Your Yorkshire Wedding - September/October 2023 (Issue 62)

VALERIE MILLINERY COLLECTIONS “I make bespoke headwear and hire collections: think hats, fascinators, headbands and bridal pieces,” says Valerie Wyvill. “Located in Knaresborough, I ensure all clients feel the best version of themselves on their special day. People are not accustomed to wearing hats, so sometimes need some guidance to ensure they feel comfortable and confident in wearing a piece. The first stage is a no-obligation consultation where you will try on a multitude of hats to see which one suits your outfit, style and personality. Next, I’ll begin to create your hat and will update you and send photos along the way. You are then invited back for another fit, so I can ensure a perfect result and that you are happy with how your piece looks and feels.” THE PRETTY LITTLE TREAT COMPANY “We make wedding gifts, from the bridesmaids and mother of the bride and groom to wedding favours and more,” says Victoria Woodger. “All of our treats are designed by us and have sustainable packaging, which we can also personalise for you. From lip balms, hand creams and matchbox solid perfume bars, to soaps, scrubs and bespoke sets; everything we create is made with great care and attention to detail. We pride ourselves on listening carefully to your wants and needs, suggesting solutions and designs that work for you and can adapt to your colour scheme.” JULIA EASTWOOD “I run a small independent business creating handmade wedding stationery,” says Julia. “Founded in 2012, I’ve grown from a kitchen table business to winning awards, priding myself on my high quality finish. I produce all the stationery a couple need on their wedding day, including save the dates, invitations, order of service, menus – anything you want, I can provide. I’m a ‘one man band’, so everything from the original illustrations and email enquiries, to design, printing, hand-finishing and packaging is handled by myself. From time to time my wonderful dad comes in to help with the printing press – and has also been known to tie the odd bow!” 59 KEEPING IT LOCAL