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Every bride envisions her wedding day as a reflection of her individuality and unique love story. What better way to capture this essence with a bespoke floral bridal headpiece that goes beyond conventional beauty, weaving artistry, symbolism and a personal touch.

We had the pleasure of working with bride Yasmin to create a beautiful statement piece bursting with blooms. Oversized yet elegant, this is a bun wrap that will instantly transform her look into high style bridal luxury.

Personalisation beyond compare

A bespoke floral bridal headpiece is not just an accessory; it’s an embodiment of your personal journey. From the choice of blooms to the arrangement style, every detail is a reflection of you personal style and sensibilities. We love working with our brides to bring their vision to life, ensuring that the headpiece resonates with your style, preferences and ovearall theme of your wedding day. 

We love infusing parts of your love story into each piece, whether it’s a specific flower that reminds you of a holiday with a beloved or a colour which reminds you of them.

A dialogue of design

Creating a bespoke headpiece is a creative journey that involves a dialogue between you and our designers. This can occur via email, social media messenger, Live Chat or via appointment.

A bespoke beauty for Yasmin

We recently worked with bride Yasmin to create her bespoke bridal headpiece. Yasmin sent us examples of inspiration images that appealed to her and together we shared thoughts on how to bring this vision to life. We drew inspiration from our Franca floral crown and reimagined it into an exquisite floral bun wrap that will create a beautiful focal point to her bridal look.

Need Help?

Every wedding gown and bride is different and the perfect accessories for you will not only depend on your gown but your personal style, vision, height and style.

We would love to work with you to bring your vision to life and to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Email us with photos of your wedding gown and share details of your personal style. We will then get back to you with ideas to begin the beautiful journey of bespoke.

Need more inspiration? Find us on Pinterest.

While delicate and subtle veils have their charm, high impact wedding veils make a bold statement while still exuding elegance. When it comes to wedding accessories, few items can rival the transformative power of a wedding veil. Whether you’re envisaging a classic, romantic, or modern look, the right vil can take your ensemble to new heights of elegance and sophistication. It’s easy to see the allure of a dramatic veil and how they can transform your bridal style into a breathtaking masterpiece.

Expect the unexpected

High impact wedding veils are all about drama, grandeur and an undeniable X factor. They captivate and delight without taking away from the beauty of your wedding dress. It’s not always about length that achieves the look. Stunning fine details, a unique silhouette, combination or length might be just the thing to add an element of unexpected interest.

1. Length

It’s undeniable how impactful an impressive length can be on a wedding veil. Cathedral length veils that sweep the floor or royal length veils that extend well beyond the train of your gown can instantly create a sense of grandeur and intrigue. The stunning visual effect of the veil’s flow and movement as you walk down the aisle will turn heads.

2. Embellishments

A minimalist silhouette or the simplest veil can transform with intricate embellishments and details that catch the light and create a mesmerising effect. These veils showcase the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each and every design. Such details not only add texture and detail but also lend a sense of uniqueness to your ensemble.

3. Bold edging

Edging and trims play a crucial role in defining the look of a high impact wedding veil. A bold lace trim, an ornate beaded border or a dramatic scalloped edge can add an extra layer of opulence to the veil. Whether it’s a mantilla-style lace veil or an all-over design, intricate patterns and textures create a captivating focal point and will beautifully frame you.

4. Daring colours

Coloured veils – like shades of pink, champagne, blush or even blue – can create a stunning contrast to your gown.  Adding a pop of personality to your look can make a bold statement whilst still feeling elegant, feminine and refined.

5. Dramatic cape veils

Coloured veils – like shades of pink, champagne, blush or even blue – can create a stunning contrast to your gown.  Adding a pop of personality to your look can make a bold statement whilst still feeling elegant, feminine and refined.

6. Combining styles

You don’t need to limit yourself to a single style. Combine a simple veil with a dramatic headpiece or choose a simpler veil where the embellishment is focused mainly on the top half to frame your dress. The key is to find a balance between adding an element of interest without taking away from your dress and you.

Need help?

Every wedding gown and bride is different and the perfect accessories for you will not only depend on your gown but your personal style, vision, height and style. 

We would love to work with you to bring your vision to life and to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Email us with photos of your wedding gown and share details of your personal style. We will then get back to you with ideas to begin the beautiful journey of bespoke.

Need more inspiration? Find us on Pinterest.

In the world of weddings, traditions will always play a role in shaping the celebration. Among these cherished traditions, the concept of ‘something blue’ is a charming and symbolic element that many brides still choose to incorporate through carefully chosen and unique accessories that not only pay homage to tradition but also add a unique touch to your special day.

Fall in love with the new something blue accessories from the Serenade collection:

Shop this look: HYDRANGEA bridal hair pins

Symbolism and tradition

The tradition of incorporating ‘something blue’ into a wedding day dates back to ancient times. The colour blue has long been associated with loyalty, fidelity and love, making it the perfect symbol for a couple embarking on a lifelong journey together. Incorporating ‘something blue’ is believed to bring good luck and blessings to the marriage.

Shop this look: HYDRANGEA floral hair pins

Accessorising your bridal look with blue

‘Something blue’ often conjures up images of blue shoes, a blue garter or a blue bow hidden inside the lining of a wedding gown. There are many creative and unique ways to weave this tradition into your wedding look without overwhelming the rest of your chosen colour palette.

1. Blue bridal earrings

The addition of blue doesn’t need to be delicate. A classic pearl drop set of earrings can instantly transform with blue crystal details for a colour pop.

Shop this look: SORELLA bridal earrings, AZURA pearl drop earrings, ORION something blue bridal earrings

2. Blue bridal hair pins

A little more on the whimsical side, we love to adorn your tresses with a blue hair pin tucked into a bridal updo or half up hairstyle.

Shop this look: WILDFLOWER hair pin

3. Bridal headband with blue accents

If you’re feeling a little bold but still conventional, consider a bridal headband or crown featuring subtle blue accents. Intricate and delicate, this high impact piece will become a beloved family heirloom and can be worn again after the wedding day.

Shop this look: CELESTE bridal headband, SORELLA pearl drop earrings

Can't find something blue?

We are here to guide you through the exciting journey of accessorising your wedding dress and bridal looks.

We would love to work with you to bring together your vision. Email us photos of your wedding gown, bridal hairstyle and examples of styles you love from our collection. We can then get back to you with ideas and recommendations.

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Every love story is unique and when it comes to weddings, every detail should reflect the couple’s journey and personalities. We recently worked with US bride Leeda to create a bespoke pink wedding veil for her wedding day: a whimsical and ultra romantic piece symbolising the beauty of flowers, love, creativity and the beauty of customisation.

A vision of beauty

Leeda’s vision for her wedding day was classic and chic, featuring a fuchsia colour palette and a statement ivory lace gown. To finish her look, she wanted a bold and beautiful floral veil featuring her chosen accent colour of fuchsia and trailing blooms to cascade behind her down the aisle.

Creating her bespoke pink wedding veil

We loved working with Leeda to turn her dream into reality. Leeda shared some inspiration images with us and gave us the creative freedom to design her veil with ombre petals in shades of soft pink to bold pink, set onto a soft ivory veil with a blusher layer.  Surrounding the florals were hand dyed sage green lace leaves – an enchanting and mesmerising colour combination that is the epitome of modern romance.

Extending to a dramatic 350cm in length plus blusher layer, this cathedral length veil is sure to turn heads with its bold silhouette and colour palette. Take a closer look and you will notice beautiful tones, fine hand pearl beading and a soft sheer veiling fabric.

A forever keepsake

The beauty of a bespoke veil lies in its ability to transform a bridal look with artisanal details. Beyond this is its role as a cherished keepsake after the wedding day. We are thrilled Leeda will forever have a conversation starter, a source of nostalgia and a personal detail from her wedding day that reflects her personal style and personality.

Need Help?

Every wedding gown and bride is different and the perfect accessories for you will not only depend on your gown but your personal style, vision, height and style.

We would love to work with you to bring your vision to life and to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Email us with photos of your wedding gown and share details of your personal style. We will then get back to you with ideas to begin the beautiful journey of bespoke.

Need more inspiration? Find us on Pinterest.

It may feel like a bridal trend with pearl hair accessories adorning the locks of many present day brides. However, pearls have been worn by brides for decades and royalty for centuries.  Among the many elements that make up your bridal ensemble, pearl hair accessories stand out as a timeless choice that adds an air of sophistication and grace. From delicate pins to intricate combs, pearls have the power to transform your wedding hair into a work of art.

In this guide, we’ll delve into the wonderful world of pearls and offer you tips on how to choose and style them for your special day.

Choosing the right pearl hair accessories

  1. Consider your dress: The style of your wedding gown can guide your choice of pearl hair accessories. Whether your dress captures a vintage-inspired mood or features a contemporary silhouette, this will be important in narrowing down your choices. If your dress features intricate lace or beadwork, opt for a simpler set of hair pins or a headband. For a minimalist dress, pair this with a more elaborate pearl crown or pearl wedding veil.
  2. Hairstyle matters: Delicate hair pins are perfect for updos or half up hairstyles. Thinking about wearing your hair all out? Side combs, headbands, tiaras or crowns will add glamour to loose curls.
  3. What’s your style? Do you prefer the look of classic elegance or do you gravitate towards modern/edgy chic? Let your style shine through with your accessories. Choose styles that align with your vision and resonate with you personally.
  4. Balance and proportion: It’s important to consider the size and proportion of the accessory with the rest of your look – including your hairstyle and face shape.

Styling ideas for pearl hair accessories

  • Pearl tiaras and crowns: We love to pair pearl tiaras and crowns with relaxed looks through to dresses with formal appeal. They suit both updos and down hairstyles and complement almost all bridal looks.
  • Delicate hair pins: Small hair pin sets or an individual pearl spray can look exquisite in a textured or smooth updo. Simple and sweet, they won’t overpower your look.
  • Pearl wedding veils: We recommend pearl veils where the pearls aren’t evenly distributed as this can interrupt the flow of your look, especially if you are wearing a blusher layer over your face. Our veils are all customisable including each pearl placement can be modified to suit the lines and style of your dress.

Shop this look: ALLEGRA pearl crown, bespoke OYSTER pearl hair pins, STARBURST/AURORA/ZOE earrings, CASPIAN pearl crown, BELLE bridal hair comb, MARA pearl birdcage veil, Bespoke pearl juliet cap veil

Mix and match

Don’t be afraid to mix and match your pearls with other elements including crystals, flowers or lace for a textured and luxurious effect.

Shop this look: RIVERSONG pearl veil

Caring for your pearl hair accessories

Whether your hair accessories feature real freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal pearls or glass pearls, pearl hair accessories are delicate and require gentle care. Store them in a safe and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Avoid exposing them to moisture or harsh chemicals such as hair spray and perfume. And finally, always handle them with clean hands to prevent any oil transfer.

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From delicate drops to statement chandeliers, gold bridal earrings have the power to elevate your wedding look and leave a lasting impression. Among the vast array of options available, it is no surprise that gold bridal earrings have emerged as a timeless favourite for brides seeking sophistication, versatility and an undeniable sense of luxury on their wedding day.

Modern minimalism

For many brides, earrings are part of their bridal look along with their veil and headwear or jewellery. For these brides, opting for minimalist gold earrings that focus on clean lines, geometric shapes and subtle detail are a beautiful and fresh take on bridal elegance.

Opulent chandeliers

If you’re looking to make a statement but not in a conventional way, chandelier-style gold toned earrings are a beautiful option. With intricate designs and captivating details, these earrings frame the neckline and can perfectly accentuate subtle details on your wedding gown.

Graceful pearl drops

Pearls on a wedding day are a classic combination which are our go-to option for many brides. Whether you prefer a short, med or long drop, pearl and gold drop earrings gracefully frame necklines and bridal hairstyles with a touch of movement to add whimsy and romance.

Embracing tradition and timelessness

Choosing gold bridal earrings on your wedding day is not only a safe option, but they stand as a testament to the enduring appeal of classic elegance. These earrings have graced countless brides throughout history and continue to do so today, providing that when it comes to bridal accessories, there’s something utterly breathtaking and romantic about the allure of golden tones.

Need Styling Advice?

Need styling advice to bring together your bridal look? Get in touch with photos of your wedding gown and your favourite pieces from the collection. We would love to offer ideas and recommendations on pieces to suit, including how our pieces can be customised to suit you.

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Juliet cap veils play an important part in styling your vintage-inspired bridal look. From the wedding dress to the bouquet, each element of your look can set the mood of your event. The accessories you choose to complete your dress should make a statement: the wedding veil especially as it frames you from your head to your toes.  For modern romantics looking for a nod to the past, juliet cap veils are a striking piece to add modern day glamour to even the simplest wedding dress.

Above: HARRIET Juliet cap and detachable veil

A glimpse into history

It is believed the juliet cap veil derives its name from the iconic Shakespearean character, Juliet, in the original “Romeo and Juliet”. This delicate headpiece and veil style was popularised in the early 20th century and became a symbol of grace and femininity. The unique design features a small, close-fitting cap that adorns the head, graced with lace, embroidery and hand beading. To finish the look, a soft sheer veil is attached to cascade down the bride’s shoulders and onto the dress.

The style has been worn throughout the decades by modern muses including Jackie Onassis Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Kate Moss as seen below.

Above: Grace Kelly, Jackie Onassis Kennedy, Kate Moss

Modern day brides

We have a seen a resurgence of this veil style over the years. The juliet cap veil has evolved, as with any timeless bridal accessory, and our collection of veils has been adapted to cater to contemporary tastes. We love to experiment with different materials, embellishments and cap styles allowing our brides to capture an element of the past whilst embracing their femininity.

Above: LADY LAUREL juliet cap veil

Timeless and versatile

There is so much to love about a juliet cap veil that beautifully frames the face and hairline. It combines a headpiece with a veil and can be made in varying lengths to suit your height and dress style. Whether your vision is bold and dramatic or soft and simple, we can design a cap veil to align with your vision.

Above: CARMEN juliet cap veil

Fall in love with juliet cap veils

We have pulled together a few more beautiful juliet cap veils from the collection that are a testament to the enduring appeal of this vintage-inspired accessory. We design and handcraft all veils in-house so we are able to modify the design, details and lengths to suit you and your wedding gown.

Above: HARRIET juliet cap veil

Above: AUGUSTINE juliet cap veil

Need Help?

Every wedding gown and bride is different and the perfect accessories for you will not only depend on your gown but your personal style, vision, height and style. We love to work with our brides to create the perfect veil that you will love to keep as an heirloom after your wedding day.

We are based in Australia and ship worldwide.

Need more inspiration? Find us on Pinterest.

A wedding gown will often set the tone for your bridal look. Whether the gown is heavily embellished, textured or accentuated by key focal points including ruffles, bows or a clean silhouette, sometimes simple wedding crowns and minimalist accessories are the ultimate details to complete your look.

You may have heard the phrase ‘less is more’ and this certainly rings try when it comes to wedding accessories. We recommend selecting key pieces that will bring out the best in your wedding dress, your personality and values. Simple doesn’t need to mean boring and understated headpieces or veils can still feature fine beading, clean lines and ornate elements that will surprise and delight you and your wedding guests.

Simple accessorise can make a big statement. Think simple pearl stud earrings for a look that speaks to classic refinement and sophistication. Equally, an unassuming headband or wedding crown conveys an effortless elegance and ease that still chic and utterly romantic.

Explore our favourite simple wedding crowns for the modern bride:

Shop this look: BLANCHETT tiara, MOSS headpiece

Our top tips for choosing timeless bridal hair accessories:

  • Focus on quality, thoughtful design and beautiful timeless details.
  • Look to the silhouette, style and proportions of your dress and choose accessories that won’t take away from your gown but instead offer a unique element that takes your look to a different place. If your dress is simple, contrast it with simple veil with ornate details such as the Orchid or Night Garden veils to add a new point of interest.
  • If you have always dreamed of a wearing a wedding crown and your gown features a V neckline, choose a tiara with a soft central peak to balance the V shape of your dress. A tiara like the Antoinette suits V necks and sweetheart necklines due to its soft scalloped silhouette.
  • The silhouette of a simple long skirt can be elevated by accessorising your look with equally romantic floral details that will complement the fluidity of your train. The Claris veil is long, sheer and floaty. The perfect accompaniment to simple bridal looks.
  • Look for any horizontal lines on your dress (waist line, off the shoulder neckline, hem line) and use this as a guide for choosing your veil. A ballgown dress with a strong waistline will pair beautifully with the Pepe waist length veil or the Amora long veil with a blusher that falls to the waist.
  • Not too keen on a headpiece but also don’t want a long veil? The Mara pearl birdcage veil is the best of both worlds and suits simple or elaborate wedding gowns.

Shop this look: FREYA bridal headband

Shop this look: FLEUR bridal crown

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Shop this look: HENRI bridal headband

Shop this look: RUBEN bridal headband

Shop this look: BLANCHETT bridal tiara

Need Styling Advice?

Need styling advice to bring together your bridal look? Get in touch with photos of your wedding gown and your favourite pieces from the collection. We would love to offer ideas and recommendations on pieces to suit, including how our pieces can be customised to suit you.

Looking for more inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the options when it comes to styling your wedding dress. As Australian designers of bespoke wedding accessories, we intimately understand the subtle differences between veil and headpiece lengths, silhouettes, colours and types and how these changes can instantly transform or accentuate a wedding dress.

We love what we do and as industry leaders in our field, we are here to guide you through the exciting journey of accessorising your bridal look. We can assist via email for our interstate or international brides, or in person in our Canberra showroom, with personalised recommendations that will make you feel utterly beautiful on your wedding day. Whether your style is minimalist/modern, romantic, classic/traditional, high fashion, bohemian or a beautiful combination of the aforementioned, we can guide you through the various decisions involved with choosing key pieces from our collections to curate your look.

Photo credits: Maras Creative

We are based in Canberra, Australia, and work with brides worldwide online. Contact us via email if you would like personalised styling advice and recommendations from a bridal stylist with selections from our bridal collections to accessorise your wedding dress.   Feel free to send us photos of your wedding dress and hairstyle, including mood boards, and we’d be more than happy to offer styling advice and recommendations before you submit your order.

In making our recommendations, we will factor in the style and proportions of your dress, the formality of your venue, the aesthetic of your bridal party, your height, as well as your personal preferences to ensure that your look reflects you, your bridal vision and the moments you’re looking to capture on your wedding day. These moments may include the ‘lift and kiss’ moment where your veil blusher is lifted before the kiss, the photo opportunities of your long veil floating freely or a headpiece that adds an element of regality to your look that makes you feel like royalty.

Above all else, we are driven by the need to help you feel like an elevated version of yourself on your wedding day. We want you to look and feel like magic.

Photo credits: Maras Creative

Need Help?

Every wedding gown and bride is different and the perfect accessories for you will not only depend on your gown but your personal style, vision, height and style. We love to work with our brides to create the perfect veil that you will love to keep as an heirloom after your wedding day.

Need more inspiration? Find us on Pinterest.

Which wedding veils are best suited for petite brides? While the answer can vary depending on who you ask, we believe that many lengths and styles will work with petite proportions. The key to wedding veils for short brides is to look for a veil that’s sheer and light. Yes, that’s correct – you don’t have to settle for an elbow length veil if you want more length to your look!

Think shape rather than length

A bride on the shorter side can wear a veil of any length depending on the style of her dress. An elbow, fingertip, chapel or cathedral length veil will all work beautifully. In our experience, the biggest issue is often shape rather than length.

The shape of a veil is created by the way the veil has been cut but also the amount of gathers on the veil. A heavily gathered veil appears full, voluminous and very puffy but this can have the effect of cutting you in half if the veil length ends at the elbow or fingertip. Similarly, a heavily gathered long veil with a gathered blusher will swallow your silhouette and conceal your frame and wedding gown.

We recommend veils at any length that feel lightweight due to their sheerness. By keeping your veil as sheer as possible, this will let your silhouette and dress show through.

Shop this look: MIRA wedding veil

Chapel and cathedral wedding veils for short brides

Wedding veils for shorter brides aren’t limited to cropped elbow length veils. You can adorn your wedding dress with a long and dramatic veil.  The caveat is to look for a veil with minimal gathers and soft or straight lines to elongate your silhouette.

Rather than a heavily gathered veil, look for a veil with medium to light gathering as this will appear effortless and romantic without the bulk.

Our AUDREY, WYNTER and CALLA LILY veils are beautiful examples of veils which feel glamorous yet lightweight. The perfect finishing touches to let your dress and silhouette show through.

Shop this look: WYNTER at custom length, MIRA veil, MARAIS veil

Embellished wedding veils for short brides

Petite brides don’t need to settle for plain veils either. However, a heavy lace trim around the edge of your veil is likely to weigh down your look.

A veil that has been embellished in the right way can draw the eyes upwards and elongate your frame. Think light details at the crown and face that slowly trickle down onto your shoulders. Our favourite styles include the CARMEN and THEODORE veils. Ensure the details don’t stop at the halfway point of your height as this will have the effect of cutting your torso in half.

Keeping embellishments light and focused from the waist up will lift your look rather than weight it down.

Shop this look: CARMEN veil

Elbow length veils for petite brides

A common piece of advice is to stick to elbow length veils if you’re a petite bride. An elbow length veil is very flattering for petite brides as it frames one third of your length which draws the eyes upwards. Keep the gathers to a minimum – a heavily gathered elbow length veil will draw the eyes to your mid section which may have the effect of cutting you in half.

If you’re looking for a two-tier veil, opt for a drop veil (no gathers) and ensure your blusher layer falls to the inside of your elbows to keep the overall appearance light and floaty. A classic drop veil with a cropped elbow length blusher will be a beautiful addition to your look.

Shop this look: WEEPING CHERRY veil, AVA elbow veil, ROSELLA veil with elbow length blusher

Fingertip veils

A fingertip veil is a go-to length for all heights. This veil style falls to the length of your fingertips which passes the half way point of your torso. We recommend light to medium gathers for this style also as a heavily gathered fingertip veil can add bulk at a level that will drag the eyes downwards.

If you’re looking for a two-tier veil, opt for a drop veil (no gathers) and ensure your blusher layer falls to the inside of your elbows to keep the overall appearance light and floaty. A classic drop veil with a cropped elbow length blusher will be a beautiful addition to your look.

Shop this look: BLAIR wedding veil

Choose an elbow length blusher

To keep the look light and floaty, we recommend that the blusher layer fall to your elbow. Grab a tape measure and measure from where you intend to secure the comb in your hair, over your face and down to your elbow. This measurement will be a flattering length for your proportions if you would like a two-tier veil.

We design and handcraft all our veils in-house so we will be sure to take into account your height, hairstyle and dress length details when we create your wedding veil.

Need Help?

Every wedding gown and bride is different and the perfect accessories for you will not only depend on your gown but your personal style, vision, height and style. We love to work with our brides to create the perfect veil that you will love to keep as an heirloom after your wedding day.

We are based in Australia and ship worldwide.

Need more inspiration? Find us on Pinterest.

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