I first met Rachel Burgess at a wedding fair in Bristol a few years ago now and we immediately hit it off. We bumped into each other at various events in Bristol and Cardiff and got chatting about me creating a little mini collection that would be exclusive to Rachel's boutique.
Rachel stocks a beautiful range of dresses and accessories made by Welsh independent designers and has created an inspiring, welcoming boutique in the seaside town of Penarth near Cardiff. Rachel's support of handmade and independent designers is legendary and the message at the heart of Rachel's boutique is 'Do bridal your way" and I couldn't agree more.
Whilst I live and work in Somerset, I have Welsh heritage and my brand logo was designed to reflect this - my name 'Lloyd' means 'Grey' in Welsh and I had my logo designed in beautiful shades of grey to reflect this.
So late last year, I designed an exclusive little mini collection of very pretty, delicate floral headpieces for Rachel. These pieces can only be found and ordered through Rachel's boutique. Each piece has been given a Welsh floral inspired name and I'm very proud to have become one of Rachel's independent bridal designers.
Here's a little look at each of the pieces in more detail: the Camri Crown, Rhosyn Hair Comb and Fflur hair pins.