Hello and welcome to Amy Cottington from Flowers for Eddie! Amy, who runs a beautiful bespoke florists in Bath, has kindly written this guest post for the West Weddings blog, all about Poppy in Pearls’ fab new pop up shop, which we wrote about here. Flowers for Eddie is also providing the beautiful floral arrangements in the pop up shop for the next month. Take it away Amy…
This Saturday saw the launch of exciting new pop up shop Poppy in Pearls. For the next month, brides to be can shop this very British bridal store safe in the knowledge that everything has been lovingly sourced in the UK and beautifully presented by founder Sarah Ross.
Sarah’s love affair with all things British and bridal started as she embarked on planning her very own wedding journey back in 2009. So fed up of finding less than inspiring products, Sarah thought that there must be somewhere she could turn to find the very best that UK designers had to offer… there wasn’t and so the blueprint for Poppy in Pearls was dreamt up on her honeymoon!
Sarah’s online collection can now be viewed in the perfect surroundings of Milsom Place. I visited on Friday and got a guided tour from the lady herself. The interior of this treasure trove is a clear indication of what Sarah strives to achieve from her ever expanding collection. Beautiful, ornate dressers house the most delicate made to order jewellery – perfect for brides looking for a keepsake of their day, or a bridesmaid’s gift with extra special significance. Handmade silk lingerie and scented candles peep from the draws of an antique chest and a wedding breakfast table is styled with vintage treasures from ceramic love hearts spelling ‘Mr & Mrs’ to a porcelain love bird in which to nest your wedding rings.
Whilst in town, Sarah has also collaborated with some of Bath’s leading talent. From live flower demo’s to vintage lace making and bespoke suit fittings there’s something different happening every weekend between now and August 19th. My advice, if you are planning a wedding and are tired of the ordinary, pop along to Poppy in Pearls. You may just find something extraordinary.
The pop up shop is in Unit 12 Milsom Place, Milsom Street, Bath. You can also visit the Poppy in Pearls website if you can’t make it to Bath!