We recently shot our new 2016 collection Enchanted Forest in Formby woods. The collection features hair vines, drapes, pins, side headpieces and tiaras which have a more relaxed, bohemian vibe than usual – think festival chic with emphasis on the luxe. Each piece can take your wedding day look to the next level, but could be adapted for a style that’s classic, luxurious, bohemian or vintage. Vines can be twisted into plaits, wrapped around soft updos, Hand beaded pieces can be placed differently to change your look from day to evening.
The set was dressed by Sweet Pea and Ivy, whilst images were taken by Herve wedding photography. The pieces were incorporated into the look by Hair by Carol Ellis Thompson, whilst makeup up was provided by Made up by Cathryn. The wedding dress was from Asos, and shoot styling and headpieces by Rocks For Frocks. Our barefoot beauty was model Breanna.
All pieces are hand wired or hand sewn in our Liverpool studio. For this collection we really wanted to capture the relaxed feel of a modern wedding. The pieces are delicate and complement natural beauty without distracting, in softer colours of blush, pale champagne, opal and pinks. However, the pieces retain their luxurious feel and all include Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls and freshwater pearls.
We’re thrilled with the ethereal quality of these images which show how the collection can be dressed up or down
RFF bride Louise came to see me to discuss a bespoke piece. She wanted a statement piece for the back of her hair to pick out the colouring on her beautiful dress, which were shades of ivory and blush. We decided on a hand sewn vintage lace piece from the cheryl range and added in swarovski light silk crystal to the freshwater pearls, which is a beautiful blush/nude colour. Im sure you can agree it looked amazing on her day with and without the veil.
Rocks for Frocks will be at the National Wedding show Manchester of 20-21 February 2016 and also at The Wedding Fair, Event City, Manchester on 12-13 March.
This is the first time we have exhibited at the Manchester National Wedding show, so we are very excited to be there. Previously we have exhibited at the National Wedding Show in London which was amazing, so we have high hopes that this show will be too.
We love the show at Event City, its always a great weekend so hope to see everyone there.
As usual we will be having complimentary tickets for these events so it will be a first to claim them, gets them, so be quick
Lovely Rocks For Frocks bride Cheryl recently married at a beautiful ceremony at Hinderton Hall. We created a Gatsby style headpiece for her special day which worked so well with the venue and her amazing dress.
We are exhibiting!!
12 and 13 SeptemberLiverpool exhibition centre
This September we are exhibiting at the brand new Liverpool show at the Exhibition centre on the riverfront. This is going to be a fabulous event in a wonderful venue with easy access from Liverpool.
All of our new pieces will be on display for you to try on at our dressing tables, you can accessorise with our jewellery range, organise bridesmaids jewellery and presents and get great advice on hair styles and how to wear your hair accessories.
Come down and say hi and receive 10% off all orders, which are secured with a deposit.
RFF bride Lucy wore her Clarissa with Pearls with great style at her Liverpool wedding, complete with camper van and pastel bridesmaids in different colours. Looks like everyone was having a great time.
I was really happy when approached by RFF Bride Danielle to customise her plain bridesmaids dresses. She had plain pale grey jersey dresses and wanted to add some embellishment and match hair combs for the bridesmaids.
I made beaded and sequin leafy pieces for the shoulders, waistbands and matching hair combs all in a gunmetal silver. A little flower girls tiara was made to match in and Danielle completed her look with our pardon earrings.
I first met Emma when she was planning her wedding and wanted to have a bespoke headpiece that could be viewed from all sides and then have a belt piece made to co-ordinate with the headpiece and be fitted to her beautiful Rita Westenius dress.
I will leave it to Emma to describe the process which she does so well
“Once I had chosen my dress for the big day, the hunt for my head-dress began. I knew that I didn’t want a veil on the day but because of the beautiful simplicty of my dress (Hepburn by Ritva Westenius) I also knew that I could add plenty of sparkle to my outfit on the day with a fabulous headpiece. I was fortunate enough to have been given Gail’s contact details at Rocks for Frocks from my cousin @Lizziemakeup after they had worked together on a shoot.
Contact was made, and an appointment was set up to visit the Rocks for Frocks shop to start looking at options available to me for the big day. On entering her shop at the Wedding House, I was met with a barrage of all things sparkly and beautful…………….where to begin on choosing the one. Gail’s advice from the offset was to try, try, try. So I did, headpiece after headpiece and all so beautiful in their own right.
After showing Gail a picture of my dress she began to pick head pieces for me that she believed would suit the dress style. Me, being me – I liked bits from one head dress and bits from another. Gail’s repsonse to me liking bits from seperate head pieces………..no problem, we can select the bits you like and begin designing something bespoke. Amazing! That was just the kind of response I had been hoping for. Whilst Gail began writing up the invoice for my head piece my gaze wandered around all the goodies on display in her shop……………….and settled on the beautiful belts close to the entrance. How had I missed these when I came in?? Discussions began again and Gail’s inpsired design ideas meant that I was also able to have a beautiful bespoke belt to accompany my head piece.
As work progressed on the head piece and belt I was fortunate enough to have a couple of visits to the shop to view and try on Gail’s handy work. Every visit was the same, Gail’s nerves apparent as we entered, swiftly to be replaced by relief when I fell in love time and time again with what she had produced. Nothing was too much trouble and her only concern was that I was happy with everything she had done.
Happy doesn’t come close to how I felt when I picked up the finished goods – I was absolutely ecstatic and couldn’t wait for the big day to arrive so that I could show off the gorgeous head piece and belt. On the big day Gail’s creations shone brightly and really made me feel like a princess. For anybody wanting something a little bit extra special for their big day, a visit to see Gail’s fantastic shop is a must. There is everything a bride-to-be could want and combine that with the lovely Gail offering up fantastic customer service ensures a never to be forgotten experience. I will forever be grateful for you making such beautiful things to add extra sparkle on the big day xx”