I adore everything about Karen Nicol, the embroidery and mix media artist who is a genius when it comes to creating fabulous and unique fashion and interior pieces. I have been collaborating with her for a few years now and she has never let me down when it comes to creating beautiful, bespoke pieces for events that I have worked on.
As well as creating stunning made to order cushions and throws for the Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart online shop, I often call upon her services to help me create a personal touch to weddings which I have been asked to style.
Exclusive, personalised hand embroided napkins are an element that I think brings a real personal touch to a wedding breakfast and something which Karen does beautifully. Not only does having your guest’s initials displayed on the corner of their napkin look thoughtful but it makes a divine gift that they will want cherish and take away with them.
For a previous wedding that Karen and I worked on together, we not only incorporated the guest’s initials but brought in the element of flowers with Karen creating single blooms out of material and attaching them onto the napkin. Using the flowers in the arrangements as inspiration, Karen created beautiful and simple blooms that matched the decor and added an elegant finishing touch.
Karen’s work transcends across the border of fashion and interiors, so not only can she create luscious pieces to enhance your decor but why not give guests Pashminas which are hand embroided with the flower choice of your wedding – it really is all about the personal touches that make your day that extra special for you and your guests.