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Add that Extra Special Touch

Add that Extra Special Touch

Today we're visiting the world of Extra Special Touch, owned by the very talented Heidi, she makes Victoriana-esque bridal & wedding accessories. Here we're showcasing a few of the items she has to offer.

'My collection of vintage inspired monogram wedding gifts and bridal accessories, are inspired by traditional ladies accessories, and are all made from natural fabrics, such as silk, linen & cotton.'

'I have always been a collector of old embroidery, antique lace, trimmings & buttons, so I was inspired to use my pretties and make bridal garters and bags, and my “Something old bridal bag” range was created.'

'I have dabbled in Millinery since college days, (when I studied technical costume making) and more recently taken several courses to learn the traditional millinery techniques. My pieces are inspired by 1940's & 50’s glamorous mini hats, with interesting shapes, textures and veiling. Pieces are hand blocked & handmade, my flowers are made with contemporary machine embroidery, but look like they have stepped out of a Victorian draper’s shop, and are finished with old diamante buttons, brooches and hand beading.'

'All orders are made in my home sewing studio in Nottingham. I continue to be inspired by old embroidery, antique lace, textiles, and my love of vintage.'

Written by Heidi Lawton

Photography by Becky Ryan Photography

And so to wed
To Happily Ever After

To Happily Ever After

Adam and Lorna

Adam and Lorna