What is your most memorable wedding?
It has to be my own I think. Our wedding day was relaxed with a lot of details hand-made by ourselves or family & this reflects in our handmade engagement & wedding rings which I made for us. I've since altered my husbands wedding ring twice & my own once so I like to think they keep up with our growing & changing relationship. Maybe we will add to them still in years to come...
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Personalised, inventive, passionate, bespoke, patient
What about your business are you most proud of?
Booking 3 couples at my very first wedding fair & 2 of them coming back to me for further bespoke jewellery commissions after making their wedding rings with me. Their wonderful reviews made me realise I was really on to something special within a huge wedding market & had found my perfect career at last.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't be afraid to do your own thing & don't get swept up in what you think you should do
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Making your own wedding rings & bridal party gifts
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Private consultation to confirm your requirements, quotation, confirmation, 50% non-refundable deposit invoice, experience day or making of bespoke item takes place, follow up or progress consultation/s, completion of item/s, final payment, collection, customer review.
What are your favourite wedding traditions for rings?
Exchanging wedding rings when you take your vows
What is the most romantic engraving you have seen on a wedding ring?
A previous couple who made their own wedding rings with me secretively wrote down what they wanted engraved on the inside of their partners wedding ring. It was the same message.
Which ring do you think holds most significance for a bride?
A wedding ring made by her partner
What is your favourite proposal story?
My own.... my husband proposed with a little charm ring so that I could design & make my own engagement ring. The perfect option for a jeweller don't you think? 10 years later I have given my engagement & wedding rings a revamp & still plan on adding to them in the future so really they are a work in progress.