"We couldn't find what
we wanted for our wedding so we did it ourselves and Emily's Best was born" - Ruth
Emily on her wedding day in 1926
Based in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, we provide a friendly and reliable service from Emily's Best HQ - a cottage in a small village a stones-throw from historic Pershore.
The company was started by Ruth, and grew out of her own wedding. She says: "when we couldn't find exactly what we wanted to make our day special we created it ourselves, and it proved very popular. Friends asked us to make their days special too, and Emily's Best was born!"
Emily was Ruth's great grandmother. Born in 1901, she would bring out her 'Best' for when the great grandchildren and family came round for tea. Together with her beautiful china and hand embroidered tablecloths, her scrumptious cakes and sandwiches made with her own bread made the experience truly memorable.
Emily gave Ruth her first embroidered tablecloth on her 16th birthday for her 'bottom drawer', and so started a life-long love of all things vintage. She has that tablecloth still - it has pansies on it - and she also has a special tin that used to be kept in the bottom cupboard in Emily's kitchen filled with humbugs and liquorice.
Our philosophy is based on a creative approach, capturing a flavour of a more innocent and less consumer-driven age. Our customers are looking for opportunities to make their event a real expression of who they are, including objects and experiences that delight, and sharing a bit of that magic with their guests.