B E L T S: then + NOW

Belts: it's where we started (has it 7 years, already?!), it's what we do.

They are the first thing we design each season and allow the most time to perfect. Our first collection was 3D blooms, velvet ribbons and every other style was also available in black. This season has a similar hum.

The belt - seems like a simple accessory, how much could it possibly change? But reflecting back a few years, the trends certainly have. 2014 begged for bold bling and I'll be the first to say thank God that has passed! Not only was the aesthetic loud, so were price points. With a new generation comes a new mindset; the modern bride wants new, now and on a dime. WE'RE LISTENING. 

Right now, we're offering all things thin + understated. Opals, yes. Pearls, of course and Warmth - because silver is out. Get in on a SURE SELECTION - our 2017 TOP PICKS have proven themselves strong over the last year >> ON SALE with December delivery. They are the styles you need NOW, just in time for alteration appointments and adding those finishing details. 

Must haves? Here's your TOP 10:

K E N N E D Y | matte opals, hand manipulated petals + pearls - what else?

K E N N E D Y | matte opals, hand manipulated petals + pearls - what else?

O P H E L I A | boho gone bridal

O P H E L I A | boho gone bridal

K E N N A | gold or silver, she's that softer side of bridal

K E N N A | gold or silver, she's that softer side of bridal

C A M I L A | timeless texture

C A M I L A | timeless texture

S I G N E | micro pearls + ivory glass beads among just a touch of gems

S I G N E | micro pearls + ivory glass beads among just a touch of gems

A N N E T T E | when you can't go full pearl

A N N E T T E | when you can't go full pearl

E L O I S E | golden metal petals in the masses 

E L O I S E | golden metal petals in the masses 

G I N G E R | traditional vibes with all sorts of warmth

G I N G E R | traditional vibes with all sorts of warmth

D A K O T A | mastering less is more 

D A K O T A | mastering less is more 

T W I G G Y | dainty gems among a sea of crystals

T W I G G Y | dainty gems among a sea of crystals

W I C K E D L O V E

I created this crown the night before leaving for market. Not an easy feat but when Amber of Lady Vamp Artistry came to us with such a strong vision, we couldn't resist. Let's be honest - we are giddy for editorial!

Interested in stirring up some magic? Be in touch - we love collaborating with the dreamers!

Ashley@abellie.com | 651.428.2522 | abellie.com

Cheers to all the amazing vendors that helped this vision come to life:

Photography | @rblrbbt
Florals/styling | @sisterhoneyfloralco
Hair | @torreyduerrhair
Makeup | @ladyvampartistry
Menswear | @house_ginamarie
Gown/veil | @thewhiteroommpls and @pronovias
Rings | @lshoff
Headpiece/crown/earrings | @a.b.ellie
Bride | @stephaniempeterson
Groom | @drazicx
Video | @engleolson
Table/chairs | @osgvintagerentals
Silk ribbons | @silkandwillow
Paper goods | @estherclarkco
Cake | @thirstywhalebakery

F/ Scratch

Inspiration for the 2018 HDWR collection was right in plain sight. With Minnesota winters, summer days demand your attention. My day starts with a stroll around the park nearby along with our daughter, Perry and two pups, Red + Bert. While I should look up, I so often find myself looking downward on the sidewalk as we jaunt...making sure the boys don’t pick up something they shouldn’t or I don’t nail a rock just right and send Perry’s stroller kiddywampus. It’s this view that spurred my obsession with shadow play. 

The leaves on the trees suddenly had more personality than I ever gave them. A young bloom could be a tall beast in the right light. And with the right wind, all of mother nature’s creations had a dance that reminded me of giddy school girls and the feeling of first love.

I started by plucking along the path - the wild flowers had me most intrigued. While my grandmother would call them a weed and tell me how they are invading the gardens, I couldn’t tell the difference - they were dainty, understated and beautiful. And with the sun’s help, a weed shadow or a bloom shadow - each was as distinguished as the next. 

This was my epiphany moment for the collection. I devoted the next few months on capturing mother nature’s thumbprint and applying it to modern materials.

A dose of both literal and abstract shadow interpretation, the designs are completely handmade + 100% authentic from sketch to creation.

I cannot wait to share more with you! For now, here is a behind the scenes look at our collection in the making.

xx

Ash

Bridal: It's more than ivory.

What's Your Hue?

I'll be the first to admit, color is not my strength. However, muted hues are so easy to fall for - offering just enough personality (not to mention, versatility). We're working on some new magic - for the ceremony, the reception + over to the beach. 

It's all about weathered + earthy elements with luxe + rich ribbons. We think the pairing couldn't be more natural, but you tell us?

{Honeymooners} take note - flirty hues and bold earrings, coming your way!

xx

Ash