Bride Icon first met Indigo Rocks at the Pridelux Atelier held at The Shard in London and we were so awe-inspired by some of the bespoke and beautiful table creations that were showcased. Indigo Rocks creates stunning bespoke table decorations for weddings and events – all hand-made wedding favour boxes, gift boxes, Christmas and wedding crackers and beautiful place cards. The creations are designed using the finest paper and acrylics, elegant ribbons and charming embellishments – giving every table that extra sparkle and glamour. Bride Icon spoke to the Creative Director Jo Rymill to tell us more about Indigo Rocks.
Hello Jo, thank you for speaking to Bride Icon. Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself and how the story began for Indigo Rocks.
Hello…. I’m Jo, the Creative Director of Indigo Rocks. I have always made all the table decorations for my family for all of our (very numerous!) parties and gatherings. Over the years, family friends had asked me to make the table decorations for their weddings and Christmas parties, and I suddenly realised how much I enjoyed doing it – from here the idea of Indigo Rocks was born.
With a background in interior design and a career as a creative director for interior design companies around the world, I have a love for pulling together a look across all the table decorations so that’s why I’ve built the ranges so it’s possible to coordinate our products on the table.
What does Indigo Rocks specialise in?
We specialise in wedding favour and gift boxes, Christmas and wedding crackers, napkin rings and place cards/escort cards. I’m also starting to work with accessories such as guest books and albums. I’m always open to suggestions if anyone would like anything in particular made though!
How would you define the perfect table setting, what should it look and feel like, and is there a favourite of yours?
For a wedding, the perfect table setting is one where you can see the personality of the couple who are getting married. This is what makes a table unique, memorable and fun.
My favourite table settings are when the wedding theme has been taken through all the details, from the linens and tableware to the flowers to our decorative products. Table design is a lot like interior design; when a home is beautifully designed you feel warm and comfortable, the details are all taken care of. It’s the same with the perfect table. Everything is where you need it to be to allow your guests to enjoy themselves – there’s really no point if there’s so many flowers on the table that no one can see one another!
There is so much diversity in weddings now, how do you come up with a customised design to suit each wedding?
We always start with an in-depth conversation with the couple. We take into account the colours they’ve chosen in general for the wedding party, including clothes and flowers, and we look at any themes that they’ve already thought about for the wedding and we work with those.
We find that what we do is very different to anything else that’s on the market so it’s a really enjoyable process to create something unique for each wedding. If a client were to come to us with a blank canvas, that’s just as much fun, and we would work together to create something beautiful for them. We have a gallery of products on our website to get the creative juices flowing to start with.
We also work very much with personalisation so each of the favour boxes is engraved with messages to the guests, giving them something really nice to take home as a keepsake which is a lovely gesture.
Jo where do you find your inspiration from when creating a bespoke luxury design?
I am inspired by so many things. I have a strong passion for pattern and design, having spent years collecting beautiful fabrics and I’m a magpie when it comes to anything sparkly! I’ve travelled and lived all over the world and am massively inspired by other cultures. I bring all of this to my work. I love it when a client comes to us with thoughts about a theme for their wedding that allows me to research and come up with some really different ideas for them.
With so many intricate details in weddings now, how does Indigo Rocks cater to couples wanting something unique and different?
We find every couple that comes to us is unique, so it’s really exciting to find different materials and designs that will reflect their personalities and help us make their table decorations as unique as them.
I do love it when a couple are looking for something different to all the other weddings they’ve been to. As all our products are designed to be completely bespoke it means we don’t have to make all the products look exactly the same, we can mix and match. For instance; we had a wedding where the theme was multi coloured butterflies – we made the favour boxes in a series of different colours and added hand cut and coloured butterflies so each one was different to the next, this design, added to the personal messages inside, made for a very unique box that the guests could keep as a memento.
With no minimum or maximum order quantity it also means you could do something special just for the top table or the bridesmaids, while keeping the rest of the guests a little lower key if you’d like to.
How lovely Jo. So which has been the most unusual design you have created and what was the theme?
The most unusual one was a couple who were obsessed with Lego. They had met at a Lego convention and the theme for their wedding was all centred around Lego – they had spent the 18 months leading up to their wedding building their table centres from Lego. They wanted to give their guests wedding favours that they could keep and treasure. We came up with the idea of favour boxes that were made out of acrylic and each one was engraved with a personalised message and decorated with a small Lego figure made to look like each guest. We also made place cards to match the boxes. The journey with this couple was such fun and their wedding was so personal and unique – the guests totally loved it!
That definitely sounds like the most unique design…! Finally, what is coming up for Indigo Rocks Jo, and where can our brides come and see you?
Indigo Rocks plans to keep developing its product ranges while having as much fun as possible with our lovely couples! You can see our work on the website www.indigo.rocks , on Instagram.com/indigorocks/ and on Facebook @www.indigo.rocks
Bride Icon would like to say a very special thank you to Jo, the Creative Director for Indigo Rocks for taking the time to talk with us and our brides. It certainly has been a real insight into the world of luxury and bespoke table decorations. Do send a message at email@example.com if you’d like a chat to Jo about your wedding or event.
Photos Courtesy of Indigo Rocks