Category: alternatives

What to Wear Instead of a Veil – Ask Emmaline

It’s Wedding Advice Wednesday! Bride-to-be, Michele, asks:

“Help! I’ve tried on a few wedding veils in a store, but I didn’t like how they looked. I don’t think a veil is my style and I just don’t see myself wearing a veil at my wedding. Does a bride have to wear a veil? Or is there something else I can wear as an alternative? If you have any tips on what to wear instead of a veil, I’d appreciate it!”

Fantastic question! For starters, you asked if the bride has to wear a veil. Remember that it’s your wedding: there are no rules. A bride doesn’t have to do anything or wear anything that she doesn’t want to, so a veil is definitely not a requirement.

Now, before we show you some wedding hair accessory options, if you try on a veil in store make sure you also…

1.) try on a veil while wearing your dress (or a similar style)
2.) try on the veil with a hairstyle you plan to wear the day-of
3.) try on several veil styles

The third one — trying on several veil styles — is especially important because one style can look better on some people than others. Your face shape, hairstyle, dress, and personal style are all factors when it comes to picking the perfect veil — or veil alternative. Also, trying on many different veil styles to see which one you like best is also a great rule of thumb. For example, a bandeau veil — like this one, shown below from Serephine — is a unique veil style that differs greatly from a traditional, classic look.

serephine

If you’ve tried the above and still prefer no veil, you’re in luck: there are plenty of stylish wedding veil alternatives from which to choose. And you know what?

You don’t even have to wear anything in your hair if you don’t want to.

See? These brides rocked a no-veil, no-anything look beautifully.

Oh hey, no veil!

via archived post

You can also change up your look mid-day: wear a veil for the ceremony and swap to a headband in the evening. Furthermore, you can wear a hair crown during the ceremony and swap to nothing for a no-fuss look at your reception.

Ah, endless possibilities. See how much freedom there is when you’re the bride? You get to make all of the decisions!

Now, on to the loveliness!

What to Wear Instead of a Veil

From hair combs to hair crowns, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas for what to wear instead of a veil on your wedding day. You can find even more ideas in The Marketplace.

Hair Comb

vintage style bridal hair comb by lottie da designs | what to wear instead of a veilvintage style bridal hair comb | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

Hair Flower

serephine

Halo Hair Wrap

halo hair wrap | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

Beaded Halo Hair Piece

beaded halo hair piece | what to wear instead of a veil

southern ever after

Wreath Hair Crown

adbridal

Feather Headband

feather headband | what to wear instead of a veil

tessa kim, photo: deyla huss

Bridal Fascinator Hair Flower

bridal fascinator hair flower | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

Glass Bead Headpiece

divine by andrea

Hair Pin

hair pin | what to wear instead of a veil

senorita joya

Floral Hair Crown

floral hair crown | what to wear instead of a veil

roses and lemons, photo: a darling day

Draped Hair Comb

grecian hair comb | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

These are just a few of the many hair accessories you can choose. What’s your favorite style above? I’m loving the draped look lately, where you see the accessory just from the back. It’s gorgeous and perfect for a hair down hairstyle You should also see these hairstyle ideas for inspiration, too.

Do you have a wedding question? Ask Emmaline! Your question might appear in an upcoming Wedding Advice Wednesdays feature. Regardless, we’re always happy to help via email, too.

xo
-E.

Wedding Advice Coasters

Spotted: a unique way for guests to leave their mark! Introducing wedding advice coasters, one of our favorite new guest book alternatives to date. Crafted by Paper Street Press, these clever coasters are a unique place for guests to leave their tips and well-wishes for the happy couple.

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Wedding Advice Coasters

These custom coasters make an excellent icebreaker at your wedding. They measure 4″ x 4″ and are made with ultra-thick matte card stock. A fine point Sharpie marker is recommended for use. Text and colors are fully customizable. Find out more here.


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Faux Flower Bouquets: Yay or Nay?

What do you think about faux flower bouquets? Would you carry fake blooms instead of fresh flowers down the aisle? The emerging trend of fake flower bouquets has become increasingly more popular among brides — and for good reason. Read on to find out why and get inspired with faux flower bouquets for your big day…

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: the ritzy rose)

by the ritzy rose

Faux Flower Bouquets

Unlike fresh flowers, faux bouquets will never wilt; they last forever. Your bouquet becomes a lasting heirloom instead of a temporary purchase. If you’re allergic to fresh flowers, a bouquet alternative won’t make your nose run or your eyes itch. And, any type of bloom is in season for silk blooms year-round!

1. Brooch Bouquet

A brooch bouquet is constructed with antique brooches and wire to form a ‘bouquet’. This is my favorite bouquet alternative style; where was it when I tied the knot? By The Ritzy Rose.

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: the ritzy rose)

by the ritzy rose

2. Button Bouquet

The button bouquet is another brilliant idea and similar to the brooch bouquet. Instead of brooches, buttons are used. This bouquet is by Lillybuds and I simply adore it.

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: letters4lilly)

by lillybuds

3. Sola Wooden Flowers

Wooden sola flowers are perfect for rustic weddings. By LA Farm Girl Mercantile.

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: la farm girl mercantile)

by la farmgirl mercantile

4. Sheet Music Bouquet

Turn your favorite sheet music into a bouquet! By Surroundings.

Faux Flower Bouquets - Sheet Music Bouquet (bouquet: surroundings online, photo by ashley rose)

by surroundings, photo by ashley rose

5. Vintage Fabric Bouquet

I love the touches of lace and vintage fabrics used in this fab flower arrangement. There are so many varieties available, too. By Innstyches.

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: innstyches)

by innstyches

6. Peony Bouquet

Love peonies year-round? These cupped peonies are some of the prettiest silks I’ve ever seen. By Jasmine Burgess Crafts.

Faux Flower Bouquets - Pink Silk Peony Bouquet (bouquet: jasmine burgess crafts)

by jasmine burgess crafts

7. Rosette Flower Bouquet

Something blue… and faux, too! By The Sunflower Stand.

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: the sunflower stand)

by the sunflower stand

8. Fabric Flower Bouquet

Your bridesmaids can carry faux flower bouquets, too! Check out this pretty style by Autumn and Grace Bridal.

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: autumn and grace bridal)

by autumn and grace bridal

9. Felt Flower Bouquet

Felt takes on a fresh new look as a wildflower bouquet. By Handmade Colectibles.

Faux Flower Bouquets (bouquet: handmade colectibles)

by handmade colectibles

It’s your turn! Do you like faux flower bouquets? Yay or Nay? What will you carry on your wedding day?


-E.

4 Reasons to Use a Poster Guest Book

While a bound guest book has been the guest book staple for years, it is not your only option! Meet the Poster Guest Book, a fresh alternative to the traditional flip-through book. In this post, you’ll discover four reasons to use a poster guest book, get inspired by AmpersandInk Designs‘ poster guest book collection, and you’ll realize why you need one of your very own. (P.S. There’s a free printable hidden in this post!)

Wedding Poster Guest Book (by AmpersandInk Designs) via EmmalineBride.com

Poster Guest Book

A poster guest book is considered a guest book alternative, which means it allows for signatures but isn’t in ‘book’ form. A poster guest book is different than a traditional book, but it’s easy to use.

How to Use a Poster Guest Book

Place your poster guest book on a table at your reception. Choose a high-traffic area that is well-lit. Be sure to fully stock with smudge-free permanent markers so guests don’t have to wait to sign their name. To encourage guest participation, include a simple sign that reads: ‘Please sign our guest book‘. (Pssst. Here’s a FREE printable for you! Print on 5×7″ card stock; frame. P.S. Licensed for personal use only.) After the wedding, frame the poster and display on a favorite wall in your home.

4 Reasons to Use a Poster Guest Book

1. It keeps a record of guests in attendance.

First, it’s functional. A guest book is designed to keep a record of wedding guests; this poster does just that. Lines are provided underneath your main image onto which guests can sign.

2. It preserves the memory of your wedding theme and style.

Honey, what were our wedding colors? becomes a question of the past. The wedding poster guest book will encapsulate these details – like flowers, the location, wedding theme, or color palette – right into its design.

3. It is personalized with your names, date, and any “extras”.

Make it your own: include your names, the wedding date, your wedding song, and pets.

4. It will become a lasting keepsake in your home.

The last time I flipped through my wedding guest book – on my bookshelf – was after the wedding. A wedding poster guest book can be framed and displayed on a wall in your home; you’ll get to see it every day!

Here are a few hand-picked poster guest book prints by AmpersandInk Designs. Which one is your favorite?

Wedding Poster Guest Book (by AmpersandInk Designs) via EmmalineBride.comWedding Poster Guest Book (by AmpersandInk Designs) via EmmalineBride.com

Ready to order a poster guest book of your very own? Visit AmpersandInk Designs to see more poster designs, to inquire about custom guest book orders, and to buy yours!

AmpersandInk Designs is a Featured Artisan in the Handmade Wedding Shop at Emmaline Bride!

Happy Planning!


-E.

Now it’s your turn: What kind of wedding guest book will you be using?

Ring Pillow Alternatives: 3 New Finds

Good morning, beautiful! Grab your coffee or tea and get ready to kickstart your day with Emmaline Bride! Today we’re sharing three unique ring pillow alternatives for your wedding ceremony. There’s nothing wrong with the traditional ring pillow – in fact, we love traditional ring pillows – but sometimes your ceremony requires a specific thematic touch. These ring pillow alternatives showcase three different wedding themes: modern, vintage, and rustic. Read on to find out more…

Ring Pillow Alternatives

Ring Pillow Alternatives #1: The Dish

First, we have this lovely hand-painted ring bearer dish. A ring bearer dish is one of our favorite ring pillow alternatives because it can hold your jewelry even after the wedding day. This ring pillow alternative is our pick for a modern wedding theme. This beautiful dish is handmade by Magic Brushes Workshop.

Ring Pillow Alternatives: Ring Bearer Dish (by Magic Brushes Workshop)

by magic brushes workshop

Ring Pillow Alternatives #2: The Book

Next up is another wonderful alternative: the ring bearer book. This vintage book – perfectly fitting for a vintage wedding – is wrapped with twine for holding your rings. By Duryea Place Designs.

Ring Pillow Alternatives: Ring Pillow Book (by Duryea Place Designs)

by duryea place designs

Ring Pillow Alternatives #3: The Box

And, last but not least is the ring bearer box. This box is beautifully carved and includes moss onto which you can place your rings. This ring bearer box is perfect for a rustic wedding. By White Tulip Boutique.

Ring Pillow Alternatives: Ring Box (by White Tulip Boutique)

by white tulip boutique

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Well, loves, that’s it for now… have a great start to your day! Be sure to check back here later today for more wedding inspiration coming right up!

Happy Planning!


-E.

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7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid (+ FREE Printable!)

True or false: the guest book is an important detail of your reception. True! You will treasure a guest book (or guest book alternative) after the wedding to remember who shared in your special day. (Read more about why you need one). With so many fun + unique new guest book alternatives, today’s guest book is anything but boring… and today we’re making sure your guest book goes off without a hitch! Find out about seven guest book mistakes to avoid to ensure guests stop by your guest book (or alternative), sign in, and leave a memorable note for you to enjoy for years to come. We’ll also give you some tips on where to find delightful handmade wedding guest books, guest book alternatives, and guest book supplies for your wedding. PLUS, we’re offering a FREE printable guest book sign for you to print. Enjoy!

P.S. Isn’t this guest book gorgeous? We love it! By In Or Out Media.

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride (guest book: in or out media) #handmade #wedding

by in or out media

Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid

Guest Book Mistakes #1: The Hidden Book

Guests can’t sign it if they can’t find it! Make sure your guest book is placed on its own table with a clearly labeled sign. (Pssst… We’re offering a FREE printable sign at the bottom of this post!)

It is also helpful to place the guest book near your reception entrance to ensure guests find it right away. Draw attention to your table with decor, like a pretty garland in your wedding’s color palette. These two garlands are handmade by The Kraft Room and are customizable.

yellow and gray heart garland

by the kraft room

the kraft room garland

by the kraft room

Guest Book Mistakes #2: The Not-Enough-Pens (or Wrong Pens!) Situation

Whether you have a guest book or guest book alternative, make sure there are PLENTY of pens and that they are the proper style pen for your particular guest book. For instance, if guests are signing on a traditional guest book, make sure the pen won’t bleed through onto the next page. (Try these.) You’ll also want enough pens so they don’t run out of ink quickly. And, you’ll want a pen that works on your style book (like these for dark paper or these for writing on wood). Test your selected pen before the big day.

no bleed pens for guest book

Guest Book Mistakes #3: The Confusing Guest Book Alternative

If you’re using a unique guest book alternative – like a guest book sketch, the one-word challenge, or monogram, for instance – make sure you provide instructions for guests on how to sign it (and where) to eliminate confusion for guests. If you have a clear-cut direction, guests will be more likely to sign.

We love this rustic tree slice guest book alternative spotted at PNZ Designs, which guests can sign around the monogram in the center. (Photo: Melania Marta Photography)

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride (guest book: pnz designs, photo: melania marta photography)

by pnz designs

… and this unique guest book illustration…

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book: devin hunt illustration)

by devin hunt illustration

And, this unique guest book alternative board for guests to sign, by Bosheree.

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book: bosheree)

by bosheree

Guest Book Mistakes #4: The Low-Light Location

Make sure your guest book is located in a well-lit location in a high-traffic area, like near the entrance (or the bar). If needed, add your own mason jar lanterns to place on the table. Buy mason jars (we love ’em in blue!), place a battery-operated tea light inside each one, and place on your guest book table.

Make DIY Lanterns to Add Light!

where to buy blue mason jars

+ add…

battery operated tea lights

It’s easy!

Guest Book Mistakes #5: The Non-Stocked Station

Keep your guest book area organized + well-stocked! This is especially for guest book alternatives, which require additional supplies. If you’re using a guest book thumbprint tree, for instance (as shown below), make sure it is placed on an easel. Also, ensure there are plenty of thumbprint ink pads and wipes (+ small trash can to dispose of) for guests to use to remove the ink.

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book: the ink lab, photo: diana daley photography)

fingerprint guest book by the ink lab, photo by diana daley photography

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book: the ink lab, photo: diana daley photography)

fingerprint guest book by the ink lab, photo by diana daley photography

If you’re asking guests to sign cards to leave their well wishes, make sure you have plenty of cards (and a few extras for mistakes). We love these cards spotted at The Kraft Room in TONS of gorgeous colors to tie into your decor!

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book cards: the kraft room)

by the kraft room

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book cards: the kraft room)

by the kraft room

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book cards: the kraft room)

by the kraft room

Guest Book Mistakes #6: The Never-Reading-Again Situation

Make sure your guest book is enjoyed for years to come- not stashed away in a box in the attic. If guests are signing a traditional guest book, place it on a bookshelf in your home that is easily seen so you can flip through it at anytime. If you’re interested in a guest book alternative that does double-duty as home decor, check out this unique framed 3D guest book alternative by Suzy Shoppe.

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book 3d hearts: suzy shoppe)

by suzy shoppe

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book 3d hearts: suzy shoppe)

by suzy shoppe

Or, a framed guest book art which also can be displayed in your home.

fingerprint guest book art

by flutterbye prints

Now you have no excuse! Your guest “book” will be enjoyed for years to come.

Guest Book Mistakes #7: The Leave-Without-Signing Situation

Don’t let guests leave without signing! To prevent this from happening, make it fun + easy for guests! One of my favorite guest book ideas is to use mad lib cards placed at each guest’s seat. Guests fill in the blanks – with nouns, verbs, or pronouns – to complete a sweet, light-hearted and often hilarious story for the couple. Cards are then placed in a designated box. Since each card is already placed at guests’ seats, they’ll be more likely to fill ’em out and place in the designated box before dancing even begins!

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book mad lib cards: cami's paperie)

by cami’s paperie

7 Guest Book Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride - Tips for your Guest Book! (guest book mad lib cards: cami's paperie)

by cami’s paperie

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FREE Printable!

We’ve created a simple guest book sign for you to print + use for FREE! It can be printed onto 5″ x 7″ card stock and framed. It has gray text, which can be printed onto any color card stock you choose… but we recommend white or ivory so it is clearly visible.

How to Download

o To download, click on the image below (or click here) and select, “Download… direct download“. Save to your computer. (File is a PDF, which can be opened in Adobe.) Open file. Print.

Personal use only.

free printable guest book sign

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And there you have it: seven guest book mistakes to avoid! If you’d add any to the list, share below… or ask any questions you have about guest books + I’ll be happy to answer ’em for you! Also… if you’re new to the blog, you can find out more about Emmaline Bride here.


-E.

About the Author

emma arendoski author of the handcrafted wedding and emmaline bride
Emma Arendoski is the author of The Handcrafted Wedding and editor of EmmalineBride.com. Grab a copy of her book here! You can follow her on Twitter @EmmalineBride.

Veil Alternatives: 12 Ways to Wear Them

Hello, lovelies! If you woke up to a ridiculous amount of snowfall this morning as I did (5-6 inches), I’m here to share some good news: spring is only twenty days away. Thank goodness. So, don’t lose hope + stay warm out there! (Here’s the most obnoxious solution I could find.) So, on to today’s subject at hand: have you decided what you’ll wear in your hair on your wedding day? Love the look of a veil but it’s not really your style? Prefer a no-fuss solution to a traditional flowing veil? Today’s post is for you: we’re talking about wedding veil alternatives and twelve beautiful ways to wear them. These clever veil alternatives are handmade with love by Melinda Rose Design and a few of these are honestly the most gorgeous alternatives I’ve ever seen! Read on to get inspired with twelve veil alternatives and be sure to scroll to the bottom for a link to even more loveliness. Enjoy!

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

Veil Alternatives

Instead of a wedding veil, consider this first find: a dotted bridal cap. This bridal cap combines Point d’Esprit tulle, venice lace, handpressed silk flowers, and a cotton style lace for a unique look. Pair this look with the side chignon – my favorite hairstyle.

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Next up is a beautiful headpiece made with layers of embroidered lace, hand-stiched pearls, rhinestones, flowers, and velvet leaves. This piece is secured to one’s head with satin ribbon ties, which means it can be easily added to any hairstyle.

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This pearl-embellished silk floral crown is one stunning piece! It is handmade with silk flowers, velvet leaves, and freshwater pearls.

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Are you a tiara-loving bride? You’re in luck: this beautifully wires bridal tiara combines Swarovski crystals and rhinestones to sparkle + shine down the aisle.

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This next alternative combines the classic look of a tulle birdcage veil with a large double silk bow for a feminine look.

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If you like the look of a birdcage veil but prefer something smaller, take a peek at this handmade bridal mini hat. It is made with silk flowers, feathers, a hand-sewn silk ruffle, chantilly lace edging, and birdcage veiling. It can be added to any hairstyle with a simple hair comb, attached.

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Ah, a feather bloom: one of the simplest yet loveliest veil alternatives. This one in particular is made in peach and is slightly ruffled for a beautiful texture.

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This chantilly lace bridal cap is similar to the first of the veil alternatives list but features a handpressed flower and velvet leaves for a vintage art deco inspired piece.

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Wear a pretty pair of two handpressed silk flowers attached to a gold headband as you walk down the aisle! Headband can be gold, silver, ivory ribbon, white, or a wired comb to suit your style.

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Crave sparkle down the aisle? Check out this rhinestone bridal comb which features a floral design.

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This beautiful bridal headpiece has layers of embroidered lace, hand-stitched pearls, rhinestones, flowers, and leaves. A soft satin ribbon easily attaches to your hair with a ribbon tie.

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Last but not least, this silver rhinestone bridal comb is in silver and measures 2.25 inches. It’s sparkly – and can be re-worn in your hair after the wedding day.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

All photos by Atlas and Elia Photography

Where to Buy

Ready to buy one of these veil alternatives, view more, or check out some traditional wedding veils and garters? Visit Melinda Rose Design, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

Happy Planning!


-E.

Veil Alternatives: #1 – Flower Hair Pins

Wedding veils are a beautiful choice for the bride-to-be, but what if you’re not a veil-loving bride? Or, suppose you prefer a veil for the ceremony and want something simple for the reception? Today’s post is for you! We’re showcasing the first in our series of handmade veil alternatives with today’s post honing in on flower hair pins. These sweet handmade pins feature luxurious fabric material and a simple bobby pin, which means you can incorporate it into any hairstyle. To inspire you, we’ve gathered up some of our favorites from the gorgeous collection by Nia Person. Red on to find out more…

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Veil Alternatives: #1 Flower Hair Pins

Flower hair pins are one of the easiest veil alternatives because they can be added to any hairstyle: long, short, medium, up-do, or a hair down style works! You can even wear it with a DIY hair bow! You can also add a flower hair pin to a simple birdcage veil to dress it up (or add a pop of color to your ensemble).

So… let’s get started with the eye candy!

This first hair pin is perfect for the bride. It is crafted in ivory with lovely layers of chiffon and a touch of glamorous gold in the center. Wear as-is or attach to your birdcage veil.

veil alternatives: #1 flower hair pins (by nia person via emmaline bride) #handmade #wedding #hair white bridal hair flower pin

Here’s a set of deep hued hair pins – and a view of the back.

veil alternatives: #1 flower hair pins (by nia person via emmaline bride) #handmade #wedding #hair back of hair pin

This set of flower hair pins is my favorite: I love the various shades of blue Nia incorporates into this set.

veil alternatives: #1 flower hair pins (by nia person via emmaline bride) #handmade #wedding #hair - blue hair pin trio

For the ultimate fashion statement, this hair flower can do no wrong. It’s big, bold, and features a sparkly rhinestone center.

veil alternatives: #1 flower hair pins (by nia person via emmaline bride) #handmade #wedding #hair - bridal hair flower

If you crave bold color, this red hair pin is for you. What a gorgeous piece… I just wish I had spotted it prior to the holiday season!

veil alternatives: #1 flower hair pins (by nia person via emmaline bride) #handmade #wedding #hair - burgundy hair flower pin

This next punchy palette of pins is perfect for spring and summer weddings.

flower hair pins trio

And, last but not least, a navy blue hair flower pin with a delightful beaded center. Lovely!

hair flower pin 1

Grab Yours!

Ready to grab a set of flower hair pins for yourself? Visit Nia Person to place an order and view more from the fabulous collection. Tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you!

Nia Person is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

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So, which one do you love most? Would you wear a flower hair pin? Are you considering a veil alternative? Share your thoughts below!

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