I first came across The Wedding Tree Company earlier this year when searching for unusual guestbook ideas. Led by husband and wife team Richard and Jennifer Ford, The Wedding Tree Company produce truly unique wooden wedding props and items which include menu boards, wedding sign posts, wedding wishing wells and crafted wedding favours.
Here's Jennifer to tell you more about what they do...
Richard has been successfully running his own joinery business for the last 7 years, carrying out bespoke furniture commissions and domestic joinery. On the lead up to our own wedding, in August 2012, I kept Richard busy making wooden props to personalise our own special day, as I was having very little luck sourcing the items I had conjured up in my head. This is when the light bulb went on in Richard's head, ‘this is a business' he chirped down the phone to me. And so it began, after a relaxing honeymoon it was time to hit the ground running, we have now been branching out in the world of weddings as The Wedding Tree Company for the last 12 months.
Richard is in his element in when he is in his workshop, there is nothing he would rather be doing. The Wedding Tree is all about giving other couples the chance to personalise their day with quirky props and keep sakes, so for us to be a part of that, really makes our job worthwhile.
The doors opened even wider the day we got our laser engraver. Enabling us to engrave practically anything from bold, eye catching word art to delicate, detailed designs. The possibilities have been endless. People love to personalise their gifts and this has enabled us to make some really unique items designed personally by the customer.
After a wedding show at the weekend, the beginning of the week is usually pretty hectic, emailing the new brides-to-be that we have spoken to, answering emails and enquiries and responding to any orders placed.
The Wedding Tree HQ is a bright pink room at our home address in Tamworth, Staffordshire which also doubles up as a two year olds play playroom. This is where the day to day running of the company takes place, replying to our lovely customer's emails, quoting jobs and coming up with brilliant new, unique ideas for your special day.
All of the fun stuff takes place at our workshop, also based in Tamworth. Bonehill farm is home to around 17 small businesses like ours and is a lovely place to be creative. The workshop is around 150sq foot and is large enough for all of the machines and tool required to produce our wonderful products.
Over the next few months we are looking forward to diving into the world of Christmas at House & Garden's Spirit of Christmas at London's Olympia. Showcasing a different side to The Wedding Tree Company, our well established and ever growing gift wear selection.
Thanks Richard and Jennifer!