Tiaras that come from Norfolk creator's heart
Norfolk businesswoman Sarah Hart is looking forward to Valentine’s Day – she loves romance and weddings and is passionate about marriage after finding love again after heartache and disappointment. Sandie Shirley reports.
Based in Barnham Broom, Sarah, who produces hand-made bespoke tiaras for brides, also invests in people’s marriages with husband Alan.
When the couple ‘tied the knot’ Sarah became the answer to Alan’s late wife’s dying wish when she lost her fight against cancer at just 31. “She wanted him to marry a good woman and have the children that she could not give him,” says the 41 year-old who celebrates her tenth wedding anniversary in July.
“Marriage is from God and it needs to be nurtured and if God is happy with the marriage you cannot go wrong?” says Sarah who has seen her creator rebuild her life after divorce with a new life partner and two young children.
“When I focus on the tiaras I make, I see God shining through because he has restored my life and made me shine from when life seemed so bleak.”
Sarah launched Hartfelt Tiaras from home last summer and also makes fascinators while using her hairdressing skills to dress bridal hair. Without training, she lovingly constructs intricate wire tiaras with freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals. Each work of art denotes the bride’s personality and wedding theme and comes in a gift box, explains Sarah who donated a tiara to last year’s Wymondham carnival queen.
“My work is a perfect combination that enables me to be creative and have time for Alan and our two young children,” says Sarah.
She found her Saviour Jesus when she was just nine and was baptised with her two sisters five years later. She grew up with the nurture and love of Christian parents who were farmers. “But from a little girl I had a massive delight for weddings and confetti and I was thrilled by hair and creating,” says Sarah, who has been in the hairdressing industry for 25 years.
During her early career tragedy struck when her two-year marriage ended. Vulnerable and hurting, her faith took a back seat as she looked for happiness elsewhere.
“I was in love with the idea of being in love and I was looking for love and a new spouse. Eventually I realised I needed to get my faith back on track because I could not live without God and I left my future in his hands,” says Sarah who met widower Alan seven years later who “has been a healing touch from God with his kind and caring ways.”
The couple, who help run a Biblical marriage course, now live an abundant life and since joining Hope Community Church, Wymondham they have found a new and lasting identity.
“My life has burst into bloom and I soar on the thermals of God’s love like the eagle,” says Sarah who is part of the worship team and prays for hurting people.
Pictured above is Sarah Hart with some of her tiaras.