Handmade bridal accessories for the modern, vintage-inspired bride
Who are we...
Hi I'm Nicola, I established Silver Sixpence in her Shoe following a fruitless search for my own perfect wedding accessories. My designs are inspired by my travels and the elegance of a bygone era of British fashion.
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and A Silver Sixpence in her Shoe.
Silver Sixpence in her Shoe creates beautiful, handmade accessories for the modern, vintage-inspired bride. Every piece is custom-made from rare fabrics and embellishments and can be modified to create a look that is truly unique.
Our range of hand-crafted made to order accessories are both timeless and utterly elegant - designed to be loved at first sight and treasured forever. Our collections are available to purchase and we also offer a full bespoke design service, incorporating family heirlooms or trinkets where requested for the most personal of bridal accessories.
Silver Sixpence in her Shoe was established in 2009 by Nicola Wellard following a fruitless search for her own perfect wedding accessories. Prior to her wedding in 2010, Nicola gained an honours degree in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University, followed by ten years’ experience as a buyer for a number of high-street fashion brands, including perennial occasion wear favourite, Coast. Now living in a house full of Stone Roses DVDs, toy dinosaurs and plastic dumper trucks (at the insistence of their eldest son), Nicola and husband Ed made the move from London to Manchester in 2011 following an 18-month spell of travelling the world.
Silver Sixpence designs are as much inspired by the unique style of the many countries they visited at that time as they are by the elegance of a bygone era of British fashion.
I use upcycled materials in both our bridal and craft parties that I usually source from antiques fairs/vintage fairs and charity shops.
As a small independent myself I understand how important these businesses are. So I try to source my materials be it haberdashery/stationnery/wedding fair decor from small independents online and on the smaller high street shops too.
I handmake everything myself in the UK and my freelancers are paid more than the living wage! I work from home.