Crystal Heirlooms

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One-of-a-kind bespoke hair accessories for weddings and special occasions, each individually designed and skilfully handcrafted around beautiful vintage jewels.
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Full Description
Bespoke designs: we will work with you to create your perfect hair accessory you using exquisite and high quality vintage jewels chosen by you from our treasure chest or especially sourced for you. Our ready-to-wear collections of handcrafted hair accessories and feathery capelets are each individually designed and skilfully hand crafted around beautiful vintage jewels so you'll never see another bride wearing the same! Whatever your wedding style - from village tea party to boho festival or woodland fantasy, from Hollywood glamour to Art Deco or Edwardian romance, from city chic to traditional elegance - we can create accessories to perfectly complement your dress, hair style, wedding theme and colours. We also offer a hand picked selection of authentic high quality vintage jewellery and wedding accessories. Our truly distinctive collection of original Art Deco cufflinks and tie accessories are perfect for your groom. OUR COLLECTIONS Ready-to-wear collection: one-of-a-kind headdresses, combs, vines and hairpins - from elegantly simple to intricately sophisticated, from unashamedly glitzy to gently sparkling. All of the vintage elements in our hair accessories date from Victorian and Edwardian times through to the glamorous 1960s. Capes and Capelets: individually designed and handcrafted lace or lace and feather capelets created from fully restored antique lace with responsibly-sourced floaty feathers. Genuine Vintage Accessories: browse our collections of genuine vintage jewellery including necklaces, earrings and bracelets and authentic wedding day accessories such as antique tiaras and rhinestone belts. Vintage Shirt and Tie Accessories: a very special collection of vintage cufflinks, cravat pins and tie bars for the discerning Groom and his Best Man. Each piece has been hand picked for its charm, uniqueness and quality.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fran Taylor and Jean Dyas
We know only too well that sometimes it has to be perfect, so our mission is to help make your wedding day everything you've been dreaming of for all those years. From your perfect headdress to your groom's accessories, we will work with you to create unique finishing touches that make you feel amazing!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
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Katrina
Happy couple married in June
September 2016
I just wish I could wear it everyday!
I cant begin to say thank-you enough for how beautiful my headdress was, how it matched my dress perfectly and how special it made me feel! My husband (still sounds strange saying that, but in the most amazing way) commented on how beautiful it was almost as soon as he saw it and almost every guest at our wedding commented on how sparkly, beautiful and ‘very me’ it was. I honestly cant find enough words to thank-you for everything you did, from the moment I contacted you about having the headdress made, sending the ‘Elaine’ for me to try and my initial hair trial, listening to my feedback after the trial, the time you spent finding the perfect jewels for me, sending so many ideas by email and then making the most beautiful headdress I could ever have imagined being lucky enough to wear, I just wish I could wear it everyday!
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Gemma and Janis (my mum!)
Happy couple married in November
September 2016
I was absolutely over the moon
"I just wanted to send you a photo of the beautiful piece you made for me! I was absolutely over the moon with how it turned out and how stunning it looked on the day. Im just trying to think of excuses to wear it again now. It really is a piece I will treasure and hopefully one day pass on to children of my own."
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Louisa and Russell
Happy couple married in November
September 2016
I didn't want to take it off!
I fell in love with my Crystal Heirlooms hairpiece as soon as I saw it, made from beautiful pieces of Edwardian and Victorian jewellery it was exactly what I was looking for without even realising it! Crystal Heirlooms are a really lovely company and were absolutely brilliant to work with, they even added a few more sparkles for me to compliment my hairstyle. When I rather dramatically lost all my wedding accessories Jean and Fran were there straight away to help find a solution. Luckily the originals found a way back to me! I wore it for most of my Honeymoon as I didn't want to take it off! Thank you Crystal Heirlooms for being so utterly exquisite!
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Shelley
Happy couple married in October
September 2016
you made me feel so special
I went to the National Wedding Show at Olympia in February 2015. At this stage I hadn't even considered what I would wear in my hair for my wedding in October, however as soon as I saw Crystal Heirlooms stand I knew that I wanted them to make me a vintage bespoke headdress. When I contacted them in July I was impressed and reassured in way in which they listened to my ideas, requested details of my dress and venue to ensure that I was completely satisfied with the end product. I visited their studio and Jean and Fran were so friendly and welcoming, it felt so relaxed as if I was talking to friends. We designed my headdress on the first appointment and I left feeling confident and excited that it would complement my dress perfectly. Both Jean and Fran have a natural way of making you feel very special and certainly gave me the best advice both in person and via email. The headdress was made within a couple of weeks as promised. It was absolutely beautiful and to know it was one of a kind made it all the more special. In my view you would not get this kind of personal, yet very professional service from a big company . Thank you so much Crystal Heirlooms for providing me with not only a beautiful headdress but the way you made me feel so special.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Sunbeam Cottages, Pollards Wood Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0HY, England

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (6)

National Wedding Show Top Tips - Choosing the Perfect Headdress
Surrey Bride magazine - feature on our designer Jean's wedding
Love My Dress - Louisa and Russell's real wedding
Wedding Ideas Magazine recommended supplier
Aspirational Bride - Crystal Heirlooms Art Deco and Art Nouveau photoshoot
Hello! Online bridal hair accessories feature
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Our designer Jean's own wedding in Sicily of course! Not only her perfect day and the start of a wonderful new life with husband Dave, but also the inspiration for us to set up Crystal Heirlooms. Jean created her own, very unique headpiece that incorporated pearls from her Mum's own wedding plus small iconic jewels representing Dave's career as a helicopter pilot, some of the special shared memories leading up to the wedding, and not forgetting their 'babies' in the form of Harley, Morris and Flora the cats!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Exquisite - unique - true vintage - ethical - sustainable

What about your business are you most proud of?

Creating exactly what you want for your special day - even if you're not sure yourself to begin with! Working with you to design and handcraft accessories that you love to wear, are comfortable, that perfectly complement your dress and wedding style, that make you feel truly special all day long, and that you'll want to keep forever!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't buy your hair accessory until you've chosen your dress and worked out how you will wear your hair. With those two key decisions made you can really let your imagination fly, so allow time to shop around for the finishing touches. And remember that your headdress is the one thing that will be seen in every photo of you on the day - so it needs to be perfect!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The bride very much wanted to revive her look for the reception but a second dress was way beyond her budget. Instead she changed her headdress and created a completely fresh new look, with a contemporary tiara and veil for the church and a flurry of crystals and feathers for the reception!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Your bespoke accessory will be designed and made by our creative Jean at her millhouse in the Charente Valley in France. The process starts with a video call or Zoom so that Jean can get to get to know you and your aspirations. We can make adjustments to pieces in our ready-to-wear-collections, or we can start from scratch with a bespoke design. Once the design for your unique accessory is agreed we’ll send photos of suggested vintage jewels and embellishments (and samples if appropriate) and whilst its being made we’ll send progress pictures to make sure you’re happy with everything. Please try to allow 8 weeks for a bespoke headdress, cape or sash - although we will always try to work to a tighter deadline if you need us to!

What do you love most about your job?

Feedback from our brides! Seeing how stunning they looked on their special day and having the opportunity to play a small part in making everything perfect.

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

Art Deco or 1940s satin dresses, cut on the bias to drape beautifully. Simple, elegant and so feminine!

What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

A tiny blue crystal, pearl or vintage motif worked into your wedding headdress!

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Norman Hartnell's embroidered silk satin dress for Margaret Whigham, Duchess of Argyll, for her marriage to Mr Charles Sweeny in the Brompton Oratory on 21 February 1933.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook Special Offer10% discount on bridal headdresses, combs, vines and garlands in our ready-to-wear collections (exclusions apply)