Like some of my bespoke brides, Giga, first came across Modiste at The Glasgow Girls Wedding Fayre in Pollokshields Burgh Halls, Glasgow and following some facebook posts we arranged to meet up and discuss what she would like to have designed for her wedding day – a Greek/Scottish wedding in Glasgow.
We met in my favourite tea house, Little Botanica, in the southside to have a chat, look at the dress, venue and hair ideas to get a picture of the kind of headpiece to add the finishing touches. Giga had chosen The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow as her venue, a grand art deco inspired interior and full of drama, which is what you would perhaps expect from an actress! The look overall was a mix of old hollywood without the bling, so the main elements for the headpiece were going to be lace, silk and pearls to tie in with the dress, some curled soft ivory feathers to balance the sweeping statement of the dress train and vintage style veiling shaped around Giga’s fabulous dark hair, styled to drape down the opposite side of her neck.
Many brides start out thinking that they will only wear their headpiece during the day and take it off to party later, but more often than not they keep it on as it just finishes the whole look and, if made correctly, it’s comfortable to wear all day and the veiling can be designed to avoid any clashes with your meal or expressive dancing partner! On this occasion Giga’s removed her headpiece in the evening to follow Greek tradition at the reception- pinning money to the bride’s veil.
It looked like a fantastic day…
Photography by Karol Makula