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Boho Wedding Headpiece — #HANDMADEADAY

It’s time for an exciting announcement! If you’ve been an avid Emmaline Bride reader for some time, you know we work with the most amazing handmade wedding artists on the planet. And with so much pretty overflowing in The Marketplace, we wanted a central place to promote a new handpicked find each day so you don’t miss it. That’s why we’re excited to announce a brand new series called #HANDMADEADAY. Each morning, grab a cup of coffee and join us bright & early as we unveil one new find from one of our fantastic Featured Artists. I promise it’ll be worth your while.

You can follow along with this fun new series by clicking #HANDMADEADAY at the top navigation bar. You can also see them on the homepage each day. Alternatively, you can subscribe and we’ll send the inspiration straight to your inbox so you never miss a post.

Now that our new series launch is underway, let’s kick it off with a chic boho wedding headpiece that’s ultra glam and sure to turn heads. Enjoy!

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Boho Wedding Headpiece

This boho wedding hairpiece is ideal for the bride who has a bohemian, free-spirited style and dreams of a laid-back, hair-down hairstyle. This hairpiece is shown as being worn halo-style, but it can also be styled as a regular headband for a more classic look. This piece features blush freshwater pearls and gold crystal leaves, handwired to a sturdy wireframe. The ends are finished with a ribbon as a secure tieback. This piece is completely handmade with two hands and a whole lot of love in Denmark by Gadegaard Design.

Boho Wedding Headpiece by Gadegaard Design | photo: Kayla Coleman | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/boho-wedding-headpiece/

by gadegaard design, photos by kayla coleman photography, styling by pretty in the details

Lace Bridal Headpiece as a Chic Veil Alternative

Looking for a veil alternative? This lace bridal headpiece is one elegant find! Want more inspiration? Be sure to subscribe!

Are you a bride who wants to skip the veil? Then we’ve found a gorgeous veil alternative for you! We spotted this gorgeous lace bridal headpiece over at SIBO Designs and Sheila has outdone herself with this one. It’s designed to flow perfectly with the shape of your head and the little loops on the sides attach easily to your hair with bobby pins. This headpiece is handmade with Swarovski pearl beads, seed beads, and rhinestones. My favorite part? The sumptuous silk organza petals! This makes an exceptional veil alternative for the bride who wants to wear her hair down and incorporate elegance into her look.

Lace Bridal Headpiece

lace bridal headpiece

by sibo designs

by sibo designs

You can see more photos of this style (and other chic accessories) at SIBO Designs.

photos: SIBO Designs

xo
-E.

New! – Spring Wedding Crowns for the Bride

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…

Spring Wedding Crowns from Roses & Lemons

pink - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

by roses & lemons

by roses & lemons

peach peonies - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

by roses & lemons, photo: erin rachel photography

roses & lemons

mint - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

roses & lemons

light pink - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

roses & lemons

by roses & lemons

light pink - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

by roses & lemons

yellow - spring wedding crowns | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/spring-wedding-crowns/

by roses & lemons

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You can see these + more at Roses & Lemons, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

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

More coming up next! Be sure to subscribe by email so you don’t miss a post. We bring forth tons of wedding inspiration daily!

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.

Bridal Hair Crown

This rustic bridal hair crown is a woodland bridal wreath style, embellished with ivory lace flowers, ivory berries, and can sit on top of your head or near the back (depending on your preferred hairstyle). Wear it during a fall wedding ceremony or the reception as a chic, rustic veil alternative.

Rustic Bridal Hair Crown for Fall Weddings

To top it off, this bridal hair crown is sweetly-priced: it comes in under $60. That means you’ll have more money left over for, you know, other fall wedding favorites. Like these, which I’m totally adding to my list this weekend. :) (P.S. I heard someone say the other day, “Pumpkins AREN’T EVEN SPICY!” and it made me laugh out loud. It’s so true, and yet, it’s always pumpkin-spice-everything around here. Can’t say I’m complaining, though. I love it just like the next girl.)

See this hair crown (and other gorg accessories) at Nestina Accessories. Tell her Emmaline Bride sent you!

xo
-E.

31 Wedding Hairstyles: Day 29 – Short Pinned Updo

Are you a bride with a short haircut? You’ll love this style we found! This short pinned updo has just the right amount of volume and elegance for the bride. Take a look…

short pinned updo

via the small things blog

Short Pinned Updo

See? You don’t have to have long-length hair to have a beautiful wedding updo. This proves it! I am having a really hard time being patient for this hair to grow… :)

xo
-E.