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An Evening in Florence

You may have discovered during your wedding dress journey, the spectrum of ‘white’ and ‘ivory’ is far and wide. Not all ‘white’ tones are created equal and the same applies to ‘ivory’. The colour ‘ivory’ can vary dramatically between designers and depending on the fabric, it can range from off-white to warm ivory tones.

The majority of our brides walk down the aisle in light or medium ivory wedding gowns as these tones work well with almost all skin and hair colour tones. However, a brilliant white gown and white wedding crown will always have its place as it exudes a classic sophistication and timelessness.

A white wedding crown for Samantha

We recently worked with Canadian bride Samantha to design a white wedding crown for her elegant gown. Samantha’s wedding dress is equal parts classic and sophisticated, featuring a low V back, slightly off-the-shoulder silhouette and dramatic train.  In designing her crown, the style and silhouette of her dress became the main source of inspiration.

We love to pair a traditional white wedding dress with a silver headpiece with crystals or true white floral accents to finish the look. If your dress features a more modern silhouette or clean lines, both gold and silver tones can be worn. It depends so much on the vibe and look you’re hoping to achieve.

Ivory or white accessories for a white wedding dress?

A question we are often asked is whether a white wedding dress should be paired with white or ivory accessories. The answer really depends on the shade of white – i.e. whether the white has a cool, neutral or warm undertone.

If your dress is a cool or neutral white, it’s best to pair it with white accessories otherwise it can feel too stark in comparison and the accessory can look aged. If your dress is off-white or warmer, we like to recommend light ivory tones.

Our headpiece and veil collections can be customised in ivory or white tones, with ivory as the default colour due to popularity.  Our white flowers are a beautiful shade of neutral white with a matte porcelain-like finish.

If you aren’t sure which colour to choose, feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to offer advice and recommendations based on any photos and samples you can send us.

Searching for a white headpiece or wedding veil?

We’d love to work with you to customise our designs in white tones to better suit your wedding dress fabrics. Feel free to send us photos of your wedding dress and bridal hairstyle.  We would love to offer advice and recommendations.

Every bride is different and the vision we all have in our minds of how we’d like to look and feel on our wedding day varies so much between brides. The same wedding dress can completely transform with slight changes in accessories. If you’re looking to channel a regal and sophisticated vibe, a crown or tiara could be the way to go. Fancy a glamorous and chic look? Think long drop earrings and maybe a side swept look.

So much of this, of course, depends on your wedding dress and its neckline, your face shape and wedding hairstyle.

A bespoke floral wedding crown

We recently had the pleasure to work with bride Nancy to create her dream floral wedding crown. Nancy’s vision for her day was ultra chic and glamorous, choosing to wear an insanely glamorous wedding dress with the most beautiful floral and lace appliqué details. Its silhouette was extravagant yet timeless, and she was seeking a headpiece that pulled together all of these special qualities.

Nancy loved our GABRIEL floral halo but wanted a piece that sat in her hair more as a crown than a halo. She also sought for it to be taller and of larger proportions. We were able to take on board all of Nancy’s thoughts and feedbacks and incorporate them into a headpiece that felt balanced, proportional, and of course, beautiful.

Delicate rose appliqué details

One of our favourite details of this crown include the rose appliqué details that feature prominently across this piece. These rose elements perfectly complement the floral details on Nancy’s gown and add a timeless quality like no other flower.

When set amongst shimmering crystal details and antique silver leaf and vine elements, the silver and ivory colour palette speaks to heritage, tradition and glamour.

Customisable for you

If you love this floral wedding crown, or have your heart set on another style from our collection that isn’t quite right for your wedding dress or hairstyle, get in touch. We’d love to work with you to create the perfect crown or headpiece.