Chic brides know that wearing a hat, rather than the traditional veil or tiara, adds serious fashion points to their big day outfit. Think Bianca Jagger with her white floppy hat and YSL tuxedo jacket. Or Marilyn Monroe's Lorelei Lee getting hitched in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.There's just something eternally stylish about a well-chosen headpiece.
But formal hats aren't relics of another (rather more fabulous) age. Making the case for bringing them back, Emily-London, a.k.a. ex-Royal milliner apprentice Emily Baxendale, creates bespoke designs that are made to take centre-stage at a wedding.
Take Ashleworth. The richly hand-beaded pillbox, with an eye-catching amber floral spray, that just begs to be teamed with sultry, feline winged eyeliner and a fitted dress. Whilst Hucclecote - with its dreamy combination of muted blues, grey and metallic - would look divine with an empyrean lacy gown.
And if your look is more boho beautiful than vintage glamour puss, Emily's floral garlands are just the ticket. A mixture of individually dyed real blooms and hand-made silk flowers, the headpieces are perfect for a more relaxed, pretty bridal style.
So, who needs tiaras? Having worked on hats fit for a queen (quite literally!), Emily-London's creations are sure to make you feel like a princess for the day.
Emily-London; prices from £120; emily-london.com; 0208 947 0706