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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!

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

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

A Bespoke Set of Bridal Accessories

Johanna Talleraas

Holly wanted something floral and realistic for her August garden wedding, but was worried real flowers might wilt and look too tired halfway through the day. After a consultation in the studio she settled on a floral comb featuring handmade silk peonies in a colour made just for her, with a fingertip veil and a sash with a flower to match.

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