All eyes on the biggest role model in your life. Where would we be without our mammies eh?
Your wedding day will no doubt be one of the proudest days of her life, so of course she will want to kill it in the style stakes (without taking too much attention from the bride of course!). Choosing the perfect ensemble for such an occasion will be a top priority, and no outfit is fully complete without its crowning glory – the hat. Taking even the most simple dress to the next level, a distinctive headpiece will draw attention for all the right reasons. Here are seven Irish milliners to inspire the mother-of-the-bride’s outfit.
Ashleigh Myles Millinery
Winner of RSVP’s Best Milliner 2015 award, Ashleigh creates one-of-a-kind hats and fascinators that define your personality with panache. Her creations have even graced the pages of Vogue UK!
- Follow on Instagram: @ashleighmylesmillinery
Unique and imaginative, Jennifer places a huge emphasis on attention to detail and the finish of her luxurious hats and headpieces. With her designs being paraded around Ireland’s leading wedding fairs and renowned racing festivals such as Cheltenham, her business has grown from strength to strength. In high-demand, the designer decided to officially launch her first Ladies Boutique in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin City last March.
- Follow on Instagram: @jenniferwrynne
Suzie Mahony Designs
Mixing textures and colours to create her signature designs, Suzie has become renowned for her customer service, making each client feel relaxed and comfortable. Exactly how the mother-of-the-bride should be treated! Working by consultation only, the hat guru will establish your ideal shape, style and design to perfectly complement your ensemble.
- Follow on Instagram: @suziemahonydesigns
Stunning in Royal Repost from @katekellyk using @RepostRegramApp – Remember before Christmas I was at a photo shoot with a few other bloggers & the @bloggeragentirl, well here's the first shot from that day ? I need more blue in my wardrobe me thinks ??This fabulous headpieces is from Irish Milliner @suziemahonydesigns & my dress is from @oliviadanielleathlone ? Thanks @johnwalshphotography for this unreal photo! ?? #Irishblogger #irishbloggeragency
Nestled in Cork’s most beautiful seaside town lies Hattitude. The creative child of Celestine McCoy, we highly-recommend a girls day out to browse the boutique’s stunning array of headpieces and accessories. Under her expert eye, Celestine will take you through each style and advise on which shape suits you best.
- Follow on Instagram: @KinsaleHattitude
Aoife Kirwan Millinery
Aoife studied fashion in Dublin before attending London College of Fashion to study millinery. After attending private tuition with milliner Thomas von Nordheim, she made the move back to Ireland where her business has had huge success. Aoife handcrafts each piece using traditional millinery techniques and works with a diverse range of materials – the resulting pieces being spectacularly innovative and show-stopping!
- Follow on Instagram: @aoifekirwanmillinery
Aoife Harrison Design
Eye-catching and bursting with colourful brights, you’re guaranteed something truly WOW factor from Aoife Harrison. Her designs have been featured on a number of high-fashion publications ranging from The Sunday Times Style Magazine to Social & Personal. If you’re seeking an alternative hen that’s both low-key and full of fun, Aoife also organises Hatty Hen Parties. The perfect excuse to get crafty whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles.
- Follow on Instagram: @aoifeharrisondesign
Caithriona King Designs
The level of detail that goes into one of Caithriona’s fetahered and beaded headpieces is astounding. With a wealth of knowledge and years of experience at the forefront of the Irish millinery scene, her pieces are equally glamorous and elegant. We think the below images speak for themselves.
- Follow on Instagram: @caithrionaking