Pretty in Pink | A custom floral bridal headpiece for Nicky
A little while back, I shared a preview photo on Facebook of a pretty custom floral bridal headpiece I was working on for bride-to-be Nicky. I often think about how I need to take more behind the scenes photos of pieces I work on… all the pretty pearls, crystals and beads should be captured for posterity! Unfortunately, time is the biggest issue and I’m often so crazy busy working on pieces that I forget to take pics. But it’s something I hope to do more in 2014.
I love custom orders, not only because I love experimenting with different materials and colours but I absolutely love working with brides to bring their vision to life. Each custom order is different in their own wonderful way…. some brides know exactly what they want, others might need a little guidance, some are completely open to my creative input and are happy for me to take control and create something beautiful.
I’m extremely flexible when it comes to custom work and it’s always a joy to have the opportunity to create something special and unique for a bride’s wedding day. I love the process and journey just as much as the finished product. And, when you pull together 2 creative minds, the finished product will always be beautiful!
Working with Nicky was an absolute delight. She’s not only the sweetest girl around but oh my goodness, she’s one stylish woman too. Her bridal gown, colour scheme and details are to die for and I was truly honoured when she got in touch about creating a custom headpiece for her upcoming wedding.
Nicky’s dress is made from the most beautiful beaded and embroidered lace. You can see a little sample in the bottom left hand corner of the photo above. Nicky loved the Adelaide bridal bohemian headpiece so I used the Adelaide as inspiration for her champagne/blush gown.
Sourcing supplies for custom orders is always a lot of fun. For this pretty piece, I wanted to ensure a perfect colour match so I hand-dyed my silk fabric from a pretty shade of silk white to a matching shade of pink champagne. I must admit, dyeing silk fabrics can be a little tricky but I love the finished results!
And, how sweet are the little Mother of Pearl flowers and freshwater pearls? Oh my goodness, love!