Can we talk about hats? Once practically compulsory for wedding guests, our more modern, laidback approach to weddings (which I obviously love) has sadly also meant that some wedding guests are now choosing to forgo the crowning glory of their wedding day outfit. Well, no more! Hats are the perfect opportunity to get creative and give your outfit the wow-factor – and let’s face it, if you can’t be a little bit extra at a wedding, when can you?! Whatever you’re wearing, there’s a hat that can take your look to the next level, so don’t shy away from a statement headpiece. It’s time we all embraced the hat once more – and I have discovered the perfect brand to make even the least traditional wedding guests fall head over heels in love with millinery. Allow me to introduce you to Bundle MacLaren, designer of some of the most incredible hats I have ever laid eyes on!
Based in South-West London, Bundle MacLaren is a boutique millinery studio who design and produce beautifully crafted hats and headpieces for every occasion, at really affordable prices for the quality. Every piece is handmade to order in their studio by a member of the small, incredibly talented (and thoroughly lovely) team – who you’ll see hard at work when you visit the studio.
You can choose from the gorgeous ready-to-wear collection, or work with the designers to create a completely bespoke piece – and you can go as big and bold as you like! Bundle MacLaren design beautiful classic pieces for people looking for an elegant, simple headpiece – but they also love to let their creativity run wild and create exquisitely designed, outlandishly beautiful hats for people who really want to have fun with their look. No brief is too bonkers – check out the Showstoppers page on their website to see some of their most sensational pieces.
Bundle MacLaren design hats and headpieces for every member of your wedding party – including a beautiful bridal collection which we’ll be featuring in another blog post soon. But today I want to focus on wedding guests, and the all-important mothers of the bride or groom. I’ve picked my favourite pieces from their beautiful collection, but for a truly memorable pre-wedding experience, book yourself and your mum in for an appointment where you can try on the collection and get creative working with the team to design the hat of your (or your mum’s) dreams!
Mother of the Bride/Groom
If you’re the mother of one of the people getting married then you should definitely be thinking about wearing a truly fabulous hat. After all – this is your day too, and you should absolutely wear a showstopping outfit that makes you feel a million dollars and let’s everyone else instantly recognise that you are the guest of honour! For a polished and memorable look, a hat or headpiece really completes a Mother of the Bride/Groom’s outfit and guarantees you’ll feel incredible. While you may not wish to go for something too out there, Mother of the Bride/Groom hats don’t have to be traditional or overly simple. Bundle MacLaren have a huge range of pieces which are elegant and feminine but still ooze fashion-forward style. And you can have your hat made in any colour of the rainbow – so you can match it perfectly to your outfit, or choose a statement clashing shade for a bolder look.
This is where you can really let your imagination run wild! There are no rules when it comes to wedding guest style anymore and you can wear whatever makes you feel amazing. Go big, bright and bold when it comes to headwear - have fun with it and embrace the chance to wear something that will really make you stand out from the crowd. These pieces from Bundle MacLaren are youthful, fun and incredibly stylish – and whether you’re wearing a dress, trousers or a jumpsuit there is the perfect hat to give your look that extra fabulous edge. You’ll definitely win best dressed guest in one of these amazing pieces!
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