Bespoke bridal millinery

All our bespoke flower crowns and hair accessories are handmade in our courtyard at The Shepherd's Purse.  Custom designed for brides, or for any other special occasion, we have a beautiful selection of flowers and a wide rage of vintage style beaded trims and hand dyed ribbons with which to create your design.

Our team will collaborate with you using experience and knowledge to bring your vision to life. We consider our clients our friends, and our attention to detail shows just how much we care.

* As seen on Love My Dress and Rock My Wedding *

Dried and Preserved Flowers

Millinery designer Michelle takes inspiration from the nature that surrounds her. Growing up at The Shepherds Purse cemented her interest in nature and flowers, from the interesting herbs and teas sold in the shop, to the dried flowers sold from the old cart at Festivals and Markets.

Natural, wild and preserved wedding flowers evoking memories that last forever in your beautiful floral hair piece, using foraged and homegrown flowers collected and dried in her workshop on Church street. Mixed with beautifully preserved roses and flowers with exquisite quality and colour to add natural movement and delicate texture.

Michelle started making crowns from herbs and wildflowers over 10 years ago, running workshops at festivals and creating for friends and family. Today she uses mixed mediums to create something unique for each bride. Choose from velvet, silk, dried, wild, fresh and preserved flowers.

For all custom orders please email us with your ideas. We can’t wait to hear from you.

I have known Michelle since I was four-years-old and she is amazingly talented, so it felt special to be able to wear one of her designs.
— Nina
I wore a beautiful velvet half flower crown made by my very talented cousin Michelle McHugh Budd of The Shepherd’s Purse. I loved wearing it, it was the perfect accessory for my hair. It arrived so beautifully packaged with ribbons, petals and a tiny pot of glitter – simply beautiful.
— Amy
My floral crown was one of my favourite accessories from the day – the beauty of it is that it wasn’t made from fresh flowers, so I can keep it forever. I hope I have a little girl someday to pass it on to.
— Heidi
I really wanted to have a flower crown, but I wanted it to last. I found The Shepherds Purse on Etsy who made me a stunning silk flower crown in creams, greens and dusky pinks. It was exquisite, and I didn’t take it off the whole day!
— Anna

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