Tuesday, 2 December 2014

A Vintage Bridal Look


Today I'm sharing the story of a beautiful bride, an elegant vintage-style wedding in the Blue Mountains, and a little hat.

The bride is my friend Mel, and the little hat is my first ever piece of bridal millinery. You may remember Mel as one of my models this year, and on the day of our photoshoot, she asked me to make her a hat for her wedding. The starting point for inspiration was the cherry velvet 1950s style half-hat, to be made in ivory and with beading to match her wedding dress.




 

These images are taken by Creek Street Photography. Mel and her photographer have exquisite taste and skill at making incredibly elegant photos! Choosing which ones to share here without making this an excessively long post was very tricky. I may have failed!




The ceremony was at the Everglades gardens in Leura, just as mine was two years ago. Mel chose the Cherry Terrace as the setting for her moment, with the blossoms out and making the perfect backdrop.




Being in the mountains, they made sure to get some photos with one of our many breathtaking views from a local lookout. This one is in Blackheath, I believe. Don't I just live in one of the most amazing places in the world?




The reception venue was the Carrington in Katoomba, in its suitably opulent ballroom.



Congratulations Mel and Alex. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day by creating this headpiece, and for letting me share these photos. I feel privileged to have contributed a part to such a perfect day.

You can see many more of these gorgeous photos from Creek Street Photograpy on their blog entry about this wedding and I recommend you do go and check them out. If you are dreaming of your own vintage wedding, the photos show so much more of Mel's day, and she took great care in every detail.


Mel and Alex also had their wedding featured in Australia's Vintage Bride Magazine. In the article, Mel tells the story of their relationship and engagement, and her design decisions for the wedding day.


If you are planning your own wedding and are looking for a custom handmade vintage-style headpiece, I'd love for you to contact me. I hope to play my small part in many more perfect days.

12 comments:

  1. She. Looks. Amazing. Love the dress (and the little fur wrap!), and the hat is the perfect touch to bring it all to life. You did a wonderful job creating a special piece to finish off her look, and I'm sure she was over the moon about it. Love that photo of her in the mirror with the veil down, it's so dramatic.

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    1. I know, right? The photos are ridiculously good and she is a stunning bride.

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  2. Show stoppingly ravishing! Both your gorgeous hat and their special day in general. Perpetual romantic that I am, I can never get enough of seeing couples tie the knot and celebrate the wonder of their love for one another.

    You really did a marvelous job with this uber vintage looking topper, dear Tanith. It's an instant heirloom for Mel and Alex to pass along to future generations of their family for sure.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! And I agree about weddings, being quite a romantic myself. You can't help but smile and be full of hope :)

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  3. So lovely I adore the hat and the fur wrap is divine

    retro rover

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    1. Thanks so much :) She certainly knows how to dress well :)

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  4. Both the lovely bride and your head piece are absolutely stunning!

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  5. The bride is beautiful and the images are amazing. I love the hat that you made her, it looks absolutely perfect. Wow. I was really surprised to see the place Blackheath as I am originally from Blackheath in South East London. Which is lovely but doesn't look at all like yours!

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    1. Thank you!

      So many places here are named after towns in the UK, but they are certainly very different!

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  6. The hat is adorable and suits her so well! And these photos are simply amazing! :)

    Beta x

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