"There were two aspects of the styling for our wedding breakfast that I didn't want to miss: light and smell. I had the idea of tea cup candles as centrepieces but was not so inspired by the ones I found online. Then I walked passed Helen's Leadenhall market stall and there they were. Beautiful vintage teacup candles. But, not any old teacups. These were special, carefully sourced by Helen from a variety of eras dating as far back as Peel. I loved that sense of history. And the smell - gorgeous. Helen then sourced teacups for me based on my colour theme and filled each one using excellent quality eco-friendly wax and organic oils. I know this because they burned for such a long time and, at one point, I walked into the reception room and there was a beautiful glowing light and a wonderful aroma of geranium, lemon verbena and bay and lavender, which, combined with the scent from my flowers, was unforgettable.
Not only are Helen's teacup candles beautiful but Helen herself provided an amazing, personal service. After just a couple of conversations, she knew exactly the image I was trying to create and came up with the idea of adding matching jugs and sugar bowls to the centrepieces. Genius!I've lost count of the number of guests who asked me where I sourced them..."
Helen & Ralf, married 2012
Groups of teacup candles, sugar bowls and slop bowls make the perfect table centers for your wedding or special occasion. We can work with you over a period of time to ensure that you can achieve the right 'look'. whether it be selecting pieces to suit a Georgian wedding venue or developing a vintage tea party theme. Anything is possible!
Handling over 200 years of British porcelain we can work on colour schemes, or design themes: anything from floral images through the ages to pinks and lilacs from the 1950s. With her extensive knowledge of porcelain history Helen can find a perfect piece for any scheme.
The bride and groom can buy the candles and give them away as gifts to their special guests (or keep them for themselves!) or they can be hired for the day, burnt through and returned for re-use.
We also had a complimentary range of antique and vintage jugs and teapots, which can be bought or hired, and used as perfect flower vases and we can also recommend florists that we have worked with on previous projects.
Please do get in touch if you are planning a special event and we can discuss your need in detail and tailor a perfect package for you.