“Spangles, sparkles and organza bows on chair backs are just not very me!” says Hester, founder of Wedding in a Teacup, which specialises in personalised wedding stationery, gifts & accessories, and items that last on well beyond the wedding day.

When Hester was planning her own wedding she found that “my taste isn’t represented in the mass-market wedding industry… the waste bothered me too. All that stuff dumped as landfill after a few hours’ use.” Inspired, she started designing her own wedding and “somewhere along the way, I got really excited about setting up an online boutique for brides who think like I do.”

I’ve been photographing products for Wedding in a Teacup since their launch in 2011. Here’s a selection of my favourite products and photos.