashion and flair for today’s bride.