About Us

We create poetry-themed prints, goods and gifts that say just the right things with rhyme. We believe life is full of special occasions—from weddings to birthdays to holidays to everydays—that call for equally special words and wit.

Our poems are thoughtfully crafted out of our studio in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, then combined with top quality materials sourced in Britain to make our signature prints and gifts.

Bespoke Verse was born (not surprisingly) out of a poem. On her wedding day, founder and Oxford graduate Joanna Miller made a rhyming speech that brought the house down. Countless bespoke commissions for poetry began flooding in, and soon Joanna was hiring assistants and fellow wordsmiths to keep up with growing demand.

Today, Bespoke Verse is a family business made up of four studio assistants and four poets.


Joanna writes all off-the-shelf poems while our remote poets work individually with customers on Bespoke Poems specially commissioned for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and more.


Awards

(Or, Times We’ve Been Left Speechless)

2016 Winner Partner of the Year - Collaboration
        (notonthehighstreet.com)

2016 Winner Online Retailer
        (Hertfordshire Digital Awards)

2016 Winner Website: Marketing and Creative
        (Hertfordshire Digital Awards)

2016 Winner Creative Business of the Year
        (FSB Hertfordshire)

2015 Winner The Poetry Prize
        (National Literacy Trust & Bloomsbury Publishing)

2015 Winner Partner of the Year
        (notonthehighstreet.com)

2015 Winner Most Inspirational Mumpreneur
        (Mumpreneur UK)

2015 Winner Most Promising New Business
        (Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce)

2015 Winner Most Popular Wedding Writer International
        (The Wedding Experts Awards)

2015 Named in UK’s top 100 Mums in Business
        (Mumpreneur UK)

2015 Commended Best Trade Show Stand
        (Herts County Show)

2014 Gold Website Award
        (Mumpreneur UK)

2014 Winner Most Popular Wedding Writer International
        (The Wedding Experts Awards)

2014 Finalist Boost Award
        (Mumpreneur UK Awards)

2013 Winner Best Wedding Writer International
        (The Wedding Experts Awards)

2013 Named in UK’s Top 100 Mums in Business
        (Mumpreneur UK)

2013 Finalist Best Special Touches
        (Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards)

2012 Winner Most Innovative Supplier
         (Ice the Cake)