As you will no doubt be aware, I adore featuring new and fledgling businesses, creative individuals and wedding suppliers who have a true passion for what they do. Today’s Love Heart Feature is dedicated to an extremely talented and experienced wedding planner who is has just about to launch her first line of bridal jewellery.
Minihaha Garande from Brachetto Weddings and I have been Twitter friends for a while and her Leeds based wedding planning company is listed within the Lottie Loves Directory, so when she contacted me regarding her new line of jewellery I jumped at the chance to be one of the first to feature it!
The M By Minihaha collection features bridal headpieces, earrings and necklaces with an elegant Asian-inspired feel. If you are looking for a beautiful alternative to a veil or tiara, then I urge you to take a look at Minihaha’s exquisite creations.
The Lace & Love Hearts blog: Minihaha, welcome to the featured suppliers section of the Lace & Love Hearts blog. Please could you introduce my brides to your new jewellery collection?
Minihaha: Hello Lottie, thanks for having me. M by Minihaha is a new bridal jewellery line for the modern and luxurious bride. The line consists of Asian inspired headpieces, earrings and necklaces.
L&LH: What motivated you to expand from the busy world of wedding planning into the world of gorgeous bridal jewellery?
M: The world of wedding planning is absolutely exhilarating and fulfilling. I enjoy meeting new people and working with many talented suppliers to make a couple's dream wedding come to life. Quite often, many brides would ask me to find them a supplier for a Kim Kardashian inspired headpiece that she wore at her 2011 wedding. This look has and will quite possibly be in trend for many years to come.
It was always difficult to find them a similar headpiece as most bridal accessories are traditional tiaras and hair combs. I really wanted to provide something my brides wanted. That is when the idea came to mind and I immediately pursued it.
L&LH: Where do you find inspiration for your pieces and what kind of materials do you use in their creation?
M: I love the lavishness and exoticness of Asian brides. Most of my pieces, especially the signature pieces which will launch end of next year, are definitely inspired by them. You will find loads of stunning pearls, highest quality of cubic zirconia, gold and silver plated finishes on our gorgeous launch collection. I wanted to launch with a small exclusive collection to introduce M by Minihaha to the industry. I really felt that my vision for M by Minihaha will be represented better this way.
L&LH: Do you offer a fully bespoke service to brides who would like something totally unique?
M: In the future, I would love to create something unique for each bride but I won't be able to offer that right away. As it stands, custom designs will typically take between ten and fifteen weeks to create and there will be a minimum order quantity of three thunred pieces per style from our manufacturer. It wouldn't make business sense to do this, so I can only hope and pray that my creativity will attract a momentum of brides. As a matter of fact, I have no doubt that it will. We have had a great reaction from our sneak peeks already. This has definitely inspired and humbled me.
L&LH: Would you say that your pieces are appropriate for bridesmaids and other members of the bridal party as well as the bride herself?
M: All our pieces are absolutely perfect for bridesmaids as well as the bride herself. Within the launch collection, the 'Bejewelled Heiress' is a dramatic piece only suitable for brides. You wouldn't want your bridesmaids to out do you would you? But yes absolutely, I even wanted the simpler headpieces to be suitable for other events such as a birthday do or a bridal shower. Whatever occasion, you can still wear M by Minihaha and look beautiful.
L&LH: How can my brides find out more about your collection, and who will be stocking your pieces?
M: M by Minihaha will launch on 1st November 2014 and will be available to purchase online from our website. In due course, brides will be able to locate the collection within bridal boutiques in the U.K, as we are currently in discussion with suitable stockists to represent our brand.
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