So you've found your perfect wedding dress, how are you going to do your hair? Worn with a veil, or on their own, hair vines, haloes, crowns and pins are the perfect way to complete your outfit and individualise your look. These designer-makers work from the heart. Each piece is made by hand and unique - what more could you want?
Amaroq Designs are inspired by the guardian of forest and night, the namesake great wolf Amaroq and embody his wild soul and unshakeable confidence. From a background in fine art and designing for a vaudeville cirque, designer Kate Thompson has created a collection of raw beauty that fuses the worlds of fashion and fine art with hand cut stars, crown, haloes, headdresses and combs. I defy anyone to not feel like a goddess in these pieces.
Luna Bea Bride
Luna Bea is a luxurious British bridal label with its roots in high fashion and fine art. Founded by Lou Simmonds after receiving numerous private commissions, Luna Bea pieces are for the modern bride, who has her own style and wants to take that into her wedding day. Quality design and craftsmanship are integral to Lou's process and she is passionate about ethical practise and preservation of couture skills. Her work combines heritage techiniques with a modern aesthetic and thinking.
British bridal accessories label Tilly Thomas Lux was founded by Sally Thomas in early 2015. With over 10 years experience designing and making jewellery for global brands, Sally decided to focus on her passion for making bespoke bridal headpieces. Staying true to her dream and her brand, Sally strives to make pieces that last forever. Starting with headpieces, Sally has expanded the collection into hair pins, hair combs and belts.
I discovered Clara Francis through her awesome name (obviously!) Clara is self taught, producing beautifully intricate but bold pieces that seem to take on a life of their own. The results are stunning, the colours are by turn rich then subtle. Foxes, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, some of them are even three dimensional and crafted to drape just perfectly, they seem inspired by nature’s own perfect psychedelia.
Naturae Design specialize in hairpiece design and jewellery made of antique and precious materials. The pieces are handcrafted by maker and designer Daniella van den Huijssen in the Netherlands. Fascinated by the history of precious heirlooms and her love for nature Daniella came across an antique Myrtle crown and Naturae Design was born. The designs are perfect for a bride to be as well as being able to wear in daily life.
Danish designer Jannie Baltzer is based in Copenhagen where all her beautiful headpieces are made by hand in a small studio. Her work regularly features in Vogue and is stocked in bridal boutiques around the world. She is inspired by past eras, but the styling is updated by fashion for modern brides. Each headpiece is unique as they are made from vintage gems.