Images by Lydia Stamps Photography.
Award winning accessories designer Victoria Fergusson has launched the much anticipated new Botánica Collection for 2017. This exquisite collection comprises the most beautiful selection of hand crafted accessories, including hair adornments, jewellery and exclusive dress appliqué embellishments with two talented dress designers; Tara Bradley-Birt and Ailsa Munro.
We of course said yes to sharing this new collection because a) it’s super gorgeous and b) it was shot on location at one of our very beautiful venues – Hatch House in Wiltshire.
It’s always a pleasure writing about Victoria and her treasures so if you want to learn a little more about the lady behind this accessories brand then take a peek here. Otherwise jump straight in my friends and start that bridal wish list! I feel like I need the Seeds of Love Headdress to complete my life.
Oh and if you do fall in love with this collection then Victoria is offering a special 15% discount on any orders placed before the end of the month – simply use code COCO15 valid until midnight Friday 31st March.
Notes from Victoria Fergusson
The Botánica Collection is inspired by lush and exotic botanicals such as ferns, palms and giant water lily. Think Kew Gardens, think Victorian Hot Houses, the architecture as well as the plants themselves have influenced the designs. Brides can choose from delicate hairpin sets, petite combs and unique headdresses, available in gold, rose-gold and silver colour ways with accents of silver shade and white opal crystals.
Images by Claire Graham Photography.
I’m going to admit I’m a little late to the game with announcing this particular news but sharing is caring and share is exactly what I’m going to do.
When Emmy London opened their gorgeous new flagship boutique last November, I knew it was going to be beautiful. Located on the Fulham Road in the heart of Chelsea, their new space is bigger than ever before and boasts a dedicated ‘Couture Room’ where brides can book appointments with designer Emmy herself to create their very own couture shoes and accessories.
As well as having severe carpet envy, you’ll be wowed by the array of bridal shoes and accessories on offer. It’s a true treasure trove and I dare you not to get over excited. The boutique is luxurious, warm and inviting and once again I could have stayed in Emmy London heaven all day.
Image by Georgina Harrison Photography.
If you’ve just started your venue search I do hope you’ve come across the delicious Brinkburn Northumberland. If not, then this is the moment you’ll fall in love with this magical location.
Styled to perfection by Helen from The Wedding Bazaar and captured by Georgina Harrison Photography, this styled wedding shoot will truly inspire your planning! So get those Pinterest fingers at the ready, there’s so much to love!
Notes from The Wedding Bazaar
Nestled amongst breathtaking scenery and picturesque river walks… Brinkburn definitely makes your heart skip a beat and allows your imagination to go wild at the endless beauty of this country estate venue.
With a perfect neutral palette in the aptly named white room; the inspiration behind this shoot was all about dark hues of black and gold, soft feminine hints of pink and decadent dipped feathers. We wanted raw love with dramatic gowns meets elegant simplicity.
Images by Rebecca Goddard Photography.
At Wimbourne House in East London, you can absolutely let your imagination run wild… And that’s what we did. Channeling the hot, sultry tropics for our City Chic styled shoot, this vast loft space provided us with so much inspiration. From the man’s corner complete with brick wall, boxing gloves and a gym horse (because every Groom needs one on their wedding day right…?) to the elegant grey paneled ‘room’ with the most beautiful parquet floor; this studio-space-come-wedding-venue was the perfect canvas for our vibrant styling.
To us, Tropics in the City meant industrial vibes, flashes of pink, luscious botanicals and hot love…
Images courtesy of Otaduy.
Glitter and mirror balls, the glamour of the endless parties of Studio 54 and New York in the seventies, David Bowie and Bianca Jagger riding onto the dance floor on horseback… Glamour and disco are two of the main sources of inspiration for the new Otaduy collection, ‘I Do’.
Otaduy is a new concept of bridal firm that is inspired by music, cinema and art, and specially designed for brides with personality, who really want to be themselves on their wedding day.
For Otaduy, each collection is unique, with its own heart and soul, its own body. In designing them, founder Carolina, takes inspiration from different moments, experiences and even feelings. But always staying true to the character of the brand and its particular sources of inspiration, which can be as simple as drinking coffee from a glass mug, putting on red lipstick to go to the cinema or listening to music while riding a bike on a pleasant spring evening. A brand that is always changing but always true to itself.
I’m kicking off this piece with Otaduy’s film… Because it’s all kinds of epic and after that intro it only seems fitting.
Enjoy this Friday bridal inspo gang!
Notes from Otaduy
Otaduy’s history begins with one of those brides who do not want to be the same as the rest! A friend of mine was worried about finding a dress that truly reflected her personality so we decided that I would design it, as a test, as an adventure! On her wedding day she was radiant and I was filled with excitement at being able to participate in that, so I decided that it was the beginning of another beautiful story, the story of my atelier.
For me, the best part of my job is to be able to create designs inspired by a range of different sources from art and cinema to music. I’ve created my own universe where I can explore and develop my creativity, where I feel comfortable and happy.