Headbands and Hair Pieces the alternative to the Tiara!

There is so much choice out there for brides to be in terms of head wear. Not so long ago the only choice you really had was a Tiara or maybe some of those diamante hair decoration things. But things have moved on (thank God) and now there is a whole selection and array of headbands, hair pieces, combs, hair pins and slides!
I have really enjoyed having a hunt round the internet for the best selection and more alternaive options for you.

Firstly I’d like to bring you a beautiful head band from DC BouquetsDebbie is a friend of mine so it is only natural that I start with her. A lovely Sheffield Lady who not only creates beautiful bespoke head pieces but amazing crystal bouquets and buttonholes as well. For more information go to www.dcbouquets.co.uk

Next is one of my favourite wedding  accessory companies I just love everything they do, Flo and Percy. Flo and Percy is the brain child of Kirstie Taylor who has had many of her designs featured in all the big wedding magazines. Kirstie has designs to suite any bride. Here I feature two of my favourite. For more information go to www.vintagetiaras.co.uk

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Another Sheffield lady (I’m not biased honest) is the lovely Sophie Cooke from Imogens Imagination. Imogen’s Imagination is a Sheffield based bespoke Millinery company. It offers not only fantastic hats for every occasion but a selection of designs specifically for weddings. The company was born in 2005 with Sophie’s obsession to have a new hat to wear to every burlesque night she attended!  September 2008 she re-launched Imogen’s Imagination with an expanded range and now offers bespoke head wear for any occasion. For more information go to www.imogensimagination.co.uk

Moving around the world we have Flecther and Graceadn their gorgeous 1950s Vintage inspired jewellery and accessories. I featured Fletcher and Grace a few weeks ago (CLICK HERE)  Fletcher and Grace are an Australian company who’s collections are made from swarovski and cubic zirconia crystals to keep that vintage look. For more info go to www.fletcherandgrace.com

Next to a designer that I met on twitter Rob le MaistreRob creates bespoke hand made fascinators and headpieces. Rob creates the  usual and the unusual. For more information go to www.roblemaistre.co.uk

Here is a beautiful head band from the lovely Chez Bec this may be my favorite actually! so simple and I love the soft dainty nature of the little dangly bits at the back! Chez Bec is regarded as one of the UK’s leading designers of wedding jewellery and accessories and have been featured in many wedding magazines and have also one many awards. For more information go to www.chezbec.com

Another one of my favorites is the lovely Queens and Bowl I was luck enough to have a rather large and glittery pair of earrings from Queens and Bowl to wear fro my trash the Dress shoot in the summer, I LOVED them!!  Queens and Bowl is an online wedding accessory boutique & the home of vintage inspired wedding shoes, jewellery, tiaras & cover-ups – bridal style that conjures up the glamour, elegance and pure romance of days gone by. For more information go to www.queensandbowl.com

Now onto Esemee Fascinators the brain child of Suzanne Marie Edgar. Esmee Fascinators was established in April 2010 by Suzanne Marie Edgar. She chose this name for her business as it represented the letters in her own name [SME] She creates some amazing and rather different fascinators and top hats. For more information go to www.esmeefascinators.com

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Another company i met on twitter is FF Couture HF Couture is the creation of Jane Hardman-Ferris. Jane has been designing and creating bespoke tiaras, headdresses, jewellery and accessories for over 5 years. Her designs are inspired from the vintage age of fashion and jewellery. For more information go to www.hfcouture.co.uk

This next Picture was sent in by Photographer Craig Williams he tells me the birdcage veil is from the wedding and baby website.

last but by no means least is the amazing Magpie Vintage Magpie Vintage Jewellery Collection is inspired by a past Era. Jewellery Made from original Vintage components, reworked to create one off wearable designs. Encrusted with sparkle, Pearls, and a little quirky magic. The range includes Head pieces, Bracelets, Earrings and Necklaces, along side Magpie Vintage Signature pieces. Founded in 1996, Each piece is design and handmade by Tania and Lisa at the Studio in Berkshire. Magpie Vintage also offers a bespoke service for customers, who like to become involved in the design process or would like their own sentimental vintage pieces incorporated into designs. For more information go to www.magpievintage.co.uk

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So there you go a few of the alternative head pieces on offer to you. I know I’ve not covered everyone but I hope that gives you a taste of what’s on offer to you. Head bands, combs, pins, birdcage veils, head bands, fascinators……..the choice is endless!
So go on be brave and add a bit of something special to your wedding outfit and make sure you stand out from the rest of the brides!

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    Can you wear headpieces like the first two with a traditional fingertip veil?


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