Bridal Headband With Veil or Without? – Ask Emmaline

Wondering what to wear instead of a veil? A bridal headband is one lovely option! Read on to find out more + be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.

Are you considering a veil alternative for your big day? A bridal headband is one of our favorite choices, especially since it is extremely versatile. It can be worn with nearly any hairstyle and can be paired with a veil or without. You can even wear it with a veil for just the ceremony portion, and remove the veil for the reception. This question to our Ask Emmaline inbox couldn’t have come at a better time, since the lovely Blair Nadeau Millinery just released a beautiful new collection of bridal headbands, halo headbands, fascinators, and more for the discerning bride-to-be. Alicia asks,

I want to wear something other than a bridal veil, but I want it to be fancy enough. Also, am I supposed to wear a veil with a bridal crown or headband or is it better without?

Great question, Alicia! One of the wonderful things about a bridal headband or crown is that it can be worn with or without a veil. There’s no requirement — as the bride, you get to decide whether or not you wear a veil at all. It’s really up to your own personal preference. We think they look great with or without, and can really show off any hairstyle (whether up or down) nicely. To inspire you, here are a few handpicked (+ handmade!) bridal headbands we found that will fit the bill nicely. Some of these headbands can even be transitioned to a sash, which we love. Take a look…

Bridal Headband with Veil or Without

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opal crystal headband

doris crystal headband with veil

antonia crystal lace bridal headband

carolyn lace headband

diana floral headband

amanda floral crown gatsby inspired

Aren’t they lovely? You can see even more from the collection here.

credits //

bridal headbands / crowns / any veils shown: blair nadeau millinery
photos: whitney heard photography

xo
-E.

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7 Gorgeous Wedding Shoes for Bride (+ Bridesmaids)

Wedding shoes for bride and bridesmaids are here! Just be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future inspiration.

Hi, loves! Emma here. Tell me, does this ever happen to you? You find a pair of shoes you adore in a Real Wedding or on Pinterest, but the designer and style aren’t listed? Me too. Bummer, isn’t it? When it happens to me, I do my best digging and I eventually find the style on Google images. But even then, it’s just another dead end because the shoe ends up being last season and not available for purchase or my only option is from Ebay clear across the globe, double the money, and the wrong size.

You see, I just can’t set you up for that kind of frustration or failure. And when you’re looking for wedding shoes, you just want to find them and be done so you can cross it off your list. I totally get it. And that’s why we’re here to help!

Today we’re bringing you some gorgeous new wedding shoes from Walkin On Air that we know you’re going to love. They’re each so lovely and they’re bound to go quickly, so be sure to pop in and snag a pair if there’s a style that calls your name. This first style is my favorite, but those blush flats in #2 are equally gorgeous. Let me know which ones you like best!

Wedding Shoes with Lace

1. These heels in blush

Honestly, it was these shoes that inspired this entire post.

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blush platform heels

2. These blush wedding flats

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3. These coral ballet flats

Just in time for spring!

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4. These nude mary janes with lace

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5. These nude wedges

With the perfect hint of lace

nude wedgenude wedges

6. These stone ballet flats

I want.

stone ballet flats

7. These navy blue heels

For a little ‘something blue’.

navy blue wedding heels

SEE MORE

To find out more about these wedding shoes, visit Walkin On Air.

Now it’s your turn: which pair is your favorite? Leave a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.

xo
-E.

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Traditional Maryland Wedding: Seth + Marnina

Are you planning a traditional wedding and need inspiration? We’re bringing it to you thanks to Preferred Baltimore Photographer, Dennis Drenner! Seth and Marnina planned a traditional themed wedding in Baltimore, Maryland, with classic and vintage details throughout. The groom wore a classic black tuxedo with a bow tie, while the bride stunned in a cathedral length wedding gown, complete with train and lace bolero. She paired her dress with a classic wedding veil and a vintage inspired brooch bouquet. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed an elegant reception complete with dinner, dancing, and the Hora (as you can see in the first image below!) It looks like everyone had a fun time, especially the bride and groom! See Seth and Marnina’s beautiful day as it unfolded, complete with memories of the day as told by their photographer, Dennis. Enjoy!

Traditional Maryland Wedding

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Dennis tells us, “I had a front row seat when Seth first saw Marnina in her wedding dress, and was watching her face through my zoom lens as she looked at her husband to be. The joy and depth of emotion in their faces was so intense, if they had been actors I would have thought they were overdoing it. But this was the real thing, and for a photographer it was a blast to photograph, and for a human being… well, gives you faith in humanity!”

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“The ceremony and reception were held at the Beth Tfiloh Congregation near Baltimore. My day started out calmly with some getting ready photos, photographing some details and overalls of the scene and the beautiful sanctuary… and then things began to happen. There was a kabbalat panim where people greet and pray with the bride, and then the men’s and women’s tisch. I particularly enjoyed the bedeken, where Karen (my wife and second shooter) and I worked in unison to capture the amazing moments happening all around us.”

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“After the bedeken, the wedding just seemed to take off like a rocket ship, a non-stop whirl of intense emotion and activity that continued for hours. Towards the end of the reception things finally calmed down and we collapsed in a heap, happy and tired, precious gigabytes of family memories safely zipped up in our bags.”

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Wedding Vendors:
Catering: Prestige Catering
Wedding planning and design: Pam Brown
Hair and Make-Up: Miracles on Main Street
Videographer: Black Tie Video, Jim and Barbara Skipper
Band: The Mark Novak band

If you enjoyed this wedding, check out this Baltimore wedding photographer! You can also visit Dennis Drenner Photographs preferred Maryland wedding photographers listing in our wedding vendor guide.

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