Ivy Inspired - by Emma Hopson
Hi, I’m Emma! I am the person behind the handmade creations here at Ivy Inspired. I am based in Thames where I live with my dairy farmer husband and our 2 little boys, Carter & Lincoln (not intentionally named after presidents). My family & I love travelling with our caravan and discovering hidden gems in our beautiful country.
I create all my hessian items and bunting by hand and really enjoy doing custom orders & coming up with ideas for making something a little bit different. My flag creations have been used for photo shoots, 21st parties, baby showers, and decorating bedrooms, not just weddings.
Originally known as The Wedding Bunch, which started in 2013, after my sister Lisa & I decided to try our hand at being business owners. We had trained together as florists in 2002 at Bay of Plenty Polytech and went on to work in florist shops, both here and in Australia.
I then started making decorations, table runners & bunting mostly. And they were a hit! And I love making them. But since Lisa decided to concentrate on other things, the name just didn't suit anymore. So I changed the name to Ivy Inspired. After my Grandma Ivy who was one of my main creative influences.
Thank you to those of you that I have worked with. I really do appreciate you allowing me to help with some of the biggest events in your lives. To those of you I haven’t met yet, I am looking forward to hearing all of your plans and hope to be able to work with you soon.