Our store opening was in May of 1999. The store was built out exactly as depicted in a dream. It would have four quadrants and a purple and gold sign out front. This was the beginning of Headpiece.com.

Headpiece.com has designed for thousands of brides from California to Japan since its opening. Our clients have been featured on TLCs Four Weddings, Say Yes to the Dress, and VH1s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. Our designs have been featured on the cover of Modern Bride, NJ Bride, and Her Life, including features in Belle The Magazine, Town and Country Weddings, Manhattan Bride, and on top wedding blogs Burnett's Boards, A Paper Proposal, Carats and Cake, Borrowed and Blue, and Tilley's Threads. Our collaborations with renowned high fashion photographer, Chris Evans, wedding photographer Milagros Batista, and newborn photographer, Antonietta Henry, keep us on the forefront of fashion with consistently fresh bridal and baby designs.

We design your headpiece and veil around you...your look, who you are, your dress design, and your dream.

Our approach is something you will not experience anywhere else. We don't follow bridal fashion trends, we create them. This is why brides seek us out nationwide. Many clients are surprised at what we can accomplish within their budget.

 

DESIGNER CONTACT

Your design experience starts before we even meet through chat, message, or email. We request pictures of your dress detail and any wedding day visions you have. Many brides travel a distance to see us, but don't feel this is your only option. See how we worked long distance with Brittany Tilley.

CREATING

You may decide to choose one of our unique designs from our showroom or opt for a completely custom design. We walk you through the design process from concept, to which materials, components, and embellishments we will use in design. We measure you for every design detail to make sure your headpiece and veil are a perfect fit.

THE FINAL DESIGN

Our designs are intricately detailed. Fine French Laces are hand-cut, basted, and stitched. Veils are hand-gathered and hand-pressed. Every stone is hand placed in our beautiful headpiece designs. The creative options are endless because we hand make everything. Your finished design will be precisely as envisioned.

Marie T. Hunt

designer


Created with my own two hands

My design career began at the age of ten. Coming from a big family we shared everything. I wanted a little of my own space to do schoolwork and found something that resembled a desk in the basement. The wood top opened and inside was a metal Singer StyleOmatic sewing machine. This is where my passion began.

Graduating with an honors degree in Fashion Design from the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology, my studies taught me the painstaking techniques of manipulating the single eye needle, how to draw my visions in color, the craft of pattern making and draping, but more importantly how to perfect the inside construction of a garment. All of this must be mastered to reach perfection in finished garment design.

Upon graduation, I chose International Playtex Inc. as my entrance into the design world as a Fit Development Designer. My superior, Ed Janicelli, taught me one of my most valued lessons in design. Every pattern change made in design, no matter how slight, affects the outcome of the finished design. This is were I learned patience and extreme attention to detail.

After designing my own wedding gown and accessories, family and friends began asking me to design their wedding attire... and then friends of friends. Word continued to spread and "I fell into business" designing from my home design studio under the domain name headpiece.com. The demand precipitated a vivid dream about designing from a store front. Five days after the dream, Headpiece.com, "the store" was founded and opened its doors on May 1st, 1999.

As a dear friend once said to me, "Marie, you created headpiece.com with your own two hands." The designer brain never rests. I create in my dreams, at a stop sign, in spin class, while stitching, and when I have the chance to envision one special moment or detail in the life of someone else.

 

BEST IN CLASS

  • Custom veil pattern development and unique headpiece design 
  • Vintage headpiece and veil re-design and replication
  • Heirloom infant accessories and portrait wear