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

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… 

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Louis Marinette, Helena design

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


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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…



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!…




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.




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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.



Another shot of the gorgeous bespoke design, Helena…


Visit The Louis Mariette website, telephone +44(0)20 – 77303050 or email [email protected]. 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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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.