The Sewing Alchemist passionately believes in making every special occasion beautiful and none more so than wedding days.
Not only has The Sewing Alchemist been featured in Rock n Roll Bride Magazine for her Intricate Floral Wreath but she has also created personalised pieces for hundreds of weddings as well as gifts for happy couples for over three years.
Ellen is passionate about creating beautiful, bespoke keepsakes that reflect each unique wedding day. She works closely with couples to create designs that capture their special day and ensures that they are completed to the highest possible standard.
"Being featured in Rock n Roll Bride magazine was a dream come true and I love having this article on display in my office."
Ellen works with the happy couple to create the perfect pieces to compliment the day from the very beginning. After initial contact Ellen can create mood boards to inspire you and encapsulate your ideas. Inspiration can come from invitations, floral arrangements, colour schemes and so much more!
Setting the scene
In 2019 Ellen was tasked with creating six woodland themed centrepieces for the Powell Wedding. Each animal would mark each individual table and feature the couples wedding colours. The bold outlines of the animals paired with the delicate florals created a dramatic and beautiful effect that proved popular with Ellen's followers on social media.
Ellen was also asked to make a larger keepsake wedding piece for the couple featuring their married name and wedding date.
In 2019 Ellen was approached to create a beautiful floral wreath made up of nothing but sweet peas! Although this was a new challenge and not a flower that she had ever had the opportunity to sew before, she took the commission in her stride and created one of the most liked pieces of the year!
"I have for so long admired the stunning wedding
hoops that Ellen creates but didn’t have anyone to
gift them to, I was biding my time until the day came...
And then it happened, my best friend got engaged
and asked me to be bridesmaid. Instantly I knew
one of Ellen’s hoops would be my gift to them.
I contacted Ellen in June with the brides specific
wedding flowers in mind (sweet peas), asking if it
was possible to sew a large wedding hoop of said
sweet peas, with the wording in the centre. Ellen
answered straight away saying yes of course, she had
never stitched sweet peas before but would investigate
(which she did incredibly quickly) and the most breathtaking wedding hoop was created.
I was blown away by the attention to detail, the
accurate colour representation and beauty of the hoop.
I presented it to the bride before her wedding day, just
in case they wanted to utilise it anywhere within the wedding day itself. The hoop ended up centre stage in
the ceremony.... that in itself is testimony for the spectacular pieces that Ellen creates.”
"I absolutely loved creating this piece! Sweet peas are a personal favourite of mine and I knew in my heart that this piece could be a real showstopper. Although it was hours of painstaking work I am thrilled with the result and blown away by the response this piece received online."
The Happy Customers
In 2018 she created a fourteen piece set for the Ivey Wedding, themed around florals and cycling that encapsulated the bride and grooms interests in a beautiful display.
The set contained table centre pieces featuring well known cyclists names and florals in their wedding colours. There were also pieces that contained a meaningful quote and their new married name that could be displayed in their home after the wedding. Ellen also created two new pieces for the couples special day in the form of a 'Mr' and 'Mrs' hoop for their professional photos and head table.
"The Ivey Wedding is quite possibly one of the most exciting and biggest projects I have been a part of."
"I really loved creating this piece. It was so nice to have a break from creating florals that I was familiar with and to try something totally new and different!"
In 2019 Ellen was approached by a bride to be to recreate the couples wedding stationery into a hoop to remind them of their special day.
Ellen took the beautiful digital florals and translated them perfectly into thread.
"I absolutely adore Ellen and her stunning embroidery hoops! I found Ellen through Instagram and instantly fell in love with her work. I was planning my wedding at the time, so I asked her to create a bespoke piece of the logo I had designed in my wedding stationery. Her eye for detail is incredible, and she recreated the design so beautifully and lovingly and I can tell love went into every stitch.
I now love looking back at the hoop hanging proudly on my wall, to remind me of our special wedding day. Ellen was so friendly and professional throughout and I can't recommend her enough!"
Photos captured by Sarah Horton Photography
If these pieces have left you feeling inspired to place a wedding order of your own then why not get in touch and share your ideas with Ellen?
Prices will vary depending on the design and quantity but a full quote will be given by the artist. Deposits and payment plans are welcome. Alternatively head over to our online store to find inspiration and examples of our wedding pieces.
Find out more
"My now husband wanted to name our wedding tables after cyclists. My mission was to find a pretty way to do this. I found The Sewing Alchemist on Instagram and I fell in love with Ellen's work straight away! I sent Ellen a private message and she was lovely! We discussed a few options and within days she had sent me over examples of all 11 table names. I loved them and so did Andy. We can't thank Ellen enough for taking on our project- 14 hoops in total! Ellen kept us in the loop all the way through working on the project, with regular photo updates.
The day the package arrived was a special day, each hoop had been packaged so beautifully and with so much care. I'm sorry to say I didn't wait for Andy to get home from work before I opened them- I couldn't, I was too excited! Each hoop looked amazing on our wedding day and we had so many compliments on them. We highly recommend The Sewing Alchemist and we will definitely be ordering more hoops in the future! Thank you again Ellen."
In 2017 Ellen was fortunate enough to be approached to create a piece that would be used in a marriage proposal. Ellen worked closely with the customer to create the perfect design that not only would be used for the proposal itself but for the wedding afterwards and as the perfect keepsake in their home.
The embroidered piece held the ring at the time of the proposal and could then hold a Polaroid of the couple for the big day.
"It was probably one of the hardest secrets I've ever had to keep but seeing this amazing photo of the happy couple made it 100% worth it!"
In 2017 Ellen was approached to make a special piece for the soon-to-be Pearson's and their big day! Ellen worked with the bride to capture key parts of the couples interests- pink florals for the bride and cars for the groom. This piece was proudly displayed at the couples reception and now takes pride of place in their home.
Ellen was later asked to make a matching hoop that had the lyrics for the couples first dance song which was made in a striking oval hoop.
"I think this commission was when I first fell in love with the 'Floral Cluster' design. It is so elegant and delicate! I have always loved mixing pretty florals with bold lines or naughty quotes and I think together they create a really interesting juxtaposition."
GETTING HITCHED IN 2020?
If you're getting married in 2020 we want to hear from you!
We are looking to work with happy couples in 2020 to develop new designs. Could it be you?
If you think you could support us in this project and would like to find out more get in touch!