Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business.
So this Monday, I introduce to you to the truly stunning work by Debbie Carlisle from DC Bouquets.
I first met Debbie through the power of social networking..to be honest I can’t remember when we started communicating or how. But we first met at the Vintage Wedding Fair in Leamington Spa. Her stand was next to mine which meant I spent most of the day in awe of her wonderful creations. (Maybe that’s why I didn’t make that much money that day!).
At that point she made beautiful head pieces and clips but it was her bouquets that stole the show. She takes vintage brooches, adds some beads and pearls, ties them together and voila….she makes a bouquet.
Gosh if only it was that simple and believe me it isnt! Her bouquets are simply amazing, each one is bespoke and in my opinion a real work of art. She made one for her wedding which is her signature shot on her postcards and website which I’m sure you will agree is stunning.
What I love is you can choose your own jewellery or let Debbie do it for you. Imagine having a brooch from an older relative within your bouquet as your something old? Imagine having a bouquet you can keep forever? Imagine having a bouquet that can be displayed on your vintage dressing table?
What also sets Debbie apart, as well as the end result, is her dedication to consulting with the bride, working out exactly what will work best considering the person, the dress, the style. She works tirelessly to get it just right.
As well as the bouquets we particularly love her button holes and posies made from vintage buttons. Again, so eye-catching yet so elegant.
Her attention to detail is apparent in her stand at various wedding events throughout the country. She displays her work on cut crystal glass, so that every element on the table simply sparkles. (It is worth adding, if you ever have a stall next to Debbie, you must make sure none of your stock falls on hers! With so much glass on one table it would be catastrophic!)
Debbie has now taken the leap and given up her full time job to follow her business and passion full time and has just launched a new collection for 2012.
It is a series of headpieces with such a romantic feel to them.
She describes her ribbon pieces on the website:
“The collection includes a selection of organza ribbon bands which allow brides to indulge in delicate floral fantasies – from woodland nymph to regency ballroom, 60s ingénue, 70s hippy chick to rock n roll goddess.
The bands can be worn as headbands, forehead bands and bun wraps, allowing brides to mix up their look – and wear their headpiece in different ways long after their wedding day.”
They are truly beautiful and I wish her all the luck in the world with the new range.
Here are a few more of our favourites from the collection.
If you are a vintage bride or just want some beauty in your life check out the website by clicking here. Or why not join Debbie on Facebook and Twitter.
Her website gives information on dates of events that she will be appearing at. Go check out all that crystal!
Now all I need is to get married (hint hint!!!!)