On a beautifully bright, crisp morning in February a gorgeous trio of natural beauties ventured out for some bridal fun, accompanied by the talented Hannah Barnes wedding photographer. With an abundance of luscious green and white bouquets, and the stunning backdrop of Higher Holcombe in Devon, some magic was created that day!
A beautiful simple wedding dress calls for a more elaborate headpiece. The Naomi crown is perfect for a bit of understated drama. It's was paired with freshwater pearl drop and crystal (Evelyn) earrings.
The dress is Tiffany by Bianco Evento and is inspired by the latest trends. It's a simple, yet stunning sheath wedding dress. The dress has a wide boat neckline with long buttoned sleeves, and a subtle train which looks amazing paired with a long veil.
The next gorgeous dress is HAISLEY by Madi Lane. It has soft tulle layers and lots of leafy appliqués and a soft floating skirt. I adore those fluttery sleeves and the way they gently drape. I also love the way it echoes the Clemence headpiece with it's open scalloped structure, which is packed full of Swarovski crystal set stones and pearls.
Natural wedding hair allows you to reflect your true inner beauty. The little twist details , were accented by the Leeza comb and pin set with enamel flowers and sparkly leaves. The model's hair colour really shows off the pins and also reminds us that in keeping things simple, less can definitely be more!
Your wedding day should be a day full of fun and laughter. This wedding dress is Prudence by Bianco Evento. The little polka dot lace long sleeves with gentle scalloped lace edging is just so cute!
A pretty pearl bracelet ties in so perfectly with natural styling and works so well with textures of lace, tulle and silk. The addition of a silk hand tied bouquet adds a touch of romance and decadence.
This final beautiful dress Ivy by Maddi Lane is truly individual, with a intricate lace train and textured patterned leaf design over the 'nude' base.
This petite Mara crown tiara with leaf diamanté sprigs, and a sprinkling of Swarovski pearls delivers a sweeping modern, sophisticated look. The brunette covered band blends in perfectly.
The gorgeous green and white bouquets by Flourish & Grace are so dreamy and unstructured, with little sprigs of blossom and delicate mix of Winter whites and leafy sprigs.
The cake was a deliciously textured, two layer cake by Jax Cakes n Bakes, with a simple leaf decoration arch.
With special thanks to Hannah for these stunning images and for asking me to be involved, and to the gorgeous models who portray such fun, beauty and freedom. Thanks also to Always & Forever for those beautiful dresses and Higher Holcombe for hosting us all.
SHOP THE LOOK
Venue: Higher Holcombe.
Photography: Hannah Barnes Photography
Florist: Flourish & Grace @flourishandgrace
Stationery: Anna Jayne Designs
Jewellery & Hair Accessories: Hey Jules!
Dresses: Always & Forever Madi Lane, Evento Bianco
Hair/Makeup: Willow DeLa Roche
Cake: Jax's Cakes n Bakes
Cake Topper & Leaf Headbands: Elizabeth Green Brighton
Table Decor: Dunelm
Models: @lauraels_, @mavis.eatstagram, @carrie_n1609
I had the greatest pleasure of working with a fantastic couple last year, Chantal & Nick.They have just celebrated
their 1st year wedding anniversary so it feels like the perfect time to look back on their special day and see how vibrant and fun they made it.
I first met Chantal when she agreed to model some of my headpieces for my product shoot back in January 2018. She was so warm and friendly and suited so many of my designs, such a pleasure to work with.
They both came to see me for stationery and I was delighted when Chantal came to see me once she had found her dress. The dress did not disappointment in any way with it's beautiful beaded details and a stunning soft drape to show off Chantal's perfect figure.
The back of the dress was exquisite too with an open back and a beautiful detailed open lace train.
There were many styles that suited Chantal but with the half up hairstyle we decided to go for something at the back that gently creeped around the sides so could be viewed from lots of angles. I designed a mother of pearl flower vine taking elements from the Adele, Kaylee and Bluebell designs and blending them adding an extra touch of clear crystal sparkle. Chantal chose the Swarovski double drop earrings and a crystal bracelet.
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.