I have been speaking to Laura for a few months and she very kindly donated some of these wonderful products as prizes for the Charity Raffle at the Big Fat Scottish Tweet Up.
I chatted to Laura to find out more about Lovelocks.
"LoveLocks™ are inspired by an ancient custom believed to have originated in China, where lovers lock a padlock on a chain or a gate, and then throw the key into the misty valleys, symbolically locking their love forever."
"From this tradition, LoveLocks™ have created artful double-heart designed locks which feature a unique and patented 'lock one time only' feature, meaning that they require no key- once your love is locked, it is sealed forever!"
"These padlocks can be engraved with a couples special message as a representation of love, or to mark a special time in their lives."
Laura adds "LoveLocks was started by my mother-in-law in the USA, and has quickly grown it into a very successful product and brand.
With the success she has seen there, it was always going to be the case that when the time was right we would launch the project here in the UK, which we did in June of this year."
"LoveLocks™ work together with wedding venues, and tourist destinations to design and create beautiful 'Love Scapes' (which may be in the form of a gate, a sculpture etc.) and it is our desire that each Lovelock placed on a 'Lovescape' will bring joy and create lasting memories which future generations can enjoy and embrace."
"Couples can integrate LoveLocks™ into their weddings in several ways - one is to provide each guest or set of guests with a LoveLock, either pre-engraved or for personalised engraving on the day, to be locked onto the scape which is a really unique, memorable and lasting favour!"
"Another is through the Tree of Life ceremony, which offers a beautiful way to unite families together."
"LoveLocks™ have endless applications however, for proposals, engagements, christenings, memorials, birthdays or simply to say 'I was here'!"
Laura says of the future of Lovelocks "We look forward to watching LoveLocks go from strength to strength here in the UK.
The concept has been so well received, and once we can get some Lovescapes up at key venues and locations I can foresee it really spiralling- us Brits are true romantics at heart!"
"We are currently working on a project for one of the leading Zoo's in the country.
They have recently launched wedding packages, which are going down a treat!
They are keen to integrate the LoveLocks not only into these, but also into the animal adoption programmes. We are working on some really unique and exciting projects for them, and loving every minute!"
"We are also introducing some new 'Tree of Life' displays soon, and we already get a massive request rate from couples wanting to integrate these into their wedding ceremonies so I am also looking forward to this spreading even further!
Working with LoveLocks is such fun as the concept is so innovative and unique, there are great things to come I am sure!"
"LoveLocks™ can be purchased online,or at various retail and venue locations throughout the UK.
If your venue does not currently have a LoveScape be sure to let them know about LoveLocks™ and there is the opportunity that perhaps Lovelocks can work with them to get one installed before your big day!"
Thanks to Laura for sharing this fabulous idea. Its certainly something a little bit different and a wonderful new tradition. The idea of locking your love forever is both quaint and endearing, and the fact that you can come back and revist the special place and moment where you locked your lock is lovely.
To Contact Lovelocks
Phone: 0560 3665 905