Vintage inspired jewellery is a big hit with our brides to be at the Designer Vintage Bridal Show and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Yarwood-White at the show tomorrow. Here’s your chance to find out more about them so all you have to do when you reach their stand is fall in love with their jewellery…
Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do. ”Yarwood-White was founded in 2003 by Clare Yarwood-White and celebrates its 10th year in March. Yarwood-White Limited was purchased by Lily Bella – birdcage veils in November 2012 and will be re launching at the show!. Yarwood-White has won many awards including winning the Wedding Ideas magazines best accessories awards 3 times in a row.
“We design for confident, modern women who have a strong sense of personal style and want an individual approach to accessorizing their wedding dress. They want to look and feel special, but still be recognizable as themselves; just a more polished, glamorous version.”
Why vintage? What do you love about it and why should everyone else? “Yarwood-White’s best selling collection is the Modern Heirloom. This collection is designed to reflect timeless beautiful handed down pieces of jewellery. We love vintage and using delicate rhinestones in a variety of shapes. We have a wide range of designs within our collections but they are designed with popular dresses and styles in mind. Our delicate vintage style jewellery works beautifully with the slim fitting, lace dresses that are so fashionable at the moment, and our bolder, diamante designs are fabulous with glamorous, red-carpet style gowns…”
What do you think is going to be hot next season for our brides-to-be? “For 2013 the vintage theme will continue to be popular but we have predicted an increase in different textures such as feathers. Birdcage veils have been a boom in the last few years and this is also set to continue.”
What advice would you give to brides-to-be when sourcing jewellery? “Use the experts! For best results there is no substitute for talking about your wedding and your style to an experienced bridal retailer or jewellery designer. We all have to make compromises on our wedding day, but don’t compromise on what you look like, because the photos will last a lifetime…”
If you were a bride-to-be, who would you really want to see at our show? “Unique suppliers, something different and unusual.”
Are there any projects or new collections you will be launching at the show? If so, care to give us a sneak peek or a taster? “We will be re launching the entire brand at the show. Yarwood-White has not exhibited at a retail show since 2010 so we are really looking forward to it!”
There are many wedding shows across the UK, so what helped you decide on exhibiting at the Designer Vintage Bridal Show? “We love the designer element to this show, the past show reels of the show made us sign up on the spot.”
Afternoon Teatime Treats
Your feet are aching from walking around and around our fabulous show, so what better way to alleviate the pressure than treating yourself to a delicious afternoon tea (also good in the mornings, for elevensies, lunchtime, anytime you like really!) courtesy of Miss Macaroon and Devenishgirl bakery, who will be providing a range of afternoon delights in their pop-up vintage tea room this Sunday.
Miss Macaroon is a social enterprise helping young adults coming out of the Care system to gain training and employment through the hand baking of French macaroons.
Devenishgirl bakery is a social enterprise offering skills training and opportunities for paid employment to marginalized young people.
VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA PACKAGES
A selection of mini filled rolls, homemade scone with jam and cream, mini cakes and macaroon. Served with a loose- leaf tea from our selection. £12 per person
AFTERNOON CREAM TEA
Homemade scones served with jam and cream. Served with a loose-leaf tea from our selection. £4.50 per person
SWEET TREATS PLATTER
A selection of mini cakes, shortbread and macaroons served with our loose-leaf tea. £7.50 (for 2 people sharing)
AFTERNOON TEA SAVOURY SELECTION
A selection of filled mini rolls served with our loose leaf tea. £4.25 per person
Mini cakes, shortbread and mini roll fillings hand made by Devenishgirl bakery
Macaroons hand made by Miss Macaroon
Rolls handmade by Ubuntu bread
All vintage crockery, cutlery and linen supplied by Devenishgirl bakery
The talent of our exhibitors this year is mind-bendingly stupendous and our grins are always a little wider when a company just keeps coming back to support our shows. Becky Henderson, the brainchild behind Laurel Lime, a handmade jewellery design business is returning to the show this Sunday and we recommend you add her to your wishlist…
Tell us a bit about your company Becky. ”I’m Becky Henderson, and I run my own handmade jewellery design business, Laurel Lime. I have a passion for pearls, anything handmade and quirky, and all things vintage.”
Why vintage? What do you love about it and why should everyone else? “I grew up with a very ‘make do and mend’ childhood having to be experimental with second hand things. I was fascinated with the stories from my grandmother about her life, her outfits and jewellery that she kept and her enthusiasm just rubbed off on me. For me the interest in vintage is a celebration of the most amazing fashions through the decades, and I think everyone can appreciate that.”
What are the trends to look out for this season? “I’ve been reflecting on this lately as I’ve been working on a new collection, and I think lace will still be a strong trend through 2013, back detail on dresses will be popular, and bold embellishments, including accessories will feature.”
What advice would you give to brides-to-be when sourcing jewellery? “For most brides, once they get to the stage of deciding on accessories, the hardest part of organising is over. Just relax, and enjoy it. Trying out and buying jewellery should be exciting and fun. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for it doesn’t mean you can’t have it. Choosing a bespoke service can be a wonderful way to add your own unique style into the wedding.”
Are there any projects or new collections you will be launching at the show? If so, care to give us a sneak peek or a taster? “Yes, I have a new collection that I’m launching. It’s a small collection of accessories that are bold and beautiful with a whisper of pearl vintage inspiration. To complement the range, I’m also launching a debut collection of divine handmade and customizable wedding sashes later in the month. ”
There are many wedding shows across the UK, so what helped you decide on exhibiting at the Designer Vintage Bridal Show?
“I have already exhibited before with the show, and loved the relaxed, friendly style and atmosphere. Also, where else would you find such fantastic, talented and unique designers.”