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Amanda’s Diary Of A Bride To Be – Hen Do’s In Cardiff and My Final Words of Advice For You Brides To Be

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Well there are 18 days left and it has gone so quickly!! I had my hen do this weekend which I found very surreal, people kept asking who was the lucky lady and it would take a minute for me to register ‘oh yeah that’s me!’

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I’m so grateful to all of my friends, I truly had the best time ever. They even asked me what was my favourite part and I couldn’t single out one bit as better than any other! I loved Cardiff!!

I know lots of people play down the whole hen do thing but honestly it has left me with so many memories and love for my girl friends and I’m now ready to become a Mrs!

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Hermione Harbutt Bridal Hair Accessories

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The first time I met Hermione Harbutt, creator of these gorgeous bridal hairpieces, I was attending a shindig hosted by The Little Wedding Helper. Hermione caught my eye because she donned, quite possibly, THE most exquisite black jet crystal hair piece I had ever encountered. The delicate, multi-faceted stones were woven into the shape of a vine and they twinkled in the light just so.

They made enough of an impression for me to give out a happy sigh and of course, I NEEDED to find out there and then where I could get my hands on one. I promptly left Mr H “minding” my cocktail at the bar to make my way through a throng of people to chat to the lady wearing this couture masterpiece (which I discovered she had in fact made herself).

Hermione was friendly, enthusiastic and had oodles of passion when it came to her hairpieces. She explained to me that each and every beautiful piece is handcrafted in her studio at Bristol. We chatted about how her designs tend to lean towards a feminine and delicate aesthetic. In order to make the creations that she is renowned for, Hermione is careful to source and use only the finest freshwater pearls, gemstones and Swarovski crystals. Having seen several of these pieces up close I can truly testify that each piece purveys quality craftsmanship and a keen sense of attention to detail.

I adore the fact that her designs sit closely to the lucky wearers head enhancing their locks seamlessly. Catherine Mead has done a simply sterling job of capturing the grace and artistry in Hermione’s latest collection, here are a few of my faves…

Hermione Harbutt couture bridal accesories

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