As was discussed in my recent post about the well dressed pate, it isn’t always easy to find classy, upscale headgear. I myself have a larger than average head and am often dismayed to find that I cannot squeeze into the nicer off the rack hats I come across. Now, let’s fantasize that you’re to attend or participate in an outdoor wedding in a traditionally hot clime in the height of summer.
What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?
One infrequently explored option is the parasol — perhaps infrequent because we’re NOT all lucky enough to have a well-stocked parasol shop nearby. But if the only thing holding you back is the inconvenience of finding a pretty umbrella to provide you with the shade you need to survive, Bella Umbrella is about to come to your rescue.
For the bride, an ecru lace canopy with a light wooden handle.
For the maids, something in green sherbet with crystal beaded trim and a white handle embellished with a clear gem.
And, for the flower girl, a child-sized 1915 original with pink beaded Dupioni fabric with an ivory beaded fringe.
The best part? They’re rentals, so there’s no need to commit to a purchase that may do little more than collect dust in your faux elephant foot umbrella stand. If, however, your intention is to enjoy a future family heirloom that matches your wedding theme or colors, Bella Umbrella will create custom parasols using any fabric you wish as long as you give them a six month lead time.