Love & Marriage

Well it’s another bright and crisp spring morning and I’m headed to the first part of my brother-in-laws wedding. I say first part as despite this being the official legal bit it is considered not to be the “real thing”. The “real thing” is actually taking place in May in Avignon France, making it so as this is when there will be the typically big wedding dress, a vast amount of guests, copious amounts of alcohol and food and lots of oooing and ahhhing over the bride, probably more so than the bride and groom.

So when did weddings get so big? When did it become just as big a deal for the guests as the bride and groom themselves to pick out that perfect frock, along with matching shoes and handbag, well for us girls at least.

It’s also a time when we ask the big question, what do we buy the newlyweds to mark their special day? How do we make sure our gift is enough and looks amazing without breaking the bank?

It seems more and more that couples now ask for money for that all important honeymoon, newly named the ‘trip of a lifetime’ before the pitter patter of tiny feet or before all their money if thrown into their dream home and they wonder when they’ll ever get a holiday quite like it before they hit retirement!

I’ve come to the thinking that despite requests for money sometimes it’s nice to find something a little different, something that they are likely not to already have and actually go down the traditional route of buying a gift. Probably that’s because I love the anticipation of opening a gift and wondering what’s inside.

At the Orchard we have a great range of gifts from the safe and traditional to the unusual, meaning there’s something for everyone when it comes to buying that all important wedding gift. Best of all we’ve got great gifts that won’t break the bank!

We’ve got an amazing range under £50, with this being just some of them – links to these items below

We also have a range for those wanting to spend more, wether it be on furniture, something for the home, something specifically hand made, gorgeous glasses for entertaining when the family come to dinner or outdoor elegance to make the garden a haven during those long Summer days and evenings when the BBQ is cooking up some scrummy delights.

Out of all these gorgeous gifts, which one will you pick?

Don’t forget the items that aren’t too big we will also gift wrap for you FREE of charge.


A parting thought….. What is Love?

Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favourite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all – one known only by those who love.

Silver Plated Wine Glasses

Multi Frame in White

Rustic Teal Light Chandelier

Retro Kitchen Scales

Vintage Photo Frame in Antique White with Black Surround—antique-white


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