Being a Glorious bridal hair accessory designer!
Glorious Tiaras, bridal hair accessories, and vintage brooch bouquets are designed, and hand crafted in Cheshire, by me, Heidi Reid.
I first developed an interest in working with wire, and the shapes that can be created when designing with wire and other mediums, during the final show for my BA in Creative Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University. I loved the medium and the way that different approaches and combinations result in such starkly different, eye catching, results.
For my own wedding I sought out, and fell in love with a tiara that enhanced a ‘vintage Hollywood’ look, and in 2002 a visit to the V&A Tiara exhibition cemented my love affair with bridal hair accessories
I soon started researching the history of wedding hair accessories, including the wax crowns worn in the 1920's, through to the bridal hair accessories worn by royalty across the decades, and started experimenting myself with wire, crystals, pearls.
In 2011, after encouragement from family, friends and other wedding industry professionals, I gave up my job as a local radio presenter (gulp!) to concentrate on Glorious Tiaras full time.
Glorious Tiaras have exhibited at the National Wedding Show, been featured in wedding blogs, and are recognised for unique designs, exquisite attention to detail, and fabulous customer service!
This year, I was incredibly proud to have won the Wedding Industry Awards category for the North West region's bridal accessory designer. Next year I'd like to win the category for the whole of England ;)
When designing my bridal hair accessories I opt to use Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, and other luxury materials, in designs that make my brides feel utterly beautiful, unique, and Glorious!
All wedding headpieces are made to order and can be bought direct from the website, or alternatively, you can use the Glorious bespoke service to have a design adapted, or created from scratch, to reflect your own unique style by simply dropping me an email, giving me a buzz, or sending me a direct message.
I really love dealing with brides as it's such a unique and exciting time in someone's life. Being a part of that time, and being invited to design something Glorious for a wedding, fills me with joy every time it happens!