How to plan a waste free, plastic free party

Patchwork is all about being creative, collective and resourceful. We’re also all about excellent parties. With this in mind, we thought it was about time we put together a guide to organising a party that: keeps costs down, is waste fre...

How to celebrate 30 in style: Holly Clarke Cake Design

Part of our mission to revolutionise how people give is to encourage the celebration of every little bit of life that’s worth celebrating. As such, we’re a BIG fan of celebrating birthdays, whether they’re the bigguns or the littluns, an...

Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: fforest farm

“Wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder” fforest farm is an absolute DREAM wedding venue. For a relaxed, informal, weekend-long celebration in 200 acres of unspoilt natural beauty it can’t be beaten. Weddings are residential, which means ...

Patchwork loves learning giveaway

Totes Amazing Patchwork Giveaway

To celebrate September and all things learning Patchwork are giving away a lovely selection of prizes to one lucky winner packed in to a brilliant Patchwork tote bag. Things to be won include: A National Art Pass – which gives the holder...

Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: The Fire Pit Camp

Patchwork LOVES The Fire Pit Camp set in seven acres of beautiful Norfolk! Rachel, along with her extended family, runs this little gem of a venue and here she tells us why it’s the perfect place for a gorgeous laid back festival wedding...

Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: Guardswell Farm

We’re a big fan of wedding venues that can feel like home for the weekend, and Guardswell Farm have that spirit in buckets. They’re also the complete full package – as well as being a gorgeous wedding venue, their stunning scenery and co...

Their Honeymoon: Jason Williams Photography

If you asked people what their travel dream was, we bet Route 66 would be quite high on that list. Well, we’re in the business of making dreams become reality, so we chatted to Portsmouth-based alternative wedding photographer Jason Will...

Patchwork Couple: Woodland Wedding and Honeymoon in Puglia

Bridgette and Andy met through friends twelve years ago. Although they lived 2 hours apart (Bridgette in North Wales and Andy in Worcestershire) they carried on talking via the early days of internet chat rooms and texts and of course th...

6 of our favourite wedding invites

Sending out your wedding invites is a very exciting moment in the planning calendar – it’s the moment when all of the planning that’s been whirring round your head is actually brought to fruition in real life. It’s the moment when you re...

Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: The Giraffe Shed

When a venue describe themselves as a ‘heptagonal palace of joy, confetti and dancing’, what’s the point in us even trying to write an introduction? The Giraffe Shed are a badass new Welsh wedding venue that are totally redefining what b...

Patchwork holiday giveaway

To celebrate the honeymoon/holiday season we’ve partnered up with some of our favourite brands to bring you a Patchwork beach bag full of summer essentials. To win a gorgeous Patchwork tote bag, swimsuit from Lilliput & Felix, beach dres...

Sustainable Wedding Gift Ideas: Meet the Makers.

Husband and wife team Kate and Abi run Nafisi Studios in West Sussex, where together they create beautiful, sustainable one-off commissions for the home, garden, or work place. Their mission is to combine their knowledge of heritage wood...

old cinema wedding venue in Sheffield

Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: Abbeydale Picture House

We’re taking our favourite wedding venue series outside of London, turning our heads from smoke to steel with one of our favourite Sheffield wedding venues, Abbeydale Picture House. We chatted to Elinor, one of the event co-ordinators, a...

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts: A Modern Take

Wedding anniversaries – do you celebrate them? According to a survey from 2016, 46% of UK couples don’t do anything to mark their wedding date, and a fifth don’t even know when their wedding anniversary is. Here in the Patchwork st...

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