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Our Story

Welcome to Wedding in a Teacup!

An online boutique full of eco-friendly and personalised goodies perfect for your meaningful days. With our enchanting designs and handmade creations, we’ll help you style your special occasion your way.

Your day - your way

Chances are you’ve found our website because you're on the hunt for something a little bit different for your celebration. You don’t want the too-big-for-the-aisle dress, super-tacky hen do or strictly blue/pink baby shower, and you want to infuse your day with as much of your personality as possible.  Well, you’re in the right place!

Not your average bride

In fact, the reason Wedding in a Teacup exists is because after my shock engagement in early 2011 (as the daughter of a feminist I wasn’t one of those girls who ever dreamt of the elaborate proposal or big white wedding - my stunned response to the man-I-love’s proposal is far too rude to repeat here..!) I quickly found that my tastes were not represented in the mainstream wedding industry. Sparkles, throwaway plastic favours and organza chair bows were just not very me…

Row away from the mainstream

Inspired by the variety of creative real weddings I saw on wedding blogs, I realised other couples wanted something different from the big white ‘do and all that entailed, too. So as a newlywed, I launched Wedding in a Teacup in December 2011: a one-stop-shop for unique wedding stationery, favours and decor, featuring wonderful items that last, are fairtrade, made from recycled material, or created right here in the UK.  We pride ourselves on our handmade items, exciting website and a personal service that strives to ensure all of our customers are entirely satisfied.

Oh baby!

Fast forward to now (Three offices, three British Wedding Awards and two babies later!) and thanks to you lovely lot, we’re still going strong with a team of talented mums in our Brighton studio (read about my super Team Teacup here). We’ve naturally evolved into stocking and making stylish (and definitely not your stereotypical) baby shower, hen and birthday party goodies too.


Our mantra is: take great pleasure in your planning and preparations, it will spill over into your day and light it up.  So put enjoy it all at the top of your Big List, relax and let us help!


Thanks so much for stopping by.  You’re in good company here. Happy planning.


Love Hester x