Hi everyone – what a beautiful sunshiney day it is today! I’m busy organising everything for the forthcoming Essex Vintage Wedding Fair at the moment but loved writing another piece for the gorgeous Charlotte Harley Bridal Couture website! This time, we’re focussing on all things sparkly and showcasing some beautiful tiaras and headbands for you lovely brides-to-be!
Hope you enjoy!
The wearing of a tiara is an ancient tradition, some say dating back to Ancient Egyptians, where tiaras would be placed on the heads of Royal mummmies! On a slightly less gruesome note, the wearing of a tiara traditionally marked nobility or royalty spanning the history of a range of cultures.
In modern wedding fashion, a tiara or headband is simply the ultimate accessory item. Whether it’s a dainty comb or an elaborate bejewelled headband, they provide the finishing touch pulling the beautiful bridal look together.
Vintage and vintage inspired tiaras have become hugely popular with many designers taking original pieces and reworking them into breathtakingly beautiful tiaras and headbands. My own tiara was an original 50s brooch transformed into a gorgeous double headband. Resisting the temptation to dance around the house even now with my tiara on, instead I regularly drool over more of Julia’s designs and simply cannot recommend her products and services highly enough. www.vintagetiarasbyjuliabeazley.com
Traditionally, a tiara would be worn with a veil but modern brides often choose to select a headpiece as the focus in a beautiful bridal hairstyle. For a more relaxed look, there is nothing more beautiful than a boho headband with long, loose hair.
Photography credit Heavenly Vintage Brides
There is such a range of beautiful headpieces available now for brides of all budgets and suiting any hairstyle chosen for the big day. For the more adventurous out there, a fascinator is a striking modern interpretation. Esemee Fascinators have some incredibly unique fascinators which will suit any bride opting for something out of the ordinary.