Why I use cruelty-free feathers in my feather fascinators, headdresses and jewelry…
“Cruelty-free product” is generally understood within the animal rights movement as a product that has not been tested on animals. This is the same for my product… When I purchase a cruelty free product, I make sure the fur, bones, skull, etc, is not hunted or harmed to acquire the product.
Regalia gets most cruelty free product from ranches in the Midwest from people who help injured and old animals and let them live the rest of their lives in peace and happiness.
Sara and Boomer are one of my favorite cruelty free shops on Etsy – here is their link for cruelty free feathers.
Who doesn’t love getting dressed up in elegant clothing and adorning yourself with pearls?
When it comes to planning a summer wedding, you have to be on the ball. So many different styles and options — it could make your head spin right off!
Don’t worry, because I can help narrow down exactly what you are looking for, and together we can design the perfect wedding accessories for you and your loved ones.
Contact me today to discuss creating custom designer wedding accessories for your special day.
Custom Wedding Accessories for Brides & Grooms
Everything from wedding hair fascinators in white, creme, or any color of your choice; wedding boutonnieres, specialty wedding bouquets, corsages, wedding ring holders, and so much more! I can use vintage jewels from your family’s collection and incorporate them into a lovely unique design special for your wedding theme.
There are so many wonderful moments I love about weddings, but the bride is always the most stunning and fun to look at. Brides should feel like the “belle of the ball,” and I am here to make sure that every head is turned your way when it is time to walk down that aisle and through the night!
For all you who are married/getting married:
Congratulations and may your journey together be magical and full of love to share.
Photography by: Poppi Photography
This the season to wear flowers in your hair. Pinks, purples, blues and greens as well as a whole prism of beautiful colors to choose from.
Besides being sweet smelling and eye catching, flowers offer us their healing powers as well.
Here is a list of my personal favorite flowers and their healing powers:
- Lilac has the power to provide a calming effect that eases anxiety.
- Orchids flower essence greatly enhances ones sensuality and divine pro-creative forces.
- Rose cradles and nourishes the heart.
- Plumeria increases self awareness and inner peace while reviving the spirit.
- Hydrangea have been used in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
- Passion Flower induces sleep and calms the nerves.
These are just a few but you get the idea.
Please share some of your favorite flowers and their healing powers?
Welcome to my blog……….
My name is Nicole Carter and I am the owner/designer of Regalia Designs. I began this business a few years ago after getting married and moving to Seattle.
When I was looking for a wedding fascinator, I could not find one that fit my personality and dress. So I made my own, and then I got to thinking “I could do this for anyone who needed it.”
Than I discussed it with my hubby, closest friends, and people I admire. They were SO supportive of my idea then & now, that now I cannot imagine doing anything else.
I started making little fascinators, hair clips, bobby pins (pretty much whatever will go in your hair)… out of our one-bedroom apartment in Seattle. It was such tiny little spot to spread everything out — on top of having a one year old husky who just loved to play with all my feathers and jewels!
When I felt that my hair pieces were pretty enough for people to purchase, I put on my rain coat and walked from store to store being turned down. I needed a website, business cards, boxes, and a name for my business. I thought I would just be able to make pretty things and that would be it! OH NO, was I mistaken! It was, and continues to be, a lot of hard work, creatively and business-wise.
Now years later, I work consistently with a group of talented models, makeup artists, and photographers. I’ve got my first fashion show under my belt to show for all of the hard work and enduring commitment to my craft.
If you ever feel like you may not be able to succeed, please remember that although it IS a lot of hard work, anything is possible if you really believe in what you are creating. Good luck on your creative journey and may there be a great deal of magic in your life.
Model: Nicole Carter aka Aya Luv
Headpiece: Regalia Designs Feather Fascinators
Photo: Casey M Reynolds