How to choose the perfect Bridesmaid Headbands

How to choose the perfect Bridesmaid Headbands

Your special day fast approaching, every fashion detail counts. Jewellery and hair accessories are a fun thing to think about through the duration of the wedding planning. You may have put together a Pinterest board or collated a bunch of photos or perhaps it is something that has been completely overlooked. One thing is for sure when it comes to the final decision making it is often one of the tougher decisions to make.

Things to consider when deciding on hair accessories for your fabulous ‘Bride Tribe’:

  • What dress design are they wearing?
  • What hair colour and hair length do your girls have?
  • Do you have a theme that you’re trying to incorporate?
  • Are you wanting all the girls to accessories the same and how are they wearing their hair?

A decision on a signature look for those you’ve chosen to join you in your walk down the aisle may be complicated. What dresses will they wear? Will they be comfortable? Will they like how they look? While finding coordinating dresses comes with its own set of challenges then, what about their hair? Every woman has varying locks and different tastes when it comes to hairstyles. At the end of the day, you want your bridesmaids to be comfortable and confident. Then they can do their job attending to you and making the day enjoyable for all.

A great option for any women with any hair type or length is a bridesmaid headband. It is incredibly versatile and can be used to accentuate virtually any hairstyle. Choose from crystals, pearls, hand painted leaves, flowers, and many more eye-catching options to keep your bridesmaids feeling beautiful and confident.

A creative alternative, the bridal headband

Bridesmaids headbands are a creative alternative to a comb or hair pin with endless styles to choose from. So, whether you’re after a vintage look and feel – or just a little art deco, here are some of our favourite bridal headbands.

Some brides like to choose the bridesmaids hair accessories to coordinate with their own but this all comes down to personal choice not necessity.

To create uniqueness to your wedding ceremony you may consider allowing each bridesmaid to choose her own headband. This can be based on a desired colour or style that will flow with the rest of the wedding wardrobe. But, if you prefer the continuity of all your bridesmaids with the same matching headbands, why not allow individual hairstyles. Imagine how beautiful it would look with 4 different hair styles and a stunning matching bridesmaid headband tying them all together, simply WOW!!!

Just between you & me …

I will let you in on a little secret. You can also explore the world of tiaras, hair vines and headpieces to expand your options. Some smaller tiaras, depending on how they sit, can certainly be positioned differently to give the same effect as a bridal headband. Most hair vines depending on length can double as a bridal headband. Most hair vines have either clips on the ends or loops which can have ribbon looped through the ends and act as a tie under the hair. Likewise, some headpieces can be large enough to wrap around the head and pinned or clipped into the hair to give the illusion of a headband.

Different bridal headband styles & how to wear them

With so many types of headbands available likewise there are many different ways to wear them. Wear it the classic way behind your ears and up on your head for an elegant simple look. You can consider wearing your headband closer to your forehead or even across your forehead. Depending on the style of the bridal headband, the theme of the wedding or the style of the hair will also dictate your decision.

Side headbands are incredibly versatile worn easily with any hairstyle, long or short. A good rule of thumb is to place the bridal headband on the side of the head opposite any dress detailing, such as one shoulder dresses, to harmonise the look.

Let’s have some fun and look at some different types of bridal headbands, hair types and themes to inspire your bridesmaids look:

All-Out Hairstyles with Bridesmaid Headbands

Having all-out hairstyles for your bridesmaids with a stunning headband for the finishing touch is a great choice. Whether your girls have long locks or a short pixie style, this option is perfect. Let your bridesmaids’ hair down and flaunt the gorgeousness of their natural beauty.

Your girls could have voluminous loose curls with a gorgeous floral headband or statement crystal headband. A contrast alternative could be controlled straight hair with a stunning art deco headband.

Our Gorgeous ‘Aphrodite’ headband is a beautiful choice for your bridal party with an array of flexibility. I’m sure you would agree how elegant your line-up would look wearing this bridal headband with their flowing hair.

Up-do Hairstyles Incorporating Bridesmaid Headbands

The up-do hairstyles are a popular choice among bridal parties. You can achieve an elegant and classic look by selecting a low bun hairstyle. Add your personal touch with a stunning bridesmaid headband and voila, simply breathtaking. Enjoy unparalleled grace with a gentle side swept up-do. Simply pin the curvy layers to one side and style it with a gorgeous crystal or pearl bridal headband and say no more.

gold leaf headband

What’s not to love about our elegant ‘Darcy’ floral headband adding an elegant touch to your bridal party.

Half Up Half Down Bridal Up-do with Bridesmaid Headbands

Obtain the best of both worlds on your wedding day with a half up half down bridesmaid up-do. Pair this elegant look with a bridal headband and your bride tribe will be ready to glean.

Our ‘Holly’ vintage headband is a bridal headband with a difference offering a unique look for your bridal party.

Vintage Bridal Party Headbands

Embrace the classic appeal of the olden days by going for a vintage theme. Continue the theme across your entire bridal party and have a complementary hairstyle paired with a vintage headband. A vintage inspired headband add a touch of understated elegance.

silver floral pearl and crystal hair vine headband

This is a great example of a hair vine being worn as a headband. What a beautiful vintage tribute with our stunning ‘Chelsea’ hair vine. Multiply this look amongst your girls and what an elegant bridal party it will be.

Art Deco Bridal Party Headbands

Elegant and effortlessly stylish, Art Deco bridal accessories beautifully complement the modern bridal party. Renowned for representing luxurious glamour, the Deco movement has brought a modern style to the late 1920s and 1930s. It’s clear to see why its exquisite modern-vintage charm is still adored by so many brides today.

Silver classic art deco headband

Our ‘Pamela’ art deco headband is an effortless elegant design perfect for a bridal party.

Leaf and Floral Bridal Party Headbands

Get back to nature with an oh-so-pretty headband for your bridal party. Floral headbands are incredibly popular among bridal parties at present. We love this trend. They are elegant and feminine and styled across all women in your bridal party, what a stunning display that would be. Being on trend can mean a lot of variety. This is fantastic, but, potentially overwhelming.

silver floral hair vine

For a truly natural look, adore our dreamy ‘Lolla’ hair vine headband. This vine style headband is made from glass crystals, pearls, flowers and leaves, all entwined to make this stunning piece.

wide floral bridal headband

For true wow factor, you can’t pass on the ‘Sara’ floral headband. With incredible intricate detail, this headband is a real work of art.

5 Bridal Headpieces for your wedding that we love in 2019

5 bridal headpieces for your wedding that we love in 2019

As wedding gown fashions continue to change each season, wedding accessories are no different. What ever may be your love? From a stunning gold wedding crown to a gorgeous bold floral headband. There is just so many beautiful wedding headpieces available, just how is it possible to narrow it down to one?
Considering your overall setting. Will your be hair up or down, structured or loose and also including your bridal gown detailing? Do you wish your hair to have a bold statement piece or a subtle splash of detail?

How to choose your perfect bridal headpiece for your wedding

Wedding headpieces for the modern bride

In order to choose your perfect bridal headpiece, your wedding hairstyle needs to be considered. Trending hairstyles for 2019 are all about texture, texture and more texture. Bridal hair is trending more towards the cool girl style. It’s increasingly moving further away from fixed curls and structured, heavily sprayed looks. It’s “all natural” and “relaxed styles” that are the new chic.

Whether you’re a vintage, modern, or a traditional bride. Hair accessories are a category not to be overlooked. They are basically jewellery for your hair. What’s not to love about that?

Headpieces for different styles

Floral, crystal and pearl headpieces

For classic or traditional brides, a bridal crown, tiara, headband or comb is timeless and chic. For the vintage bride, a gorgeous pearl or crystal comb, headpiece or headband are perfect. While for bohemian brides, hairpins, hair vines, clips with flowers, blossoms, branch motifs, or leaves are the way to go.

A bridal hairpiece with crystals, rhinestones or feathers are perfect for the glamorous bride. While sleek and sculptural pieces in gold, rose gold or silver suits ultra-modern tastes.

You may also consider incorporating hair accessories to your engagement party, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. A glistening hair comb, floral gold headband, or set of pearl or crystal-adorned hair pins are a feminine and romantic way to ramp up your bridal attire. It’s the perfect way to distinguish your bridal aesthetic from your regular fashion routine and a way to get several uses out of an incredibly special hair piece

The best thing about your wedding hair accessories is that it truly ties your bridal look together. Especially if you opt for simple jewellery. It’s a great way to add that special statement piece. While your bridal hairstyle is a factor in what type of bridal headpiece is right for you. Many can be versatile enough to be worn with your hair up, down, or half up. So if you fall in love with a specific hair accessory, you can most certainly figure out a way to wear it!

All this being said we want to show you our top 5 bridal headpieces that we love in 2019. You will be inspired.

Bridal Crowns & Tiaras

One of our favourite wedding headpieces are our bridal crowns and tiaras. Having been trending for a while now and set to trend for a while to come, these headpieces make a gorgeous statement for any bride. With great diversity including gold, silver and rose gold crowns with your choice of embellishments such as Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls, fresh water pearls, diamantes and much more. They are versatile with a complete range of hair styles, all up in a high or low bun, half up and fully down, bridal crowns really are just a great choice.

So to begin our top 5 favourite headpieces we have chosen our brand new Bespoke ‘Maleficent’ bridal crown. This gorgeous crown can be handmade in silver, champagne gold or rose gold. We love it for its soft elegant beauty, adding a stunning feminine touch to your bridal styling. Therefor not only can you choose the colour of the plating, you can also choose the colours of the Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls. We are so very proud that it’s one of our own custom made designs.

Swarovski Pearl and crystal bespoke bridal tiara

Bridal Headbands

Another one of our favourite wedding headpiece is our bridal headbands. They are simple and comfortable to wear. They really look stunning with effortless all down hair style, what’s not to love. Headbands are really setting in as a trend for 2019. Additionally, smaller headbands have been popular for a while now, with feminine floral headbands or even gorgeous art deco headbands. However, with wide floral headbands especially trending in the UK, we have seen a real movement here in Australia with similar styles. This brings me to our next favourite bridal headpiece.

Silver floral bridal headband
Floral crystal and pearl statement headband

We love our ‘Camilla’ headband and it’s obvious why. This magnificent headpiece is a real work of art and an incredible statement piece. Featuring gorgeous metal and ceramic flowers with sprays of crystals, pearls and leaves all intertwined using silver wire creating this stunning masterpiece. 

Some tiaras come with the flexibility to be a headband also, just like the next bridal headpiece in our top 5. Our beautiful ‘Georgina’ crown with its gorgeous intricate floral, leaf and crystal detailing. This is available in pale gold, rose gold and shiny silver. It’s obvious to see why we have chosen it.

Bridal Hair Vines

Bridal hair vines are a great way to add some versatile detail to your bridal hair style. They have been a strong trend for a little while now and continuing to do so. With flexibility to wear your hair vine intertwined through a soft braid, compliment your half up style or even wear like a headband. The only limit to hair vines are your imagination. Add a stunning soft feminine touch that compliments your hair style and what an elegant look it is. Works perfect as a vintage headpiece or bohemian headpiece.

Our favourite hair vine making our top 5 bridal headpieces is our ‘Lolla’.
A bridal hair vine packed with gorgeous intricate detail, it’s hard not to fall in love.  Made with beautiful soft ivory ceramic and white metal flowers combined with pearl and leaf sprays and scattered crystals all intertwined together creating this glorious piece.

Bridal Hair Combs

Bridal hair combs have set back in as trend for brides this year and it’s really no surprise. Hair combs are not bound by a bridal theme and can add a touch of any theme you have going. If you are after art deco headpieces, vintage headpieces or even modern headpieces, bridal combs are a great place to start. We love the diversity of size and positioning that they bring not to mention that there is a hair comb to suit almost every bridal hair style there is. They are also a great addition to your fabulous bride tribe styling.

rose gold pearl and leaf large hair comb

Our top pick for hair combs is our classic ‘Amelia’. Amelia’s enchanting design ornamented with fresh water pearls, sparkling crystals and delicately hand painted leaves is just breathtaking.  Available in either silver, rose gold or champagne.

Our Top 10 Favourite Bridal Crowns For 2019

Top Bridal Crowns and Tiaras for 2019

With bridal crowns and tiaras still trending amongst brides. Therefor we wanted to inform you of our top 10 modern favourites to help keep your bridal look fresh, elegant and luxe.

Bridal crowns and tiaras have long been the bridal accessory of choice for royals, rich, famous and the refined.  It’s a timeless accessory to pass down as an heirloom from generation to generation.  Crowns and tiaras are created in endless styles in both modern and classic designs suiting boundless hair styles.

Let’s get started with this incredible collection.

The ‘Kelsey Crown’:

swarovski crystal bridal crown

This bridal crown is nothing short of gorgeous.  It oozes luxury with its intricate detailing making it a real piece of art.  As part of our bespoke collection this crown is custom made for our brides and exclusive to Glam Couture.  Made from genuine Swarovski Crystals and set in silver, gold or rose gold.  Each customer can add their own flair by adding colour from our Swarovski colour range.  We love working with brides to create unique pieces.

The ‘Vivian Crown’

swarovski crystal and pearl bridal tiara or crown
The timeless elegance of this crown encrusted with Swarovski pearls and dazzling Swarovski crystals creates the perfect combination to compliment any bridal look. This is an exclusive design to Glam Couture from our bespoke collection with the same versatility as the ‘Kelsey Crown’.  Custom made in either silver, gold or rose gold.

The ‘Madalyn Crown’

silver pearl and crystal bridal tiara

Silver Crown

gold crystal floral bridal crown

Gold Crown


Wedding Bridal crown

Rose Gold Crown


Our ‘Madalyn’ crown is a feminine luxury piece featuring gorgeous intricate floral, leaf, crystal and pearl detailing. This stunning piece is handcrafted in Australia and can be customised upon request.  It’s easy to see why this crown has made our top 10 favourites.

The ‘Chandra Crown’

silver and rose gold crystal bridal crown or tiara

Our ‘Chandra’ bridal crown is elegant and effortless in design with a beautiful shape and size adding to its appeal. Not only is this stunning crown available in the popular silver but also rose gold bridal crowns as well.

The ‘Tessa Crown

silver crystal bridal crown

Our stunning and popular ‘Tessa’ crown screams royal elegance made from sparkling crystals ready to adorn any stylish bride-to-be. Versatile to suit a range of hair styles and available in rhodium silver, champagne gold or rose gold.

The ‘Natalia Crown’

silver pearl large bridal crown
gold pearl and crystal bridal crown

Our Natalia crown is simply stylish luxury.  It is crafted from sparkling crystals with pearl highlights creating the perfect masterpiece.  A sure pick for the 2019 bride-to-be, to rock her bridal look.  Choose from rhodium silver or champagne gold.

The ‘Eileen Crown’

tall silver bridal crown

As one of our largest crowns in our collection, our ‘Eileen’ crown creates a stylish bold statement.  With stunning sparkling detail this silver crown boasts an intricate deign embellished with sparkling crystals.  Arrive at your wedding with luxury on the most significate day in your life.

The ‘Tara Crown’

gold crystal bridal crown

She is utter beauty, the perfect statement piece for a luxurious bride. Our ‘Tara’ crown is a bold and elegant design that beautifully shines with quality crystals.  Choose from the stunning silver or champagne gold options.  Enjoy your timeless styling for the rest of your life.

The ‘Georgina Crown’

silver floral pearl and crystal hair crown
gold floral crystal hair crown or headband

An incredibly beautiful bridal crown that’s also versatile as a headband.  Our feminine ‘Georgina’ piece features gorgeous intricate floral, leaf and crystal detailing.  Adorn your hair in a way that is only limited by your imagination.  This stunning piece is handcrafted in Australia and available in silver, champagne gold and rose gold.

The ‘Themis Crown’


tall gold crystal bridal crown

Make a real statement with this glamorous tall champagne gold wedding crown. ‘Themis’ is intricately detailed and handcrafted using sparkling crystals. Only a stylish bride-to-be would dare pull off this stunner.

With an extensive collection of bridal crowns it was particularly difficult narrowing them down to our top 10.  Check out our full range of crowns and tiaras HERE.

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Glam Couture bridesFelicia and Pete's wedding day

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The Vintage Bride

 

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How To Care For Your Bridal Jewellery

 

Bridal Jewellery is an investment so you want your pieces to last.

Here are some helpful jewellery care tips to make sure your jewellery is well looked after.

  • Don’t throw or drop your jewellery especially on hard surfaces.
  • Avoid direct contact with sprays like hairspray or perfumes.
  • Don’t wear your jewellery or headpiece in the shower, swimming or exercising.
  • Do not place your jewellery or headpiece directly in water for an extended period of time.
  • Never use chemical cleaners, polishes or water to clean your jewellery or headpiece.
  • Clean and polish your jewellery with a soft, dry cloth.  Special jewellery cloths can also be used but make sure you don’t use them on pearls.
  • Store your jewellery and headpieces flat and in the original packaging when not in use.  This will prevent bending or breaking plus scratching the crystals, pearls or other delicate embellishments.

 

Look after your pieces and they will continue to look amazing for a long time to come.

 

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