About us


Hello, my name is Janet Wilde and I am the Founder and Creative Director of Wilde & Romantic ~ that’s me on the left in both photos, with my beautiful daughters at their weddings.

My aim is to make your life easier by providing those hard to find quirky, unusual and authentic vintage items that will make sure your wedding or event is a unique visual experience.

Through my Vintage Styling Service I use my creative skills to transform your venue into your dream come true, allowing you to relax and enjoy some pampering before your big day.

For the DIY couple, I have the largest selection of vintage china, props and furniture to hire in Cumbria and the business specialises in authentic vintage in all its forms ~ elegant, classic, industrial, rustic, boho and country style ~ full details can be found in our Hire Vintage catalogue.

I offer no obligation appointments at my unit and showroom near Keswick.


Wilde & Romantic was established in January 2015 after I spent a year collecting vintage china and props for my daughter Katy’s wedding in June 2014. Katy had a marquee for her wedding reception and it was filled with lots of vintage loveliness and guests enjoyed Afternoon Tea on beautiful vintage china, with vintage cutlery and glassware.  I had so much fun collecting everything that it was difficult to part with it, so the idea for Wilde & Romantic was born.

In May 2017 my youngest daughter, Sally, got married and so, for months before I was off on a hunt again, looking for pink and white and gold vintage china plates and tea cups and buying fabric for making lots of bunting to hang around the marquee.

I am a very creative and organised person with a First Class degree in Contemporary Applied Arts (graduating in 2012), a background in administration and an eye for detail.  I have a Distinction in City and Guilds Floristry Level 2.

If you would like a Wilde & Romantic wedding or event, please get in touch!

We hired the vintage china for our afternoon tea wedding.  It was absolutely perfect!

The communication and service from Wilde & Romantic was fantastic!

HIGHLY recommended.  Thank you.


“Cannot recommend enough!!

Not only is everything that Janet has absolutely beautiful, from the vintage china to the decorations, it’s her attention to detail

when setting up that impressed me most!!  Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect xxx


“We hired the vintage photo booth/wall with all the props and what great fun it was!

Was enjoyed by everyone, adults and kids! Excellent value for money! Would highly recommend!

Lovely owner and very reliable! If I could give more than 5* I would! Thanks again Janet”


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