Collection: The XII29 Collection
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Marie Claire Bridal (HK Jul '11 issue) http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.217388951626386.61164.155801171118498 **
Bridal Banter Wedding Blog
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** The story **
A truly and utterly romantic piece that I love so much...
One of the bridal accessories I created for my own wedding and now part of The XII29 Collection.
When I was shopping for ideas for my own wedding, I searched intensively online for themes and styles. Ever since I had first laid eyes on the pictures of the forever elegant Grace Kelly's wedding, I could not forget the headpiece she had. There was nothing even close to the word "similar" I could find or even buy locally and of course, later I tried to create one for myself.
Tradition has it that the bride has to cry on her wedding day, (aka happy tears), so that the new life ahead will be filled with nothing but joy. Also, the tears are said to be a grateful repayment of the parents' years of upbringing and love. This is why I have sewn in a tear shaped crystal (or if you'd like to have a few more drops, let me know), as modern day brides would definitely try and not to have their eyelines smudged because of tears.
And have I already mentioned "something blue"? That's the reason why a little blue crystal is set on the headpiece. And a little soft blue bow is sewn on the laced backing as well.
The pearls in the centre are 10mm Swarvoski glass pearls. But yours are the more expensive glass pearls. They give out awesome lustre. Had I known earlier myself.... So yes, this headpiece has a bit of weight, but it won't be heavy on your head I promise.
This extraordinary headpiece will not steal the bride's glamour, instead, it will add grandeur to her.
Some wonder about the expensive price tag. If only you know the laced backing alone takes three to four hours to complete, stitch by stitch. Also, all crystals and lace pieces are hand sewn, and the headband is again hand wrapped in ivory satin ribbon from Japan. Every element on the headpiece is a joy to look at. Swarovski crystals are used, except for the small ones surrounding the three petals on each side, they are the second best from Czechoslovakia.
What's more, to make your shopping experience a truly joyful one and something for you to pass on to your daughters and granddaughters for their future weddings, you are also going to receive the gold cardboard keepsake box with your order.
I know what it feels to open a beautifully tied Tiffany box and once the ribbon is loosen up, we are often left clueless about how to retie that beautiful ribbon. I have been there. That's why I have decided to take another hour to work on this beautiful blue satin ribbon, sew it in place, and sew on velcro tapes at both ends so that when you put your headpiece back in the box, simply wrap the ribbon around the box, press down, and you have your beautiful bow back in shape and style.
** Measurements **
The headpiece measures approximately 8.5cm in width.
** Blog info **
Once again, time for a little story: http://sugardarlings.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-wedding-grace-kelly-inspired-juliet.html
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** Additional information **
To add an extra heirloom value, all headpieces featured will have an exquisite laced felting backing as shown in the thumbnail. The style and colour of the lace pieces will vary depending on availabilities as some are of limited quantities. All bridal items will feature a little "something blue" ribbon.
In this particular headpiece which I have just created for another beautiful bride-to-be, also a Miss E, the laced backing alone took more than four hours to complete.
** Ordering & Delivery **
I do not have a ready-made headpiece for the time being. This headpiece will take a week to create.
Shipping from Hong Kong to overseas normally takes seven business days.
Ideas on shipping charge:-
Regular air mail with registered service: USD15.00
Speedpost (3 days delivery): USD23.00
Grace Kelly inspired Juliet cap headband (Miss E's Wedding Headpiece) - Silver
- Handmade item
- Materials: lace, felt, swarovski glass pearls, rosette, applique, czech crystals, ivory ribbon, satin ribbon, keepsake box
- Feedback: 19 reviews
- Ships worldwide from Hong Kong