Rachel Sokhal designs and creates award winning wedding accessories and bespoke items for brides. Her designs have featured in the national ‘Wedding Ideas’ magazines. She started out designing and creating luxury wedding stationery, which featured exquisite wirework embellishments and from this evolved the bridal headpieces and wedding jewellery that she designs and creates today.
As the business has developed, Rachel has quickly created a valued relationship with her clients who go on to recommend her for her bridal accessories. Exceptional Designs do offer their products in selected UK retailers, however many clients have come to love the styling service that Rachel now offers her clients at her studio in Bedfordshire. In addition to the individual care and attention offered, Exceptional Designs has its online shop which is regularly updated with new styles and ideas. You can now browse at your leisure and purchase Rachel’s exquisite designs from the comfort of your own home. This being said, no online purchase goes through without a personal email from Rachel to thank you for your valued order and to ensure that I am meeting my customer’s expectations with their product choice. Her products can also be found on Etsy and she can be seen at exhibitions throughout Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
Working from home and bringing up her two boys Ramone and Louis, with her husband Jas, Rachel has only recently started offering her ‘styling service’. This is for brides who are looking for unique accessories or who just need advice on co-ordinating and enhancing their dress and overall wedding day look. Brides can visit Rachel, by appointment to discuss the all important details of the feel of their wedding, they can also bring their dress with them if they so desire or any cuttings/ideas that may help to create something special. Her studio is a fabulous place to be where a cup of tea or glass of wine will be shared, magazines are available to browse, as are all the lovely products Rachel has to offer. If the studio in Bedfordshire is not accessible to you, you can always Face Time or Skype Rachel. I literally take you into my studio and actually show you the designs up close and we can try on all the accessories to give you a true sense of the colour, size and how to wear the designs. If you prefer, you can email details of your dress for Rachel to advise on recommended pieces that will beautifully co-ordinate.
‘I want my customers to feel welcome and experience the ultimate in customer service. I’m here to create anything that our customers require, to ensure I make each and every customer feel special. Brides can bring anything in to me to recycle into something fabulous, whether that be a vintage brooch or similar that can be transformed into a unique and beautiful piece that will be treasured and passed down as a family heirloom’.
‘It is extremely rewarding to create designs for each and every one of my brides; I feel so privileged to be involved in such a special part of their wedding day. I receive amazing comments from my brides and love receiving photographs of them on their wedding day’.
All of Rachel’s bridal accessories are designed and created by hand with meticulous attention to detail. They are made personally by Rachel with love and passion. She creates and designs all the new collections with inspiration taken from many different things and stays ahead of all the latest trends, as well as sticking to the classics everyone knows and loves.