I met with a client last night who has commissioned me to create her bridal headpiece to wear in her upcoming nuptials. We hashed out the details over a cocktail and snacks, and as we talked about the wedding, her relationship, etc, we marveled over how much we had in common. It truly is remarkable that we hadn’t crossed paths really, up until recently.
Anyway, all the talk got me feeling nostalgic about my own wedding day, and how much I enjoyed the process of preparing for it. I created the corsages and boutenniers fo the wedding party as well as my own veil and bouquet.
I made a special hair piece for my maid of honor to wear:
As well as one for my flower girl:
Aren’t they handsome? That’s my husband to the left, our officient (and dear, dear friend) in the middle, with the best man to the right.
A close-up of one of the brooches I made for the family members. This one is pinned to my mother.
It’s my dream come true to create pieces for brides. Perhaps because it is that one day where a girl really can go bananas and express her most extravagant fantasies through attire, and that’s the niche my work seems to fall into. Not every woman wants to stop traffic or look like an exotic creature of fashion every day. Some of us thrive on the attention generated by dressing unusually, but many of us don’t. The wedding day, however, seems to be the one occasion where it is socially acceptable for all women to truly let their light shine, and I find tremendous joy in being able to help facilitate that illumination.