January 28 2014
When I set up Silver Sixpence in her Shoe nearly four years ago I hoped, as any new business owner would do, that it would be a success and that I might find a market for my products here at home in the UK.
In that time I’ve been surprised but delighted to find that Silver Sixpence also has international appeal, with us regularly receiving orders from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, as well as other parts of Europe and America, via our new website and, previously, from our Etsy and Not on the High Street stores.
In fact, last year we began working with our first overseas supplier, the gorgeous Primrose & Finch bridal boutique in Auckland, New Zealand. Primrose & Finch is a perfect fit for Silver Sixpence accessories, stocking beautiful vintage-inspired dresses by Claire Pettibone and Charlie Brear, amongst others, all of which complement our pieces beautifully. It’s a real thrill to know that somewhere across the other side of the world there are brides wearing our headpieces and accessories on their big day and the feedback we receive tells us how much they love them.
One stunning example of this came to us via photographer Hilary Cam, who is based in Sydney, Australia. She photographed the incredible September wedding of Laura and Ryan, who wed in the Blue Mountains National Park. The setting was truly breathtaking and Laura looked an absolute picture in her modified Maggie Sottero gown and Silver Sixpence’s Persephone headpiece and Allegra garter, both of which she’d purchased via our Etsy site.
Laura and Ryan’s wedding is full of beautiful, personal detail which we can’t do justice to here so visit Hilary Cam’s blog to hear all about their dream day and daydream about their lovely nature-inspired wedding.
Laura told us, “I absolutely loved the headpiece! I loved how it made such a difference to my entire look and really complemented my dress. “ – who could ask for better feedback than that?
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January 09 2014
From the moment we first started planning our wedding, both Sam and I knew that we wanted to create a celebration that was intimate and special with just our closest family and friends in a venue that was different from the other places we had seen. We found the perfect venue at the Little Theatre, our local art house cinema, nestled amongst the pretty cobbled streets of Bath.
We loved the Art Deco style of the venue so much – with its old-fashioned cinema seats for our guests and a fantastic place on stage for us to say our vows amongst chiffon drapes and candle light – that we wanted to mimic the romantic and luxurious feel that it offered in our other details.
In order to acknowledge the cinema location we therefore chose to loosely follow an Oscars-style theme for our ceremony, complete with the Orders of Service presented in gold envelopes and finishing up with post-ceremony fizz and popcorn.
My stunning dress, Ginger by Amanda Wyatt, was the perfect red-carpet style to complement our theme. It was beautiful, soft and draped, and I felt fantastic in it. I teamed my gown with a gorgeous bespoke headpiece designed by Nicola at Silver Sixpence - a detachable blusher style veil on a lace motif clip decorated with family jewellery to make it entirely personal to me. I hadn’t known exactly what I wanted, I just had an idea of the sort of look that I was trying to achieve, and Nicola took the time to hear all about my plans for my wedding day and to talk through different colours, styles and designs until we had something that was, quite literally, made for me. A bespoke horseshoe from Nicola finished my look and I absolutely loved the end result and would highly recommend Silver Sixpence in her Shoe to all future brides.
Following our ceremony we chose to continue our celebration at Same But Different in Bath, an independent family-run restaurant which serves delicious tapas and, for one day only, our very own mojito-style cocktail called ‘Cazam’! This venue was exactly what we wanted, with its own cosy yet stylish atmosphere. Instead of formal speeches we had a quiz with questions all about our guests to enhance our theme of intimacy and togetherness.
As we’d kept the day itself to just 30 people we knew we needed a big party to include all our friends so a week later we had our second celebration, this time at the Castlefield Rooms in Manchester, where we both used to live. We wanted our party to be everything that signified Manchester to us so we chose a venue with views over the canal, the Manchester Metro and all things red brick!
Holding two very different celebrations allowed us to have the very personal and intimate wedding that we both wanted whilst enjoying the opportunity to really celebrate with our wider circle of family and friends and we could not have been happier with our choices, we had two completely wonderful days.
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