Welcome to ASTW - the place for bespoke brides looking for unique handmade items, ideas & inspiration

Be A Bespoke Bride

Be A Bespoke Bride

After the massive success of our Facebook campaign for you 2016 brides, (over 200,000 people saw it!), we have lots of new lovely followers so we thought we'd use this opportunity to tell you a bit more about what we do!

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Posted by And so to Wed on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

To start with, what you should know is, we are a wedding blog, however, we are a bit different from all the rest. We only share items that are handmade or services that are truly bespoke. What that means is, when you order something through our Directory you can speak to the vendor and ask for specific things, perhaps a change to their design or something totally new and different. That way, you the wedding couple, get to have something completely unique and tailored to you. All our vendors are based in the UK and we know each and every one of them. We only promote businesses that fit with our values and share our vision - to take over the wedding world with handmade, bespoke loveliness! 

So, without further ado, let us introduce some of our fabulously talented ASTW vendors.

The Venue

The first point of call for any wedding couple is the venue, this determines the whole feel and style of your big day. This is then quickly followed by your styling. Here we have some wonderfully unique wedding venues and amazingly creative wedding stylists, including: Riverside Events Yorkshire, The Lodge on Loch Goil, Heaton HouseFloral Menagerie, Pamella Dunn Weddings, Elizabeth Weddings and Lemon Box Studios

Save The Date

You have the place, the date and the time, now you need to let your guests know. Your wedding stationery is the first indication of the style and feel of your big day so why not make it unique, just like you! All our designers offer a bespoke service so can create save the date's and wedding invites that perfectly represent you as a couple. If you need some inspiration, have a look at these...

Swoon at the Moon, LoveLi, Paperknots, Adele Wedding Stationery

The Dress

We all know the dress is important. So why not have one created just for you! We have a number of designers who offer fantastic value for money and can create you the dress of your dreams. Here we have some beautiful bridal gowns from Flossy and Dossy, Elizabeth Malcolm Couture Bridalware and Blossom and Belle


Capturing your special day is one of the most important things you will spend money on. Your photographer will capture every aspect of your wedding, from those well planned details to the magical emotion of your special day. Here are some of our favourites. Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography, Florence Berry Photography, Adele Wedding Photography, Tiree Dawson, Yvette Craig Photography, Claire Basiuk, Zoe-Ann PhotographyJoanna Cleeve Photography.

The Finishing Touches

Last but not least, those final details that help make your wedding individual to you. This is where you can go all out and shout about what you love, let your personality go wild. Poppy Pickering, Foxy Buds, Glorious Tiaras,  The Whimsical Cake Company, Mrs Umbels, Lipstick and Curls, Sash and VeilExtra Special Touch, Laura Gray Hair. Beauty. Bridal, Thomasina Brides, Pompom Blossom, Bespoke Vintage Castle, Pamella Dunn Weddings, The Sugared Rose.

And if you're still hungry for more wedding inspiration, visit our Directory where all our vendors offer a bespoke way of working to create a wedding day that is as unique as you are!

Written by Louise Billingham

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