The next few weeks are all about bridal style here on Bridal Musings, as we get the first glimpse of the 2016 wedding dress collections. (Eeek!)

But while we have a serious soft spot (or rather, obsession) for the gowns, we’re also pretty smitten with the accessories that go with them too.

And if there’s one thing that can take the most simple gown and elevate it to the next level or take an already stylised look and bring it all together beautifully – it’s a gorgeous bridal head piece.

And no one knows that better, than creator of unique, timeless, and elegant bridal accessories, What Katy Did Next.

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Her latest, vintage-style collection (and the incredible shoot by Charis Talbot to go with it), is laden with beautiful pieces that range from the chic and simple, to the daring and fashion forward, from headpieces worthy of an old time starlet, to simple heirloom adornments you’ll treasure forever.

But before you swoon over her gorgeous creations, we’ll pass you over to the talented lady behind them, Katy Howieson, to tell us a little more about her latest collection, the shoot that inspired it and how you can bag an exclusive BM reader discount…

From the Designer

After the success of my Gold ‘Reign’ Collection launched last winter, I was lusting after a new project. When London-based vintage style girl group The Wild Tonics got in touch and asked to collaborate on a Gatsbyesque photo shoot with them I jumped at the chance and set about creating the ‘Lovefool’ collection. 

We compromised with a light, fresh and modern take on the theme – of course The Great Gatsby was a huge influence, but I tried to keep within my style at the same time and provide something new and different for my brides.

My aim was to create an assortment of versatile pieces that could adorn an array of bridal tastes from vintage lovers to fashion forward ladies.

I used quality materials and put my all into producing exquisitely detailed pieces stretching from statement deco caps to deliciously delicate hair vines and flirty glitter bands all with a varied price range. 

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All images were captured by the wonderful Charis Talbot and our shoot took place at the beautiful Seaham Hall (where the marriage of Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke took place) in the newly refurbished Ballroom and in the grounds.

The hair and make-up team (Angela Lowery and Josephine Birkett) needed little guidance from me to create a perfect trio of modern day Gatsby girls!

The Wild Tonics were dressed in amazing Eliza Jane Howell gowns loaned from Poppy Bridal, a selection of reproduction flapper gowns from Ooh! Mrs James and wore coloured satin slips under beautiful handmade bridal kimonos from Laura George for the beach fun photos.

Huge thanks to all involved for making it an amazing day!

As are all my designs – the ‘Lovefool’ pieces are all handmade in the UK by myself and custom changes are most welcome for the bride wanting an extra personal touch.

I would love to offer Bridal Musings readers 15% discount off orders over £100 which is valid until May 13th when you enter code BMUSINGS15 at the checkout.

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Aren’t they so beautiful? I just love the Gatsby styling too, though What Katy Did Next’s accessories would really pair well with a simple or more modern wedding dress too, don’t you think?

To see more of her gorgeous Lovefool collection, visit the What Katy Did Next website. And don’t forget about Kay’s generous Bridal Musings discount, enter BMUSINGS15 at the checkout for 15% off orders over £100.

Visit our style archives and beauty posts for more inspiration for your own wedding day look. 

Photographer: Charis Talbot Photography / Bridal Headwear: What Katy Did Next / Models: The Wild Tonics / Venue: Seaham Hall / Makeup Artist: Josephine Birkett / Hairstylist: Angela Lowery / Long Gowns: Eliza Jane Howell supplied by Poppy Bridal / Beaded Flapper Dresses: Leluxe supplied by Ooh! Mrs James / Lace Kimonos: Laura George / Flower Arch: Bels Flowers