Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Last May (2015), I received a lovely Facebook message from Colene requesting one of my Fascinator Making Hen Parties for her friend Claire. Over a year in the planning later, on Friday Carolyn and I headed off to Crieff to guide Claire, Colene and 22 of their family and friends through making their very own – and very fabulous – fascinators!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Some of the materials the girls were able to choose from for creating their very own fascinators

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Some of the materials the girls were able to choose from for creating their very own fascinators

The girls were staying at Combruith in Dalingross, Crieff. Crieff is situated in Perthshire, which is one of the most beautiful parts of the country with truly stunning wildlife and nature, whilst the actual building Combruith is a large turreted hostel (a very nice hostel at that!) in the center of the conservation village of Comrie. It’s owned and run by Comrie Croft, which is an outdoors destination and definitely worth a day trip or camping holiday if you’re in the area.

DSCF5304Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Some of the materials the girls were able to choose from for creating their very own fascinatorsweb

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Some of the materials the girls were able to choose from for creating their very own fascinators

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | whilst creating their fascinators, the girls drank champagne cocktails and had plenty of yummy to food too!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | whilst creating their fascinators, the girls drank champagne cocktails and had plenty of yummy to food too!

With the Fascinator Making Hen Party starting at 7.30pm, Carolyn and I arrived half an hour early to lay out all the materials. Colene and the girls were in full swing setting up a space for everyone to work at whilst dining on a beautiful spread and yummy champagne cocktails!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | there were lots of pretty items to choose from, including vintage brooches

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | there were lots of pretty items to choose from, including vintage brooches

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | there were lots of pretty items to choose from, including vintage brooches and silk flowers

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | there were lots of pretty items to choose from, including vintage brooches and silk flowers

A flurry of feathers, flowers, fascinator bases, birdcage veils, vintage brooches, buttons and many other items in a rainbow of colours were all available for the girls to choose from when creating their fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi introducing herself and Carolyn to the hen party and giving a few pointers on how to get started creating their fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi introducing herself and Carolyn to the hen party and giving a few pointers on how to get started creating their fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi introducing herself and Carolyn to the hen party and giving a few pointers on how to get started creating their fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi introducing herself and Carolyn to the hen party and giving a few pointers on how to get started creating their fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi introducing herself and Carolyn to the hen party and giving a few pointers on how to get started creating their fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi introducing herself and Carolyn to the hen party and giving a few pointers on how to get started creating their fascinators.

The theme of the hen party was 24 Dresses, based around a Romcom theme. They even created their own #24dresses for sharing images on Instagram! I thought this was a very clever idea; I’ll be uploading a couple of pictures to my Instagram account using the #24dresses hashtag too!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The girls created the hashtag #24dresses for any of the group uploading images to Instagram - what a great idea!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The girls created the hashtag #24dresses for any of the group uploading images to Instagram – what a great idea!

Claire’s hens proved to be a very creative bunch! They all created really beautiful fascinators. We always bring a prize for the fascinator we think was either the best, or for the person who perhaps didn’t have much confidence in their sewing skills but ended up creating something fabulous and wearable.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Emily's fascinator was one of our favourites - love the shape!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Emily’s fascinator was one of our favourites – love the shape!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The dangle from the drop on the brooch really made this fascinator something special.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The dangle from the drop on the brooch really made this fascinator something special.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | I'm a big fan of anything pink, so this colour combo really appealed to me. Plus it matched her dress for attending the races the next day perfectly!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | I’m a big fan of anything pink, so this colour combo really appealed to me. Plus it matched her dress for attending the races the next day perfectly!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | A very striking and unusual piece, this fascinator will go with her mustard dress as well as other outfits beautifully.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | A very striking and unusual piece, this fascinator will go with her mustard dress as well as other outfits beautifully.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | A pretty purple flower, a birdcage veil and a couple of pretty brooches made for a lovely fascinator.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | A pretty purple flower, a birdcage veil and a couple of pretty brooches made for a lovely fascinator.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Looking great, ladies!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Looking great, ladies!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | A selection of blue hues rather than just one solid shade will tone in very effectively with any blue dress.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | A selection of blue hues rather than just one solid shade will tone in very effectively with any blue dress.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The ladies working away on their fabulous fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The ladies working away on their fabulous fascinators.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi helping out with a fiddly sewing task.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Mairi helping out with a fiddly sewing task.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The beautiful bride Claire working on her fascinator

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The beautiful bride Claire working on her fascinator

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The beautiful bride Claire working on her fascinator

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The beautiful bride Claire working on her fascinator

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Admiring and fitting the finished product!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Admiring and fitting the finished product!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Well done girls! Looking great in shades of pink and blue!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Well done girls! Looking great in shades of pink and blue!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Our prize winner, Rebecca! Carolyn and I loved the long pheasant feathers incorporated into this fascinator, as well as the pretty selection of colours.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | Our prize winner, Rebecca! Carolyn and I loved the long pheasant feathers incorporated into this fascinator, as well as the pretty selection of colours.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | We handed out bags with tissue for the girls to take their finished fascinators home in. We included some touchable bubbles in heart shaped containers and love hearts in each of the bags.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | We handed out bags with tissue for the girls to take their finished fascinators home in. We included some touchable bubbles in heart shaped containers and love hearts in each of the bags.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | We handed out bags with tissue for the girls to take their finished fascinators home in. We included some touchable bubbles in heart shaped containers and love hearts in each of the bags.

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | We handed out bags with tissue for the girls to take their finished fascinators home in. We included some touchable bubbles in heart shaped containers and love hearts in each of the bags.

The very next day, Claire and her hens headed to the races, which they all wore their fascinators to! What a fab idea, and don’t they all look marvelous! Thank you so much for asking us to come along to Claire’s hen party. We had so much fun and hope that you did too!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The girls all ready to go to the races in their beautiful fascinators. Well done everyone you did really well and we enjoyed it very much - thank you for having us!

Fascinator Making Hen Party Crieff Combruith Perth Perthshire | The girls all ready to go to the races in their beautiful fascinators. Well done everyone you did really well and we enjoyed it very much – thank you for having us!

For more information on Comrie Croft and Combruith
Mairi Brunning Millinery’s Facebook Page
Mairi Brunning Millinery on Etsy
Our dedicated Fascinator Making Hen Party website, Whimsical Hen Parties
Photo of the hen party all ready for the races with thanks to Colene
All other pictures by Carolyn Henry Photography:
Carolyn Henry Photography on Facebook
Carolyn Henry Photography’s website
2 replies
  1. Colene
    Colene says:

    Oh my goodness – was it really May 2015!

    What can I say girls – we had the BEST time! We really couldn’t recommend the Fascinator Making party enough. The materials are so high quality and Mairi’s expert help and advice meant we all came away with a product we’ll happily wear in future!

    It was the perfect start to our Henny 🙂

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