My brides are often amazed by their experience at Headpiece.com. Others have no idea what to expect. This month I thought I would take you along for a bridal consultation or two.
This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary at our store location in Pompton Plains, NJ. Over those years, I have designed for over 14,000 brides. Our clients are from all over the country and reaching as far as India and Japan. Many travel great distances to meet while other clients I have never met face-to-face.
Kelsey lives in South Carolina and got married on January 19th in Charleston. She wanted her veil to be the focus against the simple silhouette of her Pronovias gown. Kelsey and I never met. We worked together through phone conversations, texts, emails, and photographs to create the veil of her dreams.
Many of my clients who come to see us, walk in with an idea in mind and walk out with something they never considered or even saw before. My client, Breeanna, was one such bride. She sent an email— “Looking for a simple veil with rhinestones on the edge, similar to one in picture.”
Breeanna was kind enough to let us share her Headpiece.com experience with you even though she is getting married tomorrow!
Breeanna came in with her hair styled so I was able to accurately measure the circumference of her headpiece for proper placement on her wedding day. There is no guesswork or estimating when I design a piece. I want it to be perfect and flawless on your wedding day. It is so important that the hairstylist has proper fastening points to place the headpiece with ease.
Breeanna came to pick up her headpiece and veil. She tried it on, and her piece draped precisely how we wanted. Now all that is left to do is take that trip down the aisle tomorrow!
I am often asked by my clients, “How do you do it?” My first response is “It’s a gift!” When I look at a garment, a piece of upholstered furniture, a painting or whatever else you can think of, I can to take it apart in my mind and create it from scratch with my own two hands. When I design for my clients, I look at their gown, their hairstyle, their venue and listen to their vision. From there I put the pieces together in my mind to create something beautiful and individual for that particular bride.
Often, I modify existing designs to create a piece that is entirely different than the original. The two photos below demonstrate using our “Grace” headpiece as a basis for a new headpiece design. By changing its direction and adding elements, it is now two completely different designs.
Some of my clients choose to come for their accessory consultation directly after their hair trial. It is not necessary but helps some brides to visualize better.
Last month, I featured Cassandra’s wedding on our blog. Her bridal consultation was a perfect example of what a bride experiences at Headpiece.com. It all began with a simple email from our Contact button on our website.
I know that brides often have different ideas of Juliet caps, so I asked Cassandra to share her inspiration boards with me.
I always request photos of the gown including the designer name. Cassandra’s consultation has already begun. Now it’s time to meet!
Cassandra reached out with perfect timing. I was in the midst of designing a traditional Juliet cap veil from a piece of vintage lace and point d’esprit.
Photography by Jimmy Chu Photography
the perfect bridal consultation
Reach out! Send us an email or give us a call and let us know what you are dreaming of.
Email pics of your wedding gown along with the designer name, hairstyle ideas, and accessory ideas. Don’t worry if you have no ideas. It is my passion to help you discover your perfect wedding day style.
Come in for your appointment with an open mind and a happy heart. So many of our clients tell us they had no idea how many options could be available at Headpiece.com. I will show you things you’ve never imagined!
I will walk you through color choices and veil lengths by teaching you how to measure your gown so I can accurately design your veil in the length you desire.
Be assured that on your wedding day your accessory designs will be perfect! I think of every detail so you can enjoy every minute in your bridal suite worry free.
Your consultation doesn’t end when your designs are complete. When you pick up, I go over how to care for your headpiece and veil for your walk down the aisle and provide tips on how to properly place your accessories, so they are secure and beautiful!
Next month on the Fourteenth:
The Best Destination Bridal Salon