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The latest in my world of bridal accessories…

Bridal season for me is in full swing and generally speaking January to June is probably my busiest period of the whole year. Beavering away in my studio, designing and creating beautiful bridal accessories for my brides to be who are getting married during the Summer months. Here’s a couple of photos on things that I’m currently working on…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet ‘Octavia’, my beautiful new bridal headband/browband…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stunning genuine vintage components ready to transform into a statement bridal headpiece…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished, one of a kind bridal headpiece, sold the same day it went up on my Instagram account…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, something really new that I’m working on which I’m so excited about! Keep checking the blog for the finished piece…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time…

Rachel x

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Black Friday Mania

Calling all brides!

Until midnight tonight, we are joining in with the fever that is hitting the country today for Black Friday!  We are offering a fantastic 25% OFF ALL of our bridal accessories, everything from bridal belts to diamante tiaras and vintage jewellery to bridal earrings…it’s all in!  To take advantage and grab a bargain, use code BLKFRI2014 at the checkout to bag all you need to enhance your dress on your wedding day.  Happy shopping 🙂

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Award Winning Bridal Accessories and Stationery?…

…only you lovely people can decide!

vote for us

You may have seen the above banner on the front page of the website and on the profile pictures of our Facebook and Twitter pages which is asking for a vote…this is because we are totally ecstatic to have been nominated for the 2015 British Wedding Awards!!!
You can help me to make the shortlist/win! It’s 100% public vote, so please, please, please click on the link and vote. It takes literally 2 minutes, you can leave all the other categories blank AND you can WIN A WEEKEND AWAY! We are nominated in both the Bridal Accessories and Stationery categories, so please vote for us in both.  Voting closes on 25th November, so get your vote in now.
Thanks for all your support, with your help I’d love to become an award winning company xx

https://www.thebritishweddingawards.com/vote-in-the-british-wedding-awards/

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To blog or not to blog…

…that really should not be the question! I should have been blogging…period! So please accept my apologies for not inspiring you as I wanted to but I hope you’ll agree that with my 2014 new design collections for wedding invitations and stationery that I have done just that. I’m sure I don’t need to tell those of you that are getting married that your wedding invitations are the first thing your guests will see that will give them just the tiniest insight of your wedding day and so to this end, they should set the scene and impress…leave them wondering and talking about what’s to come.  So, pop the kettle on for a cuppa and browse through what I think are some of my favourite designs yet…and psssst, just quote you’ve seen this blog and if you’d like a sample or two, I’ll send them out for free! Enjoy…

Our collection of wedding invitations and stationery showcased at a recent Wedding Fair Open Evening…

Wedding Invitation and Stationery Design Collections

 

and here we have a pocketfold day wedding invitation from our ‘Highgrove’ design collection…

Pocketfold Invitation Front

 

and this is a classic wedding day invitation from our ‘Craigowan’ design collection…

Craigown Classic Wedding Invitation

Inside Craigown Wedding Day invitation

 

and another of our popular pocketfold wedding invitations, this time in our ‘St James’ design collection…

St James Pocketfold Day Wedding Invitation

 

here’s one of my favourite design collections, ‘Clarence’, shown here with a handmade rose adorning a place card
which your guest would want to cherish forever.  The roses can be made in any colour to complement your theme,
as can most of our wedding invitation and stationery designs…

Gatcombe place card

 

and here is our ultimate glamour pocketfold wedding invitation from our ‘Hillsborough’ design collection,
made with our beautiful handmade rose but with added bling and lace!

Hillsborough pocketfold wedding invitation

 

A fine example of our beautiful evening invitations, this one being from the ‘Birkhall’ design collection…

Birkhall Evening Invitation

 

and finally the exquisite ‘Kensington’ design collection, shown here in our pocketfold day wedding invitation…

Kensington Pocketfold Wedding Day Invitation

 

Can’t help but finish by adding a photograph of our sought after wedding table plans…simple, beautiful and
what an amazing keepsake from such a special day in your life that you can treasure forever.

Buckingham table plan

 

I truly hope you adore these new designs as much as I do and don’t forget to mention the blog for your free
samples! Just drop me an email rachel@exceptionaldesigns.co.uk

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Welcome to my world…

Hello and welcome to my world, the world of Exceptional Designs.  As it’s my first blog, I wanted you all to get to know me (the face behind the bridal accessories business) better and thought I might start by giving you 5 facts that you probably wouldn’t know about me.

  1. I married my husband almost 9 years ago on the beautiful island of Mauritius.
  2. In my previous life, I worked on the project team that built the stunning ‘Gherkin’ building in London.
  3. I appeared on Top of the Pops in 1989, not singing but as an audience member with the presenter Nicky Campbell!
  4. I studied and worked with the lovely ‘House Doctor’ guru herself, Ann Maurice.
  5. I worked as a steward for my beloved Tottenham Hotspur football club whilst I was a student.

Here’s a picture of me with my two gorgeous boys who are a big inspiration to me and help me to drive my business forward and make it a success.

Over the coming months (and years!), I intend to help you in your quest to turn your dream wedding into reality by providing lots of inspiration, photos, interviews with fellow industry professionals and would like to almost act as your personal wedding agony aunt by answering any questions I hope you will put my way!  So please interact with the blog, tell me what you want to see or hear about…I’m here to give you the benefit of my experience and utilise all my contacts to fulfil your dreams! You can comment on the blog, email me rachel@exceptionaldesigns.co.uk or even call me 07957 643679.

A little extra piece of information you may not know about me is that I have been very lucky to be nominated for not one but two awards, ‘Best Bridal Accessories’ and ‘Best Wedding Stationery’ in the Wedding Ideas Awards 2014.  To say I’m proud and excited is a complete understatement and would love nothing more than to win these awards.  If you would like to help me in my quest to become an award winning company, then please take a couple of minutes to vote for me by clicking the link below…

http://www.weddingideasmag.com/wedding-ideas-awards-2014-voting-form/

I’ve actually quite enjoyed my first blog and really look forward to you and I embarking on our journey of all things bridal related.  Until next month,

Rachel x

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