Being a bride is competitive. You find yourself attending several weddings in the same year as your own and slowly the resolve to be different (read: better) becomes overwhelming.
Ideally, you want to be the one who has at least one thing none of the others has ("Oh, this veil? I got it from a socially responsible, ethically sound shack in Devon") but sourcing such a piece can take ages.
Cue Della Reed's bridal collection of accessories from her label Velvet Eccentric. Her strikingly beautiful collars are all created using vintage pearls, lace, beads and embroidery and every single one is different.
If you've opted for a simple dress or are set on elaborate accessories, these pieces will add serious glamour and intricacy, while giving your big day look that sought-after unique feel.
Della Reed will be at Curious Vintage Wedding Fair in East London on 31st March. Alternatively, find out more about her work at her website www.velvet-eccentric.co.uk