While planning our wedding we knew we wanted something different. It became a bit of a joke between us. We couldn’t buy ‘different’ so we decided to have a go at making our vision a reality ourselves.
As much as possible was made at home including 50 candles in vintage shot and martini glasses. The first batch of Fresh Cut Roses scented candles were a success and twinkled the night away at our wedding reception.
In 2010 ‘Little Bit Different’ was born, and in 2015 Vicky was able to give up her day job to create candles full time. With a passion for candles that not only look beautiful but smell amazing we only use top quality eco and vegan friendly soy wax and natural smelling UK made vegan friendly oils.
We are passionate about collaborating with other small Welsh businesses so teamed up with a local illustrator who began creating gorgeous labels for us in 2018. Little Bit Different is now a real family affair with Vicky running the show and creating each candle and Chris, her husband overseeing the website and all IT and now turning label design ideas into reality. Vicky’s Mum Val and friend Suzy are label applying masters and Jessica our new Virtual Assistant keeps us on top of everything. Even the tiniest of tiny dogs is called upon for social media mascot duties! (she is paid in treats and cosy jumpers). The children are too busy with school and university to help but will give design opinions even if not asked!
We are now proud to have over 70 stockists all over Wales, including the National Trust and St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life, but still get excited when we spot one of our candles on our travels around Wales.