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Custom order: personalised bridal necklace with rose quartz pendant
Photo @ mariellephotography_uk . Knitwear Becky Dodman.

Photo @mariellephotography_uk. Knitwear Becky Dodman.

In January I met with fabulously colourful knitwear designer Becky Dodman to discuss a commissioned wedding necklace. Becky LOVES colour (quite possibly even more than I do!), and had a list of elements she wanted included, like the cute lil robot for her now husband, a rose quartz arrow head, and lots of bright bold colours.

Well working on such a personal project is terrifying and exciting at the same time!! I was so honoured and touched that Becky had chosen me to create her necklace, and really wanted to create a piece that was as wonderful as she’d imagined.

We had decided on six different ‘straps’ or woven segments, and Becky wanted:

a robot
the words “kiss me'“
a love heart
diamonds / zigzags
the eye symbol
the word “Si”

And so I got busy designing patterns and ideas! I’ve shared some of the progress and design work below, alongside photographs from Becky’s big day.

Becky’s photographs are by @mariellephotography_uk.

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Sadie xx

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Fun handmade wedding favours - customised bag charms!
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When planning my wedding last year I wanted a fun, cute little wedding favour for our female guests. I had been looking for something unusual and something that the guests could take with them as a reminder of the day. The favour also needed to be lightweight and easy to transport as we were getting married in France. Not much to ask!! ;-)

After looking for several weeks online and not finding anything I liked, or that was within a reasonable budget, I decided to make something myself!

And that’s when I came up with the idea of the Shh Charmed Heart bag charms - I designed them for my wedding guests! I had a lot of fun creating all kinds of colour combinations - bright contrasting colours, pastels - metallics. It was exciting!

I also designed a little gift tag that accompanied each charm and placed them in a brightly coloured organza bag. You can see the process and the finished product below.

And you can see more bespoke bridal Shh by Sadie jewellery here, including the Charmed Heart charms.

If you’d like to order the Charmed Heart charms as wedding favours (or for another special occasion) they’re available in gold or silver hardware and beaded in your selection of colours. Pick a rainbow of colours, or choose simple white and gold - it’s your choice! Prices start at £10.

Sadie x

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Simple elegant wedding hair styles for long hair

Here are some of our fave gorgeous, relaxed wedding day hair styles for long hair - we love the simple elegance of a hair comb, and the laid back glamour of a bohemian tousled plait.

What would you choose - a crystal hair comb or a messy half up plait?

We love them all!

SbS xx

PS. If you’re looking for a little something special for your wedding day, check out our Shh by Sadie bespoke bridal and bridesmaid jewellery here.

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Bespoke bridal and bridesmaid jewellery - creamy pearls and Swarovski crystals
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I always love working on personalised and bespoke orders and this bridal jewellery commission was beautiful!

Lucy wanted three sets of coordinating bridesmaid jewellery for one adult bridesmaid, one teen bridesmaid and one teeny tiny set for a much younger bridesmaid (unfortunately Obi the dog preferred a tux over a pearl necklace!!).

Lucy was planning a relaxed, elegant wedding in Oxford, with a traditional church ceremony and boat house reception (with punting!).

We discussed style and colour options, and she selected classic creamy pearls combined with Swarovski crystals with a rainbow aurora borealis lustre. She wanted three coordinating “plaited” pearl cuff-style bracelets, sterling silver pearl studs, and three mix and match single strand bracelets.

I used a combination of white, cream, peach and darker grey rainbow freshwater pearls, along with the Swarovski crystals, and I know I’m biased - but I think the bracelets turned out beautifully and complemented the navy bridesmaid dresses perfectly.

You can see more bespoke bridal Shh by Sadie jewellery here.

And if you’d like to chat about a custom made bridal or bridesmaid piece, click here. Prices begin at £15 for a single strand bracelet.

Sadie xx

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Handmade wedding jewellery - pearl and crystal bracelets for a French wedding!
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Well here is a sneak peek into my very own wedding day and the jewellery I made for myself, my bridesmaids, and the VIP mothers of the bride and groom!

If you know me you may be surprised that I decided to make very simple, classic, neutral coloured jewellery for myself and my bridesmaids. I am never one to shy away from a colourful statement piece! However, my wedding decor theme was very colourful - bright pinks, blues, oranges, and so I wanted to tone down my jewellery because I didn’t want to look OTT and would have to live with any colour-clashing decisions for the rest of my life :D

Chris and I booked a 14th Century French chateau for our summer wedding and wanted a laid-back, elegant, wedding theme with splashes of colour. My bridesmaids were wearing bright jewel-toned blue dresses, and the flower girls were wearing pink floral dresses, and all would wear pink flowers in their hair and carry colourful bouquets.

And so onto the jewellery…

For my own wedding day jewellery - I had intended to make my own chunky baroque pearl earrings, but then actually found my dream pair of rose quartz and pearl drop earrings online, so I bought them instead!

I would be wearing a large crystal hair comb and my antique turquoise and diamond ring, and so decided to make myself three pearl and crystal bracelets to wear with them on the big day.

(Non jewellery-related, but In case you love shoes as much as I do - I chose Betsey Johnson Blue Stela glitter bridal shoes in soft pink.) Click here to see more of the shoes I had on my wedding shoe shortlist!

For the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom, I made them both simple creamy freshwater pearl and glass crystal bracelets as part of their wedding day gifts.

For my Maid of Honour and bridesmaids - they each had two pearl and crystal 24 carat gold plated cuff bracelets, matching my own.

For the flower girls - both little Ivy and Bella wore matching pink and white peanut pearl bracelets - so cute and playful!

I didn’t get many photos of the jewellery on the actual day - oops! But you can get the idea from the below photos :-)

Are you planning for your wedding?

Sadie x

And here are some more wedding blog posts -

The wedding shoes I drooled over.
My handmade wedding favours - cute little colourful bag charms.
More Shh by Sadie wedding jewellery.

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