Oh BOY do we have a sparkly treat for you gals today: meet Rosie Willett Designs, the most incredible designer of bridal headdresses… Like really, prepare to swoon your little heart out!
We’ve gotten the low dow on all her fabulous pieces, the inspiration behind her collection and an exclusive discount code for our readers, so keep on scrolling, babes!
Tell us a little about yourself…
I am a designer of bridal headpieces and jewellery and my company is Rosie Willett Designs. My background is in fashion and textiles, so I love colour and I’m inspired by nature. There’s nothing I love more than walking around a garden of beautiful flowers.
If you had a chance to go to any music festival, which one would it be?
I would love to go to The Secret Garden Party festival in Cambridgeshire. As well as some great bands, there’s boating and swimming in the lake, games, art, vintage clothes and luxury camping, which is a must for me. I’m not very good at slumming it!
What made you decide to start Rosie Willett Designs?
I was designing headpieces whilst at Northumbria University studying Fashion Marketing. It started as a hobby and grew into a part time business as I began supplying a local bridal boutique. After graduating with a First Class Honours Degree, I decided to launch the business properly and I now work full time at Rosie Willett Designs. At the time the business started, most of the bridal headpieces on the market were mass produced and traditional in style. I felt that I could offer a stylish alternative for brides looking for something more special.
Tell us a little bit more about your pieces…
I make each and every headpiece individually by hand, using Swarovski crystal and pearl. More recently, I have been working with some beautiful Mother of Pearl flowers and freshwater pearl, which has a lovely natural look. I also use French lace and silks in some of my work. There is a wide range of styles in my collection, including bohemian forehead bands, delicate hair vines, floral headbands, side tiaras and combs.
What are some of your favourite memories + experiences from previous brides you’ve worked with?
I really enjoy making bespoke orders and I’ve recently made a headpiece for a bride whose inspiration was her mother’s own wedding headpiece. I recreated it for her but updated the design so that it was more current. I thought it was such a lovely idea and I can’t wait to see her photographs. Another favourite is the hair vine I created for model Georgia Horsley’s wedding to McBusted’s Danny Jones. Their wedding was featured on the cover of Hello! Magazine and the ‘Georgia’ hair vine is now my best selling design.
If our readers were to order your headdresses, or create a bespoke design with you for their wedding, what can they expect?
My customers always tell me that customer service at Rosie Willett Designs is second to none. They are often surprised that they can correspond directly with the designer, but I think this is so important as it’s a personal service and I can offer the best advice on my own designs. Brides often contact me with questions about the right headpiece to suit their hair style or dress and I’m happy to help with this. Bespoke orders involve an even more personal service as I send sketches and photographs of the piece in progress to ensure that the bride is happy with the design I create.
I feel this customer testimonial sums up what Rosie Willett Designs is all about:
“After searching online for what seemed like hours, I came across Rosie Willett Designs. I fell in love with a number of headdresses but after I saw the ‘Georgia’ headpiece I knew it was perfect for the look I was going for. I emailed Rosie to ask her a few questions and she couldn’t have been more helpful. She assisted me with my ribbon tie colour choice and also helped me to choose the perfect earrings to go with the headdress. I can’t thank or praise her enough for her professionalism and help. I absolutely loved wearing the headdress and got so many compliments on the day and afterwards as people have seen photos. I felt it was very individual and gave me a different look to other brides which is what I wanted. It’s beautifully made and is of a high quality. Thank you so much”
How do you know if a Rosie Willett piece is right for your wedding?
I am getting married myself this September, so I have first hand experience of choosing the best suppliers to work with. I think one of the most important things is attention to detail. As an accessories designer, this comes naturally to me, but I’ve come across some suppliers where this has been lacking. I have chosen to work with people who have gone out of their way to help me and who seem to genuinely care about my wedding as much as I do. I will always do my utmost to help customers find their perfect headpiece.
What’s your best piece of advice for brides who’re trying to choose their wedding headpiece?
The dress should always be chosen first, with accessories that will help to bring your look together. For example, a soft and floaty bohemian dress looks beautiful when accessorised with a forehead band or soft lace flowers in the hair. Hairstyle is also an important consideration. Most headpieces at Rosie Willett Designs are versatile and can be worn with hair up or down, but some look better with particular hairstyles so it’s helpful if you have a rough idea of this before ordering your headpiece. You should also try to coordinate and balance your jewellery with your headpiece. Rosie Willett Designs offers a wide selection of jewellery to complement all of our headpiece designs.
Finally, what’s your life quote/motto?
“Make your own path”. I’ve learned that following the herd doesn’t really suit me and finding the confidence to do my own thing has made me much happier. Individuality and the things we do differently from others is what makes people interesting.
We love the stunning boho edge that Rosie gives to her sparkly pieces, and what’s more we’ve got an exclusive 20% discount code for our Festival Brides! Simple quote FESTIVAL20 at the checkout!
Happy shopping beautiful brides and be sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your beautiful Rosie Willett pieces!
Peace + Love