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


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


Crowning glory

Crowning glory

Q. I have a fun tea-length dress for my summer nuptials. I don't want to wear a traditional tiara with it - what other headwear could I opt for to make a statement?

A. Hermione Harbutt says: This style of gown screams for a headpiece with presence. A colourful garland is the perfect choice of adornment with long, tousled waves or a soft up do. Our Sakura garland is a great example, featuring peony-pink blossoms against a rich gold vine. For something even bolder, why not match your headpiece with other accessories, such as a bracelet and earrings?

If you're opting for a vintage theme, then try a traditional pearl headdress to instantly transport you back to the '50s. Our Tallulah headdress looks fabulous on short hair – just add timeless pearl earrings.

If you've chosen a playful style, you might want a piece to really turn heads. For something to leave you starry-eyed, try our Galaxy headdress with rose-quartz stars or the Celestial headdress with leather star embellishment. A summer wedding is always the perfect match for whimsical butterflies and flowers.

A traditional tiara can make an impact in height but often lacks individuality. Instead, look for freshwater pearls floating on wire, different textures such as metal and leather or tonal Swarovski crystals.

Hermione Harbutt