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About Us

Who are we?our_wedding-us

We are husband and wife team Jaimie & Andrew Johnston. Our award winning business The Memory Knot Company was born following our wedding in 2005. The planning was a mixture of excitement and stress... mostly stress! Organising all the different suppliers & coordinating was a real hassle. No one should have to feel so pressured while creating their special day or event.

Where are we?

We are based in Alston, Cumbria, in the heart of the North Pennines.

Our location makes us conveniently based to service both the North East & North West of England, as well North Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders. However, we can also help if your event is further away... just call us to chat about your requirements.

Why use The Memory Knot Company?

We endeavour to take the stress out of your event... big or small! We provide a personal, friendly and understanding service brought about by our own experiences, and those of our customers. We can provide any level of service you require from filling in the gaps to full planning and on-the-day management. Just let us know what you need and we will do the rest!

We provide one of the largest selections of items for hire at reasonable prices so you do not have waste precious time sourcing items or having the expense of buying them! Andrew is a qualified traditional Blacksmith, and can list ironwork such as lights made for Harrods and more locally, the Chillingham Castle bat as part of his portfolio of work. Andrew has created a unique and expanding range of beautiful ironwork for hire, unavailable anywhere else.

We work closely with a 'tried-n-trusted' group of local suppliers and venues that we can recommend to save you time and money. What's more, we do not charge for this service and offer a loyalty card scheme, with selected special offers!

Many of our customers have said that we "became like friends" we feel it is so important for making your special day a success, as well as fun.

What happens next?

Simple...just call or e-mail us, Let us know what kind of event you are having & any ideas you have. We will work together with you to make the wedding or event of your dreams with a 'wow factor'!

speechmarkYour memorable event...knot a problem! "


As well as using recycled paper, and recycling waste products, we have now stopped producing printed versions of our hire catalogue in favour of online, and CD versions reducing the usage of ink, paper, and electricity.

The Memory Knot Company is constantly looking to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the environment, helping to make your special event as environmentally friendly as possible.


Tiny Lives Charity was set up to support the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, which specialises in saving the lives of premature babies. Tiny Lives help by raising funds to buy extras not provided by the NHS.

We greatly value all contributions of whatever size. Perhaps you can make a donation or perhaps you can help with one of our events. Perhaps you would like to run your own event.


The Memory Knot Company is one of the first to offer an event recycling service for your empty bottles, cans, cardboard and general waste to be collected and recycled by us further reducing your events carbon footprint.

Here we can provide you with help with pre event planning, advice on waste minimisation, event resource management and recycling bins for hire to have at your events.

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