I so LOVE bleached peacock feathers and think it was a brilliant use to tie in the couple’s request but keep it in more beach-appropriate colors! I think it really reflects the feel of the sand and rocks. Um, totally LOVING that ombre table runner! Wow, what a stunner of a bouquet! I don’t think I’ve ever seen super-long tail feathers like that, what an awesome way to incorporate them.
The bridal bouquet made out of bleached peacock feathers added drama and high fashion flair to the brides stunning strapless gown. We incorporated the bleached peacock feathers of the bridal bouquet into the event design by placing a feather at each table setting upon a brightly colored pineapple brocade printed napkin, hand sewn with ivory fringe. Flowers were placed in various shaped mercury vessels amidst tall candelabras. Soft peach and pink peonies seemed to float above the silvery mercury vases, which contrasted off of the hand dyed aqua hued table runners.
McElvain traces the origins of fashionable feathers to Marie Antoinette, who was called "featherhead," possibly because of the shafts and whole birds she placed in her frothy hair. The show has examples from the 19th century, when feathers were sometimes reassembled to look like actual birds on hats and fans. Even a 2009 Monique Lhuillier wedding gown is covered in bleached peacock feathers.
If you’d like to wear a feather in your cap so to speak, a feathered headpiece can top off an ensemble with old-world glamour, borrowing inspiration from “The Great Gatsby” movie. Kathy Johnson’s six-year-old Etsy website boats a number of fascinators, hair clips and garters with feathers. There’s a fascinator set with a vintage-style rhinestone surrounded by ivory ostrich feathers and bleached peacock feathers with a face-framing French net veil and for color, a jeweled, navy blue feather fascinator.