OUR JOURNEY - FROM LACE TO LAUNCH
At Caped and Crowned, we believe in giving Brides a new offering for those who want to step away from the traditional veil; We understand Brides may still want a dramatic and elegant long train, but crave a unique piece that will show case the back of their dress, offer them comfortable versatility and finishing their look with a dazzling headpiece. A true love for intricate and exquisite lace is where our story begins; this then unraveled into a whirlwind adventure where our signature Bridal Capes and Crowns are designed in beautiful Oxfordshire, then brought to life and handmade in London. Our Bridal Capes and Crowns are inspired by a mix of nature and the love of florals, to the opulent Crowns of Queens and Goddesses of the past. We bring you a unique twist on traditional designs that pull us into the era of the modern luxe Bride and are actively driving the modern Bridal movement, away from Veils to show stopping Bridal Capes and Crowns to give our Brides the entrance they’ve always dreamed of. For the Bride who dares to be different.
Victoria, Founder of C&C, is an unusual designer taking a very unique route to design. Being a Scientist by mind and an artist at heart, her passion for understanding how elements come together, strong English and Middle-Eastern heritage and love of luxury has formed the DNA of C&C. In Victoria’s former years, illustration and art was her passion and what she was known for amongst her family and friends. Discovering how her love for science has driven her desire to understand more about how lace is made and how these beautiful elements come together of beaded pearls, lace and tulle; this has lead her to pick up her sketching tools once again, start a new journey and create stunningly unique twists on the traditional and bringing you modern Bridal luxury. Her vision is to source the highest quality materials and adorn you with Crowns and Bridal Capes like you've never seen before! Our lace comes from different cultures, is embroidered with beautiful pearls and lovingly blended into a stunningly unique Bridal Cape, with a signature design to Caped and Crowned.
Hi there, Bonjour, Hola and Salâm!
I'm Victoria, the Founder and Designer of Caped and Crowned.
I guess you could call me an artistic Scientist-turned-designer! I hold a degree in Biomedical Science and a Masters in Business and Economics, working in the Medical Device Industry for almost ten years. This journey to launching C&C has been one of such love and enjoyment – to reignite my previous skill set has been a pleasure and so liberating. I knew I was on the right journey and bringing out beautiful Bridal accessories when British Vogue reached out to me to be part of their Bridal Campaign this spring - before I had even launched! What a wonderful way to start, and I'm still pinching myself!
My heritage is English-Persian, growing up in my first years in the Middle East. My childhood is full of lovingly fond memories; the smell of Persian food cooking, the bright colours of beautiful handmade Persian rugs and the chilly, sweet-smelling mountain air where I used to run around the blossom trees with my sister, Louise.
Watching handmade craftsmanship is a norm in Iran, from making fresh bread, to skewering up Kebab, sewing beautiful clothes and rugs. It's also no lie that Middle-Eastern weddings are some of the most beautiful in the world and all this experience is strongly embedded within me as I watched doe-eyed as a child. My love for Bridal Capes started with my love of lace and I just really wanted to work with intricate and stunning lace! My promise to you is to bring you a little bit of Persian love woven through my modern Capes and Crowns, while bringing you stunningly unique pieces for your unforgettable day, making the grand entrance you deserve to!
All the lace I work with, is of different designs and cultures, inspired by the old and ancient Gods and Goddesses, Queens and Kings of olden times. That's why you'll find all my Capes and Crowns named after these Deities! Your wedding day is your day to be King and Queen, so why not start a new tradition and choose to Cape and Crown yourself to start your legacy.
We are all Capable - if you have specific needs or a design in mind, I offer bespoke Bridal Capes and Crowns, so if you have something in mind, don't hesitate to contact me and we can make something beautiful together! All first consultations are free - and I always love a reason to sit down with friend over a cup of tea (and maybe a cake or three!). If you would like something bespoke head over to our Contact Us page.
Kindest regards, Victoria
Why Choose Us?
MUA: Florence Wear - Hair: Boucle Hair
Photograpy: Grace Delnevo Photography, Amy Bird Photography.
Dresses: Maggie Sottero from Proposals Witney, Iryna Kotapska from Gina Lou Bridal