On today’s Supplier Spotlight I am delighted to introduce to you the fabulous Charlie from ‘House of Istria’.
Charlie produces some stunning wedding accessories and jewellery to compliment your wedding. I especially love her floral hair accessories as they would look stunning with our Country Garden range of Wedding Stationery, which I’ve shown below with Charlie’s work.
I asked Charlie to let us know a little bit more about what she does ….
“House of Istria creates beautiful, unique, precious yet affordable hair accessories. House of Istria is inspired by so many things! We love decades gone by (we create a lot of vintage and vintage inspired pieces), rambling old rose gardens, car boot sales, fashion designers like the late great Alexander McQueen, and pure old fashioned love and romance. We have just started working on a lot of floral pieces- one of the trends we have noticed coming over from America is that more brides are opting for a more natural, personal feel to their weddings and that weddings are being held on a much smaller scale- perhaps this is a consequence of the recession- but one of the trends that have emerged from this are relaxed garden/woodland/picnic style whimsical weddings. This has inspired our new floral line- together with our late grandmother’s beautiful rose garden. Plus we got the book The Secret Garden for Christmas. See, properly inspired by romance and beautiful things! We love travel too and travel inspires so many of our pieces, such as our ‘Cherry Blossom Girl’ comb which was inspired by the time we spent living in Japan. House of Istria was names after the heart shaped region of Istria in Croatia- which is where my husband proposed.
House of Istria uses a variety of materials- from vintage jewellery and found fabrics to feathers and Swarovski crystals and pearls. Anything pretty, and we will play with it! One of the special things we like to offer our brides is our custom service- and a few brides have bought in precious jewellery (usually things they have had inherited from grandparents, aunties etc) and asked if we can make something with their special items. We love working on custom pieces and it’s always so amazing to see a bride’s face light up when she sees the finished thing.
I want to make brides feel as happy as I did on my wedding day. “
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