It’s the 1st of December and we are already into our Christmas wedding season! Where has 2016 gone?

Its all hands on deck at the Willow & Lace HQ we have lots of gorgeous millinery pieces for mother of the bride/groom going out as well as some gorgeous bespoke bridal millinery and art deco pieces being finished as we speak for winter weddings this weekend

Talking of millinery, we thought we would share some lovely imagery from a stunning country Christmas wedding we styled last December. (Photography by Rebecca Northway)

The wedding was set against the back drop of a hunting lodge in Gloucestershire where wedding event planner Julia Sidbun worked her magic with her team, to create a picturesque scene with twinkling star lights above guests heads creating a night sky, rustics country lodge table décor using seasonal foliage, antlers and just the right amount of candle light to create a warm idyllic atmosphere. Perfect for the season!

Here is the beautiful mother of the bride who had a bespoke hat made by Willow & Lace to match her gorgeous two piece for the day (outfit by Cocoa Couture).

The brief was to create a bespoke statement hat to compliment the outfit, using the same colour palette and fabric and not making the hat look to ‘Christmassy’ keeping it chic and stylish.

The final result was definitely a complimentary piece and set off the outfit perfectly. We used a two-piece tilt base, covering the two pieces with red and charcoal grey velvet used in the jacket. The tilt was then set off with a gorgeous gun metal brooch, creating a focal point and dressed with peasant feathers to finish off the hat keeping it chic and stylish.

This wedding has to be one of Willow & Lace’s favourites to date that we have worked on, and this shape has gone on to become one of our customer favourites seeing us use this shape and size for many millinery pieces thought-out 2016.

by Gaynor