A few years ago, I was helping a friend plan for her wedding. She was having difficulty in finding a suitable hairpiece. She showed me a selection of photos of various pieces that she liked and I decided to try my hand and making her hairpiece myself. She loved it and wore it on her wedding day and I had discovered a new passion. I couldn’t stop making hairpieces, combs, headbands, crowns… I spent my time looking through magazines and seeing the latest bridal trends and making hairpieces to match. I started designing pieces for my bridal clients and soon set up an online shop. That was three years ago and I now sell my designs all over the world. I recently gave up my job as a Psychotherapist to focus on my hairpiece business during the working week, while still continuing with my wedding hair and make up work at weekends.

As with hair and make up, I am hugely excited by every wedding I am part of. Each bride is special and I feel honoured that my handmade creations will be worn on such a special day.

My designs are made with pearls, crystals, seed beads and diamante. I use silver and gold plated wire to weave the beads together. I particularly enjoy designing hairpieces that work with current trends in hairstyles. My bridal hair and makeup clients constantly inspire me with their ideas.

I aim to create pieces that have a natural feel to them, like flowers or buds in the hair. I want the designs to complement the hairstyle and dress and look unique and beautiful. I ensure that the pieces are light, flexible and wearable.

To order a design to wear on your wedding day, please call me on 07900 958 997, send an email to info@ivyandpearlbridal.co.uk or visit my Etsy page to buy pieces online.