29 Mar Supplier Squad ~ Rachel Sokhal ~ Luxury Bridal Accessories
It’s your wedding morning. The room is buzzing and your favourite girls are around you. There is an almost ‘magic’ in the air. And then it’s time to get into your wedding dress and the most perfect image is captured of you putting on your earrings and necklace. But wouldn’t it be even more special if those bridal accessories were items you had created during a bespoke design process with a luxury wedding supplier?
To make your day even more memorable, you can create your own bespoke bridal accessories with Rachel Sokhal Bridal and have the most beautiful pieces to look back at for years to come and maybe even pass down to your children on their wedding day!
Creating something bespoke means you can have exactly what you want for your day. Something to match your dress or work with your dream wedding hair style. And working with someone as lovely as Rachel is just an added bonus (trust me, she is a dream to work with!!)
I’ll let Rachel talk you through her bespoke process- Rachel… over to you…
1. made for a particular customer or user.
“a bespoke suit”
What is Bespoke?
As a designer, creating something bespoke for a bride is the ultimate prize. Working together, to commission a personalised product that is so special, so meaningful and so important is hugely exciting and what we designers particularly love to do. It enables us to showcase our own design capabilities whilst at the same time allowing the bride’s personality and style to shine through.
Brides can customise any of my collection pieces or design their own bespoke bridal accessory and embark on a ‘once in a lifetime’ artistic journey. Embrace their individuality through bespoke bridal accessories and make it truly exclusive to them.
Brides are invited to join me at my private studio in Bedfordshire, or for my international clients via FaceTime/Skype. This helps to really get to know them; their personality, their style and their wedding.
It’s such a fun part of the process where I get to know the bride and everything about her wedding. We will discuss all the details of her wedding day, paying particular attention to her bridal gown and hairstyle choice. We’ll talk in depth about her likes and dislikes, look at the different Swarovski stones and the finest of components that are available to her, refer to any custom collection pieces for inspiration and of course the fabric and beading that adorns her gown.
I strive to offer my brides an experience that is personal, individual and unique. Every bride receives one-to-one attention, with a dedicated and intimate service right from the initial stages. All this will help shape my designs.
This is where all of our ideas from consultation are brought to life through sketches and layouts. I will incorporate all the details that we discussed and ensure close consideration is given to their bridal gown and chosen hairstyle. At this point, I request a 50% non refundable booking fee before I commence any works and to enable me to secure their booking in my work schedule. Once received, the sketch and any other details will be released to the bride.
On rare occasions, a bride may wish to change or tweak things to the design throughout the process for which I allow a maximum of 2 changes before any additional costs are added. In all cases, I always send photos half way through the process anyway to ensure my bride is happy before continuing with the completion of their accessories. The resulting bridal accessories, which are created with exceptional craftmanship, ensuring no two pieces will ever be the same, are a true reflection of the love and passion that I pour into designing and creating them. Every single piece, providing a uniqueness and comfort that mass produced products simply cannot offer.
Upon completion, the bride’s accessories will be luxuriously packaged in our beautiful signature branded boxes. Lovingly wrapped with oodles of tissue paper and a specially commissioned free gift with my compliments. These are very special and meaningful and can be cherished for years to come, being kept as beautiful heirloom pieces for future generations.
If you’d like to know more about having your bridal accessories created just for you, you can get in touch with Rachel here-