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Real Bride - A rather unique bridal headwear 'commission'...

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

Over the years I've been lucky enough to have a number of brides choose to wear my one of my hats or headpieces on their wedding day, either choosing pieces from my ready-to-wear range or working with me on bespoke commissions, and it always feel an honour to play a part.

However, in 2019 I had the rather unique task of making a headpiece to wear for my own wedding day!

The very first thing confirmed for our wedding was actually my dress - a 1930s style beaded number which set the tone for the rest of the day in many ways. So when it came to designing my headpiece I drew inspiration from the champagne colour of the dress, 30s style and my love of feathers (which was also a nod to my burlesque days and how I met Steve, my now husband). I knew I also had to have a birdcage veil as I just love them!

I also wanted to add a something to tie the elements together and finish it off, so I spoke to Tricia of Hotties Vintage at an event and she helped me find a vintage pearl necklace with beautiful metal detailing. I knew it would be perfect to adapt, and would also tie into my plans to wear pearls on the day as Steve had once given my some beautiful pearl earrings which I wanted to wear.

For the day I treated myself to hair and make-up by Kate from Lipstick & Curls, and she helped me feel like a movie star for the day, as you can see in these photos by our amazing photographers Bethan and John from Haywood Jones Photography.

Our wedding day was held at Little Hermitage, a stunning hidden gem of an 18th century manor house in Kent, and we could not have asked for a better venue. The team looked after us wonderfully and made sure everything happen seamlessly.

A massive thanks to everyone who helped bring our day to life and shared in our celebrations!

Now I just need to find an excuse to wear my outfit again..... If you see me out at a cabaret night in Kent or London wearing a veiled peacock feather headpiece, do come say hi!


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