Sunday, 29 November 2009
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
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!
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
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.
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 now......so keep watching!
Monday, 23 November 2009
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
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
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
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.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
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
Friday, 25 September 2009
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.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
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 www.halfpennylondon.com 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
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
"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."
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
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
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
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
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
Friday, 24 July 2009
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.