Our Story

 

Victoria Huntly is the sole designer and owner of Melancholy Magpie Couture Bridal Accessories. Working from a little studio which was once her husband's 'man cave' in the quiet suburb of Hampshire. Victoria creates beautifully intricate pieces for brides from all over the world.  Victoria's sparkly haven welcomes all brides to view her work and discuss their requirements whilst surrounded with all manner of sparkly accessories - the perfect setting for any magpie!

 

Victoria  lovingly creates accessories  to the very highest standard so you wont find her work mass produced and in shops. Maintaining the personal touch and getting to know the bride is extremely important in designing the perfect piece that will be treasured for years to come. Victoria's previous customers have given glowing reviews of her customer service and standard of work which can be found on our testimonial page or on our Facebook page.  

 

Website and Shoots:

Victoria has taken part in many professional shoots and some of those photos can be seen on the website. However, you will notice that many of the pieces are shown on real brides as opposed to a professional model. This is to show real brides that you dont have to be a professional model to wear our designs and helps maintain that personal touch.

 

Background:

Holding a BA (Hons) in Costume design and Interpretation Victoria was lucky enough to be offered a position upon graduation to work in London's Sloane Square for a very successful fashion designer.  Her passion for embellishment and beading  remained with her long after she left this post and left the profession.

 

How it all started:

Over a decade later Victoria's best friend announced her engagement and Victoria lovingly created a selection of pins for the bride. These were so well received by the hairdresser that Victoria decided to start her own business. Since that decision was made in 2009 the business has thrived and gone from strength to strength. Originally the business was run under the name of The Tiara Boutique. A rebrand in 2015 saw The Tiara Boutique renamed as Melancholy Magpie Couture Bridal Accessories. 

 

THE WAITING LIST

All orders will be placed on a waiting list -

Please note I can usually accommodate 5 orders for the same day

Couture Bridal Accessories in Hampshire