If you're looking for something a little different on the veil front, then I may have just found the designer for you! Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire Ashley King draws on her experience as a florist and combines it with her love of design to bring you Adorned by Ashley.
With exquisite details, these capes and veils are a real showstopper for any bride. They can be made to complement colour schemes and bouquets and are truly beautiful.
Speaking with Ashley she tells me:
" I started my working life as a florist, I was drawn to the amazing array of textures and always enjoyed trying new colour combinations, I worked in various florists in different country’s and felt I had gone as far as I could with floristry.
Wanting to continue to work in a creative field I found a degree in Surface design at Birmingham City university where I could play with colour and texture combinations as much as I wanted. Although the course included elements of print and constructed textiles, I found my way into the embroidery room, which is where I stayed for the next three years. It wasn’t until my final project that I explored the world of bridal and realised it was exactly what I wanted to continue with!
Throughout my final year of uni I was planning my own wedding to take place shortly after graduation. I was constantly looking at the beautiful gowns seen on catwalk covered head to toe in embroidery and was heartbroken that, unless I won the lottery, I would never be able to afford the hefty price tag that was on them. I thought about making my own dress but the labour involved in the embroidery detail alone wouldn’t be able to be done in time.
So, I decided to take the next non fussy, plain dress I tried on and add a floral embellished cape that was so incredible it would be the main talking point at my wedding, rather than me getting my vows wrong 😊 It’s the comments and ‘wows’ that I received that day and from people seeing the picture that made me decide to start Adorn by Ashley, offering completely unique modern veils to wow your guests that are affordable to all brides".
To find out more about these beautiful veils visit:
Website: www.adornbyashley.co.uk ( Under construction)