I love meeting new wedding professionals- but when I met Sam Stone of Swan&Stone it was obvious that we already knew each other (our kids have been classmates for a couple of years) but I had no idea what beautiful hats and fascinators she and her business partner make. So it was a pleasure to get to see them at the Rutland Bridal Show in January.
Here are some pictures from their booth and website.
From Sam and Nora:
Swan&Stone Millinery is a collective of six sheep and two artisans.
Together we grow hats on our Vermont farm. Sam Stone, our farmer and
felter, makes our felts using farm-raised wool, local alpaca, mohair
and other natural fibers. Nora Swan, our designer and milliner, works
with the unique properties of each felt and woven straw to create
hats, fascinators and other whimsical wearables using antique hat
forms, vintage trims and feathers from the farm and beyond. What we
can't grow ourselves, we source as close to home as possible!
Although our hats begin in a pasture, they transcend the farm in style
Our approach to bridal design starts with the unique personality of
each bride. We create exquisite heirloom pieces that work with your
dress, your bridal decor and, most importantly, that something special
that makes you YOU.
To celebrate your most perfect union, we offer
coordinated-yet-individualized collections for the entire bridal
party, from bridesmaids to the swoon-worthy groom!
You can order right from their Etsy shop at this link here: Swan&Stone.