Inside the jewellery box … Independence Day

Patriotic Headband, Independence Day Headband, 4th of July Hair Accessory, Fireworks Headband, Blue Red and White, July Fourth Headband

So as our friends across the pond celebrate 4th July, it is time to delve into our jewellery box – and we are loving all things red, white, and blue. Perhaps your other half is from the US of A, … Continue reading

LBF Exclusive: Accessories almost good enough to ditch the dress….

With London Bridal Fashion week or LBfw fast approaching, we are treated to more sneak peaks of designer collections. Today accessories – as important as your dress is – and it IS IMPORTANT. It can be so easy to spoil … Continue reading

Showcase – Dimesso Design’s gorgeous bridal headpieces!

Tradition is still about in most weddings, no matter how quirky or unique the ideas.  And while a veil is not everyone’s glass of Champagne, having a beautiful hair accessory is a top priority. We have some amazing ideas to share … Continue reading

Getting to know…. Mint Giraffe

Mint Giraffe Crystal Flower and Pearl Hair Comb

We have some fabulous businesses in the North East, dedicated to providing high quality services and products to lovely brides and grooms to be. Today, we are talking with Kate Casey of Mint Giraffe who provide stunning accessories for weddings … Continue reading

Six Top Tips for your Wedding Hair Style

Kate Casey from the wonderful Mint Giraffe has the most gorgeous hair accessories – from tiaras to pins, vintage inspired combs to flower girl hair bands. And while having just the right accessories can go a long way – if … Continue reading

Top Tips for choosing bridesmaid accessories

Bridesmaid Cluster hair pins by for

Many of the brides I work with are surprised to find it harder to choose their bridesmaids’ accessories than they expected- though it’s not so surprising when you think about it. Choosing hair accessories and jewellery for what could be … Continue reading

All things bright and beautiful

Mae side tiara by Nicky Hewitt Designs wedding blogger on

With Spring starting to make an appearance and summer not too far away, my recent makes for brides marrying in the next few months have included some fabulously bright and bold colours. While soft, elegant pastels are always popular, many … Continue reading

Bespoke beauties – bridal accessories just for you

Bespoke bridal accessories by Nicky Hewitt on Tyne the Knot - wedding blog for the north east

Buying bespoke accessories One of my favourite parts of my job is designing bespoke (custom made) accessories, without a doubt. I just love the whole process of working with a bride to turn that (often very vague) vision in her … Continue reading

Great Gatsby – she looks gorgeous!

Bridal hair accessories Great Gatsby inspiration

Today we welcome our guest blogger for all things accessories – Nicky Hewitt – today she has some tips on Gatsby inspired hair accessories!

‘Vintage’ or ‘vintage inspired’ weddings and accessories are always popular, but more specifically there’s one big trend in bridal hair accessories that you just can’t miss right now the ‘Great Gatsby’ inspired headpieces and accessories. Combining elements of 1920’s fashion, flapper style and Art Deco design, many brides are falling in love with elaborate statement headpieces inspired by the film.
Double hair combs linked by long strands of pearls, crystals and diamante are another option as they’re incredibly versatile. They can be worn in the same was as a forehead band, but look fantastic worn to the back of the head- with the combs placed either side and the strands draped under a glamorous chignon or bun.

‘Lillian’ double comb

Lillian double comb

Forehead bands, often associated more with the boho, sixties look have had a glamorous makeover and feature diamante encrusted bands, trailing pearl and crystal drops and swags, and feather detailing. They work well with simple hair down styles, and look incredibly striking on short bobbed or cropped hair.

Francess Forehead band

Frances’ forehead band

Side tiaras and combs continue to be popular as they are so easy to wear. Beautifully sparkly diamante combs made with genuine or vintage inspired components/ brooches look fantastic tucked into a side bun or the back of a chignon or other up-do, while side tiaras suit virtually any hairstyle and many styles can also be worn as a forehead band by simply tilting towards the hairline.

Francess Forehead band

‘Cordelia’ Double band

Estelle mini comb

‘Estelle’ mini comb

Top tips

  • If you are considering a forehead band, try one on before you commit. They don’t suit everyone! If you aren’t able to try one on e.g. at a bridal shop or wedding fair, you could substitute a necklace instead it’ll give you an idea of how a simple forehead band could look.
  • Do you want a genuine vintage, unique headpiece? There are many accessories designers who can design a bespoke piece for you which incorporates genuine vintage jewellery such as brooches or a dress clip as the focal point. You could ask the designer to source such pieces for you, or ask them to incorporate a sentimental piece of jewellery into the design.
  • Consider your dress when choosing your accessories. Some of the very heavily beaded and embellished 1920’s style dresses may be best complemented by simpler accessories which don’t overpower the dress. Similarly if your dress is simple and elegant, a more elaborate statement headpiece or 1920’s inspired ‘hand jewellery’ could work beautifully.

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Is that Just Sew…. perfect for your big day!

Its such a cold day, it seems only right to bring you some happiness in the form of a new business offering gorgeous and sometimes sparkly loveliness – this is “Is That Just Sew” which is Brand Spanking New having launched … Continue reading