Swept Away | Bespoke bridal hair comb with silver leaves
Sometimes the simplest hair pieces can often be the most striking, especially when the bridal hair comb features clean lines and a simple colour palette. I really believe there is beauty in simplicity and a simple design doesn’t need to lack detail or delicacy.
I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with bride-to-be Sarah to create a bespoke leaf based bridal hair comb to adorn her bridal chignon. Sarah’s vision of her perfect comb was stunning in its simplicity; a branch-like piece featuring only leaves in soft silver tones. I loved her idea of the leaves sweeping to one side, and so, her bespoke piece came to life.
The pretty leaves in Sarah’s piece were inspired by the beaded leaves from Ida’s golden pearl and crystal headpiece. I handcrafted each leaf using a combination of silver seed beads and teeny tiny crystals in a soft silver tone, hand-wired using a silver jewellery wire which will still look spectacular in many years to come. The very subtle differences between the silver beads and the silver crystals add the loveliest texture which shimmer so beautifully in the light.
Despite the delicate look of the leaves, Sarah’s piece is extremely strong yet flexible, and it can be shaped to the contours of many bridal hairstyles. I love the idea of this piece positioned in a half up/half down hairstyle and I think it would look incredible above or below a bridal bun.
As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and I would have to agree. But I also think that this piece would look just as amazing with modifications such as some pretty pearl ‘berries’ and maybe some sparkly rhinestones to add an extra texture and dimension.
I loved working with Sarah to create her beautiful comb. I hope it will be a piece she will love for a lifetime.