With bespoke bridal headpieces all the rage, we are thrilled to share a truly inspired collection by Los Angeles Luxe List-er, Maria Elena Bridal Headpieces & Accessories. Hop on board and travel back in time to an era of decadent jewels and dapper dressers in this styled shoot depicting a 1940's post war love story. As you take in the exquisite beauty of her 2015 collection, prepare to find yourself enraptured by the romance and sublime sophistication of each and every one of Maria Elena's timeless headpieces and accessories.
We find that the very best wedding inspiration begins with an extraordinary story. In this fashionable tale, it is 1945 and the war is over! The siren redhead, Rita Hayworth is a famous pin up girl. With lovers reunited at long last, the stage is set for the drama of love. In this era of excitement and optimism, travel and adventure beckons. Voyages aboard the iconic Silver Meteor train between Florida and New York are a must! Women and men take the journey immaculately dressed and express their personalities with a trove of fashionable accessories.
It is in this epoch of fine adornment that accessories begin to show the crystal and bead content that would gain so much popularity in years to come. Harnessing the impeccable craftsmanship and timeless glamour of the age, founder and designer of Maria Elena Headpieces drew her inspiration for her 1940's collection. Delicate swathes of Swarovski crystal adorn headpieces in the softest antique gold and silver plating. Intense hand setting of mother of pearl and semi-precious stones contrast against the heirloom quality plating. Vintage lace and French linen collected by Maria Elena is hand sewn into designs.
The elegance and sophistication of the 1940's woman reflected strongly whilst Maria Elena was sketching the base designs for her 2015 collection. With hand crafted components and fixtures soldered by the Maria Elena Headpieces master jeweler and then finished with Swarovski elements, each creation is a bespoke treasure for one lucky bride-to-be.
More About Maria Elena's Bespoke Bridal Headpieces
The foundation of Maria Elena Headpieces and Accessories is the Labor of Love. Maria Elena created her first headpiece as a gift for her daughter to wear on her wedding day. Today, each of her pieces is crafted with the same care. As Maria Elena Headpieces and Accessories celebrate over twenty years of business, they remain committed to offering brides around the world their unique, handcrafted designs that balance the aesthetics of modern fashion with their signature vintage look. If you are as smitten as we are by these timeless keepsakes, visit their Luxe List partner page and get connected!
Bridal Hair pieces and jewelry accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories / Photographer: Stian Roenning, Dress Designers: Ines Di Santo, Edgardo Bonilla, Lazaro, Inbal Dror, Yolan Cris / Suits: Malan Breton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hugo Boss, Saks Fifth Avenue / Make-up & Hair: Sidney Jamila / Styling: Gisele Del Busto / Model: Alea Kay of Next Models, Miami / Male Model: Jim Verraros