Rock and Ribbon

Rock & Ribbon Jewellery launch 2013

Award winning designer/maker Kate Philpot has just launched Rock & Ribbon – a new British jewellery brand specialising in sterling silver, pearls and wedding jewellery.

Her philosophy is to create small collections of contemporary jewellery for women who seek style and quality at an affordable price. Kate uses sterling silver and freshwater pearls and combines them with semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals to create beautiful pieces of jewellery that can be worn again and again.

Kate keeps an eye on current trends and is always searching for new techniques and beautiful stones and beads to spark her imagination. Signature collections include clusters of charms, stackable bracelets and simple silver and pearl pieces that can be mixed and layered to create an individual look.  Her best selling Rosa earrings are inspired by The Great Gatsby and comprise delicate sterling silver roses with iridescent freshwater pearls on long hooks – the perfect summer accessory for just £28 including P & P.

Kate gets very excited about weddings and many of her pieces are perfect for brides and bridesmaids. She also loves hearing from brides about their ideas for bespoke pieces if they can’t find what they’re looking for.

“I have always loved jewellery and can remember spending hours sitting cross legged with the contents of my mum’s jewellery box around me trying on every piece. Now I’m a complete magpie collecting vintage brooches, pearls and anything sparkly. I simply love creating beautiful jewellery.”

Visit to view more of Kate’s designs in her online boutique.

You can also connect with her on facebook and twitter!

Wedding Lingerie

Wedding Lingerie – Underwear for thought!

Many brides underestimate how big a task finding the perfect wedding lingerie for their big day will be, and as a result leave it until the last few weeks before the wedding itself. This often leaves them making a rushed decision and having to ‘make do’. Continue reading

Custom i sing

Custom-I-SING is an affordable, bespoke entertainment package, that the client can customise themselves!

Jess Parker tells us how this works!

You choose from just the theme, to EVERY song we sing…we want to work with you make your event EXACTLY what you want. Imagine your own LIVE jukebox of all your favourite tunes!
Before your big event, we work closely together with you to design your perfect nights entertainment – so you are confident that what you are booking is something personal and customised for you, and you alone.
Custom-i-Sing is fronted by professional and stunning performers, who have been appearing in London’s West End for the last decade, In shows such as; WICKED, MATILDA, GREASE, MAMMA MIA, BILLY ELLIOT, CATS, WE WILL ROCK YOU, EVITA, FOOTLOOSE… to mention a few.

We have travelled the world performing and singing, from entertaining on Cruise Ships, the Emirates Stadium in Dubai, to the Sporting Club Monte Carlo. We have performed at The National Television Awards and have appeared on the Royal Variety Show.
We at Custom-i-SING LOVE performing, and singing! It has been not just our job, but our LIFESTYLE for many years – and as it continues, we love nothing more than singing all our favourite songs for events around the world.

Where it began

Custom-i-SING was born recently – a concept created by moi, Jess Parker! After years of working in the wonderful world of Musical Theatre, and also singing for other corporate entertainment companies, I wanted to create Entertainment for events that was cost efficient – with talented performers – and ideal for music lovers. We are a self-contained system with High Spec PA and Lighting. We pride ourselves on being cost efficient, as we use professionally recorded backing tracks that keeps the cost way down for a client instead of a full band (which can be very pricey!) So essentially you pay for world-class vocalists, and a great night’s entertainment!
Having many extremely talented friends through contacts in Musical Theatre, the perfect entertainment package idea came to me. Working alongside Richard Bellis, who is the Head of Video on the show WE WILL ROCK YOU – between my creativity and his extensive technical knowledge and contacts – we have managed to set up something very exciting indeed.

Where they are based

We are based in Bedfordshire – but as we work from London’s West End a lot of the time, between London and Bedfordshire we work. We are willing to travel up to 50 miles from our base, but additional travel costs will occur for anything over.

The Costs

We offer a completely bespoke service and every booking will be calculated individually. As a guide, the cost’s range from a solo singer for two 60 minute sets is £300, a trio plus a DJ for the evening would be £750.

Want to book?

If you want to book us, just drop an email to Jess at [email protected] to check availability. We will then arrange a time that will be convenient for us to pop round to chat about and design your night. Or simply, just leave it to us and we’ll guarantee that dance-floor filled!

Connect with them on Twitter  and facebook!

And you can also visit their website on

Cute Wedding Favours


This feature is on Leeander, from The Cakebread’s Nest, beautiful favours that we immediately fell in love with on twitter!

How she began

I started out within the past few years selling home accessories and refurbishing furniture and then selling on ebay - I realised recently and especially after planning my own wedding last year how similar some of the items I sold were to pretty table decorations for weddings and I decided to make some favour boxes to my own design, and also name place settings. I still sell small homeware gifts / accessories, but am focusing on wedding items more now. I run the company by myself - with a little help from my Husband occasionally :)

I am based in Cuxton, Kent.

Best part of her work

Dealing with Brides to be planning one of the biggest and special days of their life, and being a small part of that - also I love designing new products.

Why people should buy from her

Because I’m a small company who can give a really personal service as I believe every wedding is so individual to the couple, so I like the challenge of coming up with different ideas for different people.

The help of Twitter and..

along with Etsy and fellow wedding suppliers who helped me with my wedding have all been great in promoting my business.

The Future

My goals for the future are to continue to make pretty vintage / shabby chic items that people will love and choose for their special day, and to create a good relationship with blogs/magazines/wedding suppliers in order for us all to share tips & hints to make our small businesses successful.





To view more of her favours - please visit her website on:

Also you can follower on twitter @cakebreadnest

Mother of Bride & Groom

Elizabeth got in touch with us about outfits for the mother of the bride or groom. This is often not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘wedding’ but it definitely should be considered! Genevive’s Boutique is an internet business specialising in Designer outfits for the Mother of the Bride or Groom, Wedding Guests, Cruise and Special Occasion Wear, selling new and almost new outfits at substantially lower prices than the recommended retail price. The items that are not new have mostly only been worn once (usually by the Mother of the Bride or Groom) and are in tip top condition. Most of her customers buy outfits online and she has a “no quibble” return and refund policy should the outfit not be right for any reason Genevive’s Boutique is based in the Village of Rotherwick, Hook in North Hampshire, close to Junction 5 of the M3 near Basingstoke, Junction 11 of the M4 near Reading and the Surrey & Berkshire Borders.  Although it is an Internet Boutique, clients are most welcome to visit her home in North Hampshire by appointment ( email Elizabeth or Tel: 01256 762536 - No Telemarketers Please) to view and try on a specific outfit. Designer outfits include:

  • Ann Balon
  • Paule Vasseur
  • Linea Raffaelli
  • Condici
  • Presen de Luxe
  • Cameron Blake
  • Mon Cheri
  • Coterie
  • Maria Coca
  • Spencer Alexis
  • Renato Nucci
  • Veni Infantino
  • John Charles
  • Joseph Ribkoff
  • Gina Bacconi
  • Tom Bowker
  • Frank Usher
  • Cattiva (New York)
  • Chianti
  • Vera Mont
  • Apanage
  • Pomodoro
  • and many more…

To view more of her collection - please visit her website on:-