This evening on Dotty’s, I wanted to share some beautiful alternative and vintage inspired hair accessories with you. The way you utilise accessories can really enhance your wedding dress, and adds another dimension to your overall bridal look.
I couldn’t start this post with a better designer. Crown and Glory are based in Cornwall, where Dotty’s operates from, so they are a perfect choice to kick things off. The Earth, Wind and Fire crown is made from twisted, paited wire vine and is “adorned with dusky pink centered, cream silk hydrangeas and champagne butterflies finished with Swarovski stone bodies”. This accessory is dreamy, unique and can be easily adjusted via a triple ribbon tie in cream. Image soured here.
I stumbled across the next design on Not on the High Street. The talented artist Jo Hassan runs the wonderful Tanglefrost and designs unique floral wreaths and hair accessories. The leaves and flowers are hand sculpted in veg-tanned leather, and then finished in shimmering paint. The Seafoam Leather Bridal Crown, shown below, retails for just £39.00 on the Tanglefrost NOTHS shop and you can be assured of the passion and quality that resonates from this piece. With several other designs in a range of colours, I strongly recommend you take a look at Tanglefrost if you’re looking for that quirky, alternative hair accessory. Image sourced here.
Another floral garland but this time, a little bit more rustic woodland in design. This accessory would be perfect for a nature themed wedding and almost has a fairytale feel to it. Featuring pine cone roses that have been preserved and varnished, this headpiece will be durable, despite only being fixed on a thin metal headband with delicate vintage lace ribbon. There are also cute little white ribbons that hang daintily, great if you decide to have tumbling curls on your wedding day. You can purchase this from MomoRadRose on Etsy for just $45.00 USD. Image sourced here.
Another Esty seller – Gardens of Whimsy (whose entire collection I would like to purchase) offer these adorable bobby pins. A more subtle addition to your vintage hair style but eye catching all the same, these cute pink flowers are accessorised with a polka dot plume. I can imagine these working well for a 1950’s styled outfit, they might even be better for your bridesmaids? Image sourced here.
The next look takes a certain type of bride to pull off if you ask me. A Top Hat, even a Mini One, needs a bit of attitude and edge to work well. If you’re considering Alice in Wonderland as a wedding theme, you’re on the right track with this handmade hat by Two Back Flats. This particular example has a nautical theme, finished with sky blue, stitched white pattern and gold anchors. The plume is natural ostrich feather, offset against a pink/mauve satin ribbon. If you’re in need of a top hat for any occasion, then take a look at the rest of the Two Back Flats collection. Image sourced here.
The Dauphine Lace Cap is very reminiscent of the 1920’s style, and was designed by the fabulous Enchanted Atelier. Liz, the name behind the label, is a couture accessories designer, and her brand has grown continuously since 2001 when she completed her Fine Arts degree. Liz first attended New York Couture Bridal Fashion Week in 2005, and has since appeared in the majority of the top bridal publications around the world. This particular design is from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection and oozes sophistication and glamour. Image sourced here.
The final addition to this beautiful post this evening is from the Johanna Johnson Boutique, and let’s face it, it’s a bit of a guilty pleasure due to the price tag. But, it is an undeniably gorgeous hair accessory, even if it does retail for $440.00 AUD – oopsy! The Viva Headpiece consists of hand beaded Parisian ‘Viva’ Lace, which has been delicately hand sewn onto heavy vintage silk satin. It is indulgent and could accompany a 1930’s satin gown to complete your overall look. Image sourced here.
What accessory did you choose to accompany your wedding dress? I’d love to see your snaps! Email to firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂