Inspired by the extraordinary surroundings we grew up in we wanted to create a special space, somewhere far from the everyday. A place where deep green valley meets wild north sea, where echoes of mermaid crested waves and a touch of the faerie folk are woven into something quite magical. A nest of richness, of warm welcoming Accommodation, a trove of finest crafted Floral Wedding crown and elegant bespoke vintage sweets cart, timeless, imaginative, exceptional. We invite you to walk through a doorway into another world and discover something truly captivating and unique.
Situated in the heart of the old town, the Shepherd’s Purse provides a perfect base from which to explore the ancient seaport of Whitby. Our well appointed, and comfortable accommodation is behind busy Church Street in a choice of galleried rooms over looking the courtyard. The rooms are en-suite and have four-poster or brass bedsteads and country furniture, either with a bath or a shower. The perfect romantic hideaway.
We also make bespoke floral crowns and hair accessories, custom designed for brides and their bridal party. We have a beautiful selection of light mauves, natural creams and pretty pinks, with a wide selection of vintage style beaded trims and ribbons. Our velvet flower crowns and handmade tutus for flower girls add to the perfect little details that make your day so special. We work together to design the perfect hair pieces made from our delightful velvet flowers, they give a classic vintage look with a twist of the bohemian style.
Together with our in house Bridal Makeup artist Michelle McHugh, our philosophy is simple but essential: we enhance your natural beauty by designing a look that fits you from the inside out.
We believe brides should look natural as possible, a sheer flawless finish that lasts all day with a stunning dewy finish for a youthful glow. Romantic pastel shades to compliment your eyes and up to date contouring techniques to give you that desired natural oval face.
Our mission is to get to know who you are so that we can create a vision guided together by your needs and our expertise. Radiating confidence on your wedding day is the key to looking and feeling your absolute best. Working with brides to achieve the best version of themselves for their wedding day includes a comprehensive consultation and a dedication to each individual’s personal taste and style.