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Styled Shoot: GOLDEN BLUSH

Johanna Talleraas

Classic wedding inspiration in gold & blush with a contemporary twist

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A while back the wonderful Hellbunt Events and photographer Marie Bleyer produced the most stunning images featuring a dress by our stockist Elfenkleid, a twobirds bridesmaids dress, lots of other wonderful suppliers and a headpiece by yours truly. It's wedding inspiration for those looking to combine a classic bridal style with some opulent baroque style flowers, and some truly on trend elements such as gold cutlery, black accents and foliage. Shot in the beautiful setting of Stift Kloserneuburg in Vienna it's the perfect combination of effortless bridal style and contemporary opulence.

Here are just some of my favourites!

Vor ein paar Monaten haben sich Hellbunt Events und die Fotografin Marie Bleyer zusammengetan und das Ergebnis seht ihr hier: ein wunderschönes Kleid von Elfenkleid (wo ihr unsere headpieces auch kaufen könnt :), ein twobirds Kleid und viele andere wundervolle Dienstleister - und ein headpiece von uns natürlich! Golden Blush - Hochzeitsinspiration im klassischen, hochwertigen Brautstil, kombiniert mit opulenten barocken Blumen und trendigen Elementen wie goldenem Besteck, schwarzen Akzenten und Blattwerk. Wunderschöne Aufnahmen aus dem Stift Klosterneuburg in Wien, die perfekte Kombination eines lässig-klassischen Hochzeitsstils und zeitgenössischer Opulenz. 

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Fotografie: Marie Bleyer Fotografie Fotoassistenz:  Hannah Neuhuber Photography Konzept, Organisation, Design: Hellbunt Events I Planung & Design Brautkleid: elfenkleid Kleid: twobirds bridesmaid by Wedding Avenue Blumen: Florietta – mit Liebe zum Detail Make up & Haare: Strahlkraft Ringe: Nathalie Bleyer Goldschmiedin Papeterie: Goldmarie  Ringschale: MINIdot Headpiece: Blackbird’s Pearl von elfenkleid Location: Stift Klosterneuburg Models: Elisa Valentina, Vanessa Alexandra, Patrick Kostner

 

STYLE INSPIRATION: Bohemian Simplicity

Johanna Talleraas

PINTEREST BOARD OF THE WEEK

My favourite Pinterest board this week is all about a more minimal update on the free-spirited, bohemian bridal style we love so much! Feast your eyes on my selection of absolutely stunning bohemian wedding dresses for the contemporary bride - no fuss, beautifully simple, yet with boho design elements such as beautiful lace. Which one's your favourite?

Auf meinem Lieblings-Pinterest board diese Woche dreht sich alles um ein puristisches Update für den immer noch geliebten freien, leichten, wilden Bohemian Braut Stil. Freut euch an meiner kleinen Auswahl wunderschöner bohemian Brautkleider für die moderne braut - unaufgeregt, fließend, aber mit Boho Elementen wie z.B. wunderschöner, ausgefallener Spitze. Welches ist dein Favorit? 

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Via birdisthewordpdx.com Dress designed by Christie Chanthakhoun

There's lots more! To see the rest of the board head over to my Pinterest Profile and check out the board!

For more inspiration click the category below :) Johanna x

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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Blackbird's Pearl & Elfenkleid Collaboration!

Johanna Talleraas

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I am super excited about two things I've been meaning to share: A selection of the collection is now available at the wonderful Elfenkleid in their showrooms in Vienna & Munich! The lovely Marie Bleyer took some pictures to mark the occasion and the gorgeous Hochzeitsguide Blog wrote a wonderful feature about this new collaboration!

 Our COSMEA crown with a wonderfully soft and simple bridal hairstyle

Our COSMEA crown with a wonderfully soft and simple bridal hairstyle

Eine kleine aber wunderbare und längst überfällige Mitteilung: Eine Auswahl der Meadowsweet headpieces gibt es seit einiger Zeit bei Elfenkleid in Wien und in München! Die wunderbaren Mädels haben gleich kleines Shooting organisiert und das wunderschöne Ergebnis seht ihr hier. Und der Hochzeitsguide hat es sich nicht nehmen lassen einen kleinen Beitrag über diese wunderbare Zusammenarbeit zu schreiben!

 Our Mabel hair comb paired with beautifully informal bridal hair

Our Mabel hair comb paired with beautifully informal bridal hair

 Absolutely in love with this shot of our EVE pearl headband

Absolutely in love with this shot of our EVE pearl headband

 How beautiful is this!? Cosmea as a reverse crown and the most, most beautiful open back!

How beautiful is this!? Cosmea as a reverse crown and the most, most beautiful open back!

Find the original post on Hochzeitsguide here.

Den wunderschönen Post auf dem Hocheitsguide findet ihr hier!

CREDITS:

Dresses: elfenkleid
Headpieces: Blackbird’s Pearl
Fotography: Marie Bleyer
Hair & Make-up: Marion Pail
Bouquet: Florietta Meisterfloristik
Ring: Nathalie Bleyer Goldschmiedin
Model: Lena Leutgöb

To try the collection at an Elfenkleid bridal store, please get in touch at email@elfenkleid.com  

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.

Style Spotlight: ELINE simple beaded leaf hair vine

Johanna Talleraas

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One of my favourite pieces in the collection, this delicate, subtly sparkling, foliage inspired bridal headband is so versatile. Inspired by the beautiful shapes of the tall grass you find along the hedges everywhere come May, it features tiny leaves made of Japanese Roscailles beads. They are clear, but have a silver centre which gives them their subtle lustre. The gold plated wired adds warmth, making sure this simple halo compliments light and dark skin tones alike.

Dieser zarte, sanft glitzernde, von der Natur inspirerte Braut-Kopfschmuck  ist eines meiner Lieblingsmodelle der Kollektion und sehr vielseitig einsetzbar. Inspiriert vom hohen Mai-Gras, besticht es durch puristische, kleine Blätter aus japanischen Roscailles Perlen. Sie sind aus klarem Glas, mit einem Kern aus Silber der ihnen Glanz verleiht. Der vergoldete Draht verleiht eine Wärme durch die dieser zierliche, schlichte Haarschmuck hellen und dunklen Hauttönen gleichermaßen schmeichelt.

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There are many different ways you can style this simple bridal headpiece. The organic shape suits both a delicate lace as well as plain silk dresses, a minimal bridal style as well as a more romantic one. Each leaf is crafted by hand, the wiring allows you to keep the leaves close together or open them up. Wear across the forehead as a more modern, hippie chic bridal accessory, or across the head as a traditional, delicate headband. The loops at each end allow you to tie it with the ivory ribbons, alternatively you can remove those and just pin it into your hair. 

Das schlichte Haarband aus silbrigen Blättern kann auf viele Arten gestylt werden. Die zarte Blattform passt zu Brautkleidern mit Spitze, schlichteren, puristischen Seidenkleidern sowie einem romantischeren Stil. Jedes Blatt ist von Hand gearbeitet, der Draht erlaubt sanftes Manipulieren um die Blätter enger zusammen oder weiter auseinander zu biegen. Trag es tief in der Stirn als modernen, Hippie-Braut Haarschmuck, auf dem Kopf wie ein klassisches Haarband. Befestigt wird es mit unseren elfenbeinfarbenen Bändern, oder Du kannst es ohne die Bänder direkt mit Haarnadeln in die Frisur stecken. 

 Fotografie:   Marie Bleyer Fotografie   Make up & Haare:  Marion Pail   Brautkleid:  elfenkleid

Fotografie:  Marie Bleyer Fotografie

Make up & Haare: Marion Pail

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Another stunningly beautiful option for contemporary, no fuss bridal hair is this low ponytail, adorned with our delicate beaded headband. This was styled for a shoot with our newest stockist Elfenkleid in Munich & Vienna and I love it!

Eine wunderschöne Option ist diese moderne, natürliche Brautfrisur. Ein niedrig gebundener Zopf, gekrönt von unserem zierlichen Boho-Haarband. Gestylt für ein shooting mit unserem neuesten Partner Elfenkleid, unsere Headpieces sind erhältlich sowohl bei Elfenkleid München wie auch Wien!

 Fotografie:  Marie Bleyer Fotografie   Make up & Haare:  strahlkraft   Brautkleid:  elfenkleid

Fotografie: Marie Bleyer Fotografie

Make up & Haare: strahlkraft

Brautkleid: elfenkleid

Lastly, maybe the most romantic option: the hair vine is beautifully woven into the softly curled hairstyle. From a recent shoot with Hellbunt Events.

Vielleicht die romantischste Variante: wunderschön in die leicht gewellte Frisur gesteckt. Vor kurzem gestylt für ein Shooting mit Hellbunt Events.

If you have any questions about styling the headpiece to suit your hairstyle, or if you'd like to make custom changes to make it a perfect fit for you, don't hesitate to get in touch! And remember, it comes with silver wiring, too! Johanna x

A romantic bespoke wedding veil with silk petals & pearls

Johanna Talleraas

Victoria was looking for a unique veil to perfectly suit her gorgeous vintage wedding dress. After our consultation she settled on a simple blusher veil, scattered with hand cut silk petals and tiny freshwater pearls for added lustre. 

Victoria war auf der Suche nach einem einzigartigen Schleier für ihre Hochzeit, passend zu ihrem wunderschönen Vintage Brautkleid. Nach ihrem Beratungstermin entschied sie sich für einen Brautschleier mit Blusher, verziert mit seidigen Blütenblättern und kleinen Süßwasserperlen.

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Before stitching the petals in place, they were carefully pinned to the veil to assure the overall effect was just right. Afterwards, the silky petals were carefully sewn to the veil by hand, each together with a freshwater pearl. On the blusher part I also stitched a pearl to the underside of each petal, so that the lustrous effect would stay when the veil is liftet after the ceremony.

Here is Victoria with her groom on her wedding day, aren't they just too cute?

Um sicherzustellen, dass alle Blütenblätter genau an der richtigen Stelle sitzen, wurden alle Blätter vorher an den Schleier gesteckt, um den Effekt zu überprüfen. Danach wurde jedes einzelne Blütenblatt zusammen mit einer Perle von Hand an den Schleier genäht. An der Vorderseite wurde auch auf die Unterseite eine Perle genäht, damit der glanzvolle Effekt auch nach der Trauung wenn der Schleier gelüftet wird erhalten bleibt.

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Thank you so much Victoria for sending these absolutely lovely pictures - wishing you all the happiness in the world in your married life!

Photography by Ferri Photography

Modern Minimalist Geometric Origami & Succulents Wedding Editorial

Johanna Talleraas

A little while ago some of the 2015 collection pieces took part in a lovely shoot, and where captured beautifully by Verona Lain.

Vor einiger Zeit haben zwei Modelle aus der 2015 Kollektion an einem wunderschönen Styled Shoot teilgenommen, wunderbar fotografiert von Verona Lain.

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Styled with a lovely dress by Owlen Bourke, these absolutely gorgeous images provide minimalist and modern wedding inspiration for the style conscious bride, I love them!  

The headpieces featuring are our Amelia silk flower statement headpiece with a short blusher veil, and our Minna hair bow with a birdcage veil.

Gestyled mit einem wunderschönen, elegant schlichtem Kleid von Owlen Bourke bilden diese Bilder Inspiration für eine minimalistische, modern Hochzeit für stilbewusste Brautpaare - einfach richtig schön!

Die beiden Headpieces sind Amelia, ein Kopfschmuck für die Braut mit Seidenblüten und einem kurzen Schleier, und unsere Minna Schleife mit Birdcage Schleier im modern-vintage Stil.

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For the full feature go to Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and feast your eyes!

Alle Bilder diese schönen Braut Shootings könnt ihr auf Whimsical Wonderland Weddings anschauen!

Photography | Dmitry Serostanov at Verona Lain Boudoir Photography, Film Lab | UK Film Lab, Style | Jana Avotina at Verona Lain Boudoir Photography, Model | , Makeup/Hair | Bridget-Clare O’Keeffe at Sapphire Pink, Dress | Olwen Bourke, Flowers | Ladybird Flowers, Cake & cookies | Lemon Tree Cakes, Stationery | Beyond Vintage, Hair accessories | Blackbird's Pearl via Heart Aflutter Bridal Origami | The Origami Boutique

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!

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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

Inspiration: Wedding Hair Ideas & Accessories for Brides rocking a Bob or Lob

Johanna Talleraas

Morning lovelies,

The Bob and Lob have made a comeback recently, and every now and then some of you stylish and fashionable brides get in touch to ask what the options are to style or accessories shorter bridal hair - so I've put together a little and by no means extensive collection of my favourite ideas for shorter wedding hair for you!

Let's start with the obvious - just wear it the way you always do! If you have shorter hair, don't feel the need to dress it up and change it, only because you are getting married. If you have a contemporary dress with a lot of detail or a statement element such as the beauty above, you might want to go modern and just let the dress and a large bouquet do the talking!

Next up, gorgeous braids and twists. They are not only for long hair, in fact I think they are extra gorgeous for brides with shorter hair. Here you could accessorise with a simple hair flower or sparkly hair comb or even a simple veil.

 image via Instagram @alexandre_champagne 

image via Instagram @alexandre_champagne 

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image via Instagram @morganashleysalon

Another lovely option is swept to the side, as seen in the image below. I really love this, it's sophisticated and elegant and again it would be lovely with a small accessory as well.

Personal favourite, and how could it not be: I love a bob with a flower crown for a bride! It's so cute and boho and contemporary all at the same time, I think you can't go wrong! With a simple dress it will give your bridal look a modern, while informal and relaxed feel. With a classic lace dress and flowers in muted, dusty colours it will ooze elegance and loveliness.

And how pretty is this option? An asymmetric flower headpiece will look especially stunning with shorter hair. If that's too much going on above your face for you, consider wearing a large flower comb at the back, or a flower crown which is slimmer towards the face and has larger flowers at the back. This will also create a lovely effect when walking down the aisle, and look super summery with a low back.

Of course another really lovely, classic option for a traditional or minimalist bride is a simple headband, perfectly suitable with pretty much any style of dress or wedding and easy to wear.

I hope you feel a little inspired by this - if you have any questions regarding accessorising shorter bridal hair please let me know. If you have fallen in love with any of our designs but are unsure how it will hold/ be secured in your hair for your wedding don't hesitate to get in touch, I'm always more than happy to help! Johanna x