Accessories are a girl’s best friend. A great handbag, scarf, or statement necklace can not only complete an outfit, but more importantly, boost your self-esteem and make you feel fabulous. However, we often forget one of the most important places to accessorize…our hair! With the proper styling and a little sprinkle of sparkle, hair accessories can effortlessly compliment and enhance a bride’s natural beauty. On your wedding day, finding the perfect dress and shoes may seem like the number one priority, however, your happy glow and ear-to-ear smile will, without a doubt, be the center of attention. It’s crucial to consider the possibilities for hair accessories because, after all, your hair is what frames that beautiful face of yours!
Using floral-themed accessories is the perfect choice for any bride. The enchanting photograph below from Marchesa’s spring Ready-to-wear line is proof of that. Flowers are simply beautiful and adding them to your wedding look can’t possibly be wrong. For the traditional bride, a veil with small flower appliqué, like the BHLDN one below, can add the perfect feminine touch to an otherwise unembellished ensemble. I also love the use of a floral barrette or hair clip to attach the veil to the back of the head for a traditional, yet fresh style.
Marchesa Spring 2015 BHLDN Cascading Fleur Lace Veil Photo Taken from Pinterest
If however, a veil is not the best choice for your event, depending on the venue and the style of wedding you are having (think ballroom vs. bohemian), another favorite trend of mine is the use of fresh flowers to adorn the hair. The versatility of flowers makes them a unique choice for any bride-to-be. In Martha Stewart Wedding’s most recent issue, two styled looks featured floral hairpieces, and their charm and elegance will take your breath away. The first look would be perfect for an outdoor spring or summer wedding, and would be fitting for an adventurous, free-spirited bride who seeks a casual, intimate wedding event. The second look is bold and elegant. Bright flowers draw attention and speak volumes, and the up-do is a signature look for a no-nonsense bride.
Martha Stewart Weddings: Hair design by Sarah Winward, photographs by Ngoc Minh Ngo.
At Faith West Photography we are constantly given the pleasure of working with amazing couples. Wed at Water Works (one of our favorite venues!), Bridget and John exuded such joy and love on their big day that we just knew they were the perfect match. Bridget’s hair perfectly complimented the romantic and wistful air of their entire event; the red roses that were tucked into her elegant up-do were beyond stunning.
This beautiful bride combined fresh flowers with a cathedral length veil to create the perfect look. See more photos of her stunning style here.
Two other hair accessories that I am dying to see on a bride are this Gold Brass Voila Headband by Jennifer Behr and this “Callie” Crystal Barrette from Untamed Pearls by Amanda Justice. Accessories like the ones below are the perfect match for a decadent gown that only needs simple finishing touches. Whatever the style you are hoping to achieve on your wedding day, remember to consider the ways your hair accessories can complement your look and leave you feeling fabulous when you tie the knot!