Happy Tuesday, loves! After one of the coldest winters I can remember, it’s finally getting warmer around here (upper 40’s and 50’s all week long). In some places, that’s considered cold; in Michigan, that’s shorts and sandals weather. ;) Anyway, with spring around the corner, we’ll finally get to see flowers in bloom. Since we’re too impatient to wait (you, too?), we thought it would be fun to bring some spring to you, in the form of spring wedding crowns for the bride, bridesmaids, or flower girl. These floral hair crowns are already in full bloom and ready to be worn. We spotted them over at Roses & Lemons, where our friend Cecil has been busy working around the clock on this new gorgeous collection. Ready to see what’s new? You’ll love these…
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
Aren’t they lovely? You can see even more from the collection here.
Are you planning a vintage wedding? It’s one of my favorite themes: it is classic, elegant, and timeless. Plus, it is one wedding theme that will never go out of style. In my new book, The Inspired Wedding, the chapter entitled Romantically Vintage is overflowing with vintage wedding tips and suggestions for decor, attire, favors, and more. To give you a glimpse of this style, I’m sharing vintage wedding accessory ideas in this feature. It’s so easy to finish your bridal look with vintage touches: here are nine to get you started!
Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas
1. Vintage Wedding Dress
This dress is one of my favorite true vintage finds to date. The open back, long sleeves, and lace detail is stunning.
Have you considered skipping the veil altogether and wearing an alternative instead? One such option is a set of bridal flower hair pins, which can be pinned into any hairstyle you choose, whether it be an elegant updo or a more casual hair down hairstyle. Or, if you still love the look of a veil, you could always wear an alternative (like hair pins or a headband) just for the reception so your veil doesn’t get in the way of your awesome dance moves. We get it. Either way, you’ll love this giveaway. We’ve teamed up with Ayca from Aya Wedding to offer this set of four white flower hair pins to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Check ‘em out.
➳➳ Bridal Flower Hair Pins Giveaway
o Enter between 10/30-11/5/14 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: Isabelline white bridal flower hair pins, set of four (4)
From Ayca of Aya Wedding: “I get inspiration from natural beauty of romantic roses. Little flowers are made with ivory cream white satin fabric. In the center of the flowers there are tiny white pearls. The bobby pins are sewn by hand. These are very romantic bobby pin for brides, bridesmaids, stylish feminine women and young girls. You will look fascinating and attractive with this romantic bobby pins. It is special and hand made.”
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o FREE shipping included anywhere! o No purchase necessary o Winner has 3 months to claim prize o Prize value: $29 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.