Angela’s Bridal Head Piece Monaco Wedding
A beautiful location, a couture bridal headpiece, a wedding infused with a twist of vintage glamour that Grace Kelly would have loved!
These stunning images are by Helen Russell www.helenrussellphotography.co.uk
When Angela first contacted me last November to order a bespoke headpiece for her June 2016 wedding in Monaco, I was so excited! Her champagne lace dress with a nod to 1920’s Art Deco glamour combined with the location for her wedding was just up my street. Having spent many a Summer holiday in the South of France myself, including time spent in Monaco, it conjured up all sorts of inspiration.
The basis of Angela’s head piece was designed around the idea of a tulle headband. We selected two soft tulles, one in ivory and one in more of a champagne shade. By double layering these, we managed to achieve an excellent match to her dress colour.
The tulle head band was hand stitched using invisible, couture techniques and finished off neatly with satin binding and poppers to the back.
Angela opted for a beaded lace piece to the front of the tulle band, which picked up the beading work to the waist line of her dress. I hand beaded a selection of Swarovski pearls, claw set crystals and smaller intricate jewels on to the lace to compliment the detail on Angela’s dress.
I backed the lace with wire, loops and poppers so that it could be removed from the tulle head band and worn separately. This allowed Angela to be able to wear the lace as a separate headpiece by pinning it into her hair using the loops, should she wish to take of the tulle head band later in the day.
Huge congratulations to Angela and her husband Paul! Thank you so much for commissioning me – it was so much fun working with you to create such a beautiful piece for such a truly elegant and beautiful bride.
Dress by Maggie Sottero at Brides of Scotland
Suit by Jim Forbes Tailoring
Wedding Planner – Sabine at Avalon Events
Videographer – Simply Lovely Photo and Film
Photography – Helen Russell Photography
Wedding location – Chateau de La Chevre D’or