10 Ethereal Bridal Headpieces to Shop for Your Wedding Day
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Although a headpiece may seem like a small inclusion, it will dramatically transform the aura of your bridal look, fully solidifying the theme you’re going for. Whether your chosen theme leans regal, (with overflowing crystals, lace, and voluminous skirts), or bohemian, (with off-white bridal regalia, celestial embroidery, and leafy greens in place of a saturated bouquet), there will be a headpiece to tie it all together the way a star lights up a festive tree. A tiara, hair comb, ribbon, or headband can punctuate your ensemble with a peerless charm, and bring your hairstyle and overall ensemble to life!
On another note, a bridal headpiece is an elegant variation of jewelry that, unlike necklaces and chandelier earrings, won’t interfere with the neckline of your wedding dress. So, if you get the sense that you need more flair in your bridal outfit but can’t find jewelry that won’t age it or it weigh down, look into hairpieces instead.
Ahead, we list 10 types of bridal headpieces to shop:
1. Wintery Crystal Headvine
Add twinkle to your bridal veil with a sprawling crystal headvine. Best for elegant updos, this dainty piece by Erica Elizabeth Designs is made with delicate wiring, which gives the sparkling leaves a lightweight, floating appearance. In lieu of cartilage or cuff earrings, you can simply arrange one of the branches above your ears.
On this charming piece by luxury atelier Jennifer Behr, pearls behave like blossoms, propped up with gold branches. It features dozens of lovely Swarovski pearls strung by hand, making it a good pair for similarly pearlescent fabrics like silk and satin. Since it sits atop the head with secure pointed bends, you can ensure a full day of comfortable wear.
Handcrafted in Istanbul, this tiara by Gaios is fit for a princess. Best worn with a sleek middle part bun, this jewelry piece is covered in white crystals, and evokes a sense of royalty and classical glamour. You can pair this with an ornate cathedral-length veil for the ultimate grand bridal look.
Reminiscent of scattered orchid petals, this bridal headvine by Anthemis is created with a special epoxy mixture and glass beads. It’s both botanical and aquatic, thanks to the vine motif and the pearlescent beadwork, which resemble breathing clams caught mid-motion. It is available in four wire colors: yellow gold, wine copper, pale gold, and silver. It suits hairstyles with bangs, too!
Call back to the 1950s with a ferociously chic birdcage veil. This taut number is embellished with gold-crowned crystals, which infuse a formal, distinctively bridal touch. Wear it with a sleek updo framed by loose tendrils and a minimalist dress, like a tailored blazer dress or a geometrical one shoulder. Perfect for the cool bride.
For a more pared-back but no less regal feel, opt for a gold crown that mirrors the laurel wreaths associated with Greek goddesses. The yellow tones of the accessory deepen the bridal look, warming up the complexion and balancing out the white of the dress. You can wear this Jannie Baltzer piece with a low ponytail, or even with loose waves.
Pair your bouquet with a sister headpiece. This simple yet refreshing hair comb is by Luna & Wild, and features silk florals and leaves. Wear it atop a messy bun at the meeting point of a thick crown braid. Since this is a relatively rustic design, it would pair well with sparkle-free dresses in lush lace, organza, tulle, and other matte materials.
Not all bridal headpieces are ornate. They don’t have to come with large blooms or crystal rocks to be eye-catching! This slender double headband from Jennifer Behr is minimal enough to wear to a civil wedding, but can elevate even the simplest wedding outfits. Team it with celestial earrings and a low ponytail or relaxed half-updo.
For a bohemian garden wedding, consider a slim chain, almost like a necklace, worn low on the head. Soft and fairylike, it’ll give your bridal look a youthful charisma, as opposed to the mature stateliness of a traditional tiara. This handcrafted piece by Israeli designer Aya Jewellery would match slinky, modern dresses with floral embroidery and sheer bodices.
Dainty Bohemian Bridal Crystal Forehead Crown, 203.39 AUD, Aya Jewellery
10. Tulle Bridal Bow
Let’s not forget the bridal bow, an adorable pick for those with a fashion sweet tooth. You could opt for those in satin, lace, or organza, just like this long double bow from Aura Bridalwear. Some also come with rhinestones and customized embroidery, while others yet are bow approximates made from metal and beads.
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