Wedding Dress Accessory: Bridal Caps

The 1920’s are a huge theme for weddings this year and this trend has revived a bridal accessory known as a cloche, or a bridal cap.

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This year the bridal cap has been modernized a bit to match the wedding dress designs of today but has kept the same appeal it had in the 20‘s and 30‘s.  To me, this extremely romantic fascinator is the ultimate accessory for a vintage themed affair.  It gives an ethereal look covering the top of the head and part of the forehead.

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It can be made to wear just the cap on it’s own, with a long veil attached to the back or even a blusher or cage veil in the front.  This gives you some versatility for after the wedding in case you want to remove the veils and only wear the cap for the reception.

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Most are made with lace or a sheer tulle material.  Some are adorned with crystals, jewels, feathers or flowers to add extra flair.

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I have to say, bridal caps are one of my new favorite accessories especially for a vintage wedding.

What are your thoughts about these bridal caps?  We want to know!

Fashion Accessory: Bridal Hats

A few weeks ago at Glendalough Manor a bride wore a show-stopping top hat to the reception with her bridal gown. I couldn’t help but admire her guts to wear such a fashion forward and incredibly unique accessory on her wedding day. The pictures below are the closest thing I could find to her bridal hat.   I will be posting pictures soon of the wedding at Glendalough Manor and her incredible hat!

If you think that this trend is too fashion forward or too bold for your style you may want to think again.  There are so many bridal hats to choose from depending on your individual taste and style.  You can choose a small dainty hat or a large avant-garde hat but either way wearing a hat on your wedding day is a unique.

Take a look at these more simple hats with different adornments including feathers and birdcage veils that can be worn for the ceremony.  Simple and elegant but also unique!

Or you can always choose to forgo the hat for the ceremony (especially if it is large) and wear it for the reception!  Guests will go gaga over the dramatic change in how you look!

As I was looking for pictures of bridal hats I started to really love this trend.  Maybe I am a sucker for anything different but I have to say I would totally rock a hat if I was getting married again! Take a look at some of these dramatic and jaw dropping hats!

I love how these hats look like real flowers!!

One of my favorites is the hat below…just gorgeous!

What do you think about bridal hats?

Would you wear one?  We want to know!

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