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Vintage Boutique Wedding Fair 29th January, Manchester


I thought I’d let anyone who is interested in seeing my designs in person know that I am attending a local vintage wedding fair in Manchester on 29th January.  Also on offer will be a whole host of other stalls with a vintage theme, from stationary to bridal gowns so you could come and make a day of it. There will be a catwalk show featuring Ivory Tuesday Bridal Headbands and gowns from IslaJean Bridal Boutique.

The event is being held at Loft 17, The Cavern Emporium, 17 Wrigley Head, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9BS,  11am -3pm and is being organised by IslaJean Bridal Boutique which is located within the arcade.

The fair is free admission so no excuses for not attending.

Hopefully see you there!


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Choosing Your Bridal Headband

There are a few factors to consider when choosing a headband style tiara.  Firstly and most importantly how to best match it to the style of your dress, for instance if your dress is a little vintage number it may be a good idea to buy a one off headband made from vintage jewellery finds or commissioning a bespoke piece, incorporating something passed down to you like a set of pearls or a brooch, then you would also have your something old and something new.

Secondly you might want to think about how to wear your hair when opting for a headband. Bridal Headbands are very versatile and can look good on up-dos or with hair loose, again mostly this may depend on the styling of your wedding dress as a dress with lots of detail may benefit from hair being worn up (or cut in a shorter style).  If you are more of a boho bride try something beaded with lace such as The Grace Alice band which could also be worn lower, across the forehead. Wedding Hair Accessories

Finally when looking for a headband consider where the detail suits you best.  You could choose to have most of the design to either side of your head or opt for a design that stretches the length of the band but may be a little more subtle.  If going for an up-do a soft ballet bun looks great with a pearl headband and pearl stud earrings.

Whichever wedding hair accessories you decide upon I hope you have fun finding them.

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Photoshoot at Northern Quarter Studio

These are some photos from our shoot at Nothern Quarter Studio in July.  It was a rainy Manchester day so we didn’t get to do any outside shots (maybe next time).  The shoot was great fun and working with such lovely people made it all the more enjoyable.  With thanks to Adam Craig from Peewee’s hair salon in Manchester for doing wonderful things with the girls hair, also thanks to Claire Louise Brides in Bolton who kindly loaned us the dresses and bridal headbands and thanks to the lovely make up artist Jodie Clough who not only did a fantastic job with the model’s make up but stood in as model at the last moment when our last model fell ill.  Thank you to John Wilson of Perfect Wedding Photos & Videos and Northern Quarter Studio for the workspace and the photography and last but not least thank you to our beautiful models, Christina Maria Bernadette Murphy, Jane Tindall, Sundas Farooq Rind and Denize Martin.


Vintage Bridal Headband


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Stephanie’s Wedding


When we first met up Stephanie wasn’t sure what she wanted in a tiara although liked the idea of a bridal headband (alice band).  When I saw the simple, elegant design of her gown I suggested something ‘showy’ for her hair.  Stephanie liked the idea and after looking at some examples of  different bridal headbands we opted for a mostly clear Swarovski crystal design with accents of freshwater pearls, opal moonstone and (to compliment her bouquet and the Bridesmaids who were in purple) Amethyst Swarovskis.

Stephanie also had matching hair pins made for her Bridesmaids.





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….and off we go!

Week 1

Wednesday 5th October 2011

I’ve been very excited at finally being able to launch my website.  There are still some more items to be added and I may experiment with the layout in the near future.  (I do the same when I get new furniture, rearranging things until it feels like home).

I’ve spent most of the week so far arranging my vintage head pieces and jewellery for photos and it’s great to see them on the website at last.

I’ve also been working on my new collection, using more tactile mediums such as feathers and silk and also furthering the use of lace and embroidery (as I used on my ‘Grace’ alice band design) and creating more birdcage veils.  I’m still using lots of pearls and Swarovski beads; I don’t want to move too far away from the mediums I see as ‘bridal’.

My new designs will additionally feature Swarovski jewel-cut stones that will be set to give a more vintage feel to the designs that I can make to order.  It’s took me so long to source these components, I’m very excited about using them as I’ve had the ideas in my head (and on paper) for a good while now.

I’d like to say thank you and congratulations separately to Stephanie Jones and Jessica Walton who allowed me to be a big part of their wedding day by designing bespoke bridal pieces to compliment their dresses.


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