Wedding Fashion Trend: Bridal Headbands

I love brides in traditional wedding veils but these bridal head bands might have you ditching the veil for these stylish and modern hair accessories.

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You can find a head band to match almost any gown.  These headbands are made out of tulle, lace and even crystals.

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Depending on the style of the dress you can find a more classic and simple head band.

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Or choose a large headband made out of crystals or flowers to make a bold statement.

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Will you be ditching your veil for a bridal headband?

Wedding Hairstyles 2013: Let Your Hair Down!

When you think of typical bridal hair most people think about an up-do. Well, that may be changing as many brides in 2013 are deciding to wear their hair down.  Of course up-do’s of all sorts will never go out of style, but brides in 2013 aren’t afraid of thinking outside the box and taking their everyday hair and kicking it up a notch.

There are so many ways to wear your hair down without it looking like your “everyday” hairstyle.  One of the most popular ways is to have voluminous curls!

Adding a little extra bling or wearing a small headpiece always dresses up locks that are worn down.

Soft waves are my favorite new hairstyle for brides!  It looks so natural yet sultry and beautiful!

I especially love old hollywood waves.  It doesn’t get any classier than that!

One of the newest ways to wear your hair down is to give your hair a little extra texture to give you the messy look.  Messy hair against the formal dress gives off a beautiful contrast.

Or you can always wear your hair straight if you normally wear it curly.  This will give you a different look than everyday but still give a very natural look.

Would you wear your hair down for your wedding? Which of these looks do you like?

Bridal Hair Accessories

Unless you are royalty, wearing a tiara for your wedding ceremony is out and beautiful hair accessories are in!  So many brides are saying “no thank you” to wearing the traditional veil and using hair accessories to glam up their look.  In recent weddings, some brides are deciding to wear both…a traditional veil for the ceremony and then after the formal pictures use a hair accessory to complete their more “fun” reception look.  Some brides don’t like the idea of changing in to another wedding dress after the ceremony.  I get it…you paid enough for the first dress, plus you love it so much, so why change?  I totally agree, and the easiest way to freshen up your look for the reception is to use a hair accessory to wow your guests again!

  Here are some of my favorites from Sara Gabriel Veils and Headpieces.

On the hair accessory below you can even change the color of the flower…which is perfect for bridesmaids to wear too!

Headbands are back in a big way for weddings!!   These aren’t the 80’s headbands you can remember, they are beautiful and elegant and give the perfect pop to your bridal wear!


If you were thinking about wearing a flower in your hair but worried it wouldn’t last all day then this headband with one of my fave flowers, the anemone, is the perfect way to wear a flower in your hair with no worries!

If you are having a peacock themed wedding, this is the perfect hair accesory for you!

Whatever your style, I can promise there is the right hair accessory for you! Let us know what you think about this bridal fashion trend!

Sources: All of these hair accessories can be found at Etain Bridal Boutique and are made by Sara Gabriel Veils and Headpieces