The bright colours really suited Chantal and Nick's personalities and I really thing they pulled it off so well.
Thank you to Michelle Ley for use of her stunning images.
Autumn Weddings are becoming increasingly popular and this year I have worked with many brides all wanting to embrace the season and plan a wedding during the Autumn.
The obvious choice is to opt for burnt orange tones and bring in the warmth that way, but I also love rich plum colours, gold and navy and think they are particularly good at this time of year.
A soft floral piece, easy to pin in place, with dusty pink/blush pink flowers with Swarovski pearl and crystal centres. It has some dainty leaves in soft pastel tones and a little scattering of paler pink/mauve flowers. This piece measure 18 x 7cm and pins easily into place.
It is very light so works well at the front, side or back of the head and is beautiful with a veil too.
Melody Flower Hairpins
£40.00 - £100.00
These wedding hair pins combine soft and feminine flowers with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Lovely their own or grouped together in an up do hairstyle. These flower pin designs measure 6cm x 6cm.
Summer Petal Pins
£30.00 - £220.00
A set of petal wedding hairpins in a soft shimmering metallic pinky mauve, with Swarovski crystals. Pretty petal pins that can be placed anywhere in any combination, scattered or clustered together you and your stylist can be as creative as you wish. Soft fabric with a beautiful metallic sheen and a central spray of silver and blush pink crystals.
Chantelle Floral Vine
A delicate Boho wedding vine with ivory flowers, little leaves and a scattering of Swarovski crystals.
If you are not sure whether to opt for fresh flowers or something sparkly then this could be the perfect choice! A pretty, delicate vine with soft ivory flowers and Swarovski crystal centres. Along the vine are little leaves ,silver crystals and pretty white flowers. This piece is 31cm long, each flower is 2.5 cm in width.
You can wear this well in a boho forehead style, or placed further back, over the hair, along a braid or wrapped around one.
A well placed comb gently tucked into an updo, will add a glamorous finishing touch.
The hair vine is my personal favourite as it is so versatile and has endless possibilities for styling. The positioning of the vine is particularly important as it can completely change the final look.
Consider wearing a vine along the back to highlight the detail of your dress.
Of course if you have always dreamed of wearing a tiara on your wedding day, then this is your time to go for it. Whether traditional or more modern, it will always make you feel aisle ready!
Written by Jules Warrender
When Emily came to see me she was looking for something to compliment her gorgeous Stephanie Allin wedding gown which has the most beautiful sheer back detail and striking silhouette.
Emily had a relaxed, rustic, fun wedding planned, however being the bride, she also desired something 'extra special' to adorn her hair. At her studio appointment, we tried various styles and decided to opt for a lace comb to tie in to echo the beautiful delicate details in her dress.
A completely bespoke piece was then made, involved stitching two different laces together, a metallic edged lace from YASMIN, and the lace from the BROOKLYN design, I then hand embellished the piece with an abundance of Swarovski crystals and pearls.
THE FINAL DESIGN
Emily's comb was placed neatly at the side of her updo, and teamed with a beautiful short, sheer veil for extra bridal chic. The finishing touches to her look were the Evangeline bracelet and Celestia Hook drop earrings
Emily looked every bit the beautiful bride on her wedding day, and I wish them every happiness in all their tomorrows.
If you would love to recreate this look, or collaborate to design your one-of-a-kind wedding headpiece, why not chat to us?
Will a vine work with an up-do, half up, or down?
Yes, all three! The vine is an extremely versatile piece and suits most hairstyles. I think it works particularly well in a more unstructured style, but I've seen it work with more formal styles and a classic chignon.
How is it fixed into place?
It is simply pinned into place with little bobby pins, through the little loops on the ends. It can also be tied with ribbon, either hidden or as a part of the feature.
What if I prefer delicate or a smaller piece?
A delicate vine can be simple and subtle and add a wonderful bridal touch. Similarly, a half section or smaller piece worn at the back or side gives a lovely effect. Many brides opt for a delicate vine and wear it as a statement across the forehead. A smaller vine is also lovely placed around an up-do.
Could I wear one as a statement piece?
A more detailed vine or one that goes all the way around can look very striking indeed. Brides often comment on how amazing it makes them feel. I would always suggest that other accessories are played down if you are planning a statement headpiece, to avoid looking overly-accessorised.
Can I still wear a veil?
Absolutely! Many brides have pulled this look off successfully. Careful placement of the veil can work beautifully with a vine, whether that’s a full detailed one or a smaller pin-in piece. The beauty of this is that it doesn’t interfere with the veil’s comb positioning which is easily removed after the ceremony.
Will it be 'too much' if I have detailed lace or lots of sparkle on my dress?
Not necessarily. A petite band of detail can be a really pretty option and helps highlight the beaded or lace detail in a dress.
How do I choose which colour wire to go for?
It depends if you want it the be part of the feature or not. The darker wire can blend away into the hair allowing the pearls, crystals or flowers more prominence and a real sense of lightless and scattering, whilst silver, gold or rose gold can add extra sparkle and a branch-like effect to the vine, emphasizing it's organic structure.