Tuesday, June 14, 2011

And Speaking of June Weddings

Jenny's headpiece: old + new (old)

for les demoiselles d'honneur
(or "flowergirls en Française)

This was for the very bright and wonderful Jenny, who got married two Saturdays ago. She brought me her grandmother's crown of meticulously crafted wax flowers the week before (we are not strangers to last minute doings). It was from the 1920's. The only problem was the elastic in the back was a little tired and she wanted something to cover it and also show her wedding's colors. We had this bright flower bouquet in stock and she loved it so vóila! Histoires were made.

Her grandfather worked with Cecil B. DeMille and therein lies the inspiration: some incredible objects given to her to wear for her big day from her grandmother's trove, including an old locket from Cecil himself with an enameled pansy in bright purple and yellow. So her colors I think were chosen around this! How cool. Brighter than bright cheerful brights!

5 comments:

limonana said...

wow! how delicate! i adore the addition you have done, it's the stuff of dreams darling...

Isabelle said...

it reminds me a beautiful little muzeum about wax flower crowns discovered few years ago in France ...

The Royal Me said...

Oooo! I lurve this!!!

Cindy said...

it's lovely and you've brought it from one century into another!

molly said...

deb, i just made my first wax flower crown and i'm SO in love with it! we waxed the flowers, created the crown, i feel like i've gone back in time.
this is adorable!

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