Hello. We're Hanson & Hopewell.

So your best friend has just got engaged. Whoop! Her ring is sparkling, the bubbles are on tap and then she throws you the question you’ve always wanted to hear. Will you be my bridesmaid?

More champers! You’ll be her go to gal for the whole of her engagement. The one to photograph her dress appointment, the one to help her decide whether it’s an up or down hair-do and the one on the big day with the rocking playlist to get ready to!

You also want to celebrate and mark all those wedding planning milestones together, the engagement, her hen party, the build up to the wedding day. But how do you do this in a personal, meaningful way?

The high street is full of uninspiring and impersonal gifts – who needs a pair of Mr & Mrs spoons? Seriously. Having been a bridesmaid several times, we’ve wanted to find luxury bride-to-be gifts that truly reflect the love and excitement we felt for our friends at the most exhilarating time of their lives. To gift something memorable, that is personalised and that can also be gifted not only from her bridesmaids, but from all of her best friends as a group gift too.

So we created Hanson & Hopewell. Our concept is simple: Beautiful, thoughtful gifts for brides delivered next day in the UK.

We’ve partnered with the best independent makers and creators across the country to create bespoke bride gift boxes perfect for celebrating all of the key occasions in her wedding journey – from engagement gifts, hen party presents and wedding gift boxes too.  

Hopewell celebrating with her besties

Hopewell celebrating with her besties

Each box tells a story and is full of the little luxuries she needs on the lead up to the big day from organic beauty products ensuring that her skin is glowing, to bride-to-be wedding planning journals to jot down all of her wedding ideas to a beautiful hand-printed bridal kimono to ensure that she’s Instagram ready on the morning of her wedding. Each product has been carefully handpicked to include presents that we feel are an essential part of a bride’s wedding journey. (And what perhaps was missing on the lead up to our own!)

There’s no better feeling to be part of the process, celebrating the moment the ring gets placed on her finger, helping to decide on the dress, and organising the right of passage for her hen do – and being able to symbolise each of these key moments in a memorable way. We go beyond to ensure that everyone who buys from us has a lovely personal experience celebrating a friend’s engagement, hen do or wedding with one of our handpicked gifts, including a handwritten note from you as part of our gifting package.

We want to help you celebrate your friendships and have a go to destination for all those tricky bridesmaid situations that may arise. We can help you use Pinterest to inspire ideas, we’ll be providing tips on how to organise a classy hen party and most importantly, we’ll help ensure you do not get lumped with the most hideous bridesmaid dress ever!

So here’s our new blog - #TheBridesmaidBible. And we hope you have fun with us along the way.