Whirlado ~ unique personalised gifts


Louanne Frances at Whirlado Designs creates beautiful and quirky gifts and keepsakes for any occasion.

Her website is a treasure trove of handmade keepsake boxes, charming bespoke button bouquets and wedding books.



The anniversary of my gorgeous vintage tea party hen weekend is just a few days away and seeing this lovely memory book just added to my nostalgia.


I love these pretty token favours for wedding guests. Simple but effective.


I really love the idea of wishing trees. They’re a lovely symbol of marriage and make for a striking feature. Look at this quirky owl tree.


For all your wedding jewellery, look at this opulent jewellery box.



Stunning Alice in Wonderland crystal bouquet

Isn’t this Alice in Wonderland inspired bouquet breathtaking? It’s a creation by Aria at Crystal Bouquets Boutique. I blog frequently about Alice inspired wedding accessories and this is just perfect.

I encourage you to hurry along to her website and peruse her gallery of stunning vintage style crystal bouquets.

The Finishing Touch Company

The Finishing Touch Company is a venue styling company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.  The company is the brain child of the talented Charlotte Harris.

I love her warm vintage and quirky settings. Imagine falling down the rabbit hole into one of these tea parties?

Charlotte is keen to work with her clients to achieve their dream look and she will create a setting that her clients and guests will remember forever. Not to mention the gorgeous photos that will result.

I love the finer details like beautiful vintage frames for table numbers and parasol adornments.

Contact Charlotte at her website for a consultation.

Wedding Post Boxes

I love wedding post boxes. They’re such a lovely idea for people to drop in their well wishes for the happy couple. I’m very sentimental when it comes to letters and cards. There are some beautiful damask wedding post boxes at Creative Bridal Solutions, including their range of three tier boxes, perfect for the larger wedding party, and for the more intimate wedding party, some gorgeous round and square boxes.

Our friends made us a wedding post box that matched our theme and it also doubled as a holder for our confetti cones!

There are some lovely butterfly themed wedding card box, guestbook and pen sets at Aphrodite Brides on eBay, available in a variety of colours to fit your theme.

They also sell wishing trees, complete with butterfly shaped tags for guests to write their well wishes on and hang on the tree.

How about a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party post box? I love this by Designs to Treasure.

For the vintage wedding, these pretty birdcage card holders by Southbury Treasures are stunning.

Or how about a card box suitcase? Love this idea!

….and for the goth couple setting up home together, look at this post box and newspaper holder by Black Country Metal Works!

Unique Cake Stands

Most venues and cake suppliers include cake stand hire in their wedding packages, but if you want something unique, then I’ve found some fabulous creations during my internet travels, my favourites have been the handcrafted metal stands created by Stands Out.

I’m a big fan of wrought iron and metalwork and they make custom stands with however many tiers required.

You’re having cupcakes? No problem, they also make cupcake stands.

They don’t just create cake stands either. I love this champagne flute tree.

Oh, and if you’re having a synthetic bouquet, a beautiful way of displaying it in your home, would be with a bouquet holder.

Some other cake stands that caught my eye….

Black Orchid Cake Stand

May Metal Cake Stand

Black Scroll Cake Stand