Hello, firstly let me say how sorry I am for all the brides who have had to cancel or change their wedding plans - I'm sure it's stress you can do without. To reduce the amount of contact I'm having with the outside world, I have removed the Special Delivery option from the checkout and will limit my posting to once a week (Fridays). Hopefully you will all keep safe and well. Take care, Rachel xx
I am now taking a short break, and new orders will be posted out on January 14th 2020. Thanks for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience.
There are many bespoke and personalised wedding bouquet charms in my shop. I am always happy to experiment with new designs! The latest addition is the Bespoke Wedding Words charm. This is a twin frame photo charm with an additional centre frame to which I will add your own few chosen words. Bridal Bouquet Charms Shop
Why not have a browse - and if you are looking for something different then please drop me a note and let me design a bespoke charm for you. Thank you
Hope you all have a fab Bank Holiday weekend and may the sun shine! Special delivery service will resume on Tuesday 7th May. Thank you
Hope you all have a fantastic Easter break - and may the sun shine if its your wedding day or if you are just enjoying a few days staycation with the family. Royal Mail takes a rest too - with services resuming to normal on Tuesday 23rd April. Thank you xx
The snow disruption has subsided and I am happy to reinstate the Special delivery option at the checkout. This service is available for UK orders only and costs £5.99. Week day orders placed before 1pm will be delivered the next working day. Other UK orders will be sent First Class which is usually pretty quick - often the next day. If your order is especially urgent but you can't be in to sign for special delivery then please add a note and I will do my best to dispatch it the same day using the free First Class option. Thank you xx
Hello, I'm taking a short break. Any new orders will be posted out on January 15th 2019. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you xx
I don't often rant....but, there has been so much unnecessary and unkind fuss made about catering for vegan wedding or dinner guests that I feel some clarity is needed. It's not rocket science (excuse the pun!) A vegan meal cannot contain meat or any product derived from animals such as dairy. Some people go to great lengths to find meat and dairy substitutes to make the dish vegan proof. That approach is fine, but even easier is just to use a recipe that doesn't require substitutions and is not trying to imitate a meat dish. There are lots of suitable recipes such as this simple chick pea and mushroom Tagine. Serve it with Basmati rice, couscous, salad, baked potato or a mixture of all. Very easy to make and will keep nicely in the fridge for several days (reheat in microwave as needed). These quantities make enough for 6 generous portions.
6 medium onions
1 can of chick peas
1 can of chopped tomatoes
Vegetable stock cube dissolved in 300ml of water
300 g of mushrooms
100g dried & chopped apricots
Olive oil for browning the onions & mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
2-3 teaspoons of paprika - the more the hotter!
1 teaspoon each of turmeric, coriander, cumin and cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel your onions and cut them in half - top to bottom. Slice into semi rings. Heat a generous amount of olive oil in the bottom of a frying pan and add all the onions along with all the spices and crushed garlic cloves. Keep stir frying for about 5 minutes, turning the onions over until they are soft, browned and mixed with the spices. Tip the chick peas including the canned water into a large casserole type pan (to be used on the stove top not in oven). Add the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock. Transfer the onions into the larger pan and bring to a slow simmer. Chop up your mushrooms and fry in the frying pan. Whilst these are browning chop up the apricots and add to the casserole pan. Once the mushrooms have browned then add them to the main pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.
It really is that simple! Serve as you please with rice or side dishes, also delicious with broccoli and baked potato. Easy peasy!
Many wedding traditions can be traced back through Folklore - with stories and tales being passed down through the generations. There may be a blurring of detail at times - but the heart felt traditions march forward with gusto. One such tradition is for the Bride to walk down the aisle with a sixpence in her left shoe - thought to bring good luck and prosperity!
It is also considered lucky to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day. The origin of that belief evolves from 3 different tales - involving kings, horses, carriages & a stray dog! A curious incident indeed! In 1066 King William of England was enjoying a peaceful walk along a road when an out of control carriage hurtled towards him. Luckily, a quick thinking chimney sweep was able to push the king out of the way, thus overting tragedy. The grateful king declared that chimney sweeps were lucky and commissioned one to attend his daughters wedding. The second tale involves a chimney sweep who fell off a roof and was rescued by an engaged lady who pulled him into her room. They subsequently fell in love an were married - though perhaps not so lucky for her first love! A more recent tale relates to a time in King George 111 reign around the 1800's. He too was saved by a chimney sweep who managed to calm the kings horse after it had been spooked by a stray dog. Whatever the origin - it all makes for a good story!
I have combined these wedding day good luck charms into a gift set for the bride and groom. Available to order here Lucky Sixpence
Customers in Australia will be use to prices being inflated by the 10% goods and services tax. On July 1st 2018 this tax was extended to cover low value imports. I am happy to inform my Australian customers that I am not required to add this tax to your purchases. As a small UK business I am comfortably below the A$75,000 threshold. If you make your purchase directly from my website then I will not need to charge you the GST. This is not the case if you make your purchase via a selling platform such as Etsy or Amazon. These platforms do not benefit from the threshold exemption and will have to add GST to your purchase price. So, if ever there was a reason to support a small business this has to be a good one! There are of course lots of other good reasons such as unique personalised designs and a genuine welcoming of bespoke order requests!
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This is just an idea, the gift set is also available with a blank frame for you to choose all your own words If you have something special in mind - please drop me a note and I will check if your own words will fit the frame. Please click on the link below to see this pretty addition. Thank you xx