A Bespoke Bridal Headpiece Fit for the 20s
May 15, 2017
GlamorousWeddings in Historical VenuesFall Weddings
My favorite thing about London weddings is that they always seem to have the most incredible hair accessories, and this wedding captured by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography is no exception! The bride worked closely with Adora Belle, a UK-based crystal accessory designer, to create a bespoke, Art Deco inspired headpiece featuring ivory pearls, silver beading, and Swarovski inlays. She looked absolutely gorgeous in her veil alternative, which complemented her 20s era aesthetic perfectly. See the whole glamorous affair here.
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From the Bride... For my dress and accessories, I went with authentic 1920s – soft, classy, elegant, dazzling, beaded, ostrich feathers – inspired by Ginger Rogers’ iconic feather dress in Top Hat. I designed the headpiece with Adora Belle, a UK-based designer and embellisher. I wanted something dramatic, beautiful, and authentic – no veil needed.

The venue was a small and intimate Georgian house, the perfect size for our family and closest friends. Interestingly, the venue is also home to the Royal Society of Public Health, and I work in public health. For the color scheme we went with sapphire blue to match my sapphire engagement ring, white, black, and silver.

Our style was 1920s art deco, vintage, elegance. The wedding cake was an astonishing art deco masterpiece crafted by the groom’s mother and grandmother, who earlier in her life was a professional cake decorator and instructor. It incorporated the art deco elements of the wedding and the elegance of the location in a geometric design.

Both of us come from creative backgrounds, and Ben is also a semi-professional photographer, so we needed someone who had the skills to carry out our very clear vision when it came to the photographs. The fact that Ann-Kathrin shot on film meant she could capture the the aesthetic sympathetically without the need for excessive tweaking in post-production.

Planning might seem a nightmare, but devoting time to it is vital. We were able to relax a bit on the day because we’d done so much in the way of preparation and structured forethought. Remember to delegate the tasks but have an overall vision and direction, and all will fall into place!