Inspired by the beauty of the classic English rose, the 2015 collection from Erica Elizabeth Designs, captured to perfection by Caroline Tran, is filled with the most beautiful + romantic veils and headpieces. For this latest collection, Erica has embraced the intense, time-consuming art of metal fabrication, seen in many of this season’s bridal crowns and tiaras. Each piece is crafted from the most gorgeous textiles + details. She loves to mix different silks – habatoi, tulle, organza – to create unique textures, which are then blended with soft French laces and touched with freshwater pearls to add richness and dimension. Her love of nature is apparent in her designs with gorgeous details like winding enamel leaves, hand detailed and finished with spots of pearl and rhinestone that sparkle and gleam with the play of light. Sounds so pretty, right? Let’s hear a bit more about the new collection, directly from Erica:
I was captivated anew by the seduction and mystery of the English rose while launching a venture into the world of scent (watch for the upcoming premier of my Eglantine parfum). As with my fragrance, each new headpiece stems from this floral inspiration, with this signature flower adorning crowns, halos, circlets and bandeaus. The art of flower making has origins that reach back through the centuries, when European artisans crafted sumptuous silk roses, custom constructed of silk and hand wrapped with wire. The time and craftsmanship involved eventually sent the process the way of mass production, but without the same stunning result.
For this season’s pieces, I’ve focused on recreating the luxury of a gorgeous blooming English rose, fashioning its Olde World appeal into a rich repertoire of timeless accessories for today’s bride.
The Blush English Rose Bridal Hairpins seen above are so beautiful, don’t you think? Erica’s inspiration + artistry is just so apparent throughout the whole collection…
In major love with these three flower crowns! See more of Erica’s amazing flower crowns here.
And there is something so dreamy about a bride in a halo! We love are in love with these detailed beauties…
Thank you so much, Erica, for letting us debut your newest collection today – it’s absolutely stunning!