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Handmade Bridal Accessories - alternative, contemporary bridal luxury for style conscious brides. Immaculately crafted headpieces, veils and silk flowers for brides who know their own mind. 

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OFFER: Free gift with every order over €200

Johanna Talleraas

Hello lovelies, 

today we have a great little offer to share with you! It's time to say thank you for supporting our little business and helping it grow! While we are working on our ready to ship collection we have come up with these - if I say so myself - adorable star spray hair pins in white or gold. The perfect wedding accessory to effortlessly adorn pretty much any bridal hair style. 

They make a lovely gift to your bridesmaids or flowergirls as well! The good news? With every order over €200 we will send you a set of 3 as a thank you gift in the colour of your choice!

Hallo ihr Lieben,

heute haben wir ein süßes kleines Angebot für euch! Es ist an der Zeit danke zu sagen an unseren tollen Bräute, Trauzeuginnen und Brautmamas, die unser kleines Label unterstützen und wachsen lassen! Wir arbeiten gerade an einer neuen, kleinen, versandfertigen Kollektion an kleinen Kämmen und Pins für alle kurz Entschlossenen. Dabei sind diese süßen Sternen Haarkämme entstanden! Der perfekte zeitgenössische und doch romantische Kopfschmuck für so ziemlich jede Hochzeitsfrisur!

Die kleinen Blumen Haar Pins würden sich sogar als Geschenk für Brautjungfern und Blumenmädchen eigenen - und in gold könntest du sie auch nach der Hochzeit tragen! Mit jeder Bestellung über €200 bekommst du als Geschenk ein 3er Set als Dankeschön, in der Farbe deiner Wahl.

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For a limited time only! 

They will be available in our online shop shortly as well!

Blackbird's Pearl Studio Tour

Johanna Talleraas

Good morning lovelies! Today I'm taking you on a long overdue tour of our little studio! It's the place where all our headpieces, hair-vines & flower accessories are dreamed up and made by hand from start to finish, and it's where you can come and try on the collection to your hearts content. 

Guten morgen ihr Lieben! Heute nehme ich euch mit auf eine Tour durch unser kleines Atelier in Hamburg. Hier entstehen unsere Headpieces, Haarbänder und Seidenblumen-Accessoires in aufwendiger Handarbeit, hier könnt ihr in ruhe die Kollektion anprobieren, euch inspirieren lassen und mit mir über euer Wunschdesign sprechen.

Herzlich Willkommen!

I love welcoming brides to my studio!

It's an intimate space for you to relax and take all the time to find the right headpiece for you.

Sharing a cup of coffee (or tea!) we can chat about your ideas, wedding plans and everything else that might help us find the right accessory for you. Of course you can try the current collection, have a look through material samples and talk to me about your dream design. 

If you're considering a bespoke design or would like to make changes to an existing design I will spend plenty of time to work through all your ideas, inspiration, requirements etc. If you just want to try a couple of designs to decided which ones for you, that's great too!

Please send a quick email to make an appointment or call +49 (0)40 60787116 

 

I look forward to meeting you!

Es bereitet mir große Freude, Bräute in meinem Atelier willkommen zu heißen. In einer gemütlichen Hamburger Altbauwohnung erwartet dich ein kleines Studio - hier kannst du dich in privater Atmosphäre entspannen und abseits vom steifen Hochzeits-Mainstream in aller Ruhe den richtigen Kopfschmuck für deine Hochzeit finden.

Bei einer Tasse Kaffee berate ich dich gern inmitten der neusten Entwürfe am Schneidertisch. Natürlich kannst du dabei gern Modelle aus der aktuellen Headpiece- Kollektion anprobieren, Stoffmuster ansehen und mit mir über dein Wunschdesign sprechen. 

Wenn du ein individuelles Design in Erwägung ziehst oder einen vorhandenen Entwurf anpassen möchtest, nehme ich mir viel Zeit, um mit dir persönlich alle Ideen und Wünsche zu besprechen. Genauso freue ich mich über Bräute die vielleicht nur ein, zwei Modelle anprobieren möchten um sicher zu gehen welches das Richtige ist. 

Bitte sende mir eine E-Mail zur Terminvereinbarung oder melde dich unter 040 60787116 

Ich freue mich auf dich!

 

This week on Instagram

Johanna Talleraas

Instagram is by far my favourite social media channel, every week we share the best liked images from the week before!

These pretty much sum up the week in the studio as well - the weather went from autumnal to scorching hot again, we've been trying to keep calm finishing lots of lovely orders, and we're preparing a couple of lovely offers for you....!

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Bespoke: Ranuculus bridal silk flower headpiece

Johanna Talleraas

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Sibyl is getting married in the south of France this year, and got in touch last month looking for a bespoke silk flower headpiece with a veil. She was inspired by an image the had seen on my instagram feed last year, and wished for something similar but with her wedding flowers. She already knew she will have her favourite, ranunculus, and that her bouquet and flower decorations would be colourful and bright, featuring shades of purple, pink, reds, yellow & peach.

 

Sibyl heiratet diesen Sommer in Südfrankreich und hat sich letzten Monat mit dem Wunsch nach einem individuellem Design für einen Seidenblüten-Kamm mit Schleier gemeldet. Sie war inspiriert von einem Bild von einer individuellen Anfertigung für eine Braut in meinem Instagram Feed letztes Jahr, und wünschte sich etwas Ähnliches, passend zu ihren Hochzeitsblumen. Sie wusste schon, dass sie ihre Lieblingsblumen, Ranunkeln, in ihrem Brautstrauß und den Blumendekorationen haben würde. Farbenfroh, in kräftigen Sommerfarben Violett, Pink, Rot, Gelb & Pfirsichrosa.

The original inspiration: a bespoke silk flower headpiece with veil in shades of peach & pink

The original inspiration: a bespoke silk flower headpiece with veil in shades of peach & pink

Because she has light blond hair and she didn’t want too much of a contrast, we decided we would use the different colours of her bouquet, but tone them down and give them more of a pastel feel.

After some experimentation I made a new pattern for ranunculus flowers in various sizes for her (I had never made them before) & sent her some colour samples.  After her final dress fitting we set the length of the veil so that it was the perfect fit for her height and style of her dress.

Weil sie hellblondes Haar hat und sie nicht zu viel Kontrast wollte, entschieden wir uns die Farben etwas blasser zu gestalten und eher pastel zu halten.

Nach einigen Experimenten habe ich für sie ein neues Muster für Ranunkeln in verschiedenen Größen erarbeitet und ihr einige Farbproben geschickt. Zuletzt haben wir dann auch die Länge und Volumen des Schleiers festgelegt und genau auf                                   den Stil ihres Kleides und ihre Größe abgestimmt. 

First experiments...

First experiments...

The finished veil!

The finished veil!

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Did I mention the veil is detachable?

Did I mention the veil is detachable?

Sibyl's bespoke wedding headpiece & veil have just arrived at hers, I will be excited to share pictures of her wedding day once she has worn it on her big day!

To enquire about your own custom bridal accessory, send a quick message with your requirements, and I'll be in touch. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or just have some vague ideas, I'll be delighted to help!

Sybil's individueller Haarkamm und Schleier sind vor ein paar Tagen bei ihr eingetroffen - ich freue mich jetzt schon darauf Bilder von ihrem großen Tag zu sehen!

Für dein eigenes individuell designtes Brautaccessoire schick mir einfach eine kurze Nachricht, ich melde mich umgehen. Egal ob du schon genau weißt was du möchtest oder nur ein paar Ideen hast, ich freue mich von dir zu hören!

The week on Instagram

Johanna Talleraas

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This week has been a busy one in the studio as always, but with September in sight things should calm down soon! We've been inspired by some lovely florals, and with the weather in Hamburg being rather bad for August we've had copious amounts of tea while getting lots of lovely order ready. Especially popular lately: Our Margerite bridal hair vine in contemporary white with pearls, and our simple Fleur floral headband.

Blackbird's Pearl im Salon Hamburg!

Johanna Talleraas

Last weekend I did something very special! I spent the weekend in the wonderful Salon Hamburg, showcasing the new collection to the Hamburg brides. We also brought along our tools of the trade and some work in progress, so that visitors could gain some more insight into all the intricate steps that is involved in making our exquisite, handmade bridal accessories. It was so much fun, plus we got to know the lovely ladies from Therese & Louise and their sweet, simple and stunningly beautiful wedding dresses.

Letztes Wochende war ein ganz Besonderes! Blackbird's Pearl hat das Wochenende im wunderschönen Salon Hamburg verbracht, unseren neuen Nachbarn! Wir haben den Hamburger Bräuten die neue Kollektion gezeigt, und auch ein bisschen Arbeit mitgebracht. Besucher konnten zusehen, wie viel Handarbeit in unseren exklusiven Brautaccessoires steckt, die neuen Headpieces anprobieren und sich beraten lassen. Mit dabei waren die netten Mädels von Therese & Luise und ihre schlichten, zauberhaften Brautkleider.

Woodland Wedding - Bespoke Wildflower Bridal Crown for Kay

Johanna Talleraas

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When Kay emailed about a realistic, delicate silk flower crown in moody colours featuring bluebells to say I was excited doesn't quite cover it! We exchanged ideas, I made some sketches, and this is the result. I'm so please with how it turned out. If you'd like to see the different steps involved in creating this bespoke and unusual wedding crown see below!

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After some emails back and forth the final design was to include small aubergine bluebells, rows of flower buds that would look like apple blossoms before opening, and dark green foliage.

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After some trial and error, I found the right shade of dye for the flowers and started making all the different components. This included custom made, hand made stamens!

The finished flowers with handmade stamens

The finished flowers with handmade stamens

The final piece is a super delicate wildflower crown for a fairly like bride! 

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If you've been looking for a headpiece or hair accessories for your wedding and nothing is really 100% right maybe a bespoke piece is the right thing for you? If you have ideas for your own bespoke bridal headpiece, to match your theme, bouquet etc - don't hesitate to get in touch. Even if you don't know exactly what it is you want, what style would go with your dress, your hairstyle or your venue, I am here to help. Consultations are always free until you decide you'd like to go ahead!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Johanna x

In the studio: Designing the new collection

Johanna Talleraas

I thought it would be nice to show the thought process and work that goes into designing our nature inspired bridal headpieces. The 2016 collection is due to be shot in August so we're in full swing!

First sketches in early March

First sketches in early March

It starts with a general idea of a theme, inspiration or just a feel

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One of my favourite things to do when starting this process is to just go foraging. This time of year provides us with an abundance of wonderfully inspiring flowers, bushes and trees. As my inspirations will be coming from all things found in May and June I'm a little late but I'm finding enough. I love just spreading my finds on the table and start playing. Sketching, making small beginnings on pieces to see how they could work.

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Slowly things change and take shape, and new designs are born. They are then tested with different hairstyles, proportions have to be adjusted and different materials tried. 

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First pieces coming together

First pieces coming together

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Inspiration this year comes from seas of white flowers found in early summer, all things foliage, and a fashion forward aesthetic. I think when it comes to wedding accessories it's key that they are easy to wear and style, too - so we're really putting an emphasis on that with the new collection!

From here there will be weeks of perfecting, changing, and going back to those initial inspirational sketches and trial pieces - I hope you have enjoyed getting a little look behind the work that goes into every design!

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Johanna x




This week in the studio

Johanna Talleraas

It's all about the new collection in the studio this week! The room is filled with wild roses and other finds from lunchtime trips outside, providing inspiration and much needed calm.

Joys of June: Wild roses and ripening cherries! I'm taking inspiration form those delicate pale pink petals and gorgeous foliage

Handmade Silk Flowers waiting to be turned into samples for the new collection in blush, peach and white.

We're also taking inspiration from some of the pieces in our current collection! Our ever popular pink hairflower set will receive a little update so keep your eyes peeled!

Sneak peek at one of the new pieces - delicate hydrangea silk flower halo for a summer bride

We also received this gorgeous picture of bride Sarah with her Fingertip veil and Daughers of Simone Dress - isn't it lovely?

We have also been busy updating our website, bringing you a cleaner design with more information and gorgeous imagery. We're rather proud of it :)

Last but not least I am so excited to have stumbled across German label Thone Negron. Their bridal collection is just stunning, fashion forward brides go have a look!

Isn't that lace just stunning!

Wishing everyone a gorgeous weekend,

Johanna x