Wedding hats

At the recent wedding of my friends Luke and Christina i decided to wear a magenta Niamh O’Neill wool skirt as the weather in Ireland was still a little blustery. I teamed the skirt with an ivory flower applique Coast top, ivory blazer, nude shoes and a pale gold YSL clutch.

For my hat i decided to make the base in an ivory weave mix with cream sinamay, i mixed ivory small roses with deep pink roses and magenta swirls.

The disc hat was dramatic and the two tones of pink and ivory brought the colours of my outfit all together. I loved wearing a big hat at a wedding for a change as i tend to usually wear smaller pieces and i think the drama of the piece made the right statement at such a stylish wedding.

Congratulations Luke and Christina!


Lukes wedding


Mother of the Bride Hat

My beautiful cousin Ailbhe got married in December and I had the honour of making her mum, Marians, hat for the wedding. Marian had an amazing pink wool dress made and a little cape style detachable collar, her gloves and bag, from my favourite designer Paula Rowan, allowed us to introduce some nice autumnal tones with feather detail.

The hat was an elegant side sitting disc with the same pink wool underlay as dress and a rich velvet mix outer layer. The feathers were a stunning collection of Argus Pheasant along with others mixed in for depth.

We were both really happy with the finished headpiece and  I thought she looked absolutely stunning on their special day.