VBMillinery

Vintage Inspired Bridal Headpieces and Cocktail Hats

Leeds, United Kingdom · 13 Sales

VBMillinery

Vintage Inspired Bridal Headpieces and Cocktail Hats

Leeds, United Kingdom 13 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   AS FEATURED ON THE 'ROCK MY WEDDING' BLOG........
www.rockmywedding.co.uk

Hello there, I'm Alison and I hand make bridal millinery headpieces, birdcage veils and cocktail hats from my studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire. My pieces are all inspired by classic periods in time, from the beaded headbands of the 1920's through to the flower girl crowns of the 1970's. Each head piece has been created as a 'forever piece' - not just for one day but treasured keepsakes that can be passed down generations.

I use only the finest couture millinery techniques which I have learnt from over twenty years as a milliner. These skills include hand blocking, dyeing, hand embroidery, beading and silk flower making. Each head piece is finished to the highest standard and doesn't leave my studio unless it is perfect! My head pieces are made from high quality fabrics and embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls, sequins, glass beads and hand embroidery. On some pieces beautiful vintage jewellery has been incorporated adding to the originality and uniqueness of the design.

My millinery collection consists of MADE TO ORDER and READY TO SHIP headpieces.

I also offer a BESPOKE service where I can work with you to create a headpiece to your requirements. I love being commissioned to create something special and unique for a customer. Its a wonderful process starting with an idea and working together with a client through each stage to the final headpiece. Its an amazing feeling seeing the final result on a happy customer.

I really hope you will enjoy browsing through my boutique and please do contact me with any enquiries.

You can read more about me and my work in the 'about me' section.

For more updates about myself and my work please click on the 'like' buttons for Facebook and Twitter.

Please view my website at:
http://www.vintagebridalmillinery.com

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Bridal-Millinery/592733924088385


Thank you so much for visiting my boutique,

Alison :) x

Announcement

Last updated on May 24, 2017

AS FEATURED ON THE 'ROCK MY WEDDING' BLOG........
www.rockmywedding.co.uk

Hello there, I'm Alison and I hand make bridal millinery headpieces, birdcage veils and cocktail hats from my studio in Leeds, West Yorkshire. My pieces are all inspired by classic periods in time, from the beaded headbands of the 1920's through to the flower girl crowns of the 1970's. Each head piece has been created as a 'forever piece' - not just for one day but treasured keepsakes that can be passed down generations.

I use only the finest couture millinery techniques which I have learnt from over twenty years as a milliner. These skills include hand blocking, dyeing, hand embroidery, beading and silk flower making. Each head piece is finished to the highest standard and doesn't leave my studio unless it is perfect! My head pieces are made from high quality fabrics and embellished with Swarovski crystals, pearls, sequins, glass beads and hand embroidery. On some pieces beautiful vintage jewellery has been incorporated adding to the originality and uniqueness of the design.

My millinery collection consists of MADE TO ORDER and READY TO SHIP headpieces.

I also offer a BESPOKE service where I can work with you to create a headpiece to your requirements. I love being commissioned to create something special and unique for a customer. Its a wonderful process starting with an idea and working together with a client through each stage to the final headpiece. Its an amazing feeling seeing the final result on a happy customer.

I really hope you will enjoy browsing through my boutique and please do contact me with any enquiries.

You can read more about me and my work in the 'about me' section.

For more updates about myself and my work please click on the 'like' buttons for Facebook and Twitter.

Please view my website at:
http://www.vintagebridalmillinery.com

Follow me on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Bridal-Millinery/592733924088385


Thank you so much for visiting my boutique,

Alison :) x

Alison Turton

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Alison Turton

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6)
Stephanie Cutignola

Stephanie Cutignola on May 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Speaking and working with Alison was great. Speedy responses and quick delivery. The package was gorgeous and the headband was exquisite. It looked exactly like the picture. I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day.

Leeanne Rowinska

Leeanne Rowinska on May 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Alison is not only a hat genius, but a life saver too. She stepped in at the last minute when I was let down and designed and made the perfect head piece for my wedding. I can't thank her or recommend her enough. A friendly, speedy, wonderful service. Thank you Alison. If you are looking for a personal, professional service, you won't get better than Alison xx

Hayley Livingstone

Hayley Livingstone on Feb 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the beautiful headpiece! I love it! And it looks even prettier than in the pictures. I am as excited to wear the headpiece on my wedding day as I am to wear my dress, and that is saying something! I am thrilled :-)

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Updates

Adding handmade suede flowers and vintage brooch onto a wire crown.
Wiring freshwater pearls from large to small onto a metal headband which is then wrapped in ribbon.
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About

Vintage Inspired Bridal Millinery for glamour loving brides everywhere

After working as a Milliner / Costume Prop Maker for over 17 years in theatre, in 2012 I found myself facing redundancy. It was a huge shock and something I found very difficult to deal with. Then I found out I was pregnant! So as I left the job I loved and the work colleagues I loved even more, I began a new life with a growing baby inside me.

Not wanting to give up my career as being creative is all I have ever known, I decided to set up my millinery business 'Vintage Bridal Millinery.' I had spent years interpreting ideas for designers and felt that this was the perfect opportunity to finally make my own designs. I loved the idea of making bridal headpieces as they are so special and such an important part of a bride's wedding outfit.

I love period costume and making period hats was a massive part of my job as a theatrical milliner. It was the obvious inspiration for my pieces and so I took subtle elements of vintage bridal headpieces to create a collection of my own. I also thought it would be wonderful to incorporate vintage jewellery into the designs too.

I am always thinking of ideas, taking inspiration not only from classic periods in time but also flowers, textiles, nature, fashion, art and much more. I try to make each piece as individual as possible to using gorgeous luxurious fabrics, beads and crystals.

Millinery is my love and passion, I love nothing more than hand blocking hats, embellishing and creating gorgeous headpieces. The fact that i get to do this alongside looking after my beautiful daughter is just amazing. It just shows that even when life throws you a massive life changing moment, good can come from it. I hope that when my daughter is old enough she will be proud of what I have acheived and that she understands that hard work, determination and some self belief means you can get though anything in life.

Alison :) x

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  • Alison Turton

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Milliner

    Mummy, Milliner, Costume Prop Maker and lover of all things costume, millinery, fashion, sparkles and chocolate!

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I happily take on bespoke orders so please do contact me with your requirements. Unfortunately I cannot refund bespoke orders so please do make sure you are happy with every element of your bespoke order.

Care instructions

I make each headpiece to the highest standard so they stand the test of time but please do handle them with care especially those featuring handbeading or vintage jewellery.
To keep your headpiece in its best condition I recommend it is stored in the gift box it is shipped in.
Please avoid spraying perfume directly on or near your headpiece.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each headpiece is carefully wrapped in acid free tissue paper within a hand tied ribbon ivory gift box. The headpiece is then shipped in a sturdy cardboard so you can be sure it arrives in a perfect condition.

Sizing details

If you are unsure of sizing on a headpiece then please do contact me for further information.