Homemade is well made

So we have been a little quiet recently which is a testament to working hard and being distracted by some nocturnal visitors! Horus the hoglet But we now have less than 6 days to go and by this time next week we will be married and all out hard work and preparation will be complete... Continue Reading →

A green napkin

We want to be as green as possible at our wedding but also create something beautiful and unique for our guests. all the colours As a self confessed fabric addict I wanted to make individualised napkins as an alternative to using paper napkins at the wedding. I sorted through my fabric stash to find as... Continue Reading →


To be with someone or in our case marrying someone from a different cultural background (yes yes we are all european) brings the joy of introducing things into each others life we experienced in our childhood and upbringing. Over the past 6 years sophie and I have given eachother little nuggets of tradition (nationally or... Continue Reading →

Sophie the niffler

I am a self confessed craft obsessive if I see something I want to try out I buy it and everything that goes with it! Rather than doing a taster session and seeing whether it's for me I go the whole hog and buy everything and I appreciate I am lucky enough to be able... Continue Reading →

Wild thing

Having completed a floristry course earlier this year for pleasure not for business or weddings it made me look at what I grow in my garden. Flowers cost a fortune rightfully so they are a luxury and take a lot of effort to grow. After many discussions with my friend who has an allotment and... Continue Reading →


We are going common with our wedding entertainment and have been searching for ideas for unusual garden games as it would be rude not to use this beautiful house and grounds for the weekend (fingers crossed for sunshine!) The beautiful Northfields house In Germany it is traditional to play games at the wedding, ones which... Continue Reading →

Paperflowers,cranes and pinwheels

Living in a mid terrace house with a small but beautiful garden we don't have the space to grow all our wedding flowers. We are still very much at the creating stage and slowly making our way though the vast amount of different textures and shapes of the bridal bouquet and buttonholes in true hodgepodge... Continue Reading →

A shower of petals

Going green and sustainable at a wedding we are discovering is an immense and thoughtful process. Everyday Steph and I discuss the problems with the climate and how our little footprint affects the world and this has made us rethink what we do and how we live. We do try to live our best and... Continue Reading →


Back in April we went to Ardingly antiques fair and found this frame. I liked the shabby look and all it needed was a little bees wax, chalkboard paint and there we have it, the perfect Gin Bar sign. We re-used flower pots to plant mint and basil (still growing) to compliment the botanicals in... Continue Reading →

A bunting mission

Being an avid crafter with my roots firmly planted in sewing soil I have to add my craft to our wedding and this is where I have the potential to increase my already horder worthy fabric collection! Fabric madness! However that does not fit into our sustainable wedding plans so no buying brand new fabric!... Continue Reading →

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