Category: headband

Giveaway: Win a Crystal and Pearl Bridal Headband

Brides: do not miss this one! Do you remember when we talked about the gorgeousness that is Blair Nadeau’s new collection? Now we’re giving away one of our favorite pieces to one lucky reader! Blair Nadeau is giving away this Christie crystal and pearl bridal headband to one lucky bride-to-be. Will it be YOU? Enter for a chance to win below!

Crystal and Pearl Bridal Headband

One lucky reader will win this pretty headband:

Crystal and Pearl Bridal Headband

by blair nadeau | photo: whitney heard

It goes perfectly with any hairstyle! If you’re wearing a veil, you can pair the headband with it; or, take the veil off for the reception and just wear the headband.

Giveaway

Here are the full details:

o Enter between 3/25/15-3/31/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Crystal / Pearl Bridal Headband by Blair Nadeau | NEW from the 2015 Collection | Can be made in winner’s choice of colors
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning 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: $100 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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.

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.

Boho-Inspired Wedding Halo Headband

boho halo wedding halo headband by all for love by gina

We love to find unique bridal veils and veil alternatives. This boho-inspired wedding halo headband is one of our favorite bohemian veil alternative finds, perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception, or bridal shoot. We spotted it at All For Love by Gina and it features ivory and blush-colored millinery flowers and leaves. This piece has amazing texture with a mix of satin and velvet, a hint of pearls, and a rhinestone chain with ostrich feathers and a gold birdcage netting. This wedding halo headband ties at the back of the head for an adjustable fit (with skinny soft jute or ivory satin ribbon). We especially love it with a hair down style.

Wedding Halo Headband

boho wedding halo headband by all for love by gina

boho wedding halo headband by all for love by gina

boho wedding headband by all for love by gina

boho wedding headband by all for love by gina

photo: julie roberts

To see more details on this bohemian wedding halo headband, visit All For Love by Gina, Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace!

xo
-E.

31 Wedding Hairstyles: Day 22 – Curly Natural Hair

This bride wore a gold statement piece to accessorize her gorgeous thick + curly natural hair. Instead of a veil, this gold accessory steals the show and frames her face beautifully. Take a peek!

Curly Natural Hair with Headband

bride curly natural hair gold headband

via brides, photo: chelsey boatwright

You can find hair accessories similar to this one here. Happy browsing!

P.S. What’s your favorite wedding hairstyle so far?

xo
-E.

Handmade Wedding Round-Up – March 24th

Hi, loves! At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy over handmade weddings especially with so many beautiful items always added to our Marketplace. So, to inspire you, we’ve rounded up ten handmade wedding finds for your big day. We’ve found a stylish new accessory collection, a (totally fun!) rustic wedding invitation, shoes for your ring bearer and flower girl, a delicate locket necklace, a monogrammed gift for bridesmaids, and more. But, we want to know… which of these finds is your favorite?

Handmade Wedding Round-Up

1. New Accessories Collection

The lovely Tessa Kim just rolled out her 2014 wedding accessories collection and it’s absolutely stunning! Here are a few of our hand-picked favorites (though it was hard to choose):

Gorgeous crystal headband (Vienna) by Tessa Kim.  Perfect for your handmade wedding!Handmade wedding veil with swiss dots.  Mantilla style.  By Tessa Kim.I love this handmade wedding sash.  Named Honora by Tessa Kim.The perfect handmade wedding veil alternative.  By Tessa Kim.  Named the Lucinda Crystal Halo.crystal-halo-lucinda

from top (all by Tessa Kim): (1) Vienna crystal headband, (2) swiss dot mantilla veil, (3) Honora dress sash, (4) Liliana hair comb, (5) Lucinda crystal halo

credits: photos – honey honey photography, makeup/hair – 1011 makeup, venue – the villa in san juan capistrano, ca, dresses – leanne marshall from love and lace bridal salon

2. Rustic Wedding Invitation Suite

When we spotted this rustic wedding invitation suite over at Paper Street Press, the first thing that caught our eye was the “Pretty Please” response card that, instead of ‘Yes’ states, “OH YEAH!” (love that!) It also indicates to ‘Save us the best ___ seats’. So cute! The colors, the typography, the twine… perfection.

Rustic handmade wedding invitation suite by Paper Street PressRustic handmade wedding invitation by Paper Street Press

3. Ring Bearer Shoes

Maybe it’s because Baby Boy is arriving any day now (!!!), but shoes like this were meant to be shared. I mean, does it get any cuter? If your ring bearer is a little guy, he’ll love these soft-soled shoes to wear on the big day…

Adorable handmade wedding shoes for the ring bearer! By Bitsy Blossom.

… and your flower girl will love these heart-topped shoes. Shoes by Bitsy Blossom.

Give your flower girl these adorable heart-topped handmade wedding shoes! By Bitsy Blossom.

4. Locket Pendant

I’ve forever been a fan of lockets, especially ones that have a vintage-y look. There are so many incredible locket styles over at Jacaranda Designs that it was honestly hard to pick just one. I recommend wrapping this locket around your bouquet handle, with the bead as your “something blue”. Then, place photos in it from your wedding and wear on your honeymoon. That’s what I would do!

Wrap this handmade wedding locket around your bouquet as 'something blue'.  After the wedding, fill with your favorite photos and wear on your honeymoon.  By Jacaranda Designs.

5. Parisian Chic Guest Book

Oh, how we adore the custom guest books over at Crafty Pie! This mint Parisian Chic design is my favorite of the collection. It suits many themes and is fully customizable with your words and color choice. Love, love, love. (P.S. I saw there’s a special 15% spring discount happening storewide, too! Hooray!)

Chic Parisian style handmade wedding guest book. By Crafty Pie.

6. Monogrammed Bracelet

I love the idea of giving monogrammed wedding party gifts (and I love when the bride wears her new monogram on her wedding day). These cuff bracelets spotted over at Georgie Designs are sweet, petite, and coordinate with anything.

Chic monogrammed cuff bracelet for your handmade wedding. By Georgie Designs.

7. I Do, Me Too + Wedding Cake Banner

Want your wedding cake to stand out from the rest? This cake topper set will do the trick! I love the owls that say, “I Do” and “Me Too”, along with the cake banner that simply reads, “Love”. Plus, it’s sold as a complete set. By SkyeArt.

Handmade wedding cake topper featuring owls: 'I Do' and 'Me Too' with 'Love' cake banner.  By Skye Art.

8. Spring Flower Arrangements in Painted Mason Jars

These handmade spring flower arrangements by Curious Floral are stunning… and I adore them placed in painted mason jars by Beach Blues (as shown below).

Spring flower bouquet made of sola flowers for your handmade wedding centerpieces.  Bouquet by Curious Floral; painted mason jars by Beach Blues.

9. Metallic Platinum Gold Leather Clutch

Metallic is always in… and this platinum clutch purse is essential for the bride-to-be. By Jilly Designs.

Stylish metallic platinum gold leather clutch by Jilly Designs.  Perfect for your handmade wedding!

10. Lace Wedding Shoes

Want a pair of insanely gorgeous (+ custom) wedding shoes? We’ve found them! I love these wedge heels with a touch of lace and elegant rhinestone detail. By Becca and Louise.

Custom handmade wedding shoes with lace and decorative rhinestone detail. By Becca and Louise.

We’ve shown you a few handmade wedding finds to inspire you, but there are so many more to love in The Marketplace! Bookmark it — there are new items being added every day!

Which handmade wedding item shown here is your favorite?

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.