‘Ethereal Butterfly’ 2016 Bridal Collection by Blair Nadeau Millinery!

Today’s bridal inspiration comes from talented milliner Blair Nadeau and features her beautiful and otherworldly ‘Ethereal Butterfly’ collection for 2016.

It’s so pretty and will have you dreaming that you’re the star of your own fairytale wedding. Romantic veils, princess-worthy crowns and dreamy headpieces with the right amount of bohemian beauty.

We are inspired every day by all that is around us, the materials that we create with, the people that we socialize with, however this season we dove further into the past, opened up our art history books and were inspired by those from the Renaissance, Neoclassical & Romanticism eras.

Each era has an intrigue, a sense of beauty that only existed during that time and we were so inspired by this beauty that it created the foundation for our 2016 collection.

To bring this collection to life, we stepped out of our comfort zone. We introduced brass into our range to create golden headpieces fit for a queen.

We experimented with some of the most delicate tulles and nettings sourced from around the globe to create ethereal and flowing veils and lastly our most exquisite pieces to date, our shoulder jewelry that sparkle and drape.

Moody hues were so important to us this season. Smokey Greys, Mauves, Lavenders, Blush Pinks and Lilacs, all truly ethereal colours.

We also introduced Rose Gold into our collection. The softness of the rose gold tint sits so beautifully with the heavy gold and silver creating a beautiful mixed metal juxtaposition.

Over the last 7 years, we have seen our collections, skills and inspirations grow, flourish and blossom, so much so that the theme of the Butterfly was so fitting for our 5th bridal collection.

Each year we challenge ourselves, learn new skills, experiment with new fabrics. Each year we are reminiscent of a butterfly as we spread our wings and create.

We are so honored to so many wonderful and beautiful butterflies along with us on this journey, we wouldn’t be here without you.

To shop this stunning ethereal headpiece and veil collection, head on over to Blair Nadeau’s etsy shop where you’ll find even more gorgeous bridal adornments.

photography by: whitney heard / makeup & hair (hair day 1 collection shoot): maya goldenberg / hair (lookbook & day 2 of collection shoot): duyen huyhn / model – megan k of spot6 model management / florals: living fresh / firefly lights & mason jars: electric crowns / clothing: urban outfitters and forever21 / creative location: tiffany falls / collection location: peter house studio / concept & overall styling: blair nadeau / creative shoot assistants: kyle dodsworth & kayla logan

  1. What an absolutely breathtaking collection of pieces! I adore the jeweled elements and crystals in the bohemian style veils. Those were so popular in the 1920s and 1930 and would have been known as Juliet Cap Veils. They have really come back into fashion in the last few years after Kate Moss wore this style at her wedding, as did Lilly Allen. They have a really romantic feel and the name actually stems from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In the original drawings for the play, Juliet was depicted wearing a snug cap that sat neatly on her head.

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