This week on the blog we are talking to Harriet, the creator and director of One Splendid Day.
Harriet is based in lovely South Wales but her work is sent far and wide for wedding celebrations! She creates beautiful place cards and hand dyed table runners which we had the pleasure of photographing, as well as providing flowers and decorations for couples too! Her work has been featured in some of the most respected wedding publications including Love My Dress and Rock My Wedding, and we can totally see why!
We caught up after our shoot to talk about Harriets work, staying creative in lockdown and what is next for One Splendid Day. Read a little from our chat here…
Emily - We loved the use of texture and colour in your work. Where do you find your inspiration?
Harriet - I find inspiration all over. I would say mostly from nature and Instagram ! My family and I love walking through the woods near our home and it’s lovely seeing and hearing it so full of life and colour (especially at this time of the year!)
E - What is your favourite part of the wedding day celebrations?
H - It’s has to be the bride or groom’s walk down the aisle. It marks the culmination of the months (or years!) of preparation by the couple. It’s truly a beautiful moment. I cried like an absolute baby when I walked down the aisle. Seeing everyone you love looking at you, being there for you both - it’s emotional!
E - How important do you think it is to stay creative at the moment?
H - It’s essential. People in this industry are naturally creative, now is the time to truly nurture that. Personally I’ve spent quite a bit of time trying out new dyes for my fabrics and also putting a lot of work into my website (and garden!)
E - What are the three things that you are most grateful for in this wild time?
H - Family, friends and wine
E - What three things are you most excited to do when we are all out and about again?
H - Obviously get right back into styling weddings! Seeing my mum and mum in law and...go to a garden centre!
E - Is there anything coming up/new in your business you want to share?
H - I’m really excited about just adding floristry to our business. It’s an absolute passion of mine and I’m delighted to finally be putting it to work!
Photography & Retouch - Bailey & Mitchell
Table numbers and runners - One Splendid Day
Backdrops - Club Backdrops