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➳ FROM CONSULT TO CROWN | HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BRIDAL HEADPIECE

BELLA PEONY MELBOURNE BRIDAL HEADPIECES CROWN MELBOURNE DESIGNER

Ecstatic to hear the news a reader of ours in Melbourne had found her perfect Bridal crown shortly after we published our interview feature with Stephanie Browne Australia, Kimberley from Bella and Peony told us her bespoke Bridal crown was being made as we spoke after reading our feature! Kim then offered to provide us with an editorial that might help future Brides in their search for the perfect Bridal accessories - Here is Kim's journey from consult to crown captured by Perspectives By MC...

Did you always know that you wanted to wear a Bridal crown on your Wedding day?

Kimberley: Actually I hadn't really thought about bridal accessories at all, it was only a few months before the big day when I was doing some wedding research online, that I came across a few websites that had amazing head pieces. After reading your article on Melbourne Bridal jewellery and Wedding hair accessory designer Stephanie Browne Australia, that I decided to go into her store and take a look. 

And can I say, all her pieces are amazing! Stephanie herself helped me try on and pick the perfect bridal accessories for my fairy tale day. I had originally wanted minimalist jewellery and accessories, but when I tried on a few of SBA's crowns, it just felt so right, and made me feel like a total princess. 

How long does it take to create a Bridal crown like Kim's? 

Stephanie: Around 3-6 weeks

Did you need to take your Wedding dress with you or a photograph?

Kimberley: I showed Stephanie a few pictures of my Wedding dress, and we picked out a few pieces from there. I definitely knew I wanted something gold coloured to match the white and gold colour theme of the Wedding. Stephanie was such a big help and was so kind as to let me try on lots of different styles to make sure I picked the perfect one! 

I ended up picking the Waltz Crown which had a mixture of gold leaves and white and blush coloured pearls. I took inspiration from the Crown to make our perfect wedding cake, which was adorned with gold and white sugar peonies and roses.
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Your hair looked beautiful down, did your choice of headpiece influence your choice of hairstyle?

Kimberley: It certainly did. I always knew I wanted my hair to be down and side parted, but I changed to have a centre part so that the crown and my hair would be symmetrical. This looked cleaner and more chic, and really made the crown a feature piece.

On average, how long should a Bride set aside for a consultation with SBA when deciding on their Bridal accessories? 


Stephanie: Usually half an hour is adequate. I like to see a picture of their fabric or gown, how they plan on wearing their hair etc. I find brides usually come in with a good idea of what they like, as they may have already been on our website, or looked through our Instagram.
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Tell us more about your experience during your consultation:

Kimberley: Stephanie made the whole experience so easy, and I would have easily gotten lost in all the different crowns without her guidance. I really enjoyed speaking to Stephanie about her business and the industry, and it was lovely meeting her daughter and son who were also at the Armadale shop. Being a bride, it can be very overwhelming when selecting all the different bits and pieces to create a certain look, but I absolutely love my crown (the Waltz Crown) which Stephanie herself artfully created. And it will be a piece that I will keep and pass onto my future daughter.

Stephanie: Kim is delightful and she had a good idea of what she liked already and what would work with her gown and hair style. Kim has a great sense of style so I really didn't need to do much.... show her pieces and give her information like pearl colours and options and honest advice.

What do you look for when deciding the best style of accessories for your Brides? 


Stephanie: For me, number one is how it will work with the gown. I value my relationships with dozens of designers but seriously isn't the rule of accessories to enhance the gown? That's how I work. Secondly, is to get an idea on where the Wedding and reception will be held and how formal it will be. Lastly, the hair style - other factors can also come into the decision too such as, the bridal party attire etc. Usually the Bride will have a picture in their mind of how they want to look and I support that because its their day and its important to them.
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Stephanie and her daughter, Chelsea

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Congratulations to the newly weds, Anthony & Kimberley, who were married in March 2018 and have shared with us some of the images from their Wedding day. The amazing bespoke cake, cookie favours and acrylic gift box are the creation of Kimberley herself {Bella and Peony}:
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A huge thank you to Kimberley, Stephanie & Chelsea for providing us with this beautiful feature and interview. 

Photography credits: Maddy at Perspectives By MC

Personalised cookie favours & gifts: Bella and Peony | Bridal jewellery and hair accessories: Stephanie Browne AU | Photography Perspectives by MC | Wedding Venue: Encore St Kilda Beach