Updated: Feb 15
RubyBelle Events Loves... A gorgeous collection of local creative businesses, their products & services that I am loving in the Wedding Industry right now!
THE LOOK OF LOVE
“The look of love, Is in your eyes A look your smile can't disguise The look of love, It's saying so much more Than words could every say And what my heart has heard, Well, it takes my breath away.”
Sung by the legend that is Burt Bacharach (although I cannot listen to this song without thinking of the film Austin Powers International Man of Mystery!!!
Now that the longest month of the year is over(ha ha!) we can celebrate the month of LOVE!
I love to shop local. I love the pride that small business owners have for their products. Products that have been created with their heart and soul, from their kitchen table or home studio rather than a large faceless factory.
So, I am excited to introduce you to "RubyBelle Events Loves..."
A blog series with the promise of oodles of Wedding inspiration, and the chance to be introduced to local creative, independent businesses from the Midlands, who will help you inject more of your personality into your big day through their gorgeous products and services!
Although February is known as the month of Love due to Valentines Day, when planning a Wedding every month is as exciting as the next!
For Couples currently planning their Weddings during this pandemic, just remember COVID 19 can mess up plans, but it cannot take away the excitement that planning your Wedding celebration brings YOU!
As Captain Tom says "Tomorrow will be a better day".
For the LOOK OF LOVE I have curated a gorgeous bunch of businesses to celebrate love in all its glorious forms! Valentines, Galentines or Palentines, thoughtful gifts for others or just a joy filled gift for yourself!
After all we all deserve a bit of LOVE!
These are the business I love and admire and I think you will love them too!
THE LOOK OF LOVE
First up we have Tilly Flo's Cakes.
Jess and I have worked together a few times over the last couple of years, and her talent never ceases to amaze me! Her Wedding & Celebration cakes are not only creative, unique and colourful, but also very very tasty!
For Valentines 2021 she has created a stunning Valentines Share Box full of the yummiest treats for you to enjoy!
What's in the Box...
2 x Belgian chocolate & raspberry brownies, 2 x vanilla bean biscuits, 2 x white chocolate baked doughnuts, 2 x chocolate salted caramel geo hearts, 2 x vanilla bean & strawberry cupcakes and Belgian white chocolate lobsters to feed each other!!
I MEAN! Just how amazing does all of that sound! The boxes are available for collection from Jess in Malvern, Worcestershire this weekend!!
Throughout Lockdown Kerri & Jim have been bringing joy to doorsteps all over Worcestershire with their Doorstep photoshoots!
For Valentines Day they have teamed up with local florist May Rose Floral Design for an extra special Doorstep Shoot to celebrate the Month of Love! How gorgeous are these images and what a wonderful way to celebrate and remember the very strange time we find ourselves in right now!
Kerri and Jim have been supporting me since my very first Wedding Market back in 2019 and since then I have been lucky enough to have worked with them a couple more times on Events & Styled Shoots!
If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer for your Wedding celebrations - Look NO FURTHER than Dearest Love Photography!
Did I mention how awesome Kerri & Jim are too! Here's a little blog post I wrote about them!
I first came across The Letter Loft on Instagram and have been in love with their designs ever since!
Jodie & her Dad design and create wire art signage, cake toppers for all occasions, faux flower & moss decor all from their workshop in rural Herefordshire.
Take a look at their Valentines edit
I was so pleased to work with Jodie (& Dad although I am yet to meet him in person!!) on our "Adventure Couple" styled shoot in October 2020 where she collaborated with Bec from Home Farm Kitchen and designed the most stunning faux/real flower cake topper which was absolutely perfect for the shoot!
Kate, Lauren & their gorgeous dog Louis launched The Card Press, a luxury stationery shop, producing hand pressed, hot foiled cards, gift tags and personalised home cards in October 2020. They design, produce, photograph, wrap & pack everything by hand in their home studio on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Although they launched a business in lockdown, it was the perfect move! What better way to say I MISS YOU or I LOVE YOU with a card so beautifully designed and handmade that you certainly wouldn't find in a Supermarket!
Tara Osborne Jewellery - Style with Substance
I first came across Tara and her gorgeous jewellery whilst looking for a gift for a very special friend. What started as a shopping trip turned into Tara exhibiting her stunning jewellery at the first Wedding Market I organised back in September 2019!!
I adore her style (and her Instagram feed ft Brando!!) so I just had to feature her, especially in a blog all about bespoke products and LOVE! AND while we are at it I had to make sure the bespoke Line Bangle image was in amongst the gorgeous images of her stand at The Artisan Wedding Market, because I desperately want one! Its my Tenth Wedding Anniversary in May this year and I am already beginning to drop hints to the hubby!!
As Tara's website says "because joggers & jewellery is definitely a thing"
Imagine being THIS talented! (I wish I could draw but its just not a skill I have!)
I met Stacy in a coffee shop local to us both just before The Artisan Wedding Market in 2019. After meeting her I was stuck about how amazingly life like and realistic her portraits were. She can literally draw anything! A portrait of you as a couple, your Wedding Venue or House, your Pets and she has even designed a range of wrappers and packaging for a Chocolate company!
A personalised custom drawing is the perfect gift for someone, but whatever the occasion, they will love and cherish it forever!
Flowers are the staple of any celebration and the perfect excuse to have the bouquet of your dreams!
Jo is passionate about flowers, especially Wedding flowers! Just look at the beauties she has created! I absolutely adore the Tropical bouquets that she created for Jessica Raphael Photography Wedding (Image taken by Nkima Photography)
She has also been bringing lockdown light in the form of Friday flower deliveries to her local Herefordshire community! If you are looking for some gorgeous tulips and bunches of spring flowers to brighten up your Weekend, get in touch with Issy and Bella!
Shop The Artisan Wedding Market - Friday 7th May ALL WEEKEND!
Shopping The Artisan Wedding Market allows you to purchase one of a kind, unique and bespoke items for your Wedding, celebration, buy a gift for a loved one or just for yourself!
While face to face events are not allowed to take place, taking the Artisan Wedding Market Online allows me to ensure I am continuing to support our wonderful Wedding Industry at a time of year when they should be out showcasing their talents at Weddings.
Are you passionate about what you do?
Are you looking for an alternative wedding event to meet new customers that doesn’t curb your creativity?