Saturday, April 13, 2013

Booked it, packed up, set off!

We’re finally on our way to our great Asian adventure, and I am determined to come back with a lot of wonderful new ideas and a great variety of different jewellery-making techniques!
Please stay tuned for post-holiday updates, which will include tons of photos - yes, I am going to be inseparable from my faithful camera - and travel narratives!
See you all soon!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Real Brides: Sarah and Zoe

Today I'm going to tell you about two of the brides I'm working with at the moment: Sarah and Zoe.
Sarah arrived at our 'design meeting' with a fabulous back-up team of enthusiastic bridesmaids. We spent time getting to know each other and talking about the wedding that will be taking place on Devon's emblematic coastline, which is sprinkled with beautiful coves and traversed by a magical network of hand-carved Victorian tunnels! After trying on my latest collection and popping open a bottle of Prosecco (just to get the ideas flowing), the designs for all the headpieces were settled.
The 'bridal code' prevents me from revealing any design details before the big day, so I'll whet your curiosity with this hint: bohemian chic meets 1940's goddess! Sounds exciting, right?

Zoe and I met at the Something Kinda Vintage Wedding fair, and it was the designer/bride version of boy-meets-girl! She with textiles training and me a textile design aficionado... needless to say, we hit it off straight away. After an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and materials, I managed to find the perfect antique lace to match Zoe's dress. I bet it will look fantastic with the unique embroidered cap I've designed especially for her!

Meeting people during one of the most important times in their lives is a truly amazing experience. I can't wait to see these creations coming to life, so stay tuned for updates!

Sarah and Jay and their handmade invites.

Zoe's amazing wedding scrap book, which includes lots of lace and a whole page dedicated to us!