Big thanks to our lovely intern Cara for getting to know our Suppliers + creating this little blog series for y’all.
Take it away, I said.

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The Wedding Collective would be absolutely no where without our beloved suppliers who help to push the whole industry forward with their ever-growing, unique and creative input. Firstly, we’re going to take a look at some of our wonderful jewellers who spend countless hours debating ideas, designing and crafting beautiful alternative wedding + engagement rings for you all; one of the most important, beautiful and symbolic elements, which is why we only have the best to showcase for you.

EBBA GORING //

First up we have Ebba Goring who has been pioneering her technique of working with casting textiles since graduating in 2009 with a BDES (Hons) in Jewellery and Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland.

Ebba and her small team currently work from her studio/showroom in an architect restored railway platform building in Burntisland on the Fife Coast of Scotland. What a creative, funky and unique workspace to create some alternative engagement rings for you lovely, lucky clients.

Grace Ring Rose gold

Her inspiration stems from a love of traditional needlework and a passion to translate textile skills that have been handed down through generations into a new material that will preserve them forever.

“The simple repetition of a stitch, like double crochet, can be inspiration in itself — but I am also fascinated by historic jewellery, costume and textile motifs, especially from the Jacobean and Elizabethan eras for my latest collections.”

In terms of craftsmanship, Ebba stitches her designs in a small, delicate cotton stitch and crochet, then casts them into solid precious metal.

“I enjoy this sort of alchemy process, the organic undulating stitches are captured in metal and transformed into solid precious jewels. The finished pieces have an almost ancient treasure look to them, especially the gold pieces studded with precious gemstones.”

We absolutely adore Ebba’s designs and I’m sure we’ll only have more gorgeous work to share with you in the time to come!

Photo credits: Ebba Goring

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Marquise Stitch Ring in gold: aquamarine and diamonds

Solitaire Stitch Ring Gold and Cairngorm


BRAZEN STUDIOS //

Sarah from Brazen Studios is a true artist, putting a modern, unique and beautiful twist on the “traditional” wedding ring. Her work completely radiates the passion she has for what she creates. Her attention to detail and communication with each client to create something they love is a huge part of her work, and is one of the solid foundations of why she sticks out from the crowd. We absolutely love her work over here at TWC! She has so much to offer and has created some beautiful alternative wedding + alternative engagement rings over the years. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017!

Below, Sarah explains some of her beautiful pieces:

“Here I’ve created a 18ct yellow gold encrusted engagement ring. The client I was working with wanted something less traditional but with enough statement. He also wanted to include 3 old cut diamonds from his grandmother’s ring which are also featured. We went for an Autumnal colour palette and combined white diamonds, yellow diamonds, spessartine garnets (totally gorgeous vibrant orange) and orange sapphires to create the look. They were set in a hand carved asymmetric wide gold band with lovely contouring.”

“A classic 3 stone / trilogy diamond engagement with lovely high spec (GIA – DVS diamonds) set above a fine yet structural balcony.”

Yellow gold, ‘romantic’ themed engagement ring which has an element of baroque scrolls to set off the marquise cut Tsavorite garnets and diamonds.”

We can’t wait to share more from Brazen Studios in the near future! 

KATIE LEES //

Katie Lees’ designs never fail to blow us away through her contemporary pieces – I mean, totally blow us away! 

If you’ve not heard of Katie and her work before, her inspiration and passion for what she creates is largely based on the study of industrial, engineered and structural landscapes found in her hometown of Glasgow.

“The language is drawn not only from the beauty of the pragmatic forms and robust engineering, but also from the remnants of the shipbuilding industry that once defined the industrial aesthetic of the river and my city.”

Absolutely smashing it is Katie. Her work is beautiful, intriguing, meaningful, precise and represents such a big part of who she is. We’re lucky to have her with the team and it’s been a pleasure showcasing her alternative wedding + alternative engagement rings! You certainly won’t be disappointed with any of her pieces. BEAUTIFUL.

Photo credits: Gabriela Silveira

SCARLETT ERSKINE //

Scarlett’s jewellery is inspired by her love for textures and working with gemstones and she works with precious metals to create contrasting textures, heightening the wearers sense of touch. It is then further enhanced through her intricate use of stone settings using precious gemstones adding colour and elegance to her jewellery.

We absolutely love the contrast in style, colour and appearance in Scarlett’s work! There’s really something for everyone and we couldn’t be more excited to see what’s in store for her in the near future.

“I love working with my clients to design their dream rings whether it be a customisation of one of my own pieces or a design the clients have imagined.”

We heart Scarlett!

Photo Credit: Scarlett Erskine
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That was 2016s work from those guys – The year of beautiful jewellery! Think 2017 can top it? HELLS YEAH.

BIG THANKS TO CARA FOR GUEST BLOGGING FOR US!
You can see some of Cara’s photography work in Januarys market gallery HERE x

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GLASGOW WEDDING F

With only 6 days to go we’ve announced the dream team of over 45 modern wedding suppliers you can expect to meet next Saturday at The Briggait! Did we mention it’s Free Entry?

Things are hotting up in the office as we get news of the exhibitors plans for wedding inspo #GWC STYLE! These guys always put on an incredible display of creativity for you wedding-havers & 2015’s first edition is looking to be better than ever.  With a new take on the scottish wedding fair experience – different from even our own usual fun confetti-fuelled days – with an outdoor, German-market vibe, live music, hair & beauty trials, photo booth action & decor inspiration round every stall corner – it’s a free entry affair so if you are planning a wedding, you would be a wee bit crazy not to come down & see what the top wedding suppliers in Scotland have to offer!

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The line up is real dazzly, with photographers, film-makers, florists, stationers, jewellers, planners, make up artists, venues, you name it. If you’re looking for wedding suppliers – The Briggait, next Saturday, is where it’s AT.

Come along in a woolly jumper and say hello to :

A LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
CHRISTOPHER CURRIE PHOTOGRAPHY
* MYRTLE & BRACKEN
* EASY ORCHESTRA
THE DAMSON CUP
* I HEART FLOWERS
* THREE ISLES DESIGNS
* KATE ELLIOT-MUIR
* KATIE LEES JEWELLERY
* LOVE AND LITTLE THINGS
* ROWALLAN CASTLE
* PRO BRIDAL TEAM SCOTLAND
* ERIC-RENE PENOY
* I LOVE LETTERS
* LUCY CATHERINE PIANO
* THE BYGONE PHOTOBOOTH COMPANY
* JACK FLEURISTE
* BOTANICA HOME
* ROWANJOY
* WORDLY NOMADS FILMS
* FRANCO PHOTOBOOTH
* PIN UP NIGHTS
* COTTON & THYME
* THREE SISTERS BAKE
* SKINNY MALINK
* SCARLETT ERSKINE JEWELLERY
* FLORAL MENAGERIE
* CAT ROBERTSON MAKE UP ARTIST
* EYI LOVE
* LISA DEVINE PHOTOGRAPHY
* LEMONBOX STUDIOS
* COM BOSSA
* SCISSORKICK DESIGN
* WHITE BALLOON FILMS
* LAUREN MCGLYNN PHOTOGRAPHY
* SARAH BROWN JEWELLERY
* SOLEN PHOTOGRAPHY
* HAPPYHILLS CAKES
* SD PHOTOGRAPHY
* SUGAR 8 FILMS
* FLORENCE & BETTE STATIONERY
* NIKKI LEADBETTER PHOTOGRAPHY
* HEDGEROW
* ALISON MACLEOD JEWELLERY
* CARO WEISS PHOTOGRAPHY

& the team behind the GWC scenes!

Doors open at 11am and we’ll all be ready for some good ol’ wedding chat with you – so head down to The Briggait – bring some family & pals – and find some top dollar wedding folks to help you on your planning way.

More info can be found here & on our Facebook page & over on Love My Dress Event Listings.

GW WEDDING FAIR GLASGOW

 


Hiya!

 Spotlighting oor GWC members is a favourite – they are all super lovely.  Genuinely.  Super super lovely. & I’m pure nosey too….

This week :

Scarlett Erskine Jewellery

Here’s Scarlett’s Q&A session :

1/ business:
  
Scarlett Erskine Jewellery
you/your team:
     Scarlett Erskine
where:
 Dundee

2/ describe your workspace:
Currently I am working in Vanilla Ink Studios in WASPS Studios Meadow Mill. The studio consists of 12 other jewellers. I love having other creatives around me we can bounce ideas off each other. I like to have lists to keep me on track with jobs so my bench is surrounded by lists and calendars on my wall alongside funky pictures and postcards I have collected over the years. Also on my bench is my new collection of Aloe cacti plants 🙂

3/ where did it all begin?
I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Since graduating I joined Vanilla Ink Studios, where I worked on launching my first collection. I now make collections of jewellery which I sell in shops and galleries throughout the UK. One of my main passions is making commissions whether it be engagement or wedding rings or gifts for loved ones or a special piece of jewellery to treat yourself. I launched my first collection Exposed at International Jewellery London last year alongside my fellow Vanilla Inkers. I am currently still based at Vanilla Ink studios and look forward to moving into and decorating my own studio in Dundee within the next year.

4/ favourite work to date?
My Favourite piece to date was a special engagement ring I made. It was a white gold princess cut diamond ring made with a twist of my textured detail. I enjoyed designing around the princess cut diamond to show the beauty of the stone off. The piece for one of my best friends who I am now to be a bridesmaid at the wedding I have really enjoyed being a part of their journey.

5/ who/what inspires you?
Precious and semi precious gemstones really inspire me to make jewellery that can show off the stone to its full potential. The different cuts and facets within the gemstones influence the style and shapes within my jewellery.

6/ describe a typical day:
A typical day at Scarlett Erskine Jewellery begins in the workshop, I like to mix up doing different jobs hroughout the day to keep myself interested, I have a selection of stockists throughout the UK so I am usually working on collections for them. I also work on different commissions whether it be wedding rings or bridal party jewellery. At one point nearly every day I love to look through my collections of gemstones! I love gemstones and love the beauty they hold so there is always time to look through the stones and come up with different designs for them.

7/ where’s your favourite place to go? 
One of my favourite places to go is the beach, I live in broughty ferry which has a big beautiful beach. I love coming out of the workshop in dundee and going to relax and switch off at the beach.

 

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A lovely lass with brilliant designs!   We  l o v e  the textures!

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To read a bit more about Scarlett & see more of her designs, head on over to the Jewellery category in our Directory.
& maybe there’s still time for a wee Christmas purchase… !!!
Go go go!Team GWC x

Hello hello!!

We have some perfect rainy day material for you today guys!!

A cockle-warming wedding film by the super Eileen of Sugar 8

“Cat & Joakim and their friends and family, flew from all over the world to the beautiful Ardanaiseig Hotel, to ‘tie the knot’ in style.  Cat & the girls got ready in the boathouse, with the help of Laura Gray & her beauty team.  The flowers were by the lovely Sophie of I Heart Flowers – and all looked amazing!
There was a truly emotional ceremony which had everyone in tears, including myself, the photographer AND the humanist, as they told the story of their journey together, in both English & Spanish, before everyone cheered the tying of the knot.
Scotland was true to form, raining nearly all of the day, but when it had calmed to a light drizzle, we made it out to capture some of the breathtaking scenery all around us, and it looked as beautiful as ever..”

Everyone meet, Cat & Joakim ..

Cat & Joakim Trailer from Eileen Dunn on Vimeo.

Cockles officially warmed.

To see more of Eileens work at Sugar 8 Wedding Films – head on over to our Directory – she’s a good ‘un!!! And super lovely to boot.

x team gwc