Brand new, handcrafted and gilded floral headpieces by Yelena Smirnova

Will you wear a flower crown? Or are you looking for more subtle floral accessories to suit a subtle colour palette? Girls – if soft white and ivory shades tinged with gold are your style then I have something super pretty to show you today!

Words & images: Yelena Smirnova

Add a heavenly finishing touch to your wedding dress with Yelena Smirnova`s exclusive floral headpieces from her new Gilded collection. The collection was inspired by the natural beauty of summer flowers with reference to the opulence and glamour of the Belle Époque era.

Delicate roses and daisies and beautifully stylized pearl lilies of the valley combining with intricate beadwork lace motifs evoke an unforgettable romantic spirit while gold plating detail accents create a luxurious feel with a splash of elegance. For brides who are looking to tailor their accessories to their gown, most headpieces can be recreated in specific colours and silver accents.

All headpieces are by Yelena Smirnova
Photography: Natalia Ilina
Hair: Kasia Fortuna
Make up: Birute Thomas


Yelena learnt her skills from her grandmother who was a flower maker. Each floral accessory takes hours of workmanship to create and is made with meticulous precision in a craft based around antique tools. Every single petal, stamen and leaf is sculpted with skill. This is an art form that stretches back over centuries.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



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