Collaborative Promotional Photo Shoot

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Pretty Perfect took part in a brilliant collaborative photo shoot in June 2012;

“Welcome to the weird but wonderful world of weddings! The team behind this shoot have one thing in common: they just LOVE their jobs, which is reflected in the beauty and quality of their work.

But how would you ever know all these lovely people exist if we didn’t showcase our products? This is where we are extra-lucky because we get to spend an afternoon playing with pretty things, all in the name of updating our portfolios. Such a win-win!

All it took was scouting out the perfect location, picking the date, loading up the vans and we were ready to go.

May we present the ingredients for this shoot: one haunted ruin, more daisies than we could count, one seriously spooky tree, a sunbathing snake (not part of the plan), two rock-climbing models and a weather-god who smiled benignly upon us.”

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Credit where credit is due…

Carole Markham Mullett of Pretty Perfect – who brought everyone together for our ‘play day’, is the genius behind the heavenly accessories and made our models look even more beautiful with the perfect make-up.

Kate Hopewell-Smith – the genius behind the lens (and so many of them), who is not only the taker of the most beautifully composed shots but also has just the right knack of making everyone feel comfortable in front of the lens.

Rebecca Marsala of Gingerlily – who astounded us once again by producing the most gorgeously lush flower arrangements and, together with Carole, creating the wonderfully insane headpiece.

Ann Beggs of Ann’s Bridal Room – who raided her beautiful boutique and brought out the most stunning frocks, and then didn’t bat an eyelid when we used them in ways wedding dresses aren’t usually meant to endure.

Natalie McGovern – who, armed with plenty of hairspray, created the fabulously different looks and styles.

Amy Knight & Anna-Lisbeth Shackcloth – our models, who weren’t ‘just’ tall, beautiful and patient but also proved that they’re real model material when we put them on the spot with a little rock-climbing.

Anna MacDougall of bride&glory – wedding planning Go-to Girl who, for lack of an actual product, was in charge of taking behind the scenes snaps, holding Kate’s many lenses, keeping everyone in coiiiffeeee and writing up the story of the day.

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Beautiful Tiny Bandeau Veil

Amy and Jamie - May 2012

Amy and Jamie - May 2012

I am delighted to share photographs from a 2012 client with you. Amy commissioned a beautiful silk rose and diamante head band and teamed it with a tiny ivory bandeau, visor veil. She wore the look perfectly and looks so elegant.

Interested in similar items?

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Get in touch to commission your perfect headdress.

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Natalie’s Blush Pink Bridal Fascinator

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Bridal flower fascinator

Natalie chose the Tamara Tulle Veil for her wedding day in March 2012. We added blush pink silk roses to her wedding headpiece in place of the ivory flowers from the original design. She also commissioned a beautiful blush pink and ivory cuff bracelet, based on the the Aphrodite Cuff.

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Natalie looks so beautiful a complete ‘English Rose’ bride.

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Melissa’s Beautiful Tulle Bridal Veil


Melissa commissioned this beautiful custom version of the Tamara Tulle Bridal Veil, in February 2012, we added lace flowers and beaded leaves to compliment her beautifully embellished wedding dress.

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Please let get in touch if you would like Pretty Perfect to create a bespoke wedding headpiece for you.

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Feature bride Sarah, Vintage Theme Wedding

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Sarah commissioned the alteration of a beautiful vintage wedding dress and needed a hair accessory to match the theme for her wedding in February 2012.

We created a bespoke bridal headdress design for her using a beautiful marcasite brooch and clips mixed with crystal and pearls.

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For similar items, take a t look at the , available to buy on line. Contact us to commission your wedding accessories.

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Birdcage Veils, Not Just for the Bride.

Coloured birdcage veils are so glamorous, they make beautiful occasion wear. You don’t have to be a bride to enjoy a little bit of vintage elegance. With a wide choice of fascinators you can give the headdress a modern edge if you prefer.

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Shop the collection here.

At Pretty Perfect we hand make birdcage veils to order here in the UK. In addition to our bridal birdcage veils we make fascinators and veils in colour. Our designs have the option to remove the veiling and wear the fascinator alone.

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Smokey Eyes – you just can’t beat them.

For party and prom make-up I create smokey eyes so often – I love this link to the Bobbi Brown collection, this is the perfect kit for DIY smoky party eyes.

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Feature Bride Leanne

Leanne jetted off to Australia in October for a relaxed beach wedding. We created a beautiful forehead chain bridal headdress for her in champagne colours to compliment her Ian Stewart dress. The sides of the bridal head piece featured lace from the dress and lace flowers with clusters of crystals and pearls. The forehead chain was made from a mix of tine beads and crystals. To finish the look we wrapped bangles with lace cut from the wedding dress. I love this boho bridal look!

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Forehead chain bridal head piece

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For similar pieces take a look at the Pretty Perfect collection;

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India Boho Bridal Halo

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Shona Bridal Forehead Band

To start your bridal hair accessory commission call or email to discuss your requirements.

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New UK Wedding Magazine

UK Bridal magazine reverieI recently came across this new UK publication and blog. I looks like a very beautifully styled and modern little source of inspiration.

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Make-up Tutorial Link To Lisa Eldridge

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Click the link above to view the video.

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This is a Lisa Eldridge look, I love her make-up videos its really worth signing up to her newsletter for make-up tips and inspiration.


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