This pastel pretty inspiration comes with an incredibly dreamy alert.
I have to say if you’ve already chosen your bridal look, you may want to look away as I’m pretty sure, one glance at these couture gowns, statement jewellery, and stunning styling from Jean Jackson Couture and you may very well reconsider.
Emma Pilkington Photography has done a stellar job at capturing all things luxurious, elegant and damn right divine. I mean those flowers, cakes and stationery deserve a paragraph all on their own. The details!
Once you’ve swooned over these beautiful captures, I highly recommend you check out the new Rue de Seine Wild Heart bridal collection too.
Victoria Fergusson accessory designs are beautiful and varied, from simple and contemporary to intricately beaded vintage inspired pieces. Perfect finishing touches are such a pleasure to find and wear, adding personality to your bridal look. Every piece that leaves the studio is handmade by the designer, ensuring consistent quality and the trademark attention to detail synonymous with a Victoria Fergusson Accessory.
Victoria: I design and make things I would love to wear myself. Detail is what it’s all about for me and that’s not to say I don’t love simplicity, I absolutely do. I like nothing more than a simple gown with one element of embellishment that really adds personality, an embroidered motif on a belt, a sparkly Peter Pan collar or intricately beaded headdress for example.
I want the accessories brides choose for their finishing touches to be special lasting pieces they will wear again and treasure as a reminder of their special day. It’s my experience that brides take a lot time and care in researching and choosing these items, so it’s always a compliment when they settle upon something from my collection. One of the nicest parts of my job is getting messages from brides after they receive their orders telling me they can’t wait to wear their accessories, then seeing photos from the wedding day.
As each piece is made to order, brides have the option to select pearls and crystals etc. in colours that will best complement their dress. It’s nice to make a familiar piece in more unusual colours every so often. I love to work with brides on bespoke items too and this invariably leads to new design ideas, which is always interesting.
We couldn’t make you wait too long for part 2 of RMW Real Bride Julie’s wedding report.
This second instalment has an edge of melancholy which you may not be expecting, but I must say all credit to Julie and JP for reporting the events leading up to their wedding exactly as they saw them, no holds barred.
Not long after booking the reception venue, I felt I had made a mistake. They were not big on communication and it really put a massive dampener on the planning process for me and in the end the wedding itself. I just couldn’t get them to realise I wasn’t just down the road and I couldn’t just pop in on passing. I emailed many times about various things and often had no reply and had to chase multiple times to get an answer, which I think is just downright rude! I just felt they didn’t care, and they saw me as just another one of the 900 weddings they kept telling me they had already successfully hosted.
Your Day, Your Way.
It might just be me but no bride wants to feel like their day is just the same as everyone else’s, running to a set formula, every bride thinks she is different and unique in her own way but they were not grasping this at all. In my opinion they weren’t willing to go the extra mile. I had to cancel a lot of the decorations I had planned as they wouldn’t put anything up that wasn’t for on the table and I felt that it was unfair to ask any of the guests to do it.
D.I.Y Menu Suggestions.
When I asked for menu suggestions and alternative food options they came up with the most bog standard of things, in the end I had to go onto the internet myself and email them recipes I’d found! On the day there were no specific problems, but by then I was fed up with them and lost all interest in anything to do with the hotel and the reception.
Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall.
The table plan was my pride and joy! I had all the names engraved onto mirrored acrylic plastic. I originally wanted real glass mirror, however I couldn’t find anyone to do it, and as it turns out the acrylic looked just as good and I don’t think anyone could even tell.
At the beginning of the wedding planning process, both JP and I were totally against having a DVD. I really didn’t want to be filmed pulling my knickers out my arse as I got out of a Bentley. My opinion was that they were totally cheesy; however after seeing the film of Vicky & Jeff by Jeff Woods, I totally and utterly changed my whole perception of what a wedding DVD was.
A Bone Of Contention.
I was captivated by Jeff’s work and immediately wanted to book him. JP wasn’t convinced and this was the only thing to do with the wedding we argued about. He was dead set against it but I dug my heels in and booked Jeff anyway. I said to JP that I guaranteed two months after the wedding he would thank his lucky stars we did it, and I was right, it was one of the best decisions we made! It is fabulous, but as it was so personal we wanted to keep something just for us so have decided not to post it on the net.
3 Is The Magic Number.
The cakes were all handmade by Susan of The Sweetest thing. She did a fabulous job! We had 3 different flavours of cupcakes and a fruit top tier. Susan posted us samples of various sponge flavours for us to choose. They tasted great and the tower of cakes looked stunning!
Fun For All.
For the evening entertainment we had a ceilidh, followed by a disco, this was great, everyone got involved in dancing. I think ceilidh dancing brings everyone together, young and old. It’s so much fun and a great way to finish the day.
At The End Of The Journey.
Planning this wedding was the most mentally and emotionally challenging thing I have ever done. At times I just wanted it to be all over, but now that it is over I do miss the planning! We did everything the way we wanted, as we are the ones who organised it all and it was the 1 day in our lives we were both the most important people.
You might get the odd person telling you ‘their only criticism’ afterwards, but they tend to be the people who ran a mile when you needed some help so, as long as you are happy with what you achieved that is all that matters.
The Devil Is In The Detail.
Never think that anything is too early to start thinking about. I wish I’d started my stationery earlier as that caused me the majority of the stress at the end. I wish I had told the dress shop I wanted my dress to arrive longer than 6 weeks before the wedding, as the alterations required were extensive and that also had me in tears!
It was hard for me to detach myself from the detail, even though I knew nobody else would notice, probably because I am my harshest critic and I tend to focus on the negatives and the what could have beens! I am who I am and that will never change.
Julie’s report is a reminder of just how important planning your big day is and what a large part of your life it will become. When things don’t go to plan it can be a rollercaoster of emotion and distress.
I get the feeling that planning their wedding has taken Julie and Jp on a personal journey that, due the numerous highs and lows along the way, has been a journey full of valuable experiences.
And I’m sure you’ll agree, Julie and Jp’s wedding was beautiful, and truly RMW worthy.
Today, we’re sharing with you a never-been-seen-before-on-Rock-My-Wedding designer, Victoria Fergusson. I first happened across her designs last year at the National Wedding show when I was blogging live and fell over myself when I saw just how gorgeous her stand was, literally laden with pretty. Victoria got in touch last week wanting to share her newest collection with you all and of course, after seeing the super chic images, I knew they were just right for RMW.
Victoria’s range is diverse but always glamorous, whether it be vintage inspired or whimsical romance. There are hair accessories, but also more unusual belts and brooches to really personalise your bridal ensemble, with beautifully crafted pieces that perfect your look.
I asked Victoria to introduce herself and her designs to you all…
I have to admit that I am a complete bead obsessive. In fact it doesn’t stop there, I love ribbons, tulles, trinkets and trims in general. Often my inspiration comes directly form the beautiful materials I surround myself with. I love pattern and designs just start forming in my mind when I unwrap a new shaped Swarovski crystal gemstone for example.
It’s important to keep an eye on current fashion trends but my true love as far as fashion inspiration goes is the Golden Age of Hollywood and the stars of the Silver Screen. If I can recreate just a little of that glamour in my designs I’m happy.
The images here today are of the Love Story collection but the Victoria Fergusson website is a complete treasure trove of stunning accessories, with lots more stylish idea in the first Look Book ‘In the beginning’. And, Victoria is also a trained hair and make-up artist so all the images you see here today are completely her own handiwork and styling! Clever thing!
Special Offer for Rock My Wedding Readers
Victoria would like to offer Rock My Wedding readers a brilliant chance to grab a super generous discount on your purchases – if you can get your skates on!
The first person placing an order will receive 50% discount, the second order placed will get a 40% discount, the third 30% and the fourth 20%. Please note, as all the pieces are handmade some designs may be exempt (as they may not be able to be produced in the required timescale,) – but don’t let that stop you trying!!!