Love Heart Feature // Rosadior

Image: Janeyanna Photography

As a boho wedding and floral crown obsessive, I am so excited to be featuring handmade floral hair accessory creators, Rosadior, in the featured suppliers section of the Lace & Love Hearts blog!

Rosadior is owned and run by Sam Freeman who has worked in the wedding and event styling industry for many years, and has a real passion for the design and creation of whimsical flower crowns and accessories for boho and alternative brides. She even creates doggie corsages for stylish pooches!

Boho brides, faerie queens and festival belles take note! This feature is for you…

Images: Janeyanna Photography

The Lace & Love Hearts blog: Welcome to the Featured Suppliers section of the Lace & Love Hearts blog, Rosadior. Tell me, what inspires the creation of your beautiful flower crowns and accessories?

Rosadior: I grew up in a home filled with old books, art and furniture from the arts and crafts and Art Nouveaux period. I was given children's books filled with illustrations by the likes of Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane and spent hours in dusty old book shops, antique fairs and junk shops with my parents. My parents took me to art galleries and introduced me to the immensely beautiful works by the Pre Raphaelites and as I grew up, I began to discover and fall in love with the art and images of the 1920's right through to the 60's.

I also have a fascination with the glorious floral images on old Victorian greetings cards and by the language and sentiment behind each flower and base a lot of my creations on these.  My adoration for flowers is not limited to fresh, I also love silk! It is true that you can’t beat fresh flowers in all their glory, they do not last. Working with silk flowers is so satisfying because your creations last forever.

Images: Janeyanna Photography

L&LH: With a history in wedding and event styling, do you find that this has given you some insight into what brides are after in terms of floral accessories?

R: It certainly has. Brides will always be inspired by current trends, but essentially every bride wants something different, something special, something that is personal to them and their journey so far with their hubby to be. They may want to include aspects of people in their lives who have meant a lot to them, people they have lost and who won’t be there on their special day.

It could be that they want to include a specific flower their grandmother loved, or pearls to reflect their late mother or a blue feather to remember their granddad. Whatever it may be, she will want to create something unique to her and something that reflects her personality. 

The wedding market is saturated with choices for brides and it can be quite daunting, so I always try and make sure I listen to my clients, try and learn what they are about and make the design process a fun and happy experience for them.

L&LH: Do you create crowns and other accessories for the maid of honour, bridesmaids and flower girl as well as for the bride?

R: I have made lots of accessories for many people, for all manner of events! Be it brides hair accessories and wrist corsages, mother of the bride corsages, hair accessories, flower and feather button holes, matching bridesmaids floral hair clips, little flower girl posies and hair garlands and even Doggy Corsages, for a bride who had her pooch as her ring bearer!

One thing I would love to create would be a huge neck garland for a horse at a gyspy/boho styled wedding! How swoon-worthy would that be?!

Images: Janeyanna Photography

L&LH: How long does it usually take you to create one of your stunning crowns, and how far ahead of a wedding should the bride contact you?

R: It really will depend on the complexity of the design. But I would say on average a day.

The real issue is ordering the stock in. I will often order from the US as they have more unusual and exotic flowers to choose from, but delivery times can be very lengthy. Up to three weeks in some cases. 

I would always advise a bride to really have her wedding ideas pretty much sorted, her colours chosen and most definitely her dress purchased before ordering her hair accessory or commissioning a custom piece. It’s always better to see the whole picture to ensure the hair accessory reflects all aspects of her dress and her wedding…dare I say it, “theme”.

So I would suggest a time frame of about 2/3 months prior to the wedding would be a safe bet.

L&LH: Where are you based and how do you ensure that your creations reach their destination looking perfect?

I am based in an old and very pretty little town called Haslemere. It’s located right on the border of three counties, Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.

I package all my items in tissue paper, sealed with a Rosadior label and posted in a padded envelope or small cardboard box dependant ion the item. Larger pieces are placed in clear plastic boxes and posted out inside a cardboard box with yet more tissue paper.

Every item is either hand delivered or sent via Royal Mail and must be signed for, so great care goes into ensuring each items reaches its destination safely.

Images: Janeyanna Photography

L&LH: Do you offer a fully bespoke service alongside a range of ready-made accessories?

R: Absolutely. I would say 60% of my orders are bespoke orders. I am constantly receiving emails from clients with pictures of beautiful dresses, outfits and shoes that they would like me to design something to match the colour or style.

I would always advise customers to take pictures outside on a fine day where possible. This enables me to see the true colours and textures of the fabric.  

L&LH: How can my brides find out more about Rosadior and see some examples of your previous work?

R: First port of call would be the website. On the homepage is a link to Flickr where they will find lots of images of products, past and present.  On the SHOP page they will also find a link to a gallery of some sold orders too. I have some fabulous inspirational images on Pinterest too. 

 

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