Sunday, 29 November 2009

Flo & Percy on BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing

We were thrilled to see Natalie Cassidy on Strictly Come Dancing wearing our Moulin Headband. The stylist at 'Strictly' decided for her to wear the band the other way round making it stand proud against a bun,  and how gorgeous does she look!  If you missed it on Saturday night click the Strictly link above and view the episode now. You danced with such enthusiasm Natalie and are still our favourite here at Flo & Percy! We are honoured that you wore one of our designs, thank you..

Friday, 27 November 2009

Vote for Flo & Percy and Win!

We mentioned earlier this month that we were pleased to announce that Flo & Percy have been short listed for Perfect wedding awards as Best Hair accessories Designer 2010. Well now it is time to VOTE. Help us and you may win a luxury spa break!

You only have until 4th Jan 2010, so get your opinion on your favourite wedding supplier counted!


Love My Dress

A past client turned Wedding Journo...

It is always lovely to keep in touch with our past Brides and find out what they are up to post wedding, one of our Brides and now friends is Annabel and we thought you might be interested in reading about her new venture..

Annabel Beeforth loved her wedding dress so much she set up a blog and name it: Love my Dress. She muses about all things lovely, vintage and girly and features her favourite wedding products. Of particular interest is her write up on her own wedding and watch out for her features on other beautiful weddings. Here is few words from the creator herself:

My wonderful Wedding in Whitby took place on the very first day of Spring this year. I spent lots of time on the internet prior to my wedding, but of all the Blogs I used to seek inspiration in designing and styling my own special day, there didn’t seem to be a single one that pulled together a selection of offerings under the themes that influenced me most; vintage, glamour, art-deco etc and the fashions of the 1920’s and 1930’s, and so an idea was born, and I set out to create my own.
It didn’t take long to figure a name for my Blog; ‘Love My Dress’ was a pseudonym I used in a wedding planning forum. It just seemed to so perfectly suit the identity of the Blog I wanted to develop, especially so as I now have a complete obsession with vintage and vintage inspired wedding dresses! I am married to a man who has a Degree in Fashion Design and who used to run his own high-fashion womens wear label and who still designs bespoke wear for private clients, so I’ve been surrounded by a world of gorgeous dresses for sometime now!
Love My Dress was created to enable me to catalogue and share all my fabulous finds; My readers could be anyone from a Bride to Be, a Newlywed with new-found passions for vintage and glamorous fashion, or general lover of all things particularly gorgeous. My aim is to inspire the imagination of all my readers, and introduce them to a selection of some suppliers of some of the most discerning and stylish products and services available. I figured that there are already so many wedding related blogs out there offering the usual – Love My Dress is all about raising the profile of only the most discerning, and unusual.

Thank you Annabel for sharing it with Flo & Percy and we wish you lots of luck!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

A very special Bride

This year we had the pleasure of making a bespoke tiara and matching jewellery for the lovely Beth who is otherwise known as Yasmin. Beth is a professional model and we had previously collaborated in a couple of projects and that is how we got to know her. This Summer on a beautiful Greek Island, Beth married her beau and looked stunning as always. Not only is Beth a very professional and beautiful model she is beautiful on the inside too ( and a very clever girl as well I might add!) some people really seem to have it all! Beth has been modelling to finance her degree and so Flo & Percy gave her wedding day jewels as a gift. We heart you Beth and hope we can work together again. I must also mention that these pictures were taken by her friend, fantastic photographer, model and all round entrepreneur Sarah Johnson, please check out her site, she takes an amazing photo. At Flo & Percy we have met some amazing people, but these two girls are very special.

A satisfied and lovely customer.......

Today we are featuring a Bride, who has written a few words for us about her experience as a Flo & Percy customer...

A couple of days after placing my order, postie presented me with a scrumptious surprise. I could barely contain my excitement and had to take myself up to my bedroom and have a 'quiet and composed' moment whilst I very carefully began to unravel the packaging. Inside, were 2 little cardboard boxes - necessary casing for the delicate contents within. Each box was prettily branded with Flo and Percy imagery and a little black ribbon. Inside, lay the items I had ordered, each delicately wrapped in black tissue paper. My love-affair with Flo and Percy was very solidly cemented at that very moment. I simply adore my Flo and Percy accessories (The Shearer Cuff and Shearer Comb – photographs from my wedding are now being used to illustrate both items on the F&P website) and am keeping them safe as an heirloom for my daughter.

I can honestly lay my hand on my heart and declare that my BESTEST of customer service experience (by far) was with the very delightful Kirstie Taylor. Kirstie is one of those people you come across in life that has an honest warmth and enthusiasm about her. She is clearly very passionate about what she does - this is more than evident when you take a look at her hand-crafted, sublime creations (only love & sheer talent could produce such beautiful pieces), but it is even more evident when you begin communicating with her; Kirstie made me feel like I was her one and only customer and I got a very genuine sense of her wanting to be a part of my wedding planning excitement.

Thank you Annabel, for your extra kind words. It is important to mention that Annabel's lovely wedding pictures were taken by Karen Mcgowran and we thank her for letting use them. Take a look at her site as she is a terrific photographer and on our recommended list.

Tomorrow, we will tell you What Annabel is up to keep watching!

Monday, 23 November 2009


Some of you have been mislead by the comment on our bespoke page saying that we are full for 2010. Yes, we are full for the complete bespoke service, however, if you would like one of our pieces from any of our other collections:

These pieces are all made to order and ARE AVAILABLE, most have a lead time, email us to find out the lead time for your favourite piece.

If you have any questions at all please get in touch, we are very friendly and want to help as much as we can!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

New Logo

A new logo for Flo & Percy! We are taking some of the bridal connotations away from our brand in order to attract a wider audience. Brides are and will always be be our main clientele but glamourous ladies and stylish fashionistas want to wear fabulous hair pieces too!
Watch out for a newly designed home page on the website soon...

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Perfect Wedding Awards

We are honoured to be shortlisted for The Perfect Wedding awards in the category of Best Headdress Designer 2010. How exciting! There are 5 other super nominees including us. Too early to vote yet.... You will have to wait until the next issue of the magazine is released on 2nd December, then we will give you more news about how to vote! Wish us luck!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Accessory Trends by Flo & Percy

We are often asked by the press to predict bridal accessory trends and this month we are in a popular trade magazine talking about our views for 2010. We are heavily inspired by main stream fashion, take the Gatsby Collection for example, we work on Collections a year in advance and predicted the trend in sequin and beadwork correctly. There are so many sequin dresses and beaded jackets around in fashion this season and the Gatsby pieces are a perfect accompaniment. Also a little ambitiously we also launched the Wonderland Collection, sparkly pieces to make a statement was the aim that we fulfilled. Anyway, above is the extract from this months Bridal Attire magazine. Click on the photo to read the comment.

eces, making the tiara a little redundant I think. Brides now want to make a dramatic statement in their hair to complement the simpler gowns that have become popular in more recent times, so we have designed some fabulously eye-catching pieces as part of our Wonderland Collection in order to fulfil this demand.”

Friday, 6 November 2009

Sarah Houston & Flo & Percy

I would like to introduce to you a new designer from Canada that shares a few stockists with Flo & Percy. Her name is Sarah Houston and she designs the most beautiful dresses. See the runway video for models wearing her designs and our head pieces, the dark haired model is wearing the White Queen headband and the blonde model is wearing is wearing the Moulin headband. One of my favourite designs is the one I show above. Email Sarah Houston for a stockist near you.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Lovely Gillian makes a beautiful Bride

Gillian chose the Bara headband for her wedding day and we are delighted that she took the time to send in some pics. Love the double strand of pearls that she has teamed it with, it makes an elegant match. Many congratulations from all at F&P!

"Thought I would send you a couple of pictures of me wearing your Bara headband. I absolutely loved it, and still put it on for a few minutes each day, I can't bear to pack it away!"

Monday, 2 November 2009

Elizabeth gets married!

Doesn't Elizabeth look glamourous and elegant in her one off vintage tiara, the little bit of height she has achieved with her hair really sets it off! Many congratulations Elizabeth and thanks so much for the beautiful photo.

"'I can honestly say my tiara really topped the dress off perfectly. We really went for glamour and as the photos show and it was perfect for this. Not to OTT but glamerous enough for people to love the detail, I had so many comments on the day."

Congratulations Fiona and Steven

A lovely photo received today shows one of our brides in The Charisse tiara. Many thanks to Fiona's Mum for the picture and many congratulations to the happy couple.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Real Bride in the Clarice headband

We are very excited today to receive our first picture of a bride wearing the Clarice headband. The beautiful Caryl got married in August and looked stunning as you can see ( the dress is from Berkatex). The great thing about this headband is that you can wear it again as it is right on trend with it's sequin and bead work detailing. Fearne Cotton is also a fan of this headband and we have sent her one today!

Many Congratulations Caryl and what a lucky husband!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Vintage Forehead tiaras

We are just about to add this piece to our original vintage collection. How perfect would it be for a beach wedding or the bohemian bride... Fully adjustable, you can wear this high so the centre piece is near the hairline or lower so it stops just above the bridge of the nose. These tiaras really bring the attention to the eyes and are bang on trend at the moment. This is a one off piece so if you are too late too buy it contact me for possible future pieces.

I would be interested in your comments..

Friday, 16 October 2009

Flo & Percy and Brides Magazine

Astrid Joss is the shopping editor at Brides magazine and today we are on her blog all about Vintage designers:

Friday, 9 October 2009

Free advice from Flo & Percy

Not sure what is the right accessory for your dress? Would like some expert advice on choosing the right piece? Can't make it to our studio? Well why don't you send us a picture or link to your dress and we can advise. Just tell us how you are wearing your hair and some general information about your wedding and we can point you in the right direction. Above is an example. Here we have Papillion by Jenny Packham our favourite dress designer. Now we know for sure that the Lalique headband from our Gatsby Collection is the perfect match for it as we have seen this dress up close and personal as we have lots of dresses and keep ourselves very up to date with most of the well known designers. So give us a try, email in your information!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The Gatsby Collection in the News!

We are in the latest edition of Perfect Wedding Magazine with a nice little write up about our Gatsby Collection. The Clarice headband as featured here in the larger picture is fast becoming a best seller. Get it now before we run out of beads!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Jo has got married!

It makes me so happy to see brides pictures, thank you all so much for sending them in. Here is my latest. The lovely Jo had an original vintage creation and we made a little matching bracelet too.
She is one of the happiest brides I have seen, so I am sure we do not need to wish her luck!
Many congratulations Jo! You are a rare beauty!

If you want a look similar to Jo's, try the Shearer headband:

Thursday, 24 September 2009

A new Bride in the Cooper headband

It's great when brides have their own take on our designs. Helen decided to wear the Cooper headband: on top of her gorgeous rolled bun and doesn't it look amazing! A seaside wedding in St Leonard's-on sea in glorious sunshine on the bank holiday...all pretty perfect really!
Congratulations Helen from all at Flo & Percy.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Nathan Pask

We used a fantastic Fashion photographer on our Gatsby/Wonderland shoot; Nathan is a true professional and I have never observed a photographer working so hard. Ably assisted by Christian, the two of them put in a massive effort to catch the fading light that day at the beautiful Rochford Hall. Above shows our favorite shot Nathan took. Thank you Nathan and best of luck to you in your career!

P.S check out Nathans blog too!

Pearls for the Girls!

Our Freshwater pearls are now ready!

We hope you like them!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Bridal make up by Alison Cameron

We used a fabulous make up artist for our last shoot and I would like to recommend her to all you brides. did an incredible job with our models managing to make them look natural but glamourous at the same time. She is fully trained by Mac and has the most amazing collection of Mac make up you have ever seen. She is both professional and down to earth and would be sure to settle your nerves on the big day. Above shows one example of her work. Thank you again Alison for bringing your talents to Flo & Percy.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Lovely Gilly

Photos of new brides are flooding in here at Flo & Percy now it is nearing the end of the summer. Todays lovely lady is Gilly. She wore an original vintage dress from a fantastic source for wonderful dresses. Her marcasite headband is a one off original from F&P. Doesn't she look lovely? How great do headbands look on short hair! We wish you lots of luck for a happy married life Gilly! xx

P.S I have to say the picture with the chair is one of the most amazing wedding photos I have seen!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Vintage Bouquets

Once in a while I come across someone very talented who I admire. Emma who is the designer and founder from : is one of those people. She has come up with a truly original idea and has been running her beautiful company in Brighton for many years now. Making original vintage bouquets her flair for floristry as well as her craft with beads and wire shines through in these arrangements. Why not use a sentimental piece of jewellery as part of your vintage bouquet or let Emma find some special keepsakes for you. The best thing about the bouquets is that they will last forever and are a perfect compliment to a Flo & Percy headpiece!
I think Emma should sell these also as home accessories for those ever lasting flowers to adorn the chicest of homes.

P.S She also keeps a very interesting blog!

A beautiful bride in the Bara headband

"Just wanted to say thankyou very much for the fantastic headband which was both beautiful and very comfortable and went wonderfully with my Jenny Packham dress."

So great to see our designs on real brides and this is such a great photo showing the lovely Charlotte in the Bara headband, thank you Charlotte for sending the picture and we wish you a happy married life!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

New pictures

I had a request a few months ago from a Fashion stylist who wanted to borrow some of our designs, here is one of the shots, I love it as it shows a non-bridal look for a change!

Monday, 24 August 2009


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Pearl jewellery

You can't go wrong with some pretty pearls. A perfect accompaniment to a Flo & Percy headpiece is a simple strand of pearls. Now you can look forward to a small selection of elegant fresh water pearls that will last for ever. A great addition to a bridal outfit or the perfect present for a special guest or bridesmaid. Will be ready to buy as part of The Wonderland Collection soon.

Friday, 21 August 2009

The Wonderland Collection at last!

Hurray! We are almost there with The Wonderland Collection. Great things come to those who wait and we know you will not be disappointed with the new designs. A quick recommendation and thanks to these people, before I write some separate news about them later:

The Collection should be on line by the end of the day!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Another beautiful bride is wed!

I know you like to see 'real brides' and so I am attaching some images sent to me by Kate who married recently in her Flo & Percy original vintage tiara which matched her dress so well. Take note of how she has worn it, it shows how you can wear a headband a little upright to really show it off but still appear elegant. Congratulations Kate! We hope you had a wonderful day!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

More Gatsby!

While we are waiting for the professional pictures from our new collections, we would like to feature the Georgina headband inspired by the film 'The Duchess.' Have you seen it? If not you should, anyone interested in costume design would be in heaven looking at the dresses and fantastic headpieces used in this moving film. The heroine Georgina Spencer played by Keira Knightly who inspired this headband plays a courageous role...

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Early News on yesterdays shoot!

Everyone involved in yesterdays shoot for the new collections will surely be shattered today! We all worked extremely hard to benefit from some hopefully great photos. In more news later  I would like to talk about some very special people in depth, but for now enjoy some behind the scenes photos taken my me until we see the professional ones!

One of the lovely models, Monica in the Gatsby pieces

Natasha having her lighting test!

The very talented Alison Cameron at work.

More to come, keep watching!

Friday, 24 July 2009

The Mad Hatter headband

Have you heard of Tim Burtons new film released next year? Johnny Depp is to play the Mad Hatter and Anne Hathaway the White Queen in 'Alice in Wonderland'. Our new Wonderland Collection  is named after the famous book by Lewis Carroll and here we have an early image of the Mad Hatter headband and some inspirational photos from the film.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

The Wonderland Collection

You are all desperate to see The Wonderland Collection after being so patient for The Gatsby! Well here is one piece that is ready, if you want to see some of the others just ask! We won't go live until we have finished designing the whole collection.