It wasn’t until I started getting involved with styled wedding shoots this past year that I had any concept of the options available to brides for their wedding. As a photographer, I’d get to a wedding and the prep work is already done. Even though I’m photographing all of the details, there usually isn’t a whole lot of time to focus on where items came from. And it’s definitely not just choosing a venue, picking a photographer and then a wedding song and bam, you’re done! Which is, sadly, what I thought wedding prep included, prior to shooting weddings…a huge apology to all the brides and planners out there!
Now that I am becoming more familiar with vendors and all of the great accessories brides can choose for their big day, I am so happy to feature one of my favorites to work with so far…hushedCOMMOTION! As the talent behind these fabulous, hand-crafted accessories, Thea has been a part of the last two shoots I’ve featured here on the Cyrience blog, Peach Romance (found here) and Beauty in Bloom (here).
Her work is truly amazing, encompassing everything from hair pieces to to veils to belts for brides and the bridal party. She even creates party accessories that range from gorgeous floral pins to drink stirrers.
Pieces such as the Zoe, pictured above, are all hand-beaded. “I put great value in the fact that all of my work is hand-done and local,” Thea says. “I think something that my brides really like about me, is that since most pieces are made to order, I can customize most parts of any piece. I love custom work, it makes the bride happy, and often times opens my eyes to new options,” she continues.
Thea loves to use vintage books and clothing as inspiration. When I asked what upcoming trends she is most excited about, she replied, “I love that that designers are using more daring fabrics for wedding dresses, such as gold lace or more dramatic lace motifs.”
Thea started hushedCOMMOTION in the middle of 2011 and this past summer saw a dream come true as she set up a studio space within Rebecca Schoneveld’s Brooklyn storefront. I can not wait to see the new designs she continues to come out with as a result of this great collaboration!