Monday, 9 May 2016

Why do we Create? This from Jennie Saunders....

Introducing Jennie from Annie Laurie Bridal on Etsy (click here) - a stunning showcase for her wonderful gifts as a designer and creator of beautiful things!

Jennie started out as a florist in the 1980s while her sister, Annie, was designing floral head pieces - they decided to join forces and their partnership is still going strong!


The natural progression into bridal floristry soon followed including bouquets, floral arrangements and head-pieces.  In those days, the floral circlet was high in fashion but Jennie soon started to design with components other than flowers, including Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearls and diamante.  By 1987, the business moved to a unit into the first shop which soon doubled in size, allowing the venture into all aspects of bridal and they established themselves as 'Annie Laurie', a nickname given to Anne by her father. 

Why do we create?  

'Because I love designing beautiful, bespoke headpieces for a bride's special day. I never get tired of working with precious and semi-precious stones and am always on the look out for stones with that little extra to make and design something really different.'

Such beautiful work!

Come and visit us too at DunnCrafting! (click here)


  1. I think the flower crown in your shop's avatar (1st photo here) is absolutely delightful!

  2. Love your Head-pieces, so enchanting, reminds me of a Mid Summer Night's Dream :)