Archive for the ‘Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide’ Category

margolily heirloom bouquets

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Keren and I met in both sunshine and snow when designing these stunningly rich and decadent pieces based around a precious vintage butterfly brooch belonging to Keren’s family. Keren’s heirloom bouquet and buttonhole designs were gorgeous fun to work on, so much so that I took both bride and bridesmaid fabric shopping with me so we could find the perfect shades of ruby red and duck egg blue as well as create the groom’s stylish white leather and magpie feather buttonhole!  Feast on these glorious and happy wedding photos!

Keren had these lovely words to say of her margolily experience…

“Thank you so much again for taking so much care over our bouquets and buttonhole, they looked absolutely fantastic and I loved them! Woody was so pleased with his buttonhole, so much more his style than a flower and looked great against his suit.” 


margolily in teal and butterflies

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Gorgeously happy photos from beautiful Lesley on her wedding day last year.

We worked on the design together at Kakao by K in Edinburgh to create a stylish and unique headpiece to work with Lesley’s stunning butterfly print dress.

Lesley has given valuable advice in perfecting headpieces with netting and veiling and had this to say about Margolily too… 

“My experience of Margolily was exciting, interactive and thoroughly recommended. The design consultation was relaxed and creative, you listened to my thoughts and changed some of them to make it all work better. I was totally confident that you knew what you were talking about. I loved wearing my headpiece and my wedding guests were gushing over it!!  My piece will be cherished forever!”  




margolily and giant flowers

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

A week spent pondering the glorious and outrageous headpieces worn by guests at the Royal Wedding!

Loving Queenie’s primrose yellow! Adore Miriam Gonzalez Durantez in her coral flowered turban, plan to make myself something similar for the host of weddings I have this Summer! It may detract from the giant bump in the enormous maxi dress! This is it – my silk flower making course of last year is coming back to me! Giant flowers to accentuate a giant bump! Here we go! Just finished such a treat for a beuatiful gold wedding in Surrey, inspired by gorgeous Paula’s margolily headpiece of last Summer xx

margolily is feeling the love

Monday, January 31st, 2011

At home margolily feels the love for Greg Banjo, Pearly Pussy Cat and Morley Tiger Cat. Day to day margolily feels the love for sewing on Sundays, Jarvis Cocker on 6Music, salted caramels and piles of unread books and photo albums and a good find in a charity shop and craft night and Kirrie girls and the Arlington Baths…and margolily has a lot of love. Right now though margolily is feeling the love for Glasgow and most especially the creative Glasgow family within! Margolily has been showing her wares at a few events so far this year and here are some of the super cool designers, vintage collectors and boutiques I’ve been encountering along the way…Ok first up for margolily love are Butler and Taylor – the vintage lasses who have amassed gorgeous crockery and chic tableware to bring to your event and also they have very cool hair! More love to E.Y.I.Love who dedicate themselves to finding out everything you love to design your wedding stationery and anything else you think of in their print studio and also they are lovely and love all kinds of ace things themselves! Next love to MeeMee Couture who will design something wild, something gorgeous, something simple, a  wedding gown, disco shorts, this girl rules and also she was wearing an incredible handmade ruffle/shawl/bolero/scarf affair stitched with glow in the dark thread when I met her! Ooh and double love she also has a very cool sister who has the most beautiful traditional tattoos and more than that spent her last cash bucks on margolily feathers! Yass! Last love, like a last Rolo, goes to Jennie Loof, who introduced margolily to also loved Sylvia at Bold Souls, but also skipped out the door wearing margolily feathers, has the most gorgeous range of clothes margolily has seen and is all round super ace and lent margolily her table!  Sharing the love this weekend Margolily will be at Granny Would Be Proud on Sunday 6th Feb at the Hillhead Book Club xx

Margolily Brides & Bold Souls

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

So…a happy and tired Margolily writes to say a huge big thank you to the Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide organisers! What a day we had at Pollokshields Burgh Hall on Sunday…hundreds of lovely brides and wedding guests with gorgeous wedding plans. Here is just a sprinkling of the exciting ideas margolily heard tell …vintage brooch collections turned into wedding day accessories, subtle accents of french navy, bright splashes of coral, art deco styling, veils for day and ornate margolily headpieces for night, Grecian style dresses, stunning feathered affairs and not to forget giant polka dot bows! Some truly inspired commissions to design for margolily!   

A reminder too that for Margolily fans…I’ll be at the Bold Souls Fashion Pop Up Event this Saturday 29th January – Sub Club 1-8pm. Margolily will have some new jungle inspired vintage headpieces on the go along with lots of other fashionista fun and free hairstyling by the Rainbow Room Folks! Coolio, see you there xx

Margolily at Glasgow Girls Wedding Fayre

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Margolily is whipped up into a full feather and fig style froth of excitement this week! Designs and displays are given finishing touches ready for the Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide Fayre this weekend! Come down to the beautiful Pollokshields Burgh Hall and pay Margolily and a host of other gorgeous wedding suppliers a visit. Love’s Philosophy Bridal and Mirror Box photography are just a few of the lovely folks you’ll meet! New suppliers…vintage crockery ladies Butler and Taylor are top of my list to say hello to! There’ll be free champagne and goodie bags, models, make-up, nail and hair trials and all sorts of stunning bridal treats!


Along with feather, jewel and fancy headpieces for brides, bridesmaids and wedding parties…margolily will be displaying vintage garters, heirloom brooch bouquets, tweedy buttonholes, glitzy lace corsages, beautiful inspirations and photos of margolily brides and hen party workshop ideas too! 


Entry is free! Yippee! See you there xx

margolily happy new year treat

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Margolily is bursting with excitement to bring you the official and gorgeously, stunning photos of Angela and David’s November wedding by David Thompson Photography.  Begin 2011 filled with beautiful ideas and enchanting hopes!


starry eyed and happy christmas wishes

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Happiest Christmas wishes to you all! Margolily is going to be in hibernation with some figgy pudding and gallons of mulled wine for the next few weeks! When I am not prancing around in my fantasy Christmas jumpsuit a la Sagittarius in Vogue…

…I may begin some icy, sparkle, headpieces inspired by snowflakes and constellations, a beautiful silver and ice blue piece is on the go for a January wedding in Australia! In the meantime, happy wishes to you for 2011…it’s going to be a good ‘un! Margolily will emerge from her squirrel hideaway to exhibit with the Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide on January 23rd. Margolily is also delighted to have joined the Granny Would Be Proud family too, yeeha! Love and wishes and thanks to each and everyone who joined margolily in a splendid 2010.

Gorgeous Hannah in her feather headpiece and birdcage veil made perfect by a sprinkle of margolily magic xx