Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you absolutely must pack in your wedding bag. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. (Extras can always be kept in a large tote bag and stored in your bridal suite.) What would YOU pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our list…
Happy Sunday-That-Feels-Like-Saturday-Because-of-Labor-Day-Weekend! Emma here and, I have to say, what’s better than a four-day weekend? Especially one that ends with the arrival of a brand new season, pumpkin flavored coffee, and the emergence of boot weather, not to mention cider mills and Halloween and all the fun that comes with it. Anyway, I wanted to pop in to share this gold leaf hair accessory we spotted over at Lottie-Da Designs. It is a beautiful hair piece for the fall wedding season and features delicate gold leafs for a bohemian inspired look. It’s perfect for a bride who wants to skip the veil… but can also be worn with one, too. This particular piece is named Augustina and it is available in different styles so you can create your own unique look. Read on to see the hair accessory and be sure to check out the hairstyle for inspiration, too. It’s gorgeous.
Gold Leaf Hair Accessory
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
You can see more photos of this style (and other chic accessories) at SIBO Designs.
photos: SIBO Designs
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
These mismatched bridesmaid dresses are perfect for fall…
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Hi, loves! It’s Saturday, aka day 26 in our month-long wedding hairstyles series! It’s been so fun sharing all of these lovely hairstyles with you. Have you found the perfect style for your wedding day yet? Maybe it will be today’s pick, a long curly half up hairstyle with a simple white flower. If you crave a more casual hairstyle for your wedding (but one that’s still bride-approved), this is it! This hairstyle features long curly locks with a section pulled (or rolled, rather) back and pinned with a flower embellishment. This look is ideal for a summer or fall wedding outdoors with a more casual atmosphere. No veil required here!
Long Curly Half-Up Hairstyle
What are you up to this weekend? We’re working on some amazing DIYs for the blog, coming up in a jif! We
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Hi, loves! Emma here. Can I tell you a secret? I’m loving these wedding hairstyles, but I am secretly having trouble coming up with unique, totally-captures-the-look names for these styles. I mean, seriously, how many times can you say something is a pulled back updo and make it sound unique? Ah, well. Updos are pretty similar, you have to admit, but today’s sleek updo is one of our favorites for a traditional wedding. I love the way the bride’s hair is pulled away from her face, highlighting those earrings and that neckline! Oh, and that dress! It’s gorgeous. Take a look…
Sleek Updo Wedding Hairstyle
What do you think of this sleek updo? Will you be choosing it as your wedding day hairstyle?
Good morning, loves! It’s Day 15 in our wedding hairstyles series and today’s pick is a bride top knot! I love, love, love this style. I wear a top knot way too often (remember the this?), but it’s an effortless style that can be dressed up or down. I love how totally elegant it looks on this beautiful bride. If you’re wearing a top knot, I recommend going with a pair of really stunning earrings. Take a look…
Bride Top Knot
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Brides: if you love the look of a flower hair crown instead of a veil (or you’re wondering what it is), you’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing eight oh-so-lovely flower hair crown examples AND Roses & Lemons is giving away a flower hair crown for FREE to one lucky reader! I know, Mondays sure are the best, aren’t they? Read on to get started…
What Is a Flower Hair Crown?
First things first: what is a flower hair crown? A hair crown, in this case with flowers, is a bohemian bridal veil alternative that can be worn by the bride on her wedding day. Instead of a traditional veil, a bride wears a hair crown usually with a more casual hairstyle. Here are a few examples of flower hair crowns we think you’ll love…
If you’re planning a woodland wedding, this is the crown for you.
2. Peach Rose
This next one – peach rose – is my personal favorite. I love the size of these paperie peach roses and the ivory pip berries. Lovely.
Planning an orchid-infused wedding? This hair crown is ideal and features tiny pip berries in ivory.
Wild child — this one’s for you!
5. Something Blue
Need something blue? This lily of the valley hair crown is the finishing touch.
Love daisies? Need a flower hair crown for your flower girl? This one is a summertime favorite.
7. Pearls + Roses
This is a new one: pearls are added instead of berries for a vintage-y look.
Prefer an au naturale look? Try this brown twig crown on for size. It goes with everything!
Flower Hair Crowns
Now that you’ve seen some examples of crowns, it’s time to win one! Enter below for a chance to win this colorful flower hair crown!
o Enter between 7/14/14-7/20/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Colorful Flower Hair Crown | About: Adorable floral crown featuring fabric rosebuds in green, turquoise, bright blue, hot pink, and peach color with green leaves. It wears like a regular headband or top crown to create a bohemian bride look. This floral crown is lightweight, open on the back and has ivory ribbon to adjust. One size fits all.
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/21; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
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Happy Friday! Today we’re sharing a chic twist on a ponytail: the curly side ponytail. Dressed up, this look is perfect for the bride-to-be who has long-length hair and craves effortless style. Dress it up with a veil or go sans veil for a gorgeous – yet laid-back – look.
Curly Side Ponytail
What do you think of the curly side ponytail? Would you wear a chic ponytail for your wedding hairstyle?
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