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The Tuesday Twist: 11 July

The Tuesday Twist: 11 July

It's Wedding Season!

Now that wedding season is officially upon us, we are here to fill you with inspiration! Urban Twist provides a wide range of wedding products, perfectly suited for styling your big day!

WOODEN WEDDING PLANNERS

New from the studio, our refillable Wooden Wedding Planners have been a huge hit! Choose from 5 charming designs and personalise the notebook spine, elastic strap colour and the inside cover colour. Your personalised details will be intricately engraved onto the cover creating a stunning effect and a truly lasting keepsake.

SAVE THE DATES

Congratulations on setting a date! Now it's time to let your guests know. We offer a wide range of Save the Dates to match your wedding theme. From magnets to stunning clear acrylic, we are sure to have something for everyone!

 NAME PLACE CARDS and CHARMS

Add a special touch to your wedding tables that your guests are sure to love. Our Name Place Cards are designed to fit perfectly onto wine glass rims or as a freestanding 3D design. Our Charms attach easily to the base of wine glasses and can double as a favour or keepsake after your event! 

Right now save 20% on our entire range of Place Cards and Charms! Use the code THEBIGDAY at checkout.

WEDDING and ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

Whether you are a newlywed, celebrating many wonderful years with your special someone or looking for a unique wedding present, we have just the thing to help you celebrate. Explore our wide range of Personalised Wedding and Anniversary gifts that are sure to put a smile on the happy couple's face!

 

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The Tuesday Twist: 23 May

The Tuesday Twist: 23 May

Save the Dates

DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS???
Our wooden Save the Date Magnets made a wee cameo in Bride de Force's 'Top Five Save the Date Ideas' video and we are chuffed! Check it out! (3:24)
Sending your guests a unique Save the Date is a great way to give your guests a sample of your wedding theme or perhaps even give them a taste of what they might expect.

 Be sure to explore our entire range of Save the Dates to find that perfect fit!

      

       

Speaking of dates to save, you may want to add these events to your calendars...

Spring Bank Holiday:

What's not to love about an extra day off? 29 May is a great excuse to spend time relaxing with family and friends. If you don't want to stay home-bound, why not check out one of the UK's stunning beaches? 

Voted one of the Top 10 city beach break destinations in the world, Brighton & its beachfront are certainly one of our favourite beach destinations!

Take in the colourful town by sightseeing such opulent sights as the Royal Pavillion and the Artists’ Quarter. Or perhaps stroll the iconic Brighton Pier and enjoy a few rides and arcade games. But don't forget to pull up one the infamous striped deck chairs and soak up some rays! A trip to Brighton definitely has something for the whole family!

Be sure to check out our range of Brighton Wall Art Minis! It's the perfect way to commemorate your seaside visit!

  

Highland Games:

If you are looking for a truly Scottish experience why next head to the nearest Highland Games! Beginning in the later part of May and extending throughout September, these games are packed full of strength contests, parades, Scottish music and dancing, heritage events and feasts.

Get all the details and explore the history of the event with this handy guide courtesy of our friends at Visit Scotland.

RHS Flower Shows:

Occurring now and extending throughout summer, the Royal Horticultural Society puts on a serious of flower shows and events, aimed at showcasing their vision to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Find your nearest show venue HERE

Great British Food Festival:

If you are looking for an event that has everything from live music, men vs food challenges, artisan bake goods, kids cooking classes, and live chef demonstrations then you must attend your nearest Great British Food Festival!

 

 Find your nearest venue location HERE

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The Tuesday Twist: 9 May

The Tuesday Twist: 9 May


A Prickly History

When you think of 'Scotland', perhaps the most synonymous symbol, second only to tartans and kilts, is the thistle. So just how did this prickly weed become the beloved Flower of Scotland? .

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Legend of the Scottish Thistle

Adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286), legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear.

As they drew near to the Scots it wasn't the only thing hiding under the cover of darkness. For one of Haakon's men unfortunately stood on one of these spiny little defenders and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say the Scots who won the day.

'Thistle-do Nicely'

If you are planing a traditional Scottish wedding ceremony, our Scotch Thistle Save the Dates are the perfect fit! Personalise yours by adding the names of the bride and groom, as well as the location of your wedding and of course, the date to save!

Check out our entire range of Save the Dates HERE

Thistles make a great addition to your bouquets and buttonholes! We love these arrangements that capture the Scottish spirit and add that subtle pop of colour!

One of our favourite, albeit lesser-known wedding traditions is the groom gifting a Luckenbooth brooch to his bride on their wedding day. Subsequently, this Scottish love token would be pinned to the shawl of their first child to protect it from “evil spirits.”

These brooches, which commonly feature a crowned heart or two intertwined hearts, get their name from Edinburgh's first permanent shops known as 'Luckenbooths' or basically 'locked booths.' Dating from the 16th century these stores sold trinkets and housed jewellery workers and other trades.

Find out more about the Luckenbooth HERE

Order of the Thistle

The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh houses several artefacts pertaining to the Order of the Thistle dating from George V's reign. Thought to be founded by James III in 1687, this ancient and noble Order is a merit of chivalry which is bestowed to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of Scotland and the greater United Kingdom.

The motto of the order is: Nemo me Impune Lacessit, which means ‘no-one provokes me with impunity’ or who dares meddle with me. It is considered the motto of Scotland and of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

Spiny Delights

While thistles are among the hardest to gather of wild foods, many variations are known to provide high levels of important major nutrients. If you fancy embracing your inner forager, this article courtesy of Permaculture may provide you with some valuable insight.

If the thought of collecting and preparing the thistle sounds a bit daunting or the idea of actually eating this spiny weed is just not your cup of tea, you can always enjoy it as a garnish!

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