Are you the type who bubbles over with personality? Choosing hair accessories with pops of color or bold textures for you and your wedding party is an easy way to add personal style to your wedding. Local fashion trends over the past several decades have distanced the Americans from the millinery arts. So, as we return to the glory of headpiece options allow me to share with you my insider knowledge as a milliner, and bridal accessory designer…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of headpiece posts.
Suzy and Arin's October wedding evoked spooky glam, thanks to the delightfully macabre interior of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Vultures and skeletons and dinosaurs really do cast the best shadows in marble halls. A prop-making friend crafted a Hocus Pocus-themed guestbook for the occasion, and tiny Day of the Dead figurines graced the reception tables.
Nei and Mike eloped in Las Vegas and then got weddinged three months later. Since Nei hails from Cambodia they each donned wedding wear from the country as a nod to her family's origins. Nei actually wore two incredible glittery dresses (one red, and one silver) and two tiaras — talk about bling! The couple and their family created nearly every detail, including the bouquets, red paper cranes (they had 500!), and tree branch centerpieces. The pair finished up the night by diving face-first into their three-tiered red wedding cake, which might be one of the fastest ways to eat wedding cake ever.
After surfing around a little on Pinterest and Etsy, I realized I wanted a beautiful flower crown! It also went nicely with my Medieval fantasy wedding theme. I decided I would make one myself. So can you! It is easier than you think. To show you in real-time how to do this, check out my video tutorial…
The decision to add a tiara to your wedding day ensemble can be intense: how much glitter does one person's head really need? If your answer is SO MUCH OMG, then you'll be excited by several of the uber shimmery options in today's post. If you're leaning more toward the understated, never fear: there's still plenty of you here. I know I'm not the only one who was loving the increeeeedible tiara the Jacqui wore during day one of her Cambodian wedding, so let's dive in!
After rejecting the idea of a big wedding, Jordan and Philip decided to elope to one of their favorite places, The Albany Bulb. The area is a great mix of urban and nature: ocean, city landscape, fields, trees, bird sanctuary, dog run, and innovative art. But it's really hard not to focus on the pair's crazy awesome fashion! With Philip's dapper suit and glasses and Jordan's rainbow fairy dress, these two sparkle brighter than their sunny wedding day.
Transformers references in the ceremony, library escort cards, LEGO mini-figs… it's like a geek's paradise up in these parts. But it's all wrapped up in meaningful rituals, EPIC fashion (check out the hats!), and a really good compromise between those who love to dance and those who love to chill. You'll want to steal these ideas, folks.
If you recall this wedding, you know that the bride, Joyz, is the master of chic drama. Her headpiece was the icing on the cake that was this luscious celebration. And now her accessory creations from Angelica Brigade are available for you to snag for your own dramatic ensemble, including this silk-blend shantung clip.
These Chicago teachers decided on a small destination wedding in New Orleans (one of their favorite places after vacationing there!). With Washington Square Park in Marginy as the backdrop, they incorporated their favorite things: animal masks, floral prints, pastel ribbons, M&Ms with cat faces printed on them(!), and 30 of their nearest and dearest.
Get married under the moon? You bet your ass these two did! That, along with a huge bounce house, handmade (and painted!) astronaut cut-out, and a planetarium show, made this wedding out of this world… and other puns! But seriously, get a load of the giant "LOVE" balloons at the ceremony, the bride's starry headpiece, and the bit of sage wisdom about photo-taking from their venue!