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Adorn the Bride: Beautiful Tiara

The tiara is one of the most versatile headpieces a bride can wear. Style and materials can range from simple to the more elaborate designs.  This adornment can also be worn with varying hairstyles, whether the bride chooses an updo or let her tresses down.  Here are a few stunning pieces I found at Etsy:

bridal tiara 3Rhinestone princess tiara by Love Like Stylebridal tiaraRhinestone rose and leaf tiara by Myra Kim
bridal tiara 2Pip berries on a brown vine by de Loop
bridal tiara 4Woodland-inspired tiara by Which Goose
bridal tiara 5Crystal & silver tiara by Pale Lip
bridal tiara 6White coral freshwater pearl tiara, inspired by the 19th century French Royalty by Erica Elizabeth Designbridal tiara 7One-of-a-kind bridal headpiece made out of abalone shell by Holly Stalder

bridal tiara 8Bridal tiara with Swarovski crystals by Aya Jewellery

Which of these bridal tiaras caught your eye?

Would you wear one on your wedding?

Adorn the Bride: Birdcage Veil

Birdcage veils have long been popular in the past eras (40s & 50s?) but we see a lot of brides today wearing this classic style.

Russian tulle birdcage veilRussian tulle birdcage veil by EM Bridal

Birdcage veils are also called French veil or Russian veil – after the materials they’re made from (French netting or Russian netting).  Other names for this type of bridal headpiece are blusher veil, angle veil, Venetian veil, and bandeau veil.

Bircage dotted Swiss Veil Birdcage Veil with Swiss dots by SIBO Designs.

Birdcage veils and bandeau veils can be attached to the hair through a comb, a headband, a clip, or a fascinator.  Here is where the bride can be extra playful and creative.

Whimsical designs have been created using feathers, beads, flowers, crystals, pearls, brooches, hats, ribbons, and other accessories.

Sometimes genuine vintage millinery is used to put together a unique, vintage-inspired headpiece.  Such embellishments add up to the charm of blusher veils.

birdcage veil with feather and flowerA birdcage veil with feathers and flower by Wedded Kiss.

The Birdcage or Blusher Veil

Birdcage or angle veils typically come in three different lengths: 9”, 12”, and 18”.  The veil can be worn in various angles, to match the bride’s hairstyle, dress and overall look.

For instance, the birdcage veil is the full version which can either go from 12” to 18” from the comb to the edge, and can cover the entire bride’s face or just right below the eyes, the tip of the nose, the cheeks, or down to the chin.

bird cage veilA vintage-style birdcage veil with feathers and a hat by Batcakes Couture.

hat with birdcage veilA full blusher veil with ostrich feather by Ella Gajewska Bridal.

blusher veilTulle birdcage veil with bows by The Hattery By PKM.

Headband with Birdcage VeilEnglish veiling topped with taupe Dupioni silk bow by Preston and Olivia.

vintage birdcage veilBlusher veil with pearls by Atelier Dea Retro.

Simple Birdcage veilBirdcage veil with Swarovski crystals by Teri Huang.

Gold birdcage veil Gold birdcage veil by Be Chic Accessories

The Bandeau or Venetian Veil

Bandeau or Venetian veils are quite shorter than the birdcage style.  It could be 4” to 9” in length, and is often attached at both sides of the head with a fascinator, to cover the eyes.

French veilA bandeau style face veil that features scattered flowers and petals by
Woomi Pyo.

bride in birdcage veilA bandeau style veil embellished with organza and pearl flowers by All About Romance.

dotted birdcage veilBandeau birdcage veil made out of Russian veiling and pearls by Tessa Kim.

bandeau style Russian veilBandeau style Russian veiling with rhinestone feather hair comb by Brides Boutik.

bandeau style veilBandeau style veil with Swarovski pearl edge by Fine N Fleurie.

30Flower fascinator with birdcage veil by Tattered Petals.

bridal birdcage veilDouble layer bandeau veil with silk Habotai flower and ostrich feather by Three Sunbeams.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil:

The birdcage veil can be styled in many different ways.  You can wear the veil with an updo, or let your hair down.

classic French veilIvory French veil by The Little White Dress.

petite birdcage veilPetite Birdcage veil by Powder Blue Bijoux.

With so many ways to wear the birdcage veil, it would look endearing with any type of wedding gown.

Whether you are wearing a bohemian wedding dress or a vintage-inspired wedding gown (no matter which era it’s from), you should be able to find the perfect way to wear it, as you can see from these inspirations:

floral facinator birdcage veilA birdcage veil and a hair comb accented with a vintage millinery flower by emsdesertrose.

ivory birdcage veilA full face ivory birdcage veil by Nicola Wellard.

Chenille Dot veilingChenille Dot veiling by Glamorous Bijoux.

bird cage veilSilk flowers in lovely mint shade with an attached ivory birdcage veil by Serephine.

facinator birdcage veilA bandeau veil that features large silk blooms by Myra Kim.

All the pretty veils featured on this post are from various Etsy shops.  If you see anything you like, just click on link and you’ll be directed to the shop.

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Would you wear this veil on your wedding and which style would it be?

Lookbook Love: Enchanted Atelier’s Fall Winter 2013 Collection

I just love looking at lookbooks, and true artists would do everything in their power to make sure that they can showcase their creations in the most beautiful way possible.

Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013

Liv Hart is the designer and creative director of Enchanted Atelier, and she has created such exquisite pieces for her Fall / Winter 2013 collection ~ veils, sash, and hair ornaments for the blushing bride.

Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 veil and crown Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 fascinator Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 hair comb Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 bridal veil Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 birdcage veil Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 head piece Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 sash and veil Enchanted Atelier fall winter 2013 1

Adorn the Bride: Vintage Headpieces

If you love vintage as I do, perhaps you might be planning to have a vintage-themed wedding. Would you wear a vintage dress and accessories?  On this post, I’ve selected a few bridal headpieces from Etsy’s vintage collection.

vintage bridal headband

A vintage bride would surely fall in love with these authentic vintage headpieces like this tiara  from the 1950s era by Which Goose.

vintage bridal headbandsAbove photo shows a vintage headband in gold tone with faceted Lucite teardrop-shaped panels and sparkling round rhinestones in-between by Vintage Vogue Treasure, and a delicately feminine hair band made out of vintage ribbon in off-white color by Vintage Atmosphere ;

vintage bridal head pieces 5This antique, rhinestone-encrusted tiara dates back from the 1900s to the 1920s.  Isn’t it stunning?  Find it at  The Ritzi Rose.  Next to it is a hair comb made out of pearls, rhinestones, vintage crochet, and old jewelry pieces.  What a darling piece!  It is available at Hanging by a Thread.

vintage bridal hair combs

From the Art deco era, how lovely are these hair combs!  An ornate brushed silver comb with molded satin glass flowers & a crystal comb with a beautifully shaped butterfly silver setting encrusted with rhinestones by Amore Treasure.

Which of these vintage hair accessories caught your eye?