BRIDAL STYLE: The Best Wedding Hair Accessories #BridalHeadpieces #Veils #Tiaras

You’ve worked hard planning your perfect wedding, making sure the venue, the invites, the guest list, the food, the ceremony and your dress are exactly what you want. Since you’ve been happily engaged in the bride-to-be game, checking things off your list, you’ll want to keep on track!

The greatest way to keep your head game strong? Finalize your wedding look with the BEST bridal hair accessories. Luckily for you, there are as many types of hair embellishments as there are dresses, and they cover every conceivable style!  Choose from various Veils, Headbands, Hair Vines, Crowns, Combs, Clips, Halos, Flowers, Garlands and Ties. Your choice can enhance your wedding style and make you look even more gorgeous!

Headbands & Ties

Headbands and ties deliver major style impact, plus they offer simplicity and ease (no bobby pins required). Pictured above is an enchanting, hand-crafted beaded organza tie that can be worn at the waist or around your pretty head. We think it looks a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll!

Below, is a lovely lace headband by Mariell, vintage-inspired and delicately composed of scalloped-edged lace and oh-so chic french netting. A super comfortable and uber-romantic look for any wedding day ensemble. We see this piece working beautifully for a bridal shower or rehearsal look too!

Bridal Designer Mariell also makes this sweet gold headband featuring a row of delicate leaves and one of Genuine Preciosa crystals, hand-wired to a slender headband for a botanical statement headpiece. This is fresh and modern and well-suited to outdoor weddings.

Hair Vines, Halos & Crowns

If you want to blur the line between boho chic and modern sensibilities, we suggest you complete your look with a Halo, Garland or Hair Vine. Any of these versatile bridal hair options can be worn wrapped around the top of your head like a crown, loosely woven through a braid, or even tucked around a polished up do for a romantic, relaxed vibe.

It is easy to see why this breathtaking hair vine by Mariell is one of their very best-sellers. An ethereal combination of Rose Gold, sprays of crystal tear drops AND rhinestones, this stunner guarantees a bridal statement fit for the runway and is sure to glam up any wedding hairstyle.

We love this DITA Floral Halo, handcrafted by Australian designer Tania Maras, available here. Inspired by the beauty of wild roses, the Dita boho floral bridal halo features delicate clay flowers set among gold leaves. A luxurious and stylish statement piece that exudes the beauty of nature in all its crowning glory:

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For a daring, dramatic bridal that exudes a regal look we suggest a bridal crown, like this one, from Justin Alexander:

Combs, Clips & Pins

Other easy-breezy hair accessory options for brides include combs, clips and pins. Available in every conceivable style from glitzy to casual; these guys are a simple addition to any wedding hair style. A new trend we love? Combs designed to sit around the back of the head to fancy up your ‘do, like this striking, fresh-water pearl adornment, available on etsy, from Joanna Reed Bridal:

Add a rhinestone encrusted comb for a glamorous look, or clip on a flirty feather for your reception. Clip on a flower for a garden wedding.

Check out apocketofposies on etsy, for some adorable, nature-inspired bridal bobby pins, like these for $28, which are an enchanting pair of leaf branches with a beautiful verdigris green patina. Perfect for a woodland wedding!

Veils

Veils add the most-perfect finishing touch EVER for a bride, in our opinion. Veils add such romance, and tradition, and emotion to a look. I mean, how many chances in life will you have to wear a veil?!! And, wedding photos with veils are so stunning. See below:

A cathedral veil on a beautiful bride is just the be-all end-all of wedding day looks.

For the largest selection of the best wedding hair accessories, please visit us at The Gilded Gown. Give us a call at 865-329-4905 to schedule an appointment to try on options you will love.

 

All Out GLAM: A Top Wedding Theme for Spring 2017 #GlamWeddings

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We’ve surveyed our 2017 brides and one of their favorite wedding themes for Spring is a ceremony and a reception that is a no-holds barred, all-out GLAM affair! Yay! It’s our favorite too!! After all, haven’t we all dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding since we were little girls?

Glam Weddings

We are happy to see the return of old school glamour in the bridal gown designs we’ve spotted at the apparel markets lately. Heavy satin dresses with major embellishments and beading! And, it is so refreshing to see the theme reflected in the style brides are deciding on for their special day too. This spring will witness lots of weddings filled with glitz, bling and foof.

A Glam Wedding is the chance to go ALL OUT. A Glam Wedding means that the answer to the question , “Is this TOO much?” is ALWAYS  “of course not!” The kind of wedding where the perfect shoes are these by Jimmy Choo:

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Perhaps your wedding won’t include a giant white tent filled with twinkle lights, glittering chandeliers and the captivating hues of blush and gold, but you can certainly take inspiration from this glamorous image, ne c’est pas? And you can incorporate the ideas on a smaller scale for your event.21 Glitzy Gold Wedding Ideas:

Opulent floral arrangements, ornate candelabras and luxe linens are always a ritzy choice.

For you All Out Glam Wedding Reception make sure you have lots of metallics, beads, pearls, floral arrangements and chandeliers! Think “More is MORE!” And then add a little bit extra. Layers of opulence equals an over the top glamour!

Glam Checklist

For this extravagant theme, please consider a white tuxedo jacket and classic black bow tie for your groom. It is so old-school and handsome!

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We love the vintage vibe and great glamorous inspiration below, courtesy of Ashley Elizabeth Designs.

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Glam teardrop earrings and a beaded hair clip are the perfect accessories for this style. [We have this Mariell hair clip at The Gilded Gown.]

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This opulent custom bouquet with lots of  jeweled embellishments is just so perfect for a glam wedding. For your very own handmade bouquet we suggest the uber-talented artistry of Sarah Brobst Designs.

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Golden cupcakes crafted to look as if they are real satin roses and elevated on individual gilded stands is elegant to the extreme. [Side note: I might try to DIY some of these cupcake stands with dollar tree items. Stay tuned…]Image result for pinterest gilded cupcakes

We think this beaded strapless stunner by Justin Alexander will fit in at the most elegant of occasions. We have several gorgeous elaborately beaded wedding gowns in store at The Gilded Gown!

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For your upcoming wedding we invite you to come share your dreams and ideas with us at The Gilded Gown. We love to hear what styles you are incorporating for your special day.

And, if you are still searching for the perfect dress for your wedding, give us a call at 865-329-4905. We will schedule a one-on-one fitting with one of our professional stylists. We have all sizes from 000-36 on the floor, plus tons of gorgeous accessories and veils.

 

Birdcage Veils

The joyful post-war years of the 1940s saw thousands of young men returning home from the war. After spending years away, men were thrilled to be reunited with their girlfriends. Marriage rates soared. And small, stylish bridal accessories known as “birdcage veils” became popular. Birdcage Veils made from French or Russian netting have been making a comeback to the bridal world in the last few years. These timeless veils are reinterpreted in glamorous ways for the modern bride and work well with vintage-inspired weddings.

Our stylist Heather briefly discusses birdcage veils here:

Birdcage veils are a perfect choice for any fashion-forward bride looking to add some throwback charm into her wedding day. Especially flattering on short hair, and easily matched with other hair accessories such as jeweled combs or feather clips, these veils compliment many wedding styles, from Retro, Hipster, Old Hollywood, Vintage, Steampunk, Rockabilly, 1950s, English Royalty, or Celebrity.

Worn to the front, side or on the crown, the birdcage veil beautifully emphasizes a bride’s eyes. Super versatile, these veils look equally ravishing with a chic up-do, a messy bun or a pixie cut. And they are easy to wear without the weight of a traditional longer tulle veil.

A testament to their glamorous history, many celebrities such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, Drew Barrymore and KATE have rocked the birdcage.

If you plan on wearing a birdcage veil for your wedding day, we invite you to visit The Gilded Gown. We have a huge selection of vintage-inspired selections by Mariell and Ansonia in our huge accessories department. Located downstairs, near Sears, in Knoxville Center Mall, The Gilded Gown is open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sundays from noon to 6. Come see why we are proud to be East Tennessee’s largest independent bridal retailer.