How it all began
Gillian Million designs and creates wedding accessories and bespoke luxuries for brides all over the world, including celebrity and royal clients. Her designs feature regularly in fashion and celebrity magazines.
Gillian set about designing her own headdress when she found that she couldn’t find the right hair accessories to compliment her wedding dress for her New Year’s Eve wedding in 1999. Excited by the result and encouraged by the enthusiastic response of others, Gillian Million was launched in February 2002.
Within months of launching, Liberty in Regent Street took the entire Gillian Million collection followed by a full page feature in the Saturday Telegraph!
As the business has developed, Gillian has created a unique and valued relationship with her clients and it has become apparent that the true value of the business is not stumbling across Gillian Million designs in retailers but truly experiencing the service which Gillian offers to her clients. Due to the fact that the company has now been running for over 12 years, Gillian never sells any one piece she creates, therefore, each client sees an array of designs, whether vintage, contemporary, floral, jewelled headbands, tiaras, diamante clips, pins or 1920′s caps! Also exquisite fascinators, chic birdcage veils, cuffs, elegant silk veils, magnificent stoles and boleros. All the unimaginable brought to life in one breathtaking shop in Teddington which must be seen to be believed!
In addition to the individual care and attention offered by its well-established bespoke service, Gillian Million has its online shop which is regularly updated with new styles and ideas. You can now browse at your leisure and purchase Gilian’s exquisite designs from the comfort of your own home. This being said, no online purchase goes through without a personal phone call from Gillian Million to ensure that we are meeting our customer’s expectations in colour, size, design and additional accessories.
New Shop Opening!
The shop is not the normal shop experience but rather more a working studio witihn a set of a fabulous sitting room. The radio will be playing, the kettle will be boiling and we want our customers to enjoy a cup of tea, with fabric swatches, magazine cuttings, mood boards to hand. whilst we discuss all the important details of the feel of their wedding.
” I want my customers to feel welcome and experience the ultimate in customer service. We are here to create anything that our customers require whilst having fun and making each and every customer feel special and well looked after. Anyone can bring anything in to us to recycle into something fabulous. Maybe an old hat that needs embellising to work with a new outfit, or working in some personal jewels or brooches into a unique and beautiful necklace.”
It is very important to us at Gillian Million to stay within the customers budget and design accordingly. Therefore, there are 3 options before purchasing:-
“It is extremely rewarding to create designs that are unique and individual to each bride; we always have such a lovely time together and I am so proud to be involved in such a special part of their wedding planning. I receive the most amazing and delightful comments from each bride; I even receive communication with further orders of jewellery for 1st year wedding anniversary presents, photos of new born babies and updates on house moves and travels abroad! So wonderful and special and that is why I simply can’t just sell through retailers – you just have to come and visit me and make the choosing of your accessories a truly memorable and special part of your wedding planning”!
All jewellery is created in London by hand. Gillian has a loyal team of 12 people who have been working with Gillian over the last 12 years. All jewellery is made with passion and excitement and overseen by Gillian personally. Gillian has made all pieces in her shop and creates and designs all the new collections which are forever evolving as each season comes and goes.