Today, I would like to introduce you to the work of Hermione Harbutt. A masterful artisan designer and craftswoman of unique bridal headpieces.
Hermione is an award-winning designer operating her own boutiques in exclusive locations such as Kensington in London and Clifton Bristol. Hermione's headpieces are both delicate and artfully made gracing the stores of leading bridal designers like Suzanne Neville, the late Ian Stuart and Sassi Holford.
It was such a great opportunity to meet and work with such a beautiful soul during my Swan Story Bridal Shoot, and again to have her write this heartfelt blog exclusively for my brides.
Words by Hermione Harbutt....
"As current circumstances and restrictions have sadly meant that weddings have been postponed until 2021 7 2022, and couples have been kept away from their loved ones, the trend towards smaller intimate wedding celebrations looks set to continue. Whilst weddings will vary from small intimate ceremonies to family soirées, all will embrace a much more personal meaning with handmade, sentimental touches and lots of unique bespoke designs.
Feeling a sense of nostalgia, brides may opt for a more classic style to their day in a full-skirt gown. This would be finished perfectly with a delicate, sparkling tiara such as that of our Duchess Crown. Following a crisis, trends have often returned in bold design and I sense opulence and sparkle could be the finishing touch of many bridal looks.
As communities have become more important than ever, brides may look even more to their local suppliers for beautiful craftsmanship, cut and couture detailing, seeing less of the ‘off the rack styles. As we have all experienced a period of restriction for so long, some brides may opt more towards a relaxed bohemian feel, with total freedom for dancing! Worn with loose hair our Wild Rose Tiara would be absolutely divine together with a relaxed lace gown!
Finally a colourful pallet! While every bride is looking for a little bit of freedom, a touch of colour, even pastel hues, could be the perfect way to bring a sense of excitement and fun to their special day following this period of uncertainty. A golden headdress, such as our Enchanted Garden Headdress could be the perfect statement for the chic boho bride who can’t wait to find her freedom again!"
To learn more about Hermione's work or to discuss with her about creating a unique piece to compliment your bespoke wedding dress, do pop over to her website HERE
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