January 08 2018
We are currently working on a beautiful snowflake design emboidery for an elbow length version. Follow us on instgram and you will see more of this process on our stories and feed. I'll be documenting the piece from design to the finished piece.
Why not meet us for a bespoke consultation and come up with your very own version? Our real bride Danielle ( above) did and we came up with a deco style diamante motif to compliment her cathedral length veil and of course a special co-ordinating headpiece for once she removed her veil.
The basic Agnetha is a delicate and modern draped long tulle veil. The veil attaches to your hair with 2 small handsewn ribbon wrapped combs adorned with a row of delicate pearls. The tulle is raw edged for simplicity. The drape of the veil is approx 40cm and the overall length is approx 165cm if worn as shown but we can make to bespoke lengths and also adapt the comb detail to your design preferences too. It looks amazing with a simple structured dress and shows off back details or flowing locks perfectly.
Starting at £95 for a standard length she is the style to watch for 2018 brides.
January 03 2018
You may be bold enough to don a delicate blue gown, but we suspect the majority of brides will be swooning over the thought of a traditional white dress. Which is absolutely fine, as there are heaps of ways to include your ‘Something Blue’ into your aisle style. A simple blue sash or ribbon tied around your waist will look seriously elegant and it’ll define your waist too. It also adds a subtle touch of colour to your bridal outfit.
One of my favourite ‘Something Blue’ wedding traditions is to sew a small blue heart on the inside of your wedding dress. Cut out a heart shape from a loved one’s shirt or dress – that way, they’ll be there with you as you’re walking down the aisle. You could also sew the date of your wedding in blue thread on the inside of your dress – so special!
Perhaps you adore the thought of a pair of blue wedding shoes peeping out from underneath your gown. This idea is particularly perfect if you’re going to be rocking a tea-length or short wedding dress, as you get to show them off!
Image Credits: Top Left: greylikesweddings.com - jenniferblairphotography.com / Top Right: lovemydress.net - craigevasanders.co.uk / Bottom Left: moncheribridals.com - courtneyaaron.com / Bottom Right: nagelpotraits.com
A blue garter is the perfect choice for your ‘Something Blue’ and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to our Lauren, Brigitte and Loulou garters. You could also wear some pretty blue wedding lingerie as part of your ‘Something Blue’.
Let’s move onto your jewellery. A blue Sapphire or Aquamarine wedding ring is a beautiful ‘Something Blue’ to incorporate into your wedding day. You could display it in a velvet blue ring box or blue lace ring cushion. Alternatively, a delicate blue bracelet could be a wonderful way to accessorise your gown. Why not borrow a piece of blue jewellery from your mother or sister and make it your ‘Something Borrowed’ too?
If you’re a bohemian bride-to-be, consider wearing a pretty blue flower crown as part of your ‘Something Blue’. It’s perfect for a Spring or Summer soiree and it’s an incredibly unique way of using this wedding tradition. Finish off your bridal outfit with a chic blue manicure or pedicure. You’ll feel preened and polished while effortlessly channelling your ‘Something Blue’ into your wedding style.
There are a handful of different ways to incorporate your ‘Something Blue’ into your wedding bouquet, so let’s get started. A simple silk blue ribbon tied around the stems of your bouquet will look beautiful – you could even match it to the ribbon tied around your waist. Why not tie a vintage blue handkerchief around your wedding flowers? You could ask a loved one to sew your initials on it for an extra special touch.
Add a good luck charm to your bouquet with our Lauren Vintage Horseshoe. It will look stunning alongside your blooms, and it can be passed down through the generations as a keepsake. It also goes perfectly with our Lauren Garter.
Get your groom involved and handwrite your vows in blue ink. This is much more romantic than typing them up on a computer, and it can be your little secret between each other as you read them out.
November 08 2016
As with all our horseshoe's Charlotte is a reconditioned real horseshoe (yes we do painstakingly scrub these with our own fair hands!) So straight away you have your something old sorted.
Tradition states that the page boy in the bridal party gives this to the bride as a gift to carry with her bouquet on the big day. Another lovely idea is to hang this in your room on the day to bring you luck when getting ready.
Charlotte is also perfect as your Something Blue as she is finished on a baby blue ribbon tie. Keeping with the trends for leafy botanicals this season, the handmade motif is crafted from leafy lace pieces and a creamy rose bead and as it is in traditional ivory it works with all wedding themes.
So all that is missing now is your something borrowed...and of course this piece can be passed down the generations for future use making it a lovely heirloom piece.
So don't delay- browse our wedding horseshoes today and keep with a wondeful tradition. All priced at £30 with free delivery
August 09 2015
We have also been working hard on improving some of our prices and you will be pleased to hear we have a few pieces that are really up there on the affordability front for a more budget conscious bride who doesn’t want to compromise on something unique and handmade.
Our delicate lace Anais headband is now £65 and can be turned around in just 3 weeks.
Our Juliette flower lace headband is now £50 and can be turned around in just 3 weeks too.
New this month for us ahead of our new collection launch is our 1970's inspired Joni Boho headband. We have discontinued our Indian summer headband and this replaces it. A really gorgeous and affordable corded lace piece with tiny seed pearls at £45 and again a 3 week leadtime. Wear it as a forehead or alice band style.
And finally onto our garters and lucky horseshoes. Of course these are fabulous gifts and of course you need these quickly. We should be able to provide you with all of these pretty much immediately as we have been working our fingers to the bone producing handmade stocks. At most these will be available to you within our new 3 weeks timescales.
So here you are ladies, you can get shopping. Don't forget if you pieces aren't suitable we offer a full refund if pieces are returned to us unworn within 14 days. We are taking a little holiday ( as we are so tired from all the sewing!) from 19th-30th August so get those orders in quick!
June 24 2015
Rachael is the owner of a fab new online lifestyle store called Object. We have worked with Rachael at her events and so on for years now so when she asked if we would like to be a part of Object White her wedding section of the site we were thrilled! The cool clean style and muted blush tones fit well with lots of our pieces. Rachael currently has a few of our garters, horseshoes and veils and going forwards we will be adding our new collection products too. We just had to give you a sneak peek of these images of some of our pieces shot in a lifestyle setting over at a windy rugged beach in West Yorkshire form her launch lookbook. Lucy Little has done a fabulous job and Rachael’s styling is great.
You really must check out some of Rachael’s other pieces she sells- here are a few of our favourite images
Happy Shopping People!
October 07 2014
Why go to a big department store and buy a vintage-style headpiece – and risk someone else wearing exactly the same piece, when really it is quite straightforward to make a simple yet very effective and pretty headpiece yourself at home.
I am here to guide you through the whole process. If you have any questions, just get in touch with me on Twitter and ask me directly.
What you are going to need:
In addition you will need:
Step 1 – sourcing materials and planning
Some bits you will already have, and others you will need to go out and buy. As you collect items you should get a feel for the type of thing you are going to create. Obviously if you have your item of clothing that you are planning to wear already you will want to start with that as your inspiration, with regard to colours and materials you want to look for.
Source your base, clip, needle and thread, scissors glue, feathers and unpicker from craft shops or online – see links above.
For embellishment, have a look through your (and your mum’s / gran’s / best friend’s) jewelry boxes to find any lovely odd earrings, necklace pendants that you no longer wear, or old brooches. These all make great embellishments.
Get your vintage fabrics from old pieces of clothes, either from your wardrobe or try vintage shops and flea markets. It takes a while to source the right bits, but if you frequent such places, you could learn to always keep an eye out. Of course you could get scraps from fabric shops too.
Lay out all your bits and bobs in front of you, see picture, below. At the start, it’s good idea to have a loose plan for where you are heading with your headpiece. Here are a few suggestions, but feel free to do what you want; after all, it’s your unique piece.
Step 2 – make the base
Position your croc clip on the back of the sinamay base and sew securely as demonstrated (below) from back to front of the base. This is so all stitching will be hidden on the inside. Knot securely.
Step 3 – decorate
Now comes the fun part - decorating your design! Here are a few suggestions to inspire you.
You can bow or gather your Russian veiling as shown. This is a really simple but really effective idea to add height to your headpiece.
To make a cute bow from your pre-cut fabrics, fold inwards, pinch in the middle and secure by sewing. Easy peasy!
If you have a feather, try curling it into circular shape as demonstrated in the picture below. Wrap with a piece of thread at the base and knot tightly to secure. Another interesting way to play with feathers is to layer them on top of each other to create texture.
Take your pre-made bow and play about with positioning it on your base. I find they always look best when arranged at an angle or at least off-centre.
Step 4 - embellish
Now we are going to embellish with buttons, jewels, gems, vintage earrings, bits of jewellery – all the really gorgeous bits for you magpies out there! The next few images show variations on how to use your embellishments. Use them to make the headpiece really personal to you!
If you have any old vintage earrings with the backs removed, you will need to sew through the holes on the back of these as shown.
Time for some finishing touches! When decorating your headpiece with tiny beads or sequins be really careful when using fabric glue. A good tip is to try using an ear bud to apply the glue.
Step 5 - wear!
Apply your favourite lipstick, style your hair and start wearing your fabulous, unique headpiece!
Don’t forget to post me a pic on my Facebook page, can’t wait to see what you’ve all created!
If you want to make your own headpiece but haven’t got the time to get all the bits and pieces together, then you may like to check out my “Made By You” home kits, which cater for all levels of sewers.
These kits are for everyone - for those of you who learnt your tips and tricks from your Nanas, to those who experience utter frustration when trying to thread a needle, we’ve all been there! Each pretty pot is individually made using an array of vintage fabrics in different colour ways and textures. Each home-kit also contains a selection of hand-picked gems that you can use to glam up your head piece. >> Order one now
Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe also offers bespoke handmade headpieces, made to order for brides and guests too – also why not have a look at my handmade collection? And don’t forget my vintage horseshoes and handmade garters too.
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