Good morning, gorgeous people! I’m so excited to share this morning’s blog post with you guys! When Create Gift Love first contacted us, we straight up fell in love with the gorgeous array of customised wedding products that this fab company produces. From bespoke luggage tags for newly weds, to a perfectly produced wooden seating plan… This company has grown from small beginnings into an incredible brand that makes life super easy and super pretty for brides and grooms to-be!
So whether you’re a bride in need of table numbers, a bridesmaid who’s been assigned with the task of finding easy-yet-custom favours or a wedding guest looking for a truly unique gift for your fave couple, Create Gift Love have got. you. covered.
Let’s get chatting to them, shall we?
Tell us a little about yourself…
We are Create Gift Love. We create beautiful, personalised gifts and wedding styling accessories made from ethically sourced wood, leather and stainless steel. From bunting to cufflinks to favours and table plans, we even make wooden bow ties! Everything is made to order in our little workshop in The New Forest, UK and all items are individually hand checked before being dispatched.
If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
It has to be Glastonbury, the ultimate festival of all festivals! From its humble folk beginnings to the allure of the headliners at the top of their game, the abundance of food stalls to the small intimate sessions for all music tastes – there’s nothing not to love.
What made you decide to start Create Gift Love?
Well, Create Gift Love actually started by chance – it wasn’t a conscious decision and one that involved a lot of risk! After training for 5 years as a Pharmacist, Emily our co-founder, was tapping into her creative flair one Christmas. She decided to make all presents by hand which included cufflinks for the men. A friend mentioned that she should start selling the cufflinks and this was the lighting of the fuse that has never gone out.
After buying a red velvet sofa at auction for £90 that didn’t fit into their flat, Tony – Emily’s husband, discovered that it was in fact an antique. When re-selling at auction and fetching £1000, this capital was then used to invest in the business. Using the money to purchase materials and covering payment for joining ‘Not on the High Street’ as a seller, this was the beginning of Create Gift Love.
Quitting a career in pharmacy and outgrowing the shed in the back garden pretty quickly, in 2013 Emily, Tony and the Create Gift Love team moved into commercial premises. Now producing over 300 personalised products and employing a team of 7 it was the best risk to ever take!
Tell us a little bit more about your products + services…
Priding ourselves on quality and innovation, we love what we do and we are constantly thinking of new ideas to make personalised wedding styling and gifting better than ever before. We cater for unique weddings with a rustic twist but we also cater for new baby gifts, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and anything in between.
Our wedding range features beautiful Floral and Seaside themed designs but we also offer a bespoke design service where couples can come to us with their ideas and we can create something amazing for them.
We are passionate about the environment and that’s why we source eco-friendly raw materials, all of our wood is FSC certified and of premium quality. So not only do brides create a magical woodland feel to their day they can feel confident that they are being ‘green’ too.
What are some of your favourite memories + experiences from previous couples you’ve worked with?
There have been many! We love creating beautiful products to co-ordinate with unique colour schemes. One that comes to mind was a lemon yellow and gold theme that was in contrast to the dark walnut wood and looked absolutely exquisite. It definitely created a boho, festival feel!
We have also made Coaster Favours for a high profile celebrity wedding which was particularly exciting. We adapted their invitation style onto each of the coasters as place names that doubled up as favours. They had a 1930s Art Deco theme, when printed onto the wood the design looked amazing – we even got featured in Hello! Magazine.
If our readers were to order your products/create a bespoke design with you for their wedding, what can they expect?
A personable, stress-free experience with a stunning outcome. Planning a wedding can be particularly challenging but choosing your wedding styling should be one of the most pleasurable of tasks. Adding that all important ‘special touch’ makes all the difference and our quirky products will definitely be the talking point of your big day. Our Guestbook Frame Drop Box, Wood Bunting and Table Plan are just some of the styling items which will add a festival vibe to any wedding. What’s more we offer a Wedding Package so you can get everything you need in one. Too easy!!
Here’s what some of our previous customers have to say…
Stunning bridesmaid gift! My bridesmaids loved their wooden photo stand, fantastic customer service, quick delivery and lovely packaging. Will definitely purchase more things in future. Thankyou 🙂 – Steph C
Faultless! Stumbled across the site by chance. So happy I did. Fab products and great delivery. Have already recommended you to friends – Beki Ellis:
How do you know if Create Gift Love is right for your wedding?
If you are looking for high quality, personalised wedding styling with a wooden themed twist and bags of ‘wow factor’ then you’ve come to the right place.
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
Work smart, not hard!
Are they not just gorgeous?! And talk about stress free! Be sure to head over to their website to browse their full range of products and get customising!
And in the meantime, wherever you are have a great hump day and we’ll see you tomorrow for the second instalment of our White on White shoot! You can find the gorgeous first look here!
Peace + Love