Bridal headwear with hints of yesteryear

Ever since I saw a girl at a festival wearing a cool metal forehead band this summer, I have wanted one. Unfortunately, when questioned, it transpired she got it in Barcelona. Oh well, I conceded. As summer was nearing an end anyway, the opportunities for wearing such hippy like accessories outside festival season and at the age of 30+ without looking a bit tragic were probably gone.

However, I did decide that, when someone does finally offer to make an honest woman of me, I would love to wear some kind of vintage bridal headband at my wedding.  So when I read that HT Headwear’s 2014 collection was ‘heavily influenced by the power of nature and hints of glamour from yesterday’, I absolutely had to check it out.


Lilly Diamante Headpiece with Birdcage Veil

HT Headpieces are designed and handmade in England by designer Helena Talbot and feature stunning diamante headbands with her signature detachable birdcage veils and for 2014, new detachable crin veils which offer brides a great alternative to the birdcage or traditional veil. This new collection also sees the addition of complementary pieces to be worn with traditional veils and delicate smaller pieces that are ideal for bridesmaids gifts.

Hawthorn with Crin Veil

Hawthorn with Crin Veil

Helena created HT Headpieces while on maternity leave with her first child in 2010 after having struggled to find something stylish for her own wedding without paying a fortune. Her vintage inspired designs reflect styles from the 20s through to the 50s and are all handmade in London by Helena herself, who has a BA (Hons) degree in Constructive Textiles from The University of Central England and has completed several millinery courses with Janie Lashford.

Arietis Headband

Arietis Headband

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Festive Fun & Wedding Work with Jam Jar Flowers

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I’m afraid I somewhat neglected my little blog over the Christmas and New Year period, but I have not been idle, oh no! December saw me hand in my second college project on wired and glued wedding flowers (pictures to … Continue reading