Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bridal Mini Top Hats - Un-Veiled

I wish daily that I was making these mini top hats when I got married! The brides I work with are extraordinary! They take something like a mini top hat and make it completely their own whether their theme is Marie Antoinette, Pin Up or the Mad Hatter!

I just completed a collection of Mini Top Hats with birdcage veils! Inspired by and for all of the unique, classic and remarkable brides that visit my shop!

Here is to you ladies!

The day of the photo shoot was painstakingly hot. Knees sweating, curling irons, running around, humid summer rain hot! Still we managed to have a BALL! Thank you to the marvelous Leah Miller and my beautiful models for taking the heat and producing some seriously striking shots!

bridesmaids a loungin'

All of Two Back Flats' Birdcage Veils are detachable from your Mini Top Hat.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of my brides!
I am honored to be a part of your most special day!

Love, Jas

*All of Two Back Flats' Mini Top Hats are handmade entirely from start to finish
...and always made with love*

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


What can I say about Ms. Charm's Chic? It is the most current, informative and juicy site you want to be on in Baltimore. The writer, Paulette, covers everything from catwalks to new boutiques to design contests! When she asked to do a feature on Two Back Flats - I could not wait! But this is more flattering, more humbling and so well written that I couldn't have told the story better myself.

In this feature Paulette covers everything from the history to the future of Two Back Flats' mini top hats! I am so thrilled to have been recognized by such a charming, stylish and dedicated woman. Thank you Paulette!

Read the feature HERE


Monday, July 19, 2010


My customers = Simply the Best

"I am totally blown away, Jas!!!! You did such an amazing job!!!!! I got the hats today and they are absolutely PERFECT!!!!! I got them just in time because I went to the dress shop today to order my junior bridesmaid dress. We put them with the dresses and they matched perfectly!!! Everyone in the shop LOVED them!!! I just am totally in love with them!!!! Thank you SO SO SO SO much!!!!! I can't say enough GREAT things about them. I can't wait to see them on the girls with all of our hair done. I just don't think that I can ever thank you enough...they are SO perfect and SO beautiful!!!!" -Anna

Anna is having a Mad Hatter themed wedding in the fall and ordered matching or should I say mis-matching mini top hats for her bridal party! I have had more fun than you can imagine working with this amazing girl!

p.s. - if you're thinking of having mini top hats for your bridal party: you must take advantage of my Christmas in July Custom Mini Top Hat sale! Click on image for listing!

"Wanted you to know that I got my hat and it is MORE than I hoped for, you are truly an artist! Thanks SO much!!! I will be placing more orders!!!" -Jasmine

Jasmine ordered the Petite Mad Hatter Top Hat. This hat is inspired by Disney's original Alice in Wonderland. (But, as always, with a spin!)

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"When you are styling the stars J, don't forget about me!!!!" - Erin


I love creating these hats for these amazing people every day but these words are a HUGE cherry on top!

One Love,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Front Page of Etsy AGAIN! And how!

One of Two Back Flats' mini top hats was featured on the front page of Etsy for the second time this week!! You can only imagine my excitement! I want to thank all of the amazing people who include me in their treasuries!!

My Striped Circus Mini Top Hat is adorable and chic and sweet and oh so charming! Part of the Peppermint Pretty Collection, this hat was inspired by the The Carnival! While my other Peppermint Pretty hats are a little louder, bolder from deep reds to actual popcorn and peppermints attached, this hat is soft. I was inspired by real down home carnivals. Ribbons and lace and curls and farm animals and a little bit of dust in the air.

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The best part of this hat other than the gorgeous ivory flower buttons and veil is that it's made up of 90% recycled materials! That delicate red and white striped fabric used to be a men's button up!

I adore this hat and you and Etsy!

Much love on this hot summer day!

Behind the scenes video of Peppermint Pretty shoot
In case you missed it or want to watch it for the 700th time like me!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Wedding? Yes, please.

This has been quite the exciting week at Two Back Flats! I have been in contact with some really amazing ladies about some really amazing things! But THIS is whats up!

Jessica was one of my very first customers and one of my very first brides! She sent me a photo of her wedding dress to match the ribbon on her top hat and I knew immediately her wedding was going to be something special.

How special? I had no idea what was in store. Jessica and her fiance Wade designed one of the most spectacular and sensational Alice in Wonderland themed weddings ever. Everything from toppling tea cups to striped socks to mini top hats!

Their wedding was featured on the one and only Rock'n Roll Bride and deserves every moment of glory. Without further adieu:

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Thank you to Jessica for choosing a Two back Flats' mini top hat to wear on a day filled with so many beautiful things... and thank you to Kat of Rock'n Roll bride for being simply amazing!

Check out all the the juicy details and see more photos on Kat's post HERE.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Front Page of Etsy!

Two Back Flats' Sailor Mini Top Hat was featured on the front page of yesterday!! This is one of my latest additions to my shop and it is definitely one of my favorites to date!

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Gold stitched anchors! Red Satin! Gold buttons! Oh, my! Especially for all of you lovely lovers of nautical and pin up! This one is for you!

Thank you to Italian Etsian Marinatea84 for putting together a front page worthy treasury and for including my mini top hat among her amazing finds!

Peace and Love,

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Utterly Engaged!

Two Back Flats had the absolute honor this week of being featured as a part of the Peppermint Pretty Wedding shoot in Utterly Engaged! Utterly Engaged is the very first online bridal magazine and they took instantly to the 50's look and feel of Jessica Monnich's Carnival inspired theme!

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Issue O11

I urge all newly engaged bride to be-s to swing by Utterly Engaged, grab a lemonade and check out this spread! I tip MY hat to every bold bride who picks a unique wedding theme! This spread shows that with the right inspiration: any idea is possible! The ladies at UE did an amazing time capturing the essence of this shoot and taking it to the next level! Gorgeous job!

All of the amazing artists and vendors are credited in the spread. From flame throwers to mini top hats it is flawless!

Special Thank You's again to Jessica Monnich Photography, Erin Coleman of Peppermint Pretty and Utterly Engaged for making this all happen!

Love. Love. Love.
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