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So many of the crafty people I know, follow and admire live by the seaside. There’s something in every seaside town and village which inspires our creative spirits – and if you’re looking for inspiration then you can’t beat a trip to the beach, trust me! One thing I have in common with Bridal Designs owner Tracey Phillips is our love of the seaside. We’re both just a short hop away from the beach; Tracey’s based in beautiful Devon, where she crafts her pretty and delicate bridal jewellery.

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Seashore bridal necklace by Bridal Designs, from £85

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Seashore bracelet from £55

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Seashore dainty bracelet from £42

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Seashore earrings from £28

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Seashore curved pearl earrings from £28 by Bridal Designs Wedding Jewellery

This pretty range is perfect for a summer wedding, and would look stunning at a beach ceremony! Made using curved white Swarovski pearls, sparkling Aquamarine Swarovski crystals, powder blue Swarovski pearls, and gorgeous Pacific Opal Swarovski crystals for a washed sea glass look, it is a lovely relaxed bridal jewellery collection for those hot sunny days.

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Hello everyone! Did you see Deborah and Darren’s elegant art gallery wedding last week? I loved the bride’s style – her Anoushka G vintage lace dress was beautifully accessorised with a pearl bracelet and clutch. Deborah chose classic and simple jewellery to complement a statement dress, as so many UK brides are doing this year – and if you haven’t bought your bridal jewellery yet, then I have the perfect solution for you today!

 www.bridaldesignsweddingjewellery.co.uk

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Lovely Tracey at Bridal Designs Wedding Jewellery creates and specialises in beautiful handcrafted bridal jewellery. Only the finest materials are used – Sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and pearls resulting in finished pieces that will look fabulous on your big day and that you can treasure forever. Bridal Designs also stocks a stunning range of high quality ready to wear wedding jewellery.

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Tracey has been telling me all about her business – one of those wonderful little craft businesses where you can work with the designer herself to create something really special. She told me, ‘The most important thing to me is the fantastic service we give brides to be – this is one of the biggest days of their lives and everything needs to be right.

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Rainbow Club accessories UKOn this lovely sunny afternoon, what better news than some competition winners for you?! (If you are one of them, that is!) – the winners of last week’s Rainbow Club competition are:

Karen (who wins the tiara)
Lwin (headband winner)
Claire (headband winner)

Girls – congratulations! Your names and email addresses have been passed to Rainbow Club who will contact you about your prizes.

Thank you to Rainbow Club for donating such beautiful prizes, and of course massive thanks to everyone who entered the competition – and do keep an eye on English Wedding Blog for more competitions coming soon!

If you’re the owner of a wedding business and have a competition prize you could share on English Wedding Blog, get in touch – competitions are always welcome!

Claire xxx

 

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Morning everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day so far. Especially if you design wedding jewellery or know someone who does – because I need you! Back in February I asked for wedding invitation designers to showcase their wares and so many of you did: with bright, summery wedding invitations to appeal to every taste and wedding style.

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Photo credit: Chris Hanley Photography (at Hengrave Hall)

Tomorrow I’ll looking for wedding accessories with sparkle – from hairbands to fascinators, bracelets to jewelled garters – whatever you have which will bring a twinkle to my eye – it’s time to share over on the English Wedding Showcase blog. At 11am I’ll be asking to see  your sparkly bits – anyone can join in, simply upload a picture in a blog comment to share!

Please tell your friends – any jewellers out there are very welcome to come and play. As with the wedding invitations, I’ll pick the best (and the first!) to create a beautifully sparkly inspiration board when the results are in!

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When, how and where should you choose jewellery for your wedding day? Could you use a little bit of advice about styles of wedding necklace, types of pearls etc? Wedding jewellery is a competitive market for suppliers and there is a huge amount of choice for brides out there – I know I wouldn’t know where to start (so many pretty sparkly things!) but with a little help from guest blogger and wedding jeweller Julieann it all becomes crystal clear….

Choosing bridal accessories that link in with your wedding dress

Your wedding day is often something you have dreamt about since you were a little girl, make believe, magical and special. Modified and fine tuned as films were watched and became favourites, places visited and books read creating memories to be treasured forever.

While your wedding dress will be worn once and bridal hair accessories become heirlooms your wedding jewellery if chosen carefully will become favourites that you will wear time and time again. But what do you choose?

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Fern inspired vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

Fern inspired vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

Courtesy of the magic of Twitter, I’m happy to show you these gorgeous vintage bridal jewellery pieces from handmade jewellery specialists Frill Designs today.

Grecian vintage inspired headband by Frill Designs

Grecian vintage inspired headband by Frill Designs

Frill Designs’ Beth emailed me today to show me the new range, which is called Vintage Unique. Each piece in the collection is created from an original piece of vintage jewellery which is transformed into a Frill design.

Floral vintage inspired wedding headband by Frill Designs

Floral vintage inspired wedding headband by Frill Designs

Frill Designs is the creation of sisters Emma and Beth, who design and make original quality pieces of jewellery that can allow brides to express their own personality and match their outfits perfectly.

Gold leaf vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

Gold leaf vintage bridal headband by Frill Designs

The new Vintage Unique range from Frill Designs is gorgeous – a new English Wedding favourite as of today! My favourite is the Fern headband. Which is yours?

Vintage inspired feather comb by Frill Designs

Vintage inspired feather comb by Frill Designs