Its all a little bit of the 'luxury' this morning on Love My Dress.  Louis Mariette is a designer who has intrigued me for a good while now. I absolutely adore his fanciful and whimsical statement headpieces from his dazzling 'Bejewelled' Collection, which was inspired by floral and wildlife inspired designs – my favourite design from the collection is 'Helena' the top image below.

Not 'all that' Bridal some might say :)  Not if you're not super brave, anyway :)  But worry not; for alongside these avant-garde and supremely glamorous more creative designs, Louis has also created a beautifully wearable and far more price accessible collection for Brides – that is available for purchase via the online wedding accessories boutique, Liberty in Love.

Louis Mariette describes his collections as 'romantic, elegant, escapist and avant-garde'.  He was born in Malawi, with Mauritian origins, grew up in Botswana and Swaziland where nature was his playground and would spend many an hour exploring endless species of flora and fauna with a passion for colour and sparkle.  You can read about this exuberant designer here.  And just like a magpie, he now travels the globe to source all the component pieces and incredible trimmings for his designs, such as hand-embroidered fabrics, antique embellishments, porcupine quills, feathers, hand-dipped resin flowers an semi-precious stones… 

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Imagery Copyright (c) 2011, Louis Mariette

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

The Bridal pieces below are all available at Liberty in Love…

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... () Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()


You can book an appointment to meet Louis with your friends and family to discuss the headpiece to match your outfit. All Louis Mariette bridal designs can be customized in various crystal colour pallettes, designs and shapes to match with the bridesmaids headpieces.Gifts can also be arranged for the wedding party such as Mother of the Bride, Flower girls, and Maid of Honour (This can be in the format of a gift voucher with personalised message, complete with luxury gift box).  I'm told that cocktails and a warm welcome await at Louis' Sloane Square atelier…

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Mmmm, gold! I have a thing for gold headpieces at the moment. More on the blog soon, but for now this  stunning 'Caesar' design below is pretty darn gorgeous!…

 

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()
Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

The Louis Mariette has also this season launched a ready-to-wear collection of hats and fascinators that really appeal to me too!  Inspired by the 1950's and the style of icons such as Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, Louis has created a collection that reflects an understated elegance and sophistication, blended with quirky, unique style – think Breakfast at Tiffany's or Come September.

In the spirit of true luxry and proudly sourced and hand-made in the UK, Louis Mariette has sought out the finest silk duchess satins and organzas, the softest of lamb leathers and the most luxurious of trimmings, such as the Swarovski crystal buckles – all pieced together to make a bold yet stylish creation.

Gorgeous…

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette's designs conjure up images of fairytale princesses, beautiful Brides, and  sophisticated cocktail parties and have clearly beey designed to inspire a woman's inner elegance.  Combining elements of past glamour and nature, the results are truly captivating pieces not like anything else I've seen out there yet.

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Louis Mariette - Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950's Inspired Hats... ()

Another shot of the gorgeous bespoke design, Helena…

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Visit The Louis Mariette website, telephone +44(0)20 – 77303050 or email info@louismariette.com. And be sure to pay a visit to Liberty in Love to view/buy Louis' designs online.  Pieces range from £55 to £360.

Much love all,

Annabel xXx

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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15 thoughts on Louis Mariette – Beautiful Bridal Floral Headpieces and 1950’s Inspired Hats…

  1. I love Louis, his work is truly original and of such an amazing quality. I have been lucky enough to have a try on of quite a few pieces.
    Firmly agree on the resurgence of gold, enough of the antique silver and platinum.
    x

  2. Thanks Annabel, these are some stunning creations, I really really like the one below the Ceaser, have looked on his website but cant seem to see it anywhere!?! :) x

  3. Thanks for your comments all!
    Vee – I’ve asked if Louis Mariette’s PR Assistant can advise on the gold headpiece for you. Watch this space and let me know if you have no joy.
    xXx

  4. These are amazing! Love the whole styling and photography and have my eye on the Amy headpiece – even though I’m married now, I see no reason not to carry on the love affair with gorgeous head candy! x

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