Welcome to Adele Amelia, your source for bridal accessories that perfectly compliment even the most discerning bride and, of course, that special dress. Using the finest laces, fabrics, beads and vintage treasures from around the world, I personally handcraft a range of wedding accessories--from unusual birdcages and fascinators to formal cathedral length veils. I also design one-of-a-kind sashes and garters.
All design and accessory choices are informed and influenced by the unique style, tone, and line each bride projects in her chosen gown. Adele Amelia's work studio is in the Savannah, Georgia shop of Mary Elizabeth's Bridal in an effort to insure that accessory choices begin with a bride who looks and feels magical in her dress.
I was trained at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. After college, I started my own boutique in Chelsea. I called it Bumbleberry's and that’s where I learned about different kinds of lace and discovered how well lace works in unusual ways: denim jackets, sneakers, and jewelry. I designed lace-covered hi-tops for a Joan Vass Couture show during Fashion Week in New York City, and hand-painted sneakers for Michael Jackson’s Fashion Premier at The Palladium. I created custom denim and lace skirts for Helen Mirren to wear in the film "The Mosquito Coast".
Today, I am delighted to again be working with lace (now in more traditional ways). I also use old silks, crystals, beads and other vintage treasures. I inherited a cedar chest from my great-grandmother that is filled with antique laces and fabrics, silk dresses, an amazing ostrich plume, a hand-painted fan from Paris, and her silk wedding shoes. These are inspirations for customizing unique heirloom pieces that fit each bride’s individual taste.
I am honored to have had my designs featured in Swooned, Weddings Unveiled, Savannah Weddings, Adorn Magazine, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Every Last Detail, Paprika Southern, Savannah Soiree, Dear Gray Magazine, My True Blu, SMP Weddings, Bridal Musings and Hochzeitsguide.
I love collaborating with brides-to-be at Mary Elizabeth's. However I do also welcome on-line inquiries and collaborations from brides who live outside our local region.