Birdcage Veil Headpiece for 1950s Inspired Danby Castle Wedding

Birdcage Veil Headpiece for 1950s Inspired Danby Castle Wedding


Images by Stott and Atkinson. For full list of suppliers please see below.

When Sarah approached me to request a bespoke lace headpiece and birdcage veil I felt so very privileged! Sarah and I first met back in 2008 when we were both studying Fashion Wear and Pattern Cutting at college in Edinburgh. We’ve kept in touch since then, enjoying catch ups whenever life allows to discuss all things craft and fashion. And just to make everything that little more exciting Sarah and Alex’s wedding has just been featured on Love My Dress blog! You can see the Love My Dress’ full write up here.

Mairi Brunning Millinery and Sarah & Alex's Wedding featured on Love My Dress Blog

Sarah & Alex’s Wedding featured on Love My Dress Blog

It was so much fun meeting with Sarah to hear all about her and Alex’s ideas for their big day. Think tea parties, a relaxed feel, 1950’s inspiration and quirky yet very pretty detailing all set against the backdrop of the breath taking Yorkshire moors.

Sarah and Alex's 1950's inspired wedding was against the breath taking backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.

Sarah and Alex’s 1950’s inspired wedding was set against the breath taking backdrop of the Yorkshire moors. Stott and Atkinson Photographers perfectly captured the mood of the day.


Because Sarah had some excess lace from her beautiful Lou Lou Bridal wedding dress, it made perfect sense to incorporate this into her bespoke headpiece.  After having a lovely meeting (and catch up!) over a few cups of tea and biscuits, we decided on a selection of very pretty beads, sequins and Swarovski pearls in shades of gold and ivory, which I would then bead by hand onto a section of Sarah’s lace.


Sarah also opted for a birdcage veil in ivory. I created this as a detachable veil, meaning that Sarah could wear the veil and headpiece separately, should she wish to remove the veil later in the day.


Sarah’s birdcage veil was made extra special with the addition of ivory pearls scattered across it. This echoed the subtle polka dot detailing which features in the lace on her dress.


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Photography: Stott and Atkinson Photography

Birdcage Veil and Headpiece by Mairi Brunning Millinery

Ceremony: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Saltburn by the Sea

Venue and Catering: Danby Castle, North Yorkshire Moors

Wedding Dress by Lou Lou Bridal at Love Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Mint polka-dot tea dresses by Eucalyptus Clothing via Weekend Doll

Flower girls: Dresses from BHS

Florist: Audrey Foster (recommended by wedding venue)

Cake: The Sitting Room

Transport: VW beetle via All Cool Camperhire + vintage bus from Coastal and Country Coaches

Entertainment: Tessa Smith and the Applejacks

Rings: Handmade by bride and groom via Donna Barry

Stationery and Decor: Illustrations by the groom’s mum and created by the bride and groom

Favours: Homemade local bramble honey

Hair and Make-up Artists: Becky and Jade from The Amber Rooms at The Spa Hotel




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