Have you given much thought to what wedding rings you will exchange? Are you looking for something just a little bit different and unique to you, your partner or your story? Well today we wanted to share with you some treasure.
We have seen some of the most beautiful creations and ideas over the years and also heard so many lovely stories, like Nichola and Carl who chose to exchange wedding rings that had the outline of the Cornish coast etched into them, reflecting their love of this part of the country, where they chose to be married here at Knightor.
So today we thought we would share with you a few, mostly local, artisans who create beautiful bespoke wedding rings. All of whom use Cornwall and her landscape as their inspiration.
Becca Williams Jewellery
You may have met Becca at our recent open day? A talented silversmith, Becca Williams makes the most beautiful pieces and is inspired by the sea and the land in her work. Her jewellery is contemporary and she also offers bespoke jewellery making services.
Becca also offers a make your own wedding ring service where you can go along to her studio in Penryn and make your very own rings for one another! You don’t need to have any experience of metalwork or jewellery making to get involved, Becca offers full guidance on the day, along with plenty of tea & biscuits. Sounds perfect!
For more information you can contact Becca on www.beccawilliams.co.uk
All images Becca Williams Jewellery
Justin Duance Contemporary Jewellery
If you love Cornwall and want to reflect so in your wedding rings, Justin and his team offer a beautiful range of rings that are perfect.
From rings cast in sand from Cornish beaches (or sand from your favourite place in the world if you can provide it), textured rings to reflect the craggy rocks and cliffs along the coast to rings inlayed with wood, if you love nature, these are perfect.
All of our sandcast jewellery is, as the name suggests, cast in beach (or desert/river bed!) sand.
Customers send us sand from all over the world to personalise their jewellery
in the most subtle and sentimental way.
To find out more about the work of Justin and his team, head over to www.justind.co.uk.
All images Justin Duance Jewellery
The sea is the inspiration behind so much of Emily's work. In her own words she tells us that "beach finds are the tools in the process of my making". You can see her inspiration clearly in her beautiful work, from the twisted shapes inspired by sea kelp, sea urchin textures to the beautiful contours of rock and pebbles from along the coast.
You can visit Emily at her studio in Hayle where she offers consultations and can talk you through her various offerings. She is also able to redesign and reimagine old jewellery for you, perhaps you have a grandmothers piece of jewellery you would like use but in a style that works for you?
To find our more visit www.emilynixon.com
All images Emily Nixon Jewellery.
Hannah Louise Lamb
Hannah creates beautiful piece that reflect life stories, incorporating coastlines, mountains, skylines and landscapes. Her work is absolutely beautiful and perfect for couples looking for a truly unique wedding ring or jewellery for their day, or for a gift.
Hannah creates bespoke pieces, from cufflinks to rings, necklaces to bracelets. She was brought up in Cornwall and much of her Coastline range is inspired by the Cornish coast. It was Hannah who made Nichola and Carl's wedding rings we mentioned at the start of our story.
To learn more from Hannah do check out her website on www.hannahlouiselamb.com
All images Hannah Louise Lamb
We hope that we have given you some beautiful inspiration on your wedding ring journey and look forward to hearing what you chose and why on your beautiful day.
Do you think dessert the best part of a Sunday roast dinner, or do you want to enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch without having to do all the work?
How about a free dessert when you join us for Sunday lunch this weekend?
Throughout the rest of February and until the 8th March we are offering diners a three course Sunday lunch, with dessert free. Three courses for just £18.50.
To reserve your table, do call us on 01726 851101 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state 'Sunday lunch offer' on booking.
We can cater for all sorts of dietary requirements, please just let us know what you require at the time of booking.
Offer valid for Sunday lunch only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid until Sunday 8th March 2020
The tradition of leaving wedding guests favours is a long standing one, originally called 'bonbonnieres' and it used to be that couples would leave small trinket boxes for guests containing sugar cubes. The price of sugar at the time was very high and as sugar became less expensive, the tradition of giving almonds replaced the cubes of sugar. The significance of a bonbonniere was to share good wishes to a new way of life. In the 13th century this then evolved to sugar coated almonds (called confetti) and this eventually became a tradition of giving 5 sugared almonds representing health, wealth, fertility, longevity and happiness.
As traditions move on and change many couples still opt to leave a little something for their guests, although this is certainly not expected as much today.
If you are thinking about wedding favour options and want a little inspiration, we have compiled a few ideas we have seen over the last few years.
Wildflower seed packets always go down so well and not only are you giving your guests something to enjoy over and over again as they watch their flowers grow each year, they are wonderful for the environment too by helping bees, birds and native wildlife. The Eden project sell wildflower seed packets, just down the road from us and you can get lovely ones made especially for your day by companies such as Little Green Wedding Co which double up as name places too.
Or why not try and make your own seed bombs as per this guide from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Delicious fudge, such a treat! We love Rolys Fudge Pantry and their choice of flavours is extensive. Small bags or jars of fudge make a wonderful option for favours, or how about a sweetie table of fudge for your guests to tuck into?
Cake pops! Delicious balls of cake coated in chocolate make the perfect sweet treat favour. Nicky Grant, based in cornwall hand makes chocolate inspired wedding favours that are like little works of art, definitely worth looking at. If you are planning your wedding with a christmas in mind, she even makes chocolate baubles. Or how about her beautiful chocolate seashells for a beach theme wedding?
Wedding favours for charity have become so popular over the last few years. Why not see what your preferred charity offers in terms of donations in lieu of favours and leave a little note or pin for your guests to let them know. Brides Magazine have a great article and list of charities for doing just that on their website here.
Whatever you decide, giving favours to guests is completely up to you. Some couples now opt for sweetie tables instead of individual favours or photo booths for both evening entertainment and a gift of photos. Others bake biscuits or make their own jam. Some couples leave little gifts of plants. Whatever you decide, favours or no favours, it is your day, your way!
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