Bespoke - Christianne Lee-Walsh

Having known and greatly admired Francisco's work I was beyond thrilled when he agreed to design and make my head piece for my wedding along with two trilbies, one for my husband to be, and one for his best man.

Whilst our wedding ceremony was to be a traditional church affair, my dress was not.... I'd selected a 1920's inspired silk dress in mink grey with a black belt feature and I was confident Fran would come up with the perfect concept, which reflected my personality and complemented the dress. I was not disappointed. I wanted a black veil as white would not do... it was imperative this wasn't to look like funeral wear but chic and classic with a twist.

Fran consulted with me on every aspect of the design and even incorporated my bubble gum pink shoe colour into the head piece. The hours spent searching for the perfect type of lace to use, along with the carefully considered placement of every single crystal, illustrates his unparalleled attention to detail and passion.

The boys were treated to fantastic bespoke, made to measure trilby hats, which featured a colour band detail to match each of their suits. The result for me was a sensational head piece, which created gasps of appreciation as I floated down the isle, the stunning piece of art Fran created was to me, perfection, and an utter triumph.  Thank you Fran xx                                                

Christianne Lee-Walsh