What started as a hobby has now grown into a small business. Our little company is based in small Northern European country- Latvia. It's a beautiful place to live and our main inspiration is the nature that surrounds us every day. Our story begins in 2014 when Nicolas met Maya. Nicolas comes from a family whose generations have been engaged in various creative industries - woodworking, metalworking, sculpture and design.
It all started as handmade Christmas gifts for our friends and family. One of the first gifts that we made was the ‘’tumbling blocks game’’ in a beautiful oak wooden box with a special laser engraved message for our friends.
After seeing how excited they were about their gift we came up with the idea that this game would be enjoyable for others as well, especially as a gift for a wedding. That’s how we came up with the wedding guest book idea which was our first ever product.
We always dreamed about having our own business and so we decided to share our love to handmade and unique gifts with everyone around the world. In 2015 we created our own e-store and also participated in local craft markets. Everyone really enjoyed our handmade products. That is when we came up with the idea of Alwedo. It is simplified abbreviation of the words “All we do ourselves” because everything is handmade by Nicolas and Maya. Also in the traditional wedding vows bride and groom says "I do" that put together is "We do".
We continue to grow and inspire each other as well as strive to offer our customers high quality handcrafted products.