I was impressed with the beauty of Lulalupins gorgeous designs online, but they are even more amazing in real life. Not only is each piece unique, but Lucienne works closely with you to bring your own ideas to life. She listened closely to my ideas and brought to life a truly magical and intricate work of art in gorgeous fabrics. I cannot recommend Lulalupin highly enough.
I love, love, love Lulalupin’s gorgeous headpieces! The quality and attention to detail is truly exceptional, and Lucienne designs and makes each piece individually. You can buy her ready-made headpieces, but I really recommend asking Lucienne to design something unique to you. She has an amazing talent and eye for detail and is great at listening to your ideas and turning them into something really special to complement your outfit and personality. If you want something different that’s still very wearable, Lulalupin will not disappoint.
I first met Lucienne and saw her work in April 2013 at a ‘Bridal Boot Fair’ in Brighton. I was immediately impressed by the quality of her work and the originality of her pieces. I already had my second-hand wedding dress, having long since accepted that to save escalating costs I would buy ‘off the peg’ and not design my own gown. A set of Lulalupin cuffs with a matching collar would be a much more affordable way to achieve a completely unique look for my big day and would give my outfit some extra magic and ‘Emilyness’!
I emailed Lucienne when I was ready to discuss my ideas. She was warm and approachable, seemingly almost as excited as I was about my wedding plans! We arranged to meet at her home and spent a happy couple of hours discussing ideas and poking around her amazing box full of fabrics, beads and buttons. It certainly helped the design process that I was able to show her photographs of myself in my dress and had taken off-cuts of its fabric with me for Lucienne to incorporate into the finished collar and cuffs. I also had my headpiece with me and Lucienne quickly thought of ideas of how we could unite all of the pieces. I also got to try on a range of her finished designs, which helped to clarify in my own mind what exactly I wanted.
During the making process, Lucienne kept me informed with regular emails and photo updates. She gave me design choices at each stage in order for me to keep control of costs, which I really appreciated.
About one month after my first visit, my collar and cuffs were ready for collection. I was amazed by how perfect they were. Driving home, I kept sneaking little peaks at them as I was so excited. Not showing my fiancée what they were like was almost unbearable.
On the wedding day itself, I felt like the best ever version of myself. Everything about my outfit went together so perfectly and I was happy with every little detail. The beading on my collar matched my headdress perfectly; my cuffs framed my ring and also were wonderful to fiddle with when my nerves were kicking in! I’m so glad that I went to that ‘Bridal Boot Fair’ as without it I may not have met Lucienne. I really couldn’t recommend Lulalupin more highly.