Bridal Market is always a blur — a mirage of white dresses. While it might seem like an easy job, it is actually harder than one might think! So, when we say that we had the most delightful meeting with a designer and that we can still remember their work in December, it really means they made an impression! Our time with our new accessories gal, Ellen Hunter, was one of those meetings and we are so excited that we are going to be able to offer her gorgeous pieces in both our Huntsville Bridal Shop and Nashville Bridal Shop. Our Alabama and Tennessee brides are going to love her pieces!
Our obsession with all things Ellen Hunter happened by accident. As you all know, Kara and I love shopping for more than just bridal gowns and a few months before market we found ourself at The Summit in Birmingham wondering around Gus Mayer. We were swooning over the pieces at the jewelry counter and then we saw it - the most incredible gold wreath that would be perfect for a bride! We rushed out and looked up Ellen Hunter immediately. We were hooked and we knew that market would be the perfect time to pick up a few pieces to bring back to our precious Southern brides!
Ellen's pieces have been worn by just about everybody who is anybody, including some pretty amazing celebrities! Her pieces are unique and eclectic - perfect for a bride wanting to add a special piece to her wedding look. A little history about our new fav accessory gal — she is from Tennessee and went to school at the University of Alabama! After completing her degree from Alabama in 2003, she went on to the London College of Fashion where she enrolled in a summer intensive program to study wire wrapping and beadwork. Upon graduation from the program, Ellen returned to Tennessee to perfect handcrafting headpieces and jewelry. In 2007, Ellen headed up to Manhattan and worked as a bridal specialist at Nicole Miller. After her time at Nicole Miller, Ellen launched the Ellen Hunter NYC Collection and has been making amazing pieces ever since! We love everything about Ellen's pieces, but are super impressed by her flexible wreaths that work perfectly on everyone!
To schedule an appointment to try on some amazing Ellen Hunter NYC pieces, please contact either our Alabama Bridal Shop or Tennessee Bridal Shop!