WFH Diary | Beverley Pile of PS With Love

PS With Love
Sharon Cudworth Photography

“I’m a bit of an old romantic – A star is born, The photograph, The notebook, P.S I love you, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Beverley Pile of PS With Love on her top five films to watch in lockdown

Prepare to dive deep into the treasure box that is PS With Love’s endless array of clay and porcelain hair pieces, pins and blooming bridal accessories. A world where trailing clusters of flowers wind their way around thick, French braids and flyaway curls, and brides’ glitter and take to the aisle in pearl-adorned crowns. Utilising only the highest quality materials, Beverley Pile of PS With Love has an innate sense of style and composition that every bride can’t fail to fall head-over-YSLs with. Working with her bridal clients, Beverley purposefully infuses her work with their individual style for something truly unique and individual to them. I caught up with Beverley to talk all things lockdown 3.0… 

Fair Weather Photography | Beverley Pile of PS With Love

#1 We’ve just gone into Lockdown 3. In three words, describe how you are currently  feeling…  

No.1 “Hopeful.”

No.2 “Positive.”

No.3 “Creative.”

“I think with the role out of the vaccine we can start to feel that hopefully soon we will be able to get back to some sort of ‘normal’ whatever that may be.”

#2 Talk to us about your usual daily routine for your business and how this will change in lockdown…  

“I get up at around 6.30am, grab a coffee and go for an early morning run followed by online PT which sets me up for the day. I am currently working from home rather than the studio which I find really hard so I need my run to get me focused for the day.”

PS With Love
Sharon Cudworth Photography

#3 How will/does lockdown impact your business, and how can people (brides/the wedding industry) support you throughout?  

“It’s definitely been an emotional rollercoaster! I had to close my studio when we first went into lockdown, I moved all of my consultations online, which has worked really well. I feel really lucky as all of my lovely brides still went ahead with their accessory orders, even though most of them have had to postpone their weddings. I really can’t thank them enough for being so supportive of my business.”

#4 Name three small businesses on Instagram you are supporting or would like to  support more…  

No.1@stormemakeupartist – who is not only an absolutely incredible HMUA but has also been so supportive throughout these uncertain times.”

No.2 @felisitigreis – who creates the most luxurious handcrafted dream wedding dresses.”

No.3@rebbecaannedesigns – she really is the embroidered veil queen!”

#5 Favourite lockdown snack? Has this evolved from lockdown 1?

“Mmmmm it has to be a peanut carb killer grenade bar!! I literally can’t wait to have one with my coffee!”

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Sharon Cudworth Photography | PS With Love accessories

#6 What’s your most recommended lockdown pick-me-up when you’re feeling down during lockdown?

“Donning my trainers, headphones and getting out into the fresh air for a run!! It really makes me focus and I love the freedom and headspace it gives me.”

PS With Love
Sharon Cudworth Photography

#7 What’s the item you can now NEVER find in the supermarket (and consequently  dreamt continuously about) during lockdown?

“My coconut latte….the first one I had after lockdown #1 was quite literally heaven in a coffee cup!”

Sharon Cudworth Photography

#8 Name a dinner/meal or beverage choice you feel might bring someone joy to their lockdown life…  

“I’ve acquired a love of aubergines…….aubergine moussaka with feta, spinach and mozzeralla is literally my fav!”

PS With Love
Sharon Cudworth Photography

#9 Talk us through what’s new at your brand…  

“I am always working on new ideas and styles and have some incredibly exciting projects underway for Spring 2021…watch this space!”

#10 What’s your lockdown outfit most days? Have you, say, developed an unhealthy  attachment to the elasticated waists of your leggings like myself? 

“I seem to be living in my gym gear although I do like to make the effort every now and then as it helps my mindset and keeps me focused.”

PS With Love
Sharon Cudworth Photography

#11 What series have you now completed on Netflix/Amazon Prime etc.? Any  recommendations?  

“Oh gosh I must be the only person in the country that doesn’t have either of these….I do love a good drama though.”

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Eleanor Stenner Photography

#12 The person(s) you will hug first when social distancing is no longer in place? 

“My Mum & my grandson, Finley.”

#13 An act of kindness towards you that you’ve really appreciated during lockdown?  

“It has to be all the gorgeous messages I received from my lovely brides telling me how much they loved receiving their accessories, one of them said that receiving her accessory had put a little bit of sparkle and positivity back into her day… sweet.”

PS With Love
Hair by Kasia Fortuna

#14 For a little Instagram-escapism and positivity, what account would you recommend?  

“I absolutely love scrolling through @amberandmuse_hochzeitsguide.”

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Hair & Makeup by Adie

#15 Name three things the lockdown has made you grateful for: 

No.1 “Family and friends.”

No.2 “Health.”

No.3 “The little things.”

PS With Love
Hair by Kasia Fortuna

#16 Which restaurant will you dine at first once restrictions are lifted again?  

“We have a lovely restaurant in the village @ranfieldsbrasserie who do the best Sunday roast.”

Hair by Kasia Fortuna

#17 What would be your five film recommendations to watch during lockdown…

“I’m a bit of an old romantic – A star is born, The photograph, The notebook, P.S I love you, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

#18 What book would be top of your lockdown book list?

“Something lighthearted and fun, a romantic novel but to be honest I am more of a magazine girl and love nothing more than flicking through Homes & gardens, Vogue Living & any other glossy magazine I can get my hands on with a G&T in front of a warm cosy fire… ideal evening.”

PS With Love
Hair by Kasia Fortuna

#19 Name an odd purchase you’ve made during lockdown…  

“I haven’t bought anything strange to be honest.”

PS With Love
Jo Bradbury Wedding Photography

#20 The best gift you received this festive period?  

“That has to be my Dyson Airwrap…..It is amazing and I love it!!”

Jo Bradbury Wedding Photography

#21 Name a brand you would love to collaborate with…  

@rimearodaky I absolutely adore their style.”

Jo Bradbury Wedding Photography

#22 What’s your advice to lockdown brides?  

“Hang in there, keep planning, stay calm and focused your special day will happen.”

Jo Bradbury Wedding Photography

#23 Your favourite beverage?  

“It has to be a Gin & Tonic.”

Sophie May Photography

#24 Name your favourite magazine to curl up with… 

“As I mentioned before I am a real magazine girl so you’ll normally find me curled up with a pile of glossies.”

Sophie May Photography

Head to the PS With Love website for further information and to discover the brand’s beautiful accessories.

Sophie May Photography

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