Rachel was an absolute star and shuffled her schedule so she could make a beautiful lace hair comb in time for my wedding. It is stunnin...
We are a small company which is run by designer, Rachel Sokhal, who is passionate about all things bridal and whose aim is to provide exceptionally designed and created products, together with exceptional customer service.
All of our bridal accessories and adornments are designed and made by hand with meticulous attention to detail using only the finest components, including Swarovski crystals and pearls, as well as freshwater pearls, exquisite diamantes and all jewellery is made with Sterling silver components.
We are inspired daily by many different things and stay ahead of all the latest trends as well as sticking to the classics everyone knows and loves.
In addition, I am incredibly passionate about offering my brides a styling service for those looking for unique accessories or who just need advice on co-ordinating and enhancing their dress and overall wedding day look. Brides can visit me at my studio by appointment, or connect via Face Time or Skype or by emailing photos where I take the detail of their dress to create something that totally enhances their dress and makes it unique.
I offer my products for sale via my website www.exceptionaldesigns.co.uk, an Etsy shop, through selected UK bridal retailers and at exhibitions. I can be also be seen on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram too.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel Sokhal
Welcome to Exceptional Designs, I design and custom make beautiful bridal accessories and adornments including headpieces, jewellery and sashes, for the discerning bride. All pieces are hand created to order and can therefore be totally customised to incorporate your ideas and aspirations.
Each and every one is memorable as most of my clients have their own unique, bespoke pieces made to suit them and their wedding.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Feminine, pretty, timeless, authentic and unique.
What about your business are you most proud of?
My precious relationship with my clients that begins right from the very start when discussing their aspirations and ideas for their accessories, through to fruition when the pieces are worn by my brides on their wedding day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I was invited to a wedding recently and in with the invitation was a card to select what song my husband and I would like played at the Reception. I absolutely loved that idea and my husband and I were back and forth with our selection, so much so, we had to toss a coin to decide in the end!
What do you love most about your job?
It is a real privilege to work with brides to create something special, just for them, for such an important occasion which will help to make them feel amazing on their wedding day.
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
I totally love a princess/ball gown but I must admit I do secretly love the fishtail look too.
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
For my brides, I incorporate a blue crystal into whatever piece I create for them.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
The dreamy, iconic Pnina Tornai ball gown (Style No. 4019) which is a statement ball gown dress that oozes both a classic and glamorous feel.