I spent four years at university studying in Nottingham, and one of those I spent living in the beautiful Lace Market - in the heart of the city and yet oh so pretty! I still get excited when I hear about connections to Nottingham lace-makers, from everyday homeware to royal wedding dresses.
And there are some wonderful businesses within the wedding industry who make beautiful lace and textiles for our special occasions - and this particular one is based in Nottingham too, in the heart of Sherwood Forest, and is big on supporting the UK textile industry.
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Heidi's original company Extra Special Touch was formed in 2009, having spent years learning and studying various forms of sewing, embroidery, millinery and textile design. She put her skills to good use at her own wedding, and soon began branching out to offer these beautiful products to other couples for their big day, including hankies, cushions, garters and various little keepsakes.
Sister company The Embroidered Napkin Co. was set up soon after, specialising in stunning linen tableware. These can be personalised to include beautiful calligraphy, monograms, and embroidered ribbons that adds a real personal touch and a sense of your own style to your big day. If you have a particular theme or colour scheme, it can be incorporated into your design to tie everything together and can take your wedding setup from “nice” to “fabulous” in one simple step.
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I’m starting to think a table lay-up might just be my favourite part of the wedding. I’ve done hundreds in my time, every one the same, and I used to think I hated them… until I realised they don’t have to be boring! If you get me talking now about centrepieces, flowers and.... (I get excited just thinking about this) CHARGER PLATES… add in some beautiful linen napkins and I am in heaven. It’s a simple way to elevate your tables and add some real elegance into your day.
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But it doesn’t just have to be for a wedding… These can be used for any occasion - even something corporate. Imagine your company logo stitched into one of these. Incredibly classy! And as well as all of the options for napkins and embroidery, you can also order napkin rings, embroidery kits, various gifts and specialised items such as menu napkins (yes please!).
Heidi’s work has been featured in Tatler, Vogue and various other blogs and publications. They’re created in the heart of the UK and shipped worldwide! You can see more by visiting the stunning website, or popping on to Facebook and Instagram for more.