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  1. A Bohemian Dream - a mini collection of gold and ivory boho bridal hair accessories

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    This winter, I have been inspired by hot summer boho weddings to create my latest collection - and in particular soft flowing curves and curls, dreamy romance, and delicate shapes. I see each of the pieces of the collection sitting beautifully with long or short hair, with loose tousled curls or waves, with or without a modesty veil. With the romance of candle light, or snowy winter colours, the collection is just perfect to add a little bit of ivory and gold in your hair. And despite being designed for autumn or winter weddings, they'll look fabulous outdoors for a spring or summer wedding too. 

    Bohemian Dream Bridal Circlet, winter wedding, Bridal hair vine, bridal headpiece, bridal wreath, bridal crownNormally I work mostly with fabric and textile materials, but this time I decided to experiment a little bit with wire, which I have had in my little box of tricks for years, waiting to be turned into someething creative! The base of this collection is ivory glass beads onto gold coloured wire, loosely and delicately twisted around and holding the beads. The simplest item is a bridal circlet with two rows of the beaded wire. Pure, nothing else added. It is elegant and discreet, perfect for those who love minimalistic styles. 

    The flowers definitely called for the second piece in the collection, which is a multilayer bridal circlet or crown with added vintage lace flowers. The cream lace used for these flowers was picked up from a vintage and collectable shop in North Wales. I love discovering vintage material that I can use for my new pieces, and this bundle of lace has already given me quite a number of flowers! With the addition of the vintage lace, this headpiece can also be used as the 'Something Old' for the bride. 

    The third item in the collection is a hand tied hair vine, which can also be just pinned in, if one doesn't like the ribbon tie back. Rather than sitting on the head crown, this piece can be placed a little bit further back if needed, or worn as a crown too. For this piece, the vintage lace was used to create a small cluster of flowers on one side. On the other side of the hair vine, a small cluster of leaves balances out the design. 

    And finally, the last item is a headpiece which can be worn as a bridal headband at the top front of the head, or worn on top of a bun or other sculptured piece at the back. Again, here the vintage lace flowers make an appearance, on one side of the headdress.

    I love the delicateness of the combination of the wire and the beads, and that they're so flexible that they can be shaped around your head or style in a number of ways. I can't wait to see them on real brides!

     Bohemian Dream Boho Bridal Circlet with vintage lace flowers, hair vine, hair wreath, headpiece  Bohemian Dream Boho headband, hand tied with ribbon, bridal hair vine, hair wreath, headdress, headpiece  Bohemian Dream bridal headpiece, bridal headband, wedding headdress, bridal hair accessories, bespoke hair accessories, rustic wedding

    The four items above are all available from my Etsy shop, ready to go. And of course, if you would like something made specially for you, inspired by the above but slightly different and in your own style or colour, don't hesitate to drop me an email for a no-obligation quote. 


    Blue Lily Magnolia makes bespoke accessories for weddings and other formal occasions. From bouquets of brooches and fabric flowers, to embellished sashes and belts, and of course bridal hair accessories, everything is designed and handmade in one-off or very limited editions. View ready-to-go and made-to-order designs on my Etsy shop, or get something bespoke made specially for you!

  2. Something Blue - March 2016 Collection

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    Something Blue Hair Comb Something  Blue double hair combs, bridal, wedding 

    Something blue flower hair pins, bridal, wedding Something blue wedding garter, bridal

    My latest designs and makes all contain a little bit of blue. These little pretty pastels are just perfect at the moment as we open the doors to spring. Still inspired by the 1920s and the rows and rows of luscious pearls, all the items in this collection contain a little strand (or two) of ivory beads to create just that little bit of extra interest to otherwise fairly classic designs. I particularly love the double hair combs and how the strand of glass beads link the two together - they were inspired by a bespoke order, but here, I used lace as the base, and added just a little bit of extra fabric for some flowers and leaves. I think they look fab with a loose hair updo :)

    double hair comb, bridal, wedding

    The collection is now available on Etsy and is ready to go. As usual, I also make bespoke items, so if you are feeling inspired by any of these designs but want something slightly different, get in touch!

  3. Winter 2015/2016 collection now ready! Feathers!

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    feathers collection - bridal accessories - sash, corsage, boutonniere, headband, wedding

    The latest bridal accessories collection for this season is finally ready, after a few weeks in the studio, and the Christmas and New Year preparations and festivities. This mini collection has been inspired by the 1920's deco glamour. Not so much by the bling, but more particularly by the use of feathers and softness in that era. The colours are still light, primarily ivory, but a hint of cream, latte, and gold turn up to tease the eye. I love the cream latte colours provided by a vintage lace found in an antique shop in Wales. They give the collection this little hint of a time gone by.  

    Like its predecessor, this collection has only four items. This time, they are a delicate wrist corsage, a matching groom's (or ladies') buttonhole, a very fun handtied headband, and a classic sash. I am totally open to designing new custom items in same or similar styles. In fact, I have a few ostrich feathers that could do with becoming something gorgeous for a bride, so if you would like something along those lines, don't hesitate to ask! 

    The matching corsage and buttonhole (or boutonniere) are perfect for a bride and groom, or head bridesmaid and groomsman. I also think they look particularly cute as a set for a ladies wedding. The headband, I totally love, and I think looks fabulous with short hair. Think of the lovely Daisy in the Great Gatsby. And the sash - just classic, looks amazing with all sorts of dresses. 

    Well, I have really loved making this collection, and hope you enjoy it too. 

    Happy new start of the year!