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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

half crown gold

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.

9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas

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.

vintage wedding dress - 9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas

daughters of simone

2. Handkerchief

To use a hankie as an accessory, simply wrap it around the stems of your bouquet. Use a simple dress pin to keep it secure.


dreamy cottage

3. Bridal Capelet

Some brides like to cover their strapless dress for the ceremony; others just love the look of vintage detailing around the top. Here’s one stunning vintage detailed capelet as one example.

vintage wedding accessory ideas - bridal capelet

glory by jeannie lee | photo: white-klump photography via style me pretty

4. Burlap Bouquet with Vintage Lace

This bouquet will last forever! Plus, it’s gorgeous, especially with that layer of vintage lace underneath.

burlap bouquet vintage lace - 9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas
jane’s daughters

5. Lace Heels

These heels are custom-made with a hint of lace for the vintage-loving bride. I want these just because.

gold champagne silver wedding heels with lace - 9 Romantically Vintage Wedding Accessory Ideas
becca and louise

6. Garter

This garter is vintage inspired with rhinestones set on a satin ribbon.

gold garter vintage wedding accessory ideas

gadegaard design

7. Earrings

These earrings are circa 1950s and are a true vintage find! They’re simple enough to go with any gown you choose, but stunning enough to make a statement.

vintage earrings

sweet and spark

8. Hair Comb

This hair comb–and her hairstyle!–is a perfect example of skipping a veil, yet still incorporating your vintage theme.

vintage wedding accessory ideas - hair comb

j. arends designs

9. Lace Clutch

And, last but not least, don’t forget a clutch purse to carry your essentials: it features a swatch of vintage lace to embellish the front.

vintage lace clutch purse

davie and chiyo

What do you think of these vintage wedding accessory ideas? You can find more vintage wedding ideas in my new book in bookstores now (Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, and Amazon).


-E.

Bridal Flower Hair Pins Set — Win It!

Giveaway inside!

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.

white rosebud hair pins giveaway

➳➳ 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.

Curly Hair Down Hairstyle for The Bride

Hi, lovelies! Did you have a nice weekend? I did SO MANY THINGS this weekend, list-cross-off kind of stuff. I finally put a small wall gallery up the stairs. I reorganized my home office. I did eight billion loads of laundry. I did many other things. I love weekends like this — it super-charges my week for sure. I hope you had a productive weekend, too (or relaxing — depending on what you really needed!) We’re kicking off the brand new week with a gorgeous hairstyle inspiration spotted over at Hair and Makeup By Steph (whom we adore). This curly hair down hairstyle features soft ringlets in the most elegant way. It doesn’t hurt that the bride has gorgeous hair, too. Take a peek!

Curly Hair Down Hairstyle

curly hair down hairstyle (photo: lianna michelle, hair + makeup:  hair and makeup by steph)

curly hair down hairstyle (photo: lianna michelle, hair + makeup:  hair and makeup by steph)

These mismatched bridesmaid dresses are perfect for fall…

curly hair down hairstyle (photo: lianna michelle, hair + makeup:  hair and makeup by steph)

curly hair down hairstyle (photo: lianna michelle, hair + makeup:  hair and makeup by steph)

photos: lianna michelle | hair / makeup: hair and makeup by steph

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xo
Emma

Rustic Bridal Hair Crown for Fall Weddings

Calling all fall, rustic-loving brides still looking for the perfect hair accessory! We’ve found a bridal hair crown we know you’ll love over at Nestina Accessories.

Rustic Bridal Hair Crown for Fall Weddings

To say we adore it is an understatement; but then again, we’re always gaga over things we spy over at Ernestine’s shop. (Remember these accessories?) Read on for more details.