Camille + Zoe

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Camille and Zoe are some of the newest pieces in the shop. Camille is too sweet for words... it's small, simple and oh so pretty. The silk organza and silky satin flower itself is 2.5" wide with some extra pretty tulle, feathers, velvet millinery leaves and rhinestone accents extending another 1.5"-2.5".  It's perfect for a bride looking for something subtle and beautiful.

Zoe is another special feather piece which I just adore. Soft ivory and pale gold tones featuring a bleached peacock feather and sweet duck feathers... and I mustn't forget, it's finished with a gorgeous rhinestone for an extra special finish.

I'll be working on some new feather pieces over the next few weeks. So many ideas floating around my head but not enough time to sit down and make it happen... but I'll keep you all posted with photos once they're complete! 

a custom order for stacy

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stacy is the one of the sweetest people around. I first came across Stacy in late 2009 when she first bought a flower from me and I have been so fortunate to have her continued support through numerous purchases since. I was so thrilled to hear from her again just recently and this time she had the most exciting news.... she was engaged! I jumped up and down when I heard her news and I was even more excited when she asked me to create a hair piece and sash for her big day.

As I wrote to Stacy just yesterday, while I love the creative freedom of custom work it can sometimes be both a blessing and curse. So much so that for Stacy's sash I ended up making her two to choose from because I just couldn't decide myself!

I thought I'd share some photos of the pieces because I love how they turned out xx

 Thank you Stacy for the inspiration behind these pieces!

pale pink silk tattered rose

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The other day I posted about a new flower in the shop by the name of Darcy. I loved the new bloom so much that I just had to create it again in a different colour. I love the sheer petals and the pretty Swarovski centres.... I also love the slightly frayed edges as I think it makes for a beautifully vintage-inspired piece. What can I say, I love it all!

I was really excited when I discovered pale pink silk dupioni and silk organza in my fabric collection the other day and I knew exactly what I would make with it.  And here it is...

Darcy can also be made in charcoal grey, dusty purple, deep magenta, black, white or ivory. If you'd like this silk flower made in a different colour please let me know and I'll see what I can do for you!

silk rosettes

So, you may have noticed my current obsession with silk dupioni and silk organza. And you'd be right, I adore them and I think they're a match made in heaven. The new pretties just added include Adelaide, a gorgeous triple blossom hair comb.... and Audrey and Emilie, flower girl/junior bridesmaids headbands with rosettes.  

I actually made these a little while ago but as I'm constantly time poor, they have been pushed to the side time and time again. I'm so glad I finally had a moment to photograph them and bring them to life! I hope you like xx

ADELAIDE - triple silk dupioni and silk organza rosettes - bridal hair comb

AUDREY - double silk dupioni rosettes - flower girl and junior bridesmaids headband

 EMILIE - sheer silk organza rosette - flower girl and junior bridesmaid headband

sheer delight

Monday, May 23, 2011

You may have noticed that there are some new pieces in the shop. I've been thinking about all things sheer for the past few weeks and I'm so pleased that I've had a moment to upload the new items to the shop. I have added some photos below of some of the new silk dupioni, silk organza and silk taffeta goodies with Swarovski crystal and pearl centres. I'll be adding some more pieces next weekend!

DARCY white or ivory silk organza and silk dupioni with tattered petals, Swarvoski centre

TAHLIA white or ivory silk organza and silk dupioni with Swarovski crystals, pearls and feathers

SIENNA double silk organza and silk dupioni blooms with Swarovski centres

for the flower girl...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I have been promising to add some new pieces to the shop for all the flower girls out there.  These little beauties make my heart sing... I just love them to bits and pieces.

As with all Percy pieces, the embellishments have been securely attached but just as a precaution, I do recommend that young children who wear these pieces are supervised while wearing them because they do contain small parts.  Now that disclaimer is out of the way, take a peek below!

I had a few piece to photograph this afternoon and managed to fit them all into the shot below. The pieces pictured below are the little beauties from the flower girl collection as well as some gorgeous silk organza and silk dupion bridal flowers with Swarovski centres.

Em, sweet Em

Monday, May 16, 2011

Maybe it's because I rarely leave the city, but I love the idea of a country wedding. I love the idea of the relaxed country atmosphere, intimate gatherings in wide open spaces and knowing that something very special is happening very far away amongst very close friends and family.

I also adore Em who has been so wonderful to work with and so kind with her praises. She sent me some beautiful photographs from her wedding today that I must share with you all. Her photographer on the day was Matt and Katie Photographers and my gosh, did they do an exceptional job! You can view the photographs on their blog here and I have added some of their images below too. Thank you Em xx

the lovely Mez

Every seller loves their customers but in the bridal world this is particularly true.  A wedding is one of the truly joyous occasions in a girl's life, and being able to play a small part in these experiences is one of the most rewarding aspects of my business.

I was honoured when Mez contacted me a little while ago to discuss options for a flower brooch for her wedding gown.  It was always such a pleasure chatting to her about the details of her piece and it was really exciting when I finally finished the piece and I could show her photos.

Well, her wedding has come and gone and I received a lovely email from her today with photos from the big day. Thank you Mez, you look so beautiful!! xx

silk taffeta goodness

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Om nom nom nom... sometimes I come across a fabric that is just so fabulous I wish I could eat it! The newest Percy pieces are made from beautiful silk taffeta in diamond white and ivory. Diamond white being not quite white and not quite light ivory but a pretty shade in between. Ivory being a true ivory, certainly not a warm ivory but a little warmer than a light ivory. Oohh the spectrum of whites!

These blooms have tulle accents and are adorned with Swarovski pearls and crystals for a simple and elegant finish. The sizes pictured in the last photo below are 2", 3" and 4.5" although I'm sure if I had a free moment I could make them a little bigger. I do love big blossoms after all! They can also be accented with a spray of beautiful feathers and/or larger tulle details. Please contact me if you'd like to discuss options.

As with all Percy flowers, each piece is made petal by petal. Hand cut, stiffened, formed and assembled. What I love about these silk taffeta pieces is that each petal has a very subtle fray at the tips which I think adds to a lovely charm to the piece.

real weddings: adrienne

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some gorgeous photos of beautiful Adrienne from her wedding day that I just had to share. These stunning images were taken by Amanda Donaho who is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Adrienne looks incredible and she's wearing the Audrina hair piece. Love!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A gorgeous photograph taken by my talented little brother Martin. When I saw this photo of myself I nearly fell off my chair! No surprises, he has continued to impress me with his talent!

Below is a preview of a new silk habotai double blossom corsage I'll be adding to the store soon...

I can't wait to show you more photos from the photo session!

Giveaway time on Sandy a la Mode!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I love Sandy a la Mode and I'm very excited to be the featured sponsor for the week. Check out the giveaway here and a little interview.

The lucky winner will receive $70 credit to my store - yay! The giveaway is open internationally and closes on Tuesday 17 May 2011 at 12pm CST.

Wishing everyone the best of luck and I can't wait to see who wins!!

percy bride: rebecca!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Today I received a lovely email from Rebecca, an Australian bride who I worked with mid last year. Rebecca was the sweetest customer and I just adored working with her. Her wedding was about a month ago on 2 April 2011 and I was so excited to see some photos from her special day!

Her gown is just so lovely and the paper lanterns add the sweetest touch. Thank you Rebecca for sharing these images with me!

And of course, I cannot forget to credit these lovely photos to Glen Ryan from Natural Light. Lovely!

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