Strange I know, but some people still feel the fear of being a ‘bespoke bride’. The first myth is that its not affordable. The second that you will need to have a crystal clear picture of exactly what you want. The third that it’s somehow ‘difficult’ or ‘risky’. It couldn’t really be further from the truth, there are so many ways to personalise and perfect your accessories throughout the process giving you total control. The clever part is choosing the right bespoke designer/maker to guide and style you through the process!
There’s no better way to illustrate this than to introduce you to Modiste bespoke bride Ashley. A lover of vintage style and excited by the possibility of putting her own stamp on her wedding, Ashley visited The Glasgow Wedding Collective show last year and discovered vintage style dressmaker Flossy & Dossy and corset maker Crikey Aphrodite. After discussions re 50s style, lace swatches and a personal touch incorporating a family tartan on sash and footwear, ideas were already forming for her hair accessories. Having met a maker that she trusted and connected with, Ashley was happy to commission a bespoke design for her headpiece with Modiste on Flossy & Dossy’s recommendation. After a coffee and a delve into the Modiste hat box, the requirements were for a birdcage veil (preferably detachable) with a banded headpiece based on an existing shape incorporating pearls,limited crystals and the lace from her amazing dress – no bling! The lace was corded and so easily created a 3D look when manipulated into different shapes. The band would also have some pearls around it to carry through her vintage look. Ashley loved the end result as it clearly tied in with all the other elements of her dress style, materials, jewellery and hairstyle on the day. Ashley’s photographer was Lauren McGlynn Photography.