Bridal Headpieces with Old World Glamour from Gilded Shadows
Just as exciting as the glimpses we are beginning to get of the new 2015 collections of wedding dresses (did you see Delphine Manivet‘s?? Brimming with timelessly elegant gowns, flowing bohemian dresses, short but chic designs – and even the ever so on trend trouser ensemble! It really is a must see) is the unveiling of the latest bridal accessories and headpieces! I have spoken before of the importance of finding the right accessories to complete your look. I remember as clearly as if it was yesterday that when I went wedding dress shopping back in 2010, much as I loved my Jenny Packham, it was the addition of a feather shrug and a decadently deco headpiece that finally made me feel like a bride, bringing tears to my eyes! So each year I anticipate the latest offerings of veils and headpieces as eagerly as I do the gowns and dresses. So far we have seen understated and elegant from Mignonne Handmade and breathtakingly beautiful from Wanlu Bridal, today it is time for some old world glamour with the latest vintage inspired offering from Chic Vintage Brides sponsor and favourite Gilded Shadows……
Since 2011 when she opened her Etsy store, Kristen from Gilded Shadows has been creating beautiful, original and often one of a kind headpieces for brides all over the world. Today, her store is an absolute treasure trove of the most glamorous bridal accessories headpieces, crowns, tiaras, combs, pins and veils from birdcage to juliet cap! Inspired by days gone by, when the fashion was elegant and the accessories were intricate her designs have a distinctly old world feel. Created from only the very best quality fabrics, including Chantilly lace and delicate tulle, adorned with the most exquisite feather, crystal and pearl embellishments; they are perfect for the modern bride with a vintage soul looking for not only that perfect finishing touch to your wedding day, but also a gorgeous keepsake for years to come. I have long been a fan of Kristen’s designs, with her peacock feather pieces having always been my favourite, until now! Just take a look and you’ll see why…..
Oh how I love this silver leaf crown!
It is not just the breadth of range, beauty or quality of Kristen’s designs though that makes Gilded Shadows the place to look for your bridal accessories. She is also such an absolute pleasure to work with, and everyone says so! I think its fair to say, and I am sure you will agree, that as brides we have very clear visions and high expectations when it comes to the details of our big day – and so we should! So, you only have to see her incredible reviews on Etsy (5 out of 5 stars average) all from happy brides and brides-to-be absolutely singing her praises (with new ones being added every day!), to know that when you shop with Kristen you are in safe hands!
I absolutely adore the influences of Art Nouveau and Art Deco you can see coming through in this her latest collection, that makes the pieces look as though they could have come straight from the set of Downton Abbey! Couldn’t you see Lady Edith wearing the above?
Kristen has a huge selection in her Etsy store, these are just a few of her gorgeous latest additions, so even if you don’t see something that is quite right for you here in this post, Gilded Shadows is well worth a visit. You can also now follow Kristen on Facebook for glimpses of her latest designs and photoshoots.