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Sep 16, 2015

by Susanne Gadegaard

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Hi! My name is Susanne Gadegaard, and I make couture bridal headpieces and accessories. My label is called Gadegaard Design. I live and work in a small village in central Denmark, with forests and fields right outside my door.

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I come from an extremely creative family. My mom and dad both paint, and my brother makes furniture. When my husband proposed to me in 2007, it opened up a whole new world of creativity – a world of lace, crystals and glamour. As we planned our wedding, I found myself making invitations by hand, crafting favors, and of course, designing my own veil and jewelry.

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By the time we were married in 2009, I had completely fallen in love with making headpieces. Even after my wedding had passed, I continued making new pieces, focusing on unique designs that weren’t available elsewhere. I opened my Etsy shop in September 2011, selling fascinators — with moderate success. As I got better and more confident, I started making more delicate designs using lace, pearls and crystals. Eventually, my style evolved into what it is today.

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I am completely self-taught, and over the last few years, I’ve learned what it means to be driven by creativity. Author Elizabeth Gilbert recently said: “Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.” I really understand this on a deep level. I can feel it in my core if a design is missing something, and I need to fulfill my vision for every piece I make in order to feel content.

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Aside from spending time with my husband and son, I’m happiest when I’m working in my studio. When I create, I feel free. When I really need to wind down, I work on new pieces, following my intuition and working without any drawings or plans. I feel the materials and work with them; sometimes it works beautifully, and sometimes it doesn’t. It’s an organic process, and I love it.

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It can be a daunting task to open yourself up to the world, but when I started selling my designs, Etsy was a safe place to do so. Plus, I could start selling from day one, without needing to hire a professional to make a website for me. Everything was there, ready to use. Now, when a customer sends me photos of her big day, it’s the absolute best feeling ever. In the future, I’d love to get the chance to see even more brides wearing my work. I also want to explore new skills and enjoy life with my family.

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Photographs by Tina Liv.

Costum Couture Wirelace Tulip Flower Crown Tiara, Silver tiara, silver crown, Blakely Silver Tulip Wirelace Bridal Crown GD180130
Costum Couture Wirelace Tulip Flower Crown Tiara, Silver tiara, silver crown, Blakely Silver Tulip Wirelace Bridal Crown GD180130
GadegaardDesign
$280.00 USD
Silver Daisy Floral Pearl Ivory Forehead Band, White Silver Tiara Flower Crown Bridal Headpiece, Silver Floral Hair Vine, Augusta GD180113
Silver Daisy Floral Pearl Ivory Forehead Band, White Silver Tiara Flower Crown Bridal Headpiece, Silver Floral Hair Vine, Augusta GD180113
GadegaardDesign
$253.00 USD
wedding Tiara. Statement Headpiece. Bridal Crystal Headpiece tiara. The Audrey Crystal Bridal Headpiece #139
wedding Tiara. Statement Headpiece. Bridal Crystal Headpiece tiara. The Audrey Crystal Bridal Headpiece #139
GadegaardDesign
$349.00 USD
Celestial theme Star Wedding Tiara, Bridal Headpiece, Star Headpiece, Winter Weddings, Bridal Headpiece, the Cassiopeia Gold Star Tiara #134
Celestial theme Star Wedding Tiara, Bridal Headpiece, Star Headpiece, Winter Weddings, Bridal Headpiece, the Cassiopeia Gold Star Tiara #134
GadegaardDesign
$216.00 USD
Statement Veil - Bohemian Wedding Veil - Boho Chic Veil - Boho Bridal Veil - Gold Veil - Ivory Tulle Veil - Gaia veil GD1070
Statement Veil - Bohemian Wedding Veil - Boho Chic Veil - Boho Bridal Veil - Gold Veil - Ivory Tulle Veil - Gaia veil GD1070
GadegaardDesign
$519.00 USD
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Elora Bridal Hair comb #GD1041a
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Elora Bridal Hair comb #GD1041a
GadegaardDesign
$300.00 USD
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Anglesey Bridal Hair comb GD180105
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Anglesey Bridal Hair comb GD180105
GadegaardDesign
$253.00 USD
Custom Couture Crystal Wedding Hair Accessories, Bridal Headpiece, Winter Wedding Headpiece, Crystal Hair Comb, Alexandrine comb GD180127
Custom Couture Crystal Wedding Hair Accessories, Bridal Headpiece, Winter Wedding Headpiece, Crystal Hair Comb, Alexandrine comb GD180127
GadegaardDesign
$110.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Adornment, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Alexandria Roman Style Bridal Headpiece #GD1037
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Adornment, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Alexandria Roman Style Bridal Headpiece #GD1037
GadegaardDesign
$409.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Anais Blush Bridal Hair Comb #GD1016
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Anais Blush Bridal Hair Comb #GD1016
GadegaardDesign
$63.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Alberta Bridal Hair comb #GD1042
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Alberta Bridal Hair comb #GD1042
GadegaardDesign
$205.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Appolonia Bridal Flower crown #GD1025
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Appolonia Bridal Flower crown #GD1025
GadegaardDesign
$190.00 USD
Silver Chandelier Earrings, Modern Rhinestone Earrings, Wedding Crystal Drop Earring, Bridal Earrings, Vintage Style Earring, April GD180102
Silver Chandelier Earrings, Modern Rhinestone Earrings, Wedding Crystal Drop Earring, Bridal Earrings, Vintage Style Earring, April GD180102
GadegaardDesign
$45.00 USD
Costum Couture Crystal Leaf Hair Pin, Silver Hair Pin, Moderne Bridal Hair Pin, Astoria Silver Wirelace Bridal Hair Pin GD180110
Costum Couture Crystal Leaf Hair Pin, Silver Hair Pin, Moderne Bridal Hair Pin, Astoria Silver Wirelace Bridal Hair Pin GD180110
GadegaardDesign
$29.00 USD
Gold Ivory Bridal Crystal Choker, Bridal choker necklace, Rhinestone Choker, Silver Choker, Bridal jewelry, Crystal Choker AUXERRE GD180119
Gold Ivory Bridal Crystal Choker, Bridal choker necklace, Rhinestone Choker, Silver Choker, Bridal jewelry, Crystal Choker AUXERRE GD180119
GadegaardDesign
$56.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Flower Crown, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Agnes Rustic Bridal Flower Crown #GD1052
Romantic Decorative Wedding Flower Crown, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Agnes Rustic Bridal Flower Crown #GD1052
GadegaardDesign
$339.00 USD
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Dina Bridal Hair comb #GD1040
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Dina Bridal Hair comb #GD1040
GadegaardDesign
$200.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Aliena Bridal Hair comb #GD1045
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Aliena Bridal Hair comb #GD1045
GadegaardDesign
$200.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Anya Bridal Hair comb #GD1043
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Anya Bridal Hair comb #GD1043
GadegaardDesign
$205.00 USD
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Elora Bridal Hair comb #GD1041
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Elora Bridal Hair comb #GD1041
GadegaardDesign
$300.00 USD
Bohemian Bridal Silver Headpiece, Spring Wedding Headpiece, Crystal Bridal Headpiece Halo, The Florence Couture Crystal Headpiece Halo #143
Bohemian Bridal Silver Headpiece, Spring Wedding Headpiece, Crystal Bridal Headpiece Halo, The Florence Couture Crystal Headpiece Halo #143
GadegaardDesign
$308.00 USD
Juliet Cap Veil, Wedding Bridal Veil, Bridal Veil, Tulle Veil, English Net Veil, The Sylvia Bridal Cap Veil #153
Juliet Cap Veil, Wedding Bridal Veil, Bridal Veil, Tulle Veil, English Net Veil, The Sylvia Bridal Cap Veil #153
GadegaardDesign
$180.00 USD
Custom Couture Wedding Leaf Crown, Flower Crown, Bohemian Bridal Headpiece,  Wedding Wreath, The Florence Couture Crystal Headpiece Halo#143
Custom Couture Wedding Leaf Crown, Flower Crown, Bohemian Bridal Headpiece, Wedding Wreath, The Florence Couture Crystal Headpiece Halo#143
GadegaardDesign
$308.00 USD
Wedding Hair Wreath - Greek Wedding  Leaf Crown - Flower Crown - Bohemian Wedding Headpiece - The Ariadne Leaves Headdress style #112
Wedding Hair Wreath - Greek Wedding Leaf Crown - Flower Crown - Bohemian Wedding Headpiece - The Ariadne Leaves Headdress style #112
GadegaardDesign
$205.00 USD
Custom Couture Opal Crystal Wedding Hair Accessories, Bridal Headpiece, Gold Opal Crystal Hair Comb, Avignon Gold Opal comb GD180120
Custom Couture Opal Crystal Wedding Hair Accessories, Bridal Headpiece, Gold Opal Crystal Hair Comb, Avignon Gold Opal comb GD180120
GadegaardDesign
$111.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb. Amina Bridal Hair Comb #GD1021
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb. Amina Bridal Hair Comb #GD1021
GadegaardDesign
$40.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Elva Bridal Hair comb #GD1039
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Elva Bridal Hair comb #GD1039
GadegaardDesign
$266.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Anais Ivory Bridal Hair Comb #GD1017
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Anais Ivory Bridal Hair Comb #GD1017
GadegaardDesign
$63.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair comb, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Annelie Bridal Flower Hair comb #GD1026
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair comb, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Annelie Bridal Flower Hair comb #GD1026
GadegaardDesign
$139.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb. Angelina Bridal Hair Comb #GD1019
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb. Angelina Bridal Hair Comb #GD1019
GadegaardDesign
$153.00 USD
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Amira Bridal Hair Comb #GD1015
Custom Couture Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Amira Bridal Hair Comb #GD1015
GadegaardDesign
$63.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Amira Bridal Hair Comb #GD1014
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Comb, Wedding Decorative Comb, Amira Bridal Hair Comb #GD1014
GadegaardDesign
$63.00 USD
Couture Custom Gold Floral Hair Vine, Flower Comb, Floral Hairvine, Pastel Gold Comb, Leaf Hair Vine, Asmara Gold Floral Comb GD180109
Couture Custom Gold Floral Hair Vine, Flower Comb, Floral Hairvine, Pastel Gold Comb, Leaf Hair Vine, Asmara Gold Floral Comb GD180109
GadegaardDesign
$182.00 USD
Wedding Earring, Bridal Earrings, wedding opal crystal  drop earring, vintage wedding jewelry, Arya Earrings GD180104
Wedding Earring, Bridal Earrings, wedding opal crystal drop earring, vintage wedding jewelry, Arya Earrings GD180104
GadegaardDesign
$40.00 USD
Silver Lace Flower Crown Tiara, Silver Tiara, Silver Crown, Lace Crown, Silver Floral Hairpiece BLAIR GD180132
Silver Lace Flower Crown Tiara, Silver Tiara, Silver Crown, Lace Crown, Silver Floral Hairpiece BLAIR GD180132
GadegaardDesign
$259.00 USD
Couture Handmade Custom Bridal Tiara, Lace Crown, Bridal Crown, Royal Crown, Modern Druzy Crown, Raw Crystal Tiara, Albion Crown GD180118
Couture Handmade Custom Bridal Tiara, Lace Crown, Bridal Crown, Royal Crown, Modern Druzy Crown, Raw Crystal Tiara, Albion Crown GD180118
GadegaardDesign
$432.00 USD
Couture custom wheat Tiara, Silver tiara, silver crystal crown, wheat crown, Bryn Silver crystal wheat tiara Hairpiece GD180131
Couture custom wheat Tiara, Silver tiara, silver crystal crown, wheat crown, Bryn Silver crystal wheat tiara Hairpiece GD180131
GadegaardDesign
$325.00 USD
Couture handmade custom bridal tiara, Lace Crown, Bridal Crown, Silver Crown, Flower Crown, Floral Tiara, Albertina Tiara Crown GD180128
Couture handmade custom bridal tiara, Lace Crown, Bridal Crown, Silver Crown, Flower Crown, Floral Tiara, Albertina Tiara Crown GD180128
GadegaardDesign
$359.00 USD
Costum Couture Wirelace  Flower Hair Pin, Silver Hair Pin, Moderne Bridal Hair Pin, Astoria Silver Wirelace Bridal Hair Pin GD180111
Costum Couture Wirelace Flower Hair Pin, Silver Hair Pin, Moderne Bridal Hair Pin, Astoria Silver Wirelace Bridal Hair Pin GD180111
GadegaardDesign
$140.00 USD
Couture Custom Silver Lace Floral hair Vine, Silver Flower Comb, Silver Hair Vine, Leaf Hair Vine, Alyssa Silver Floral Headpiece GD180117
Couture Custom Silver Lace Floral hair Vine, Silver Flower Comb, Silver Hair Vine, Leaf Hair Vine, Alyssa Silver Floral Headpiece GD180117
GadegaardDesign
$163.00 USD
Couture custom Golden Lace Floral hair Vine, Gold tiara, Gold crown, Leaf Hair Vine, Alexandra Gold Wirelace Floral hairpiece GD180121
Couture custom Golden Lace Floral hair Vine, Gold tiara, Gold crown, Leaf Hair Vine, Alexandra Gold Wirelace Floral hairpiece GD180121
GadegaardDesign
$259.00 USD
Gold crystal custom couture tiara, leaf tiara, leaf headpiece, crystal headpiece, bridal headpiece, Bristol  crystal leaf comb GD180133
Gold crystal custom couture tiara, leaf tiara, leaf headpiece, crystal headpiece, bridal headpiece, Bristol crystal leaf comb GD180133
GadegaardDesign
$280.00 USD
Wedding Bracelet, Bridal Bracelet, Bridesmaid Gift, Crystal Bracelet, Bridal Cuff, Amberlee Bracelet GD180101
Wedding Bracelet, Bridal Bracelet, Bridesmaid Gift, Crystal Bracelet, Bridal Cuff, Amberlee Bracelet GD180101
GadegaardDesign
$55.00 USD
Auburn Silver Pearl Choker GD180114
Auburn Silver Pearl Choker GD180114
GadegaardDesign
$145.00 USD
Couture Custom Gold Floral Hair Vine, Flower Comb, Floral Hairvine, Pastel Gold Comb, Leaf Hair Vine, Autumn Gold Floral Comb GD180116
Couture Custom Gold Floral Hair Vine, Flower Comb, Floral Hairvine, Pastel Gold Comb, Leaf Hair Vine, Autumn Gold Floral Comb GD180116
GadegaardDesign
$275.00 USD
Modern Floral Crown Tiara, Babys Breath Tiara, Blush Crystal Tiara, Flower Crown, Floral Hairvine, Blush Crystal Headband AUBAGNE GD180125
Modern Floral Crown Tiara, Babys Breath Tiara, Blush Crystal Tiara, Flower Crown, Floral Hairvine, Blush Crystal Headband AUBAGNE GD180125
GadegaardDesign
$235.00 USD
Couture custom Rose Gold Floral hair Vine, Flower Comb, Floral Hairvine, Rose Gold Comb, leaf hairvine, Ariana RoseGold Floral Comb GD180126
Couture custom Rose Gold Floral hair Vine, Flower Comb, Floral Hairvine, Rose Gold Comb, leaf hairvine, Ariana RoseGold Floral Comb GD180126
GadegaardDesign
$145.00 USD
Silver Flower Hair Vine, Bridal Headpiece, Wedding Hair Piece, leaf hair vine, Flower Pearl Headpiece, Gold Hair Vine BROOKLYN GD180129
Silver Flower Hair Vine, Bridal Headpiece, Wedding Hair Piece, leaf hair vine, Flower Pearl Headpiece, Gold Hair Vine BROOKLYN GD180129
GadegaardDesign
$286.00 USD
Gold Pearl Crown, Renaissance Crown, Modern Tiara, Victorian Royal Crown Tiara, Bridal Headpiece, Classic Bridal Crown Ashby GD180124
Gold Pearl Crown, Renaissance Crown, Modern Tiara, Victorian Royal Crown Tiara, Bridal Headpiece, Classic Bridal Crown Ashby GD180124
GadegaardDesign
$235.00 USD
Custom Couture Birdcage Veil - Ivory Birdcage Veil - Bridal Birdcage Veil - Wedding Birdcage - the Calendula birdcage # 130
Custom Couture Birdcage Veil - Ivory Birdcage Veil - Bridal Birdcage Veil - Wedding Birdcage - the Calendula birdcage # 130
GadegaardDesign
$102.00 USD
Lace veil, Juliet Cap Veil, wedding veil, Juliet veil, Kate Moss veil, tulle veil, boho veil, bohemian veil,Desdemona veil GD1068
Lace veil, Juliet Cap Veil, wedding veil, Juliet veil, Kate Moss veil, tulle veil, boho veil, bohemian veil,Desdemona veil GD1068
GadegaardDesign
$216.00 USD
Silver Crystal Crown, Bridal Tiara, Crystal Tiara, Bridal Crown, Silver Bridal Crown, Edwardian Crown, Gold Pearl Crown Amsterdam GD180108
Silver Crystal Crown, Bridal Tiara, Crystal Tiara, Bridal Crown, Silver Bridal Crown, Edwardian Crown, Gold Pearl Crown Amsterdam GD180108
GadegaardDesign
$275.00 USD
Modern Renaissance Crown, Silver Rhinestone Crown, Bridal Crown, Royal Crown, Modern Druzy Crown, Raw Crystal Tiara, ATHENA GD180107
Modern Renaissance Crown, Silver Rhinestone Crown, Bridal Crown, Royal Crown, Modern Druzy Crown, Raw Crystal Tiara, ATHENA GD180107
GadegaardDesign
$365.00 USD
Celestial theme Wedding Star Hair Jewelry Headpiece, Weddings, Wedding Headpiece, Star Headpiece, the Cassiopeia Silver Star Hair Vine #133
Celestial theme Wedding Star Hair Jewelry Headpiece, Weddings, Wedding Headpiece, Star Headpiece, the Cassiopeia Silver Star Hair Vine #133
GadegaardDesign
$220.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Adornment, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Aida Roman Style Bridal headpiece. #GD1036
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair Adornment, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Aida Roman Style Bridal headpiece. #GD1036
GadegaardDesign
$399.00 USD
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Alba Bridal Hair vine #GD1027
Romantic Decorative Wedding Hair vine, Wedding headpiece, Bridal headpiece, Alba Bridal Hair vine #GD1027
GadegaardDesign
$190.00 USD
Wedding Earring, Bridal Earrings, wedding opal crystal  drop earring, vintage wedding jewelry, Aviana Earrings GD180103
Wedding Earring, Bridal Earrings, wedding opal crystal drop earring, vintage wedding jewelry, Aviana Earrings GD180103
GadegaardDesign
$54.00 USD
Bridal Hair pin, Wedding hair pins, Bridal Hair pin, Nature Inspired Hair Pin, Bridal wedding hair pin, flower hair pin, #GD1701, set of 3
Bridal Hair pin, Wedding hair pins, Bridal Hair pin, Nature Inspired Hair Pin, Bridal wedding hair pin, flower hair pin, #GD1701, set of 3
GadegaardDesign
$40.00 USD
Bridal wedding hair pin, Bridal Hair pins, Wedding hair pins, Crystal Bridal Hair pins, Maria rhinestone hairpin, set of 3 #184
Bridal wedding hair pin, Bridal Hair pins, Wedding hair pins, Crystal Bridal Hair pins, Maria rhinestone hairpin, set of 3 #184
GadegaardDesign
$40.00 USD
Wedding Earring, Bridal Earrings, wedding crystal drop earring, vintage wedding jewelry, Nanna Earrings
Wedding Earring, Bridal Earrings, wedding crystal drop earring, vintage wedding jewelry, Nanna Earrings
GadegaardDesign
$40.00 USD

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