FAQs and expert advice about accessories

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourbristolsomerset.wedding


Finishing touches

Finishing touches

Q. I've chosen a simple dress, but I'm worried it's too plain. How can I make it my own?

A. Holly Berkley says: The wonderful thing about a simple dress is that it gives you so much scope to add accessories and details without it looking over the top. An understated gown is elegant and sleek, allowing your innate beauty to shine through. Why not add a beautiful hair adornment and matching necklace? Statement accessories teamed with pared-back dresses are very on trend.

We specialise in making hair accessories and jewellery that match perfectly. You can choose to go as bold or as simple as you like, and we have a wide colour palette to choose from. You could try matching the colour to your bridesmaids' dresses, or perhaps your best girls could wear simplified versions of your piece so you all coordinate.

We can incorporate family keepsakes into your accessories for a personal touch, or you may like to include pearls or crystals for that extra sparkle. We will help you every step of the way to design your ideal jewellery within your budget. The wonderful thing about having pieces made by a professional is that you can keep them forever and pass them on as a family heirloom.

Holly Berkley,Holly Berkley Jewellery


Colour pop!

Colour pop!

Q. We're having a very colourful wedding. How do I reflect this in my accessories without looking over the top?

A. Holly Berkley says: All of our jewellery and accessories are expertly woven by hand using specialist wire with a silver-plated copper base. It's then enamelled in a vibrant colour and finished with clear enamel to protect it. This means it's easy for you to colourcoordinate your accessories.

You can either choose from our exclusive range, which has been featured in Vogue, or we can make you something bespoke to complement your outfit. We can help you choose the shape, design and colour of your piece.

Once we have discussed your inspiration, you can send me colour swatches to be matched from our extensive colour palette. We send you photos of the piece in progress to ensure you're delighted with the final product. We love working with brides to make accessories as special as you are.

Holly Berkley,Holly Berkley Jewellery

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