*image credit Lydia Stamps Photography*
Happy Tuesday world! I’m posting The Wedding Spotlight a day late this week, as Sky have helpfully pushed my internet live date back and I’m currently eating up the data from my IPhone. Technology is wonderful though in that I’m able to sync them together! Today brings us Victoria Fergusson accessories, I just adore her fresh and delicate style and I know brides of mine before have equally loved what she creates.
On with the questions!
First things first, could you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?
I’m an artisan designer / maker obsessed with beads, detail and embellishment! Creating bridal accessories allows me to indulge my passion for these things and is just about the nicest job in the world. I hand craft every item ordered completely from scratch in my little studio. Brides can choose from my various collections or have something completely bespoke created. It truly is ‘all in the detail’ for me and it’s an absolute pleasure creating the smaller items for a wedding day, that go on to become treasured heirlooms.
What inspires you to push yourself creatively or further in business?
I think when you’re creative, your chosen outlet for that creativity is simply what makes you tick. I’m inspired all the time by what surrounds me in my studio and the brides I meet. Ideas just form in my mind and i’m not happy until I’ve had a chance to realise them. Learning new techniques pushes things into new ground too, which is always good.
What does your daily routine look like?
The daily routine involves getting into the studio as early as possible after school run and dog walk. I check emails first thing and answer anything pressing. Then I turn to my job list and spend as long as I can making orders before inevitably I have to do some admin; more emails, paperwork and social media. Completed orders get packaged and a couple of days a week there will be a post office run. During busy times I will continue work in the evening.
What’s your favourite memory from working in this field so far?
It’s been lovely over the years to share my skills with some of my nearest and dearest family and friends. For a little spell I’m the ‘expert’ they turn to!
What advice would you give to couples to make the most of their wedding day?
Careful planning and preparation makes everything easier to cope with, it pays to be organised. Research the elements of your day and only book people and services you love. When the day comes remember what it’s all about, forget all the planning and drink it all in, every last moment.