Figgie Shoes

Moving nicely on from personalised flowers, I stumbled across the wonderful Figgie Shoes. They create stunning and unique hand painted customised shoes.

With my love of letters and quotes, I wish I had discovered these when I was planning my wedding.

They offer various shoe styles and specialise in we dding shoes but also create shoes for other occasions.

Being able to add a special quote, message or poem to your shoes is such a lovely idea and really unique.

The Figgie Studio is based in Ontario, Canada, however they ship their creations worldwide.





Bouquet Preservation

I’ve recently seen some lovely ideas for preserving wedding flowers. Drying and pressing flowers has long been a way of preserving your wedding flowers, but I really love the idea of framing your whole bouquet to display.


Precious Petals are a family run business based in Bramley, near Basingstoke and Reading.

They were asked to preserve the wedding bouquet for the Countess of Wessex, and offer a personal touch for all of their customers, royalty or not.



Flowers can be pressed or presented three dimensionally to stunning effect.

They can even be presented as a beautiful paperweight.


In the US, Mountain View Freeze Dry present wedding bouquets in stunning frames, complete with a photo from your wedding day, or even with your toasting flutes.



A bride’s bouquet is such an integral part of her whole ensemble and I opted for silk roses as I really wanted to be able to keep my bouquet as a memento of the day. Being able to freeze dry and preserve your bouquet in this way is both beautiful and convenient.


For the study, or as a table centrepiece, these flower domes are gorgeous.


Now your wedding flowers can be timeless.

Bridal Wear by Alienskin Clothing


Alienskin Clothing produce a variety of clothing for lovers of alternative, faery, gothic and cyber wear. Their clothing is hand made in the UK.

Their bridal wear range is ideal for pagan/faery inspired weddings and handfasting ceremonies.



Their range includes dresses, complete outfits, cloaks and full length coats.



Everything about their designs, screams a love of the outdoors and a feeling of a spiritual connection to nature, which marries so well with an outdoor wedding ceremony.



Their clothing is made to your specifications regarding colour, trim and any extras you might need to complete your attire.




Their products are very reasonably priced and despatched quickly. Also keep an eye on their special offers.

The Gothic Shop

It does what it says on the tin! The Gothic Shop is a one-stop-goth-emporium stocking all the major goth brands like Alchemy Gothic, Sinister, Dracula Clothing, Gothic Lolita et al.

For the budget conscious goth bride, there are lots of very reasonably priced options.

They will shortly be able to supply this stunning black wedding dress by Sinister.

The train is just a wonder of lace and ruffles.

There’s a wealth of dresses to choose from on the easy to browse website.

I love the option of being able to sexy up your outfit for the evening!

There is also a range of gothic veils to match your dark outfit.

There’s so much to choose from, perfect for the gothic festivals, nightclubs or Dracula/Hallowe’en themed wedding, including stunning Gothic Lolita hair falls and Alchemy Gothic jewellery.

For the black bridal gown, an eye catching piece of jewellery is just the thing.

A tombstone locket – marvelously macabre!

For the goth wedding, these velvet dresses would make for cute bridesmaids!

There’s such a wealth of clothing and accessories on the website, you’re sure to experience happy browsing!

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.


Angel Floral Designs

Angel Floral Designs design and produce bouquets and floral arrangements using silk and velvet foam flowers to stunning effect.

I love artificial flowers because not only can you treasure your wedding bouquet forever, they truly represent what a wedding should symbolise – lasting love.

There is a broad range of bouquets available, here are just a few:

Artificial floral arrangements are also less expensive than real flowers and require little maintenance and are perfect for allergy sufferers!

Angel Floral Designs also produce some wonderfully quirky table decorations. I particularly love the idea of this rosy cupcake stand centrepiece arrangement!

Or how about a champagne flower arrangement?

These wire heart flower girl baskets and table centrepieces are so charming and ideal for a summer wedding:

They also design hair accessories.