Oct 02
Crowning glory
by: WWG2014


For centuries the wedding veil has been the traditional hair accessory of brides to be. The ceremonial lifting of the veil by the father of the bride is a significant ancient ritual. However, if you aren’t a fan of covering up your face or potentially tripping over your feet, here are some modern alternatives. From crystal embellishments to copper halos, we’ve got you covered.


Not just reserved for the royals, crowns are one of the newest popular wedding accessories. The circular halo adornment rests atop the head, completing an angelic look. Thanks to custom milliners such as Viktoria Novak, brides are getting their hands on spectacular metallic creations. It’s a showstopping piece that will have guests talking. You could go for a leafy style or a wire-based intricately designed crown. Crystal pendant tiaras are very ethereal. Either way, you’ll look regal. Haven’t worn a tiara since your school ball? Maybe it’s time.

Left to right, top to bottom: Darcy Benincosa Photography, Rylee Hitchner Photography, Jose Villa, Sanshine Photography, Rachel Kara and Tim Ashton.

Headbands are officially back. No longer a primary school must-have, wedding hair pieces are a delicate and dainty way to add class and style to your hairdo. Using diamantes and various fabrics or clips, you can create a glittering look sure to wow your groom. Slide something in the back of an updo or to the side if you’re having your hair out. Bejewelled combs or head ties are a great way to add some sparkle. If your wedding has a 1920s theme, why not consider taking a leaf out of the flapper stylebook with a glam, Art Deco-inspired headpiece. Add some lace for a touch of romance. If you admired Carrie’s wedding look in the Sex and the City movie, add feathers for something unique. Fascinators can look great at a spring wedding.

Left to right, top to bottom: Caroline Tran, Erich McVey, Amy Nicole Photography, Lucinda May Photography, Julie Livingston Photography.

The boho bride’s item of choice, floral garlands have been around for decades. Back in fashion in a big way, they best suit casual beachy affairs or rustic country dos. Opt for classic romantic roses or get mismatched with wildflowers for a rural chic look. Flower crowns can range from thin and small to large and full but whatever you create they can look exquisite. Ask your florist for advice on what flowers will last the longest and will complement your dress, makeup and hair on the day.

Left to right, top to bottom: Kelsea Holder Photography, Kelsea K Photography, Erich McVey, Tina Shawal Photography, Sara Lucero.
All images from Pinterest.