Top ten handmade accessories for a cosy home wedding

If you’re planning a wedding at home, make the day even more special with these lovely handmade accessories.

1. Personalised wedding cake topper, Googly Gifts

The level of detail on these toppers make them a real talking point.

These beautiful, detailed models are handmade from Fimo polymer clay, which is non toxic and durable. The figures aren’t edible, but will prove a lasting keepsake of a special day. Artist Helen makes each figure individually from photographs and can include pets, children or props for hobbies. This would make a lovely, personal gift for a friend who’s getting married, or a finishing touch for your own wedding. Prices start at £119.99, more information from Googly Gifts.

2. Wedding cushion, Swanky Maison

A simple, elegant cushion in contrasting colours.

This simple, handmade cushion features a silhouette of a bride and groom (in four different designs) in a coffee colour against a duck egg blue background. Made from 100% Thai silk, it includes a duck feather pad. Prices start from £85, available from Swanky Maison.

3. Wedding papercut picture, Ingrained in Grain

Mark the day with this pretty picture

This striking hand-drawn and handmade paper-cut picture would make an unusual wedding gift or anniversary present, and can be personalised with the names of the bride and groom, the date and venue of the wedding. Priced at £54.95, available from Wow Thank You.

4. Ivory paper flower garland, Vintage Affair

Delicate and unusual, this garland lends a festive air to the room

Glam up your garden for a summer wedding with this garland of 15 paper roses, available in white or ivory. It would also look good as part of a table centrepiece. Priced at £6.99, available from Ginger Ray.

5. Bespoke wedding letters, Jonny’s Sister

Be a man (or woman) of letters with these initials

Large wooden letters in the bride and groom’s initials will help your guests find the wedding venue. After the event, use them as decoration iside or propped up against an exterior wall. Made from MDF, they come in a range of sizes and fonts and are supplied ready to paint. Prices start at £24 per letter, available from Jonny’s Sister.

6. Porcelain flower tealight, Emma Clegg

Pretty and practical, this tealight will lend a warm glow to the day

This lovely, hand thrown porcelain tea light is decorated with hand cut and pressed individual porcelain flowers, and would make either a lovely wedding gift or an unusual table decoration for the day itself. Priced at £48, available from Miratis.

7. Heart embossed flower pegs, Big Little Things

These little clips will be useful during and after the event

These cute little clips are hand crafted and have a wide range of uses. Use them to attach guest place cards to glasses, menu cards to centre pieces or photos to a line. Sold in multiples of 10, 50 and 100, prices start at £2.50 for 10. Available from Big Little Things.

8. Linen napkins with handmade rose, Wooden Toy Gallery

These napkins are decorated with a red rose, symbol of love

These 100% linen napkins have a removable handmade rose to delight your wedding guests. Available as a set of six, they’re made in Europe by folk artists who craft these products using traditional Baltic States techniques. £25 for six, available from Wooden Toy Gallery.

9. Ceramic heart decoration, Melissa Choroszewska

This ceramic heart will add a touch of style to any occasion

This porcelain hanging heart decoration are handmade, and each one is unique. They’d look lovely hanging from a garden treat for a summer wedding, and would also make unusual wedding favours for female guests. £7 each, available from In-Spaces.

10. Paper rose, Paper Tree

This delicate rose is almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

These beautiful, hand crafted and coloured paper roses come in a range of colours and sizes. Unlike the real thing they won’t wilt, droop or shed petals and they’ll last for years to come. Use a single rose as a table decoration, make up a bouquet or use to decorate an archway or door. The large size measures stem length 60cm, flower diameter approx 12cm and costs £10.95 for a single flower from Paper Tree.

By Sara Walker

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