Mad Hattie

Hats, Vintage and Jazz


To complete our trio of weddings, we had a blessing and party at The Sun Hotel, Warkworth on the evening of Saturday 16th May.  
06.05.15 - 07.05.15 On Wednesday morning we left the mountain village of Mestia to travel to Batumi, grateful that any danger from Svenati bandits mentioned in our guidebook was finished around 2003 (mental note to always buy an up-to-date guide book!) Imagine a day which starts with a morning spent in the Swiss Alps, travels through the Netherlands in the afternoon, and ends in Madiera in the evening, and you will have a fair picture of our journey.
02.05.15 - 05.05.15 Brian and I were married in the Konka wedding house in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, on Saturday 2nd May, and I am now Mrs Arthur. Irakli was our best man, and his colleague Mia was my bridesmaid.  Also in attendance were Ian, who gifted Brian a traditional Georgian sword, and his wife Tiko.
27.04.15-01.04.15 We have travelled all the way to Tbilisi, Georgia for our wedding.  A few years ago, when Brian reconnected with his birth mother after over 50 years, he found out that he was a quarter Georgian.  After WW1, his grandfather fought with other British troops alongside the White Russians, against the Bolsheviks.  He met and married Olga Gritshook in 1919, firstly in Georgia, then during the journey home, and a third time back in Hartlepool.  During a drunken moment, we…


  • I'm not a hat person and I didn't think I'd even find a fascinator I'd suit. I was so lucky to meet Mad Hattie at Serendipity as she helped me to find a style which looks good and can be made to match all the colours of the outfit I have for my grandaughter's wedding.

    G. Bates

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