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Our Story

You don't have to be a "cool bride" to be a #HCBride. Here, all brides are RAD, however they want to express it.

We're not in high school anymore.


Inspired by history, made for modern day.

Our Durham,NC based team creates handcrafted earrings, headpieces, veils and belts that strive to make you feel striking and singular on your wedding day. We are known for our novel take on bridal jewelry and our detailed craftsmanship. Our unique, in house beading has earned us a place in retailers across the globe.

We make each piece to order, cutting down on needless waste; we use almost exclusively recyclable packaging; and our studio is fit with solar panels to reduce our use of the power grid.

We believe that #LoveisLove and there is no wrong way to wear an accessory.

Our founder, Thea Bloch-Neal, started hushed commotion in 2012 with the goal to create detailed, striking, and coveted pieces. She gravitates towards gold and is inspired by vintage motifs. Melding her vision of vintage meets modern-day bride is our core value.

She values the hand made process immensely. Thea grew up in a family that valued the artisan, and is a big believer in encouraging the world to find their way back to supporting the artisans of this world and the craft that is involved in creating beautiful pieces of art.

People Love Hushed Commotion

Thea is AMAZING. I fell in love with her Paloma belt and was determined to wear it at our wedding-- even before I had found my dress! Finally, I found the perfect dress to complement it and asked her if she might make custom earrings to match. She was quick to draw up two mock styles and was open to my suggestions on which bead/jewels I'd love in each place! They were just perfect. I received so many compliments and will cherish these unique pieces for many years. Thank you, Thea!!!


Thea created a custom headpiece and was so helpful and accommodating throughout the entire process. She took in my vague ideas and suggestions, even a change in wedding dress style, in stride and came up with an amazing piece that I will treasure forever.


I can't even begin to express how talented Thea is and how beautiful all of her pieces are! If you're looking for something soft, whimsical and modern, you will not be disappointed. Every piece is designed and handmade by Thea. After discussing what I was looking for, I met with Thea at her studio, tried on a few things and a few weeks later, my headpiece arrived. It was stunning - exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Thea!