There is something very beautiful happening in the world of bridal accessories that we have been longing to share with you, not only because it is a style that so perfectly complements our lace wedding dresses but also because we have huge admiration for the expertise and craftsmanship involved in creating pieces of this quality.
Cherished, the couture accessories atelier, well known for headpieces and accessories that are made from treasured, original jewellery and millinery elements have launched their new collection of botanically inspired bridal accessories ‘Nature’s Diadem’.
This new collection of made-to-order pieces draws on a range of influences from nature itself to the incredible jewellery of Rene Lalique. The intricate floral and leafy forms are created by hand in the inspiring setting of the Sussex countryside and are combined with sparkling Swarovski pearls and crystals in a soft pastel palette of pale pinks, silvery greys, blues and blush.
“I am absolutely delighted to launch Nature’s Diadem,” says designer and owner of Cherished, Abby Gadd. “I wanted to capture the beauty of nature and offer a luxurious and lasting alternative to natural flowers. These are undoubtedly heirloom pieces that I hope brides will treasure for many years to come.”
Whether you are looking to accessorise a vintage wedding dress, are a boho bride or are styling a more classic look, these incredibly flexible pieces can be worn in different ways to complete your look.
Many of the pieces have a sculptural quality; lush three-dimensional floral forms sweep naturally through the hair. Several Hydrangea Bloom combs can be clustered together to create a full bridal flower crown or placed individually for a delicately natural effect.
“The collection is as versatile as nature itself and clients can request custom designs based on the main floral shapes that feature in the collection,” explains Abby. “As every piece is meticulously handcrafted, I can personalise each piece giving brides the opportunity to wear something truly unique.”
Nature’s Diadem from Cherished is available directly from the designer or via selected retail stockists. Sally Lacock holds a selection of pieces. Prices start from £50 with the majority of headpieces retailing between £220-£380.
Photography: Kate Hopewell-Smith
Bridal separates and Wedding Dress – Sally Lacock
Hair and Make -up : Catherine Fransham
Model : Jess Manning