Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Feather in your Wedding Day Cap

Another report from the "parties I didn't go to but loved anyway" files. A week or so ago my friend Ann flew up to Boston to serve as bridesmaid in her childhood friend's wedding. Over dinner she was telling me about all the handmade and personal details that made this wedding a special and fantastic day. Like any good friend, I immediately jumped on Facebook to stalk all the details. She was right, this wedding was one of the most creative and personal I have seen, with many friends and family creating different pieces. One of the details I loved the most were the adorable hairpieces worn by the bridal party.

The bride sportin' her hairpiece while tying the knot

Here's a close up of the beautiful bride, Julie, and her hairpiece, which looked stunning with her long dark curls.

All the bridesmaids wore different hairpieces, which looked gorgeous with the cranberry colored bridesmaid dresses and brought out all the fall colors in the outdoor setting.

The hairpieces all came from Etsy shop, Portobello. Ready to order and custom made hairpieces, veils and headbands are all available in a range of prices mostly ranging between $30-$90. I think the size of these is perfect, big enough to make it noticable, but not like you're wearing a bird on your head (I love ya, Carrie Bradshaw, I really do-but it was too big).

I want all of these. Buy the hairpiece and the parties will come to you, no? These photos are from Portobello's shop site:

Style is in the details, and this wedding was stocked full. The reception was held on a farm outside of Boston and the reception was all atwinkle in the farmstead's barn.

The bridal party chipped in their efforts in creative the handmade details. Here's Ann spending an afternoon assembling bouquets of sunflowers and boutiners for the men-folk. So much fun.

As favors the groom's mother made homemade jam in different flavors and the the bride made personal jar labels. Here are some bridemaids assembling the jam favors and tightening all those jar lids up tight!
The bride continued the handmade details by designing and creating all the printed pieces herself, including these adorable little cake markers.

Congratulations Julie and Tyler. I don't know you, but your wedding was beautiful! Thanks for letting me share it with everyone here at Semigloss Chic!


  1. looks well done and soo pretty. he sure is tall(lol)..

  2. You are right, this is a gorgeous wedding and everyone looks so happy! I love the hair pieces, too! What a great idea, plus super affordable. I bet I could find a huge variety on Etsy. Thanks for sharing these :)