Thursday, May 26, 2011
For my friend Erin's recent wedding, I knew I needed something special to add to the ensemble I've worn to countless weddings over the past few years. I've been wearing feathered and flowered headbands and headpieces for the past few years and was recently re-inspired by the amazing fascinators and hats at the royal wedding. I browsed www.etsy.com for something unique. After hours of looking through hundreds (literally) of amazing fascinators, I stumbled upon this shop: www.etsy.com/shop/huiish87.
I was blown away by her absolutely gorgeous designs. The colors, variety of feathers and flowers, and her precise attention to detail make her pieces stand out. I found one that I really liked but needed in a different color scheme. So, I contacted Hui, and we decided that she would custom design a fascinator for me. We went back and forth for awhile since I am extremely particular (i.e. anal) about this sort of thing.
After several versions, we finally found a winner. As an avid email scanner, I failed to see that the piece was a bit short of 7 inches (she clearly stated this in an email). When it arrived, I decided that I wanted it to be bigger (my fault, not hers). I went to Michael's and found two beautiful burgundy feathers to add to it. I pinned them to my head using a few bobby pins, and then clipped in the fascinator. Et, voila! I had a custom designed fascinator to complete my wedding look.
I received tons of compliments on it and can't wait to wear it again soon. Hui was an absolute delight to work with...she was very patient with me and gave me exactly what I wanted. If you are looking for a beautiful piece of your own, go to her site immediately or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has a wide variety of fascinators in many different colors and styles. If you don't see what you're looking for, she can customize a piece for you.
Trust me, you will look fascinating!