My friend, Nicky, had decided she wanted a natural looking bouquet of wildflowers for her wedding. Her and her husband’s parents grew the flowers in their gardens…Read More
The daffodils had just started to pop up along the edges of gardens down our road. My little person and I had been talking about the happy flowers and Gizmo, our dog, had insisted on sniffing as many as he could before we made the short walk back to our houseRead More
The Pinterest board I’d created for the Bloom collection was filled with images of Parisian gardens and impressionist paintings.Read More
The exotic-looking plant that sat on my windowsill at uni had caught my eye in IKEA. I was drawn to its deep purple-pink flowers and the soft silky feel of its petals.Read More
I want to take you back to my primary school days…the last term would be upon us and the sun would be shining. Wearing our blue and white summer uniform, we’d spill out on to the school fields to run off excess energy or find shade under the big tree that sat near the school building.Read More
An update on the new collection…Read More
“What is it?”
“It’s a hair vine. Brides wear them as an accessory in their hair.”
“Oh. It would make a beautiful necklace.”
“It can be worn as a necklace”
“In which case, if you can do that, I’d order one for my wife.”Read More
Undecided about a brooch bouquet? Don't be. Here are 11 reasons why...Read More
I don’t tend to jump on trends, mainly because I want my work to be original and by following my own path, my own style has evolved to become something more readily recognisable and desired.
I’d say there are 5 key things that inspire my work…Read More
These days, wedding fayres have come a long way since the days of what I fondly refer to as “wedding by numbers” - the expectation that things need to be a certain way and you can’t deviate from tradition. A quick search on Google will quickly reveal events happening near you. Looking for vintage? There’s a fayre for that. Alternative weddings? Got that covered too!Read More
One of the questions I often get asked about hair vines at wedding fayres is “how do you wear it?”
Hair vines are possibly the most versatile accessory out there at the moment. They are lengths of wire twisted to create details using pearls and crystals and are incredibly flexible.Read More
I’m not sure why though as it’s a very valid question, and one that you may have now.
I’m going to offer some advice here, but please take a look at the video too when you get a chance :)
My first thought was this: Accessories are a want rather than a need. And as they’re the last things we buy or think about before the wedding, it can be difficult to justify a budget for the finishing touches for some brides.Read More
I wanted to keep my About page short and sweet but in case you wanted to find out more about the woman behind the business, here are 15 little things about me :)Read More
I haven’t written a post for so long so this is both overdue and suitable timely!
In fact, I’m actually writing this on my phone, while Pete drives us to my mum and step-dad’s to watch the panto later on today - the joys of technology :)Read More
Dressing for a wedding as a guest has its challenges and so today I’m delighted to share this post by Carolyn from Northwood Rings, a company that make beautiful bespoke rings out of wood, gemstones and precious metals. Carolyn’s sharing her top tips for accessorising for an Autumn wedding, so read on for some inspiration to help you look your best at any upcoming weddings this season!Read More
This year, I’ve been on a mission to reduce stress in my life. I’m fascinated by how many of us don’t recognise opportunities to make our lives easier but instead pile more work, guilt and, yes, stress on our already overwhelmed shoulders.
This got me thinking about you, as brides-to-be. I know some of you are navigating the wedding planning journey with little difficulty, but for many of you, I know that it can be a struggle to manage everything. So I’ve decided to start sharing some ways of how you can make it easier on yourself.
I’m starting today with wedding stationery. Why? Because it’s something that I personally struggled with when we got married and I know, having spoken to many brides, it’s been one of the things that has come up for them too. Simply put, you need a way to let your guests know there’s a wedding. Bottom line. But then we start stressing about when we need to send the invites, who we should invite, whether we need a different invite for the evening and, worst of all, finding and writing out addresses to finally send them out. Do you buy or DIY? And is it worth investing the money in having someone make them for you when you could do it yourself?Read More
This wasn't about the workshop alone. In fact, there was no obligation to run one. This was about the creative process. While I'd been focusing on my target audience, I'd forgotten how fascinating it can be to watch artisans and creatives work. That's what this was all about and I could certainly do something to show that.
I forgot that what I do behind the scenes would be interesting to other people. Honestly, I get so stuck in my head when I'm making things that I forget that people don't see all of that work. It's pretty therapeutic too and if you'd like to explore what I do further, you can come along to one of my workshops and make something special for yourself. This goes for people who aren't brides-to-be too, as there are so many things you can do with a hair vine, something I'll be exploring further over the next few months.Read More
Today I'm answering those unspoken questions I see on brides lips when I talk to them about designing their hair accessories.
Let's face it, there are so many details to think about when planning your wedding and chances are, if you haven't got a venue, photographer or dress yet, the finishing touches probably aren't your priority right now, but it always pays to be prepared right?
So let's break it all down, starting with the word "bespoke" itself. Bespoke means custom-made. So when someone talks to you about a bespoke service or product, it means they are tailoring their service or product specifically to you. It means no one-size-fits-all approach and your ideas are valued, heard and incorporated into the finished piece.Read More