Lizzie McQuade Millinery
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Known for her signature use of fresh and modern embellishments, feminine forms, and delicate beadwork, Lizzie McQuade is a London-based, Scottish milliner who creates hats, veils and headpieces.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Hats / Fascinators
Lizzie launched her first bridal collection in 2015, after a career in fashion, having always been drawn to bridal looks thanks to her love of romantic fabrics and finishes. Her collections of wedding day headwear are influenced by what real women want to wear on their wedding day, and her pieces are regularly featured by publications such as Brides, You and Your Wedding, and Rock and Roll Bride. Every piece is made by hand using artisan techniques in her East London studio. Lizzie also loves the process of creating a bespoke piece in close partnership with brides-to-be; learning about their style, dreams and vision for their day, and creating a piece which captures all of that is such a joy! The studio is based in London, so for more complex bespoke orders, fittings will be needed in London. However she can also work on special orders via skype and email for clients who cannot travel so do get in touch if you are further afield!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Lizzie
Hello and Congratulations! I love working closely with brides to create a piece thats perfect for them and their big day. Whether you have a specific idea in mind, or need some inspiration and guidance I can work out a design to suit your style and budget. Looking forward to hearing from you! x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
No. of People In Team
Married in June 2017
The perfect accessory
Lizzie made me a beautiful, bespoke headpiece to wear for the black tie evening part of my wedding day. The creative process was so interactive and fun, Lizzie really ...
Married in June 2018
The Crowning Glory of my Wedding
I wore the most beautiful, bespoke Lizzie McQuade bridal band at my wedding and it just elevated my outfit from elegant to magical. What I loved most about the piece was...
Married in August 2014
Lizzie created the most exquisite headpieces for my wedding day. After one conversation she was able to make all three pieces as I'd imagined but better. They are so intr...
Married in February 2018
The best thing about my entire bridal outfit was the stunning headpiece.
I had secretly dreamed of wearing one of Lizzie's pieces for my wedding before I even had a boyfriend. Her work is special, unique and stunning - perfect for a bride tha...
Married in July 2017
Bespoke Midsummer Night's Dream headpiece
I had a traditional church wedding planned but my husband and I wanted to let our hair down for the Midsummer Night’s Dream black tie evening part of the day. Lizzie coul...
Married in June 2017
Bespoke lace and silk headdress and pins
I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU. Not only did I think my headpiece and pins magnificent but more than a few family and friends said how gorgeous and unique they were. Yo...
What is your most memorable wedding?
My own! I wore three different headpieces through the day, and found it was a fun and easy way to change up my look after the ceremony and for the dancing.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Modern, feminine, delicate, playful, elegant
What about your business are you most proud of?
The feedback we get from our brides, and the images of them beaming with happiness in a piece we made by hand.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Leave lots of time for the important decisions - it reduces stress levels so much!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love a personal message on garments or accessories - it could be hand stitched initials, wedding date or the place you met in one of our headpieces. So beautiful and personal.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I usually hear from a bride once she has seen or chosen a dress and her style for the day. We'll try on a range of styles, and then decide if she wants a bespoke design or some changes to a collection piece. I'll keep in touch through the making process with images and updates, and then arrange a final fitting if needed and ship the piece out in its special packaging. The process usually takes around 4 weeks, sometimes longer for a complex bespoke piece.
What do you love most about your job?
The wonderful women I get to work meet!
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
Anything worn with confidence! If it makes you feel great you will look amazing.
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
Well I would say in a headdress of course! We can add subtle blue beading onto the centres of our handmade flowers, or tiny crystals to a veil or even a blue lining for a hidden touch of blue.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
I love the 60's so I would have to say Audrey Hepburn's super chic Givenchy wool shift dress and matching headscarf she wore to marry Andrea Dotti in 1969.
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