Introducing Woodyard Things

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Imagine your gorgeous Wedding Cake standing tall on a stunning rustic log cake stand, which will ensure that your cake is a fabulous focus point for your Wedding day.

Woodyard Things create beautiful rustic log cake stands from sawn English larch timbers, that are supplied from sustainable woodlands and managed forests.

They offer the option to personalise your cake stand with celebration names or message burnt into the wood by free hand pyrography.

Tell me about your Business… and a little bit about YOU - How, why and when you started

Hello, I'm Rachel and the owner of Woodyard Things which is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Teme Valley in Worcestershire.

I am the Daughter and Granddaughter of timber merchants so wood to me is second nature and has always been part of my life, from a young age I would be out i n the woodlands watching the felling of round timber and helping with the logging.

How did you learn your craft/skill & How does the design process work?

I've always enjoyed making items from wood offcuts which I'd find in and around the sawmill and workshop, this was only a hobby until one day a friend asked me if I could make a log stand for a wedding cake she was making,

I did and it looked fantastic, and that was the start of woodyardthings!

The request for log style cake stands and centrepieces for rustic and woodlands weddings grew popular.

I've grown my little business into being able to add personal touches and bespoke orders on request.

My Etsy shop has grown adding a few unique interesting items and special touches which I find on the way.

Why you love your business

I love my business as its unique, creative and a happy atmosphere using sustainable natural products.

Tell us about your studio/workspace? Can couples visit you?

We work in a small unit situated in the beautiful countryside of the Teme Valley, we do not arrange visits as such, but collections can be arranged but only with an appointment.

What do you love most about working in or designing products for the wedding industry?

I love being able to design and create varied products, designing a product for someone's wedding has a very special feeling!

Who would be your dream client?

Wills and Kate, but unfortunately we have missed the boat!

Describe your business in one sentence for the couples reading this blog post

Mother nature at its finest!