Bridal Accessories

Mignonne Handmade’s Downton Abbey Inspired Latest Collection

I am so excited today to be sharing the latest collection of a Chic Vintage Brides favourite (and something of a regular) – Mignonne Handmade. And as if that isn’t exciting enough, I also have a CVB exclusive offer from the lovely Jennifer!

Since discovering this little Etsy store and becoming enamoured with their wonderful floral crowns, each collection has increased my adoration and the latest is quite simply breathtaking….

Mignonne Handmade on Etsy

Bark vines and brass flowers halo with fingertip veil combMignonne Handmade New CollectionMignonne Handmade New Autumn 2012 Collection

Inspired by nature, vintage fashion and art, every piece is handmade with love and care. Jennifer, the talented lady behind Mignonne Handmade uses old school techniques and vintage millinery tools with a modern eye, creating truly one of a kind pieces.

The inspiration behind this the latest collection was none other than my favourite vintage escapism Downton Abbey (has anyone seen the Season 3 teasers?? Art Deco divine!!) and this truly beautiful photo of Jennifer’s maternal Grandmother taken in around 1925 at her first communion…..

Jennifer's Grandmother

Full of charming tulle bridal caps, delicate Alencon lace veils, exquisite headbands and whimsical floral crowns, it is easy to see the influence of the photo on this collection!

Tulle veil cap with crystal beaded alencon lace trim, and flowers from Mignonne HandmadeRhinestone and chain headpiece with brass flower pins from Mignonne HandmadeHat fascinator with blush silk blossoms, guinea feathers and blusher veil from Mignonne HandmadeHat fascinator with blush silk blossoms, guinea feathers and blusher veil

From Jennifer Created from the highest quality silks, laces, and tulle each piece glows with handcrafted uniqueness. We also employed some new techniques with metals and have incorporated brass pieces all of which are artfully designed and hand soldered together in our studio. Nature prevails in these designs with art nouveau influenced, highly stylized floral motifs and soft fluid forms.” 

Rhinestone vines, brass leaves and flowers headband from Mignonne HandmadeRhinestone vines, brass leaves and flowers headband from Mignonne HandmadeHat with tulle veil, venice lace silk flower and leaves from Mignonne HandmadeHat with tulle veil, venice lace silk flower and leaves from Mignonne HandmadeBlush Silk Blossoms Flower Crown from Mignonne HandmadeBrass flowers and leaves comb with freshwater pearls from Mignonne HandmadeFeathers and silk organza petals shoe clips

The use of freshwater pearl, cream lace, blush silk and brass, gives this collection such richness….

Tulle veil cap with crystal beaded alencon lace trim and silk flower accents by Mignonne HandmadeBrass flowers and leaves crown from Mignonne HandmadeTulle veil cap with silk blossom decoration from Mignonne HandmadeBrass flowers and freshwater pearls headband from Mignonne HandmadeBandeau veil with brass flowers and leaves pins from Mignonne HandmadeBlush Silk Blossom Set from Mignonne Handmade(All images captured by Sloan Photographers)

 And if you are wondering where the fabulous dress the models are wearing are from, then look no further than Etsy store KT Jean for this  lovely long sleeved lace dress.

KTJean Dress

As an exclusive for CVB readers, to celebrate the launch of the collection, Jennifer has ever so kindly offered an extremely generous 40% off any one item from Mignonne Handmade’s latest collection for the next 48hours only. Simply enter coupon code ‘CVB40‘ in the cart screen…. oh which to choose?? For me it would have to be Brass Flowers and Leaves Crown – paired with the crystal beaded alencon lace veil it is vintage woodland whimsy perfection.

Which piece from this gorgeous collection, is the one for you?

Amy

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