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Hair Fascinators - Add a Touch of Whimsy & Style

Woman with feather fascinator in hairHair fascinators are a great option any time you are looking to add a bit of style, drama, or whimsy to your outfit.  A feather fascinator is a headpiece, worn in your hair, made from silk flowers, feathers, and other adornments.  Of course they look great paired with birdcage veils for that fresh yet vintage look.  Hair fascinators have grown very popular, because they are so stylish, comfortable, and fun to wear.

A "fascinator" is a funny word for a hair flower or hair accessory, and you may have never heard it called that. Here is some history about hair fascinators from Wikipedia:

A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. The word originally referred to a fine, lacy head covering akin to a shawl made from wool or lace. The term had fallen almost into disuse by the 1970s.

In the early 21st century the term has made a comeback but the meaning has slightly changed and now is used to describe a delicate, slightly frivolous head decoration worn on the hair almost exclusively by women. Modern fascinators are commonly made with feathers, flowers and/or beads. They attach to the hair by a comb, headband or clip.

They are an adornment for formal attire and are an alternative to wearing a hat. They are particularly popular at premium horse racing events, such as the Grand National and the Melbourne Cup. They may also be worn at weddings by guests, and also as an alternative to a bridal veil. (Source: Wikipedia)

Hair fascinators are a ton of fun to wear because they draw attention to your face and add a wonderful touch of drama and mystery.  As soon as you clip your hair feathers or hair flower into your hair, you will feel immediately transformed and feel totally confident and beautiful.  Add a touch of veiling, and voila--instant sophistication.

We offer one of a kind hair accessories that are individually handcrafted.  We spend hours searching for just the right materials to create our head pieces, and we feature an amazing assortment of truly one-of-a-kind wedding fascinators and bridal fascinators for the bride and bridesdmaids.

Custom wedding accessories such as handmade fascinators are available upon special request, including, of course, our custom birdcage veils available in colors to match your bridesmaids dresses.  Can't you just picture your amazing wedding coming to life in your imagination?  

If you can imagine it, we can probably create it for you.  

Send photos of your wedding gown or prom dress and we will custom design a fascinator just for you!

Some of the materials we use in our hair fascinators include:

  • Silk organza
  • Silk flowers
  • Peacock feathers
  • Ostrich feathers
  • Coque feathers
  • Schlappen feathers
  • Goose biots
  • Genuine vintage brooch and antique brooches
  • Genuine vintage and antique buttons and earrings
  • Real gemstone and pearl beads
Your handmade hair accessory features an out-of-this-world dramatic flair, because you are confident enough to express yourself with style!

Made with true attention to detail, because we want each and every bride and bridesmaid--and every day drama queen-- to feel amazing!  If you have a special request, you will be able to contact us soon so we can work together to design amazing hair fascinators just for you.

We will handcraft your feather fascinator or flower fascinator from the finest materials we can find, including silk and velvet flowers, genuine vintage millinery flowers and leaves, cruelty free feathers, and accented with pearls Swarovski crystals, gemstones, and of course birdcage veils or any other veiling material.  Your fascinator may be as small and dainty or as large and flamboyant as you like it.  Just share your ideas and we will get to work on your design!

Contact us at EllenMariePDX[at] for custom design requests. 


Photos on model are courtesy of Meriwether Photography,, Portland Oregon. Modeled by Nicole.

Above, orange red hair flower fascinator with black netting and beaded accent, by Ellen Marie

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Birdcage Veil  - Bettie Bandeau Veil from

Above, Veil Set with Two Feather Fascinators


Rise of the Silver Surfer  - Vintage Birdcage Veil with Cathedral Veil Style

Veil Style from Rise of the Silver Surfer

Movies have increased the popularity of these veils.  This vintage birdcage veil style combines a birdcage veil in the front, and a long plain edge cathedral veil in back.  This gives you the best of both worlds for classic and vintage style for your wedding.  You probably recall this veil from the Movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, where Jessica Alba as Sue Storm stunned audiences with this beautiful and dramatic combination wedding veil style.  This is a beautiful set!  You can remove the back veil and wear the birdcage veil as a pouf during your reception.  Contact us for customizations:  we can do your cage veil in any length or color that you need, and with any veil trim or edge (plain, lace, beaded, crystals).

Rise of the Silver Surfer Veil Style - After the Movie Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer

Above, veils and handcrafted designer bridal jewelry by Ellen Marie Design.

Other movies with this glamorous style include Reese Witherspoon's birdcage veil in Sweet Home Alabama.  Katherine Heigl (from Grey's Anatomy and several movies) wore a beautiful birdcage veil, as well

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