If You Want To Get Ahead – Get A Hat…

…or you can be really savvy and check out Helenae – Couture Millinery Wedding Hats in Preston, Lancashire. If any of my clients’ mothers, aunts, sisters etc, or would be clients extended family members are looking for headwear, then check Helenae out. She has the most beautiful bespoke hats & fascinators and then some…

Want to know a little more, then read on…


‘Inspired by classic 1950s cocktail hats but with a modern twist, Helenae Hats are individually designed and made by hand in windswept Lancashire using traditional millinery techniques. We’ve been designing and creating occasions headwear for Brides, Bridal Parties, Weddings Guests, Ladies’ Days, Race Days and day wear since 2001. Our hats are one-offs, so there’s no chance of someone else wearing the same piece.


We use traditional millinery methods to produce the highest quality hats and fascinators in a range of fabrics to coordinate with your outfit. We consider your face shape and hairstyle when designing a hat for you to ensure you have something that’s both comfortable to wear and makes you feel amazing wearing it! Our ready to wear collection aims to provide something for everyone, but alterations can be made to ensure they’re perfect for you. We also offer an alteration service for hats, adding extra colours, feathers, a bit of sparkle or a full re-trim. We can make both big and small alterations to existing hats so you can re-use an old favourite. Or, have something new designed and made to suit your personal style.


We’re exhibiting in Preston at the Harris Museum as part of The Alternative Wedding Fair on April 7th, 2018, and we’re travelling to York Racecourse on March 18th for The UK Wedding Event. You can also find us at “Moments in Time Bridal” in Blackpool.”

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A Grand Day Out

Well…today was the Wedding Fayre at Best Western Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Centre  and didn’t they do just a lovely job of it. I managed to grab a few moments with quite a few exhibitors who were displaying some gorgeous items.

There was Once Upon A Cupcake  who had some stunning little cupcakes and I also got to taste some of their beautiful  wedding cake too…it was really quite divine…

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Next I popped across to see Ellie Brook Photography …a top lass and tip top tog too…(that was harder to say than write haha)…I’ve worked with Ellie in the past and it’s always a pleasure.

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Iced of Garstang had some absolutely beautiful wedding cakes, stunning detail and the pastel colours on the flower detail were just sublime…jolly nice ladies too.

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I just had a bit of time to fire off a few shots of the catwalk brides…they really looked stunning. The dresses were really, really pretty…and the lasses modelling them were ever so nice. A big well done to all the guys who organised this, it went down a treat with everybody!!

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Then onto a fab MUA who is Buff Makeup I’ve worked with Joanna in the past on a model shoot for Preston Photographic Society and she did an awesome job under quite pressured circumstances and then we worked together on a pre-wedding shoot and a wedding…a class lady who does an absolutely sterling job.

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Then there was  Double Act with exquisite wedding stationery all done by their good-selves…just lovely!

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A little bit of a shout out to the guys at Forever Living…”Forever Living’s aloe Vera based products are fantastic to help both bride and groom prepare for their big day. From body wraps, to cleanses and weight management programmes, skincare healthcare & beauty, let us help you feel & look your best.”

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and last but not least…

…there was Heavenly Melted Chocolate/ …unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a free sample, hahaha…they were very busy and I’m not surprised…everything looked fab and tasty…really impressive stand!!!

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All in all…a grand day out 😀

Peace out – from: Nancy Lisa Barrett Photography  x

Wedding Fayre – Garstang

Really looking forward to tomorrows Wedding Fayre at Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Centre…looks like it’s going to be a corker of a day. The catwalk is a must and it will be nice to see some photography friends and MUA’s. More information below:

Wedding Fayre Garstang