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.
In the evening, April updated her look by removing her dress straps and veil and adding the Diamante Drop Pearl Necklace which completed her look.
Thanks so much for sharing your day with us, you look truly beautiful, and it was such a pleasure to make all the special sparkly adornments for your wedding! Photography by Nick Walker