Today I have great pleasure in featuring one of my very favourite people, Rebecca Doyle of Chezbec.
This week see’s the eagerly-anticipated launch of Chez Bec’s 2012 Collection. Ultra feminine, romantic pieces with a gentle vintage twist form the body of the latest collection. A plethora of headbands, hair combs and hair pins, along with a delicious collection of jewellery, make up the 50-piece 2012 Collection from Chez Bec.
Beautiful bows, vintage-inspired lace and lashings of chiffon combined with divine appliqués and a delicate dusting of sparkle makes Chez Bec’s 2012 Collection their very best offering yet. Featuring an abundance of shimmering freshwater pearls, sparkling Swarovski crystals and diamantes, Chez Bec’s 2012 Collection is a sure delight for even the most discerning bride.
Chez Bec launched in 2006 and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading providers of Wedding Jewellery having won the Award for Best Bridal Accessories at the Wedding Ideas Awards 2010 and 2011, as well as being nominated on one of 3 Finalists for Best Bridal Accessories in the Wedding Ideas Awards 2008 and 2009. Also Winners of the Sheerluxe Online Shopping Awards 2011 for Wedding Jewellery and finalists in The UK Jewellery Awards 2008 for Best Bridal Jewellery.
Personally, I am in love with Rebecca’s collections, they are just stunning and it’s clear that a great deal of thought and love has gone into the creation of each piece.
I am also really inspired by the fact she runs such a successful, award winning company whilst being mum to twins. Based on experience, this is no mean feat and I have a massive soft spot for this lady.
Last month, Rebecca pulled together a team of wedding industry professionals for a fabulous collaborative shoot at Gosfield Hall to showcase their latest collection photgraphed by Claudine Hartzel.
Rebecca says “The day was fantastic from start to finish. The day and night before has been torrential rain but on the morning of the shoot I awoke to the clearest of blue skies. We took full advantage of the fabulously low autumnal sunshine and natural daylight which flooded the rooms at Gosfield Hall so beautifully.”
“Everyone in the team worked incredibly hard and, the results speak volumes for themselves. I am absolutely over the moon. Claudine is not only a great photographer but she has also become a very good friend of mine. So much so that she now photographs all family occasions for us, from family weddings to christenings and special birthday shoots.”
So without further ado, Rebecca would like to present the beautiful creations that form her 2012 Collection.
Chez Bec Alexandria Hair Comb £68, Florence Necklace £68
Chez Bec Sienna II Headband £122
Chez Bec Beau Headband £65 Harriet Earrings £36
Chez Bec Daniella Headband £128
Chez Bec Eva Hair Flower £68
Chez Bec Harriet Earrings £36
Chez Bec Lily Hair Comb £64, Bella Pendant £38, Bella Earrings £32
Chez Bec Sienna I Headband £72 and Katie Hair Flower £68
All purchases from Chez Bec are gorgeously gift wrapped as standard in luxury branded gift boxes complete with lashings and lashings of the softest white tissue paper, and a hand written gift card. Perfect for bridesmaids’ gifts, and one less thing for busy brides to do!
Rebecca would also like to share some information about the amazing team that brought together the shoot, and showed off her amazing work at its very best.
“The Photographer, Claudine Hartzel has been working with Chez Bec on various shoots for the last couple of years and with a great knowledge of the venue, Claudine was the most perfect photographer for the job. Claudine is a wedding photographer with a fine art background and over 20 years’ experience.”
“Claudine is always influenced by the light when she works and for this shoot we were blessed was a crisp bright November day, so Claudine took the opportunity to shoot outside as much as possible. This helped create a wonderful vintage look which fitted perfectly with the Chez Bec Jewellery and beautiful Isabella Grace dresses. The back-lit images really do give you a dream-like feel, but Claudine also decided to shoot with the light face on as this allows you to build a more dramatic effect.”
For the venue we chose Gosfield Hall as we wanted to do a very feminine, vintage shoot and we needed a venue to reflect this. Having worked at the stunning Hall together in the past on shoots, this seemed the most natural choice. And what a venue Gosfield Hall is.”
“Winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’ 2011, Gosfield Hall is a stunning Georgian manor house offering exclusive-use weddings. Formerly a Royal residence, the Queen Charlotte’s Oak panelled gallery with a 120 ft long aisle is perfect for wedding ceremonies and the newly licensed carriageway is the perfect location for outdoor ceremonies on sunny days.”
“To present the collection so beautifully we chose the utterly stunning professional model and actress, Alice Christian, who has been the face of Chez Bec since the year dot and there is no one else who can model the brand as well as she can. We just had to have Alice!”
“When it came to hair for the shoot, we were lucky enough to have the super duper Jo Irving at Lovehair on board. Since Lovehair was established in 2003 by Jo, they have worked with over 1,000 brides. Lovehair’s stylists are some of the best in the business.”
“Working as full time freelance stylists means they spend their weeks styling celebrities, models and lovely brides for photo shoots, television, film and music videos. This means that you can benefit from professional reliable and experienced hairdressers with the ability to make you look like a star on your wedding day.”
“I was so thrilled when the delightful Make up artist, Lara Crudgington approached me and suggested we work together. Lara works with brides, celebrities and private clients all over London and the Home Counties. For this bridal shoot we wanted two different looks: the first a very natural glowing look for the day and the second a little more dramatic and sultry for the evening.”
“With my very own bridal boutique in Tunbridge Wells, Isabella Grace, it was only natural to take a selection of our stunning Paloma Blanca dresses along for the shoot. It would have been rude not to. ”
“The wonderful and highly-talented Adrian from The Dreamcatchers came along to film us all in action on the day of the shoot. With our team much preferring to be behind the camera than in front of it, we were all a little nervous, but the results are great, even if we do say so ourselves. And luckily for you, there’s not too much of me on the film!”
“Since starting his career as a wedding videographer in 2003, Adrian has filmed over 400 weddings and special events. A gorgeous film, a ravishing set and a magnificent cast. Allow The Dreamcatchers to capture the dream that is your wedding day, in all its exquisite passion and intimacy.”[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/31863091[/vimeo]
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend every single member of the team to anyone and I cannot wait to work with them all again in the new year on another very exciting shoot that we have in the pipeline.”
I feel very honoured and want to thank Rebecca fo allowing me to share her new pieces with Plans and Presents readers.
Also at the moment to celebrate the imminent arrival of Christmas, Chezbec are offering 20% off every order placed before midnight on 31st December 2011. Simply enter the promotion code Xmas11 in the discount code box at the checkout at the time of ordering in order to qualify. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
To Contact Chezbec
Phone: 0845 6520892