Friends of Shibumi

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Here at Shibumi, we think it’s so important for the business community to support each other… That’s why we’ve put together a list of our best friends! Some of our favourite companies that we think deserve a little shout out!

We have split them into categories to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for; from milliners, to wedding venues, and our favourite local places to visit in case you want to turn your appointment with us into a weekend away, including places to stay, our favourite restaurants and independent shops, even the odd spa 😉

Most of our recommendations are for small businesses just like ourselves, so it would mean a lot to us (and them) if you could check them out.

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WEDDING/ EVENT SUPPLIERS

 

MILLINERS

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The Cotswold Hat Club

The best hat hire company in the county! The Cotswold Hat Club have a fantastic selection of hats to hire from a range of talented designers. They offer a monthly subscription for those of you who may regularly require millinery, or you can hire on a one-off basis.

 

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Alison Tod

Alison creates beautiful bespoke hats, tailored to your Shibumi outfit perfectly. Based in Abergavenny, she is a little further away from us but definitely worth the journey!

 

JEWELLERS

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Ruth Tomlinson

Ruth creates stunning jewellery using precious stones and ethically sourced diamonds. Perfect for a special occasion.

 

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Harriet Whinney Pearls

For timeless and elegant pearls, we highly recommend Harriet’s designs. Beautifully made and something for every budget, perfect for the classic Mother of the Bride.

 

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Joanna Cave

Joanna creates funky jewellery that would look so fabulous with your Shibumi outfit! Ideal for someone looking for a non-traditional Mother of the Bride outfit, and perfect to accessorise your wedding outfit.

 

WEDDING VENUES

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Elmore Court

Elmore Court is owned by Ruth’s brother Anselm and is such a beautiful place to have a wedding. With a focus on using local suppliers and even produce grown on the estate this venue is a great choice for the eco-conscious Bride and Groom. Set in the idyllic village of Elmore in Gloucestershire.

 

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The Matara Centre

This unique wedding venue is a little hidden gem! Nestled in the Gloucestershire countryside, only about 10 minutes from Shibumi, is this beautiful wedding venue.

Who doesn’t want to get married by the waterside!

 

FLORISTS

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Kate’s Cutting Patch

If you’re looking for a unique experience while choosing your wedding flowers, then look no further than Kate’s Cutting Patch! Kate grows all of her own flowers and when you visit her you can take a walk and choose your flowers while they are still growing. Perfect for bespoke bouquets and wedding flowers. Plus, Kate is the most lovely person too!

 

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Fox Flowers

Fox Flowers make the most stunning artificial flowers… these would be so fabulous for table centre pieces or purchase their individual stems to create your own bridal bouquet that will last forever.

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Voyteck Photography

Wojteck Chrapek, otherwise known as Voyteck Photography creates such stunning wedding images. Based in London, but able to travel, Wojteck is a great choice if you’re looking for modern, funky wedding photos that you will treasure forever.

 

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James Fear Photography

James is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and creates beautiful classic wedding photography. He has even photographed a few celebrity weddings! His images are breath taking and we love his work.

 

SHOES

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Rainbow Club

The Rainbow Club provide an excellent service where you can have any of their styles of shoes dyed to match your Shibumi outfit. Lots of our customers use them and they come highly recommended!

 

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Pssst Shoes

Pssst shoes design and make all their shoes by hand. A small business that pride themselves on providing quality shoes that are not mass produced at really reasonable prices.

They come in a huge array of beautiful colours and can be made with bespoke measurements and changes.

 

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A WEEKEND IN THE COTSWOLDS

 

PLACES TO STAY

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Calcot Spa and Hotel

Calcot is just 10 minutes from Shibumi and is an incredible place to stay if you want to make a weekend trip of your Shibumi appointment. Treat yourself to spa treatments, a dip in the outside hot tub, and a meal at the adjoining Gumstool Inn.

 

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Local Air BnBs

There are some really beautiful Air Bnbs to stay in, in Gloucestershire. A few of our favourites are this thatched cottage in Cirencester, a beautiful Summerhouse in France Lynch and the vineyard in Inchbrook (just 5 minutes from us!)

 

SHOPPING

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Brand Zero Naturals

Brand Zero are the next door neighbours to Shibumi and their products are incredible. All made by hand with completely natural ingredients, they offer shampoo bars, lip balms, hand creams, and more. Really lovely products from a really lovely company.

 

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Armed and Gorgeous

This fantastic independent jewellery and gift shop is a must-visit if you head into Nailsworth after your Shibumi appointment. Full of gorgeous treasures and unique gifts.

 

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Stroud Farmers Market

 If you’re coming for a Friday appointment, we highly recommend staying the night and visiting Stroud Farmers Market on a Saturday morning. It’s such a lovely atmosphere with great offerings of yummy food and amazing crafts and gifts.

 

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Tetbury

If you fancy a wander around a beautiful historic market town, then pop to Tetbury after your Shibumi appointment for some great independent shops, cafes, pubs and antiques.

A really lovely way to spend an afternoon.

 

PLACES TO VISIT

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Westonbirt Arboretum

If you haven’t visited this world famous Arboretum just 15 minutes away from Shibumi then we highly recommend taking the time to do so when you visit us. It is so beautiful and a great day out, especially in the Autumn.

 

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Woodchester Mansion & Park

This National Trust property is surrounded by amazing parkland, perfect for a dog walk, or even a dip in the lake! The ‘haunted’ mansion is also well worth a visit and they have a café offering cream teas in the Summer months.

 

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Rococo Gardens

Can you tell we like to spend time outdoors?!

The Rococo Gardens in Painswick are truly stunning. A lovely way to spend an afternoon, and they are even available as a wedding venue!

 

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Gloucester Cathedral

Entry is free to the amazing Gloucester Cathedral, home to Harry Potter and some incredible architecture. They often have additional art exhibitions happening inside the cathedral; it’s a must visit if you’ve never been before!

 

 PLACES TO EAT

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The Canteen

If you’re looking for coffee and cake or a lunchtime sandwich then The Canteen is a great hidden gem. Nestled in the centre of Nailsworth, it’s perfect for lunch before or after your Shibumi appointment.

 

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The Olive Tree

This Mediterranean restaurant offers light lunches or fabulous sit down meals. Really tasty food in a good atmosphere.

 

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Jolly Nice

This quirky farm shop and café is great if you want to sample local produce from artisan producers. Takeaway or sit in their amazing yurt for the full ‘Stroudie’ experience!

 

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Thistledown Café & Campsite

Just 5 minutes away from Shibumi lies the gorgeous Thistledown Farm. With a café to visit for lunch, and if you’re feeling adventurous why not stay in their campsite before your Shibumi appointment?

 

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The Falcon Steakhouse

If you’re hunting for the best roast dinner in Gloucestershire, then the Falcon is for you!

You’ll need to book in advance but if you’re spending the weekend in Gloucestershire then we highly recommend this pub in Wootton-Under-Edge.