Happy Hour is often celebrated at a wedding with Hors d’oeuvres and Heaps of Hummus and Hot chilli in their Hands to Heave a Happy sigh of relief.


Choosing a hairstyle can be an arduous task- up or down, straight or curly! Then there’s the various accessories you can find! Ugh! Today I’m looking at all things ‘hair’ you can wear on your wedding day.



Heidi wed Michael wearing a simple veil (from theknot.com)

The iconic bridal item, the veil truly tells the world you’re a bride! The veil takes many forms (which we will explore further soon!) and can suit the theme and style of your wedding. Able to be worn alone or with other adornments the veil is a classic part of a bride’s attire.



Leigh from theknot.com wore a white flowers in her hair when she wed Sean

Wearing a flower in your hair adds such a beautiful touch to your wedding hairstyle – old world and vintage, or pretty and spring like! A fresh bloom can last a long time if it’s a sturdy variety such as a rose, whereas a more fragile flower such an an orchid may be better replaced with it’s silk sister to ensure it lasts all day. A large silk bloom studded with crystals may bring a vintage glam touch to your wedding day style.



Lauren from theknot.com wore a tiara as she married Scott

Although not as popular as it once was, the tiara still holds a place in bride’s hairdos. The varieties of tiaras are endless, from simple wire and beads to elaborate diamond glittering numbers. Choose one appropriate to the formality or your wedding.



Hairband from theknot

A hairband is a soft look which can add a feminine looking touch to a ‘up’ or ‘down’ do. A hairband can be made from silk ribbon to something like a rhinestone studded band.



Kristin wore a pearl studded comb as she wed Andy (Image from theknot.com)

Combs with their intricacies can make any hairstyle look gorgeous. Often studded with gemstones, rhinestones and all kinds of beads they turn a hairstyle into any ‘look’ and are simple and easy to incorporate. With the comb’s edge it can be firmly placed into your hairstyle.



Kara from theknot.com wore rhinestone hairpins when she wed Brian

Hairpins are a gorgeous way to add a bit of sparkle and detail to a hairstyle. From rhinestones to pearls, hairpins can match many wedding day looks.  Pins are a great idea if you can’t find the look you want in a clip or comb. They’re able to be grouped together or scattered and can be as simple or elaborate as you choose.


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Fascinator from Chameleon Designs

Fascinators are reminiscent of the races and have an elegant look about them, especially when paired with a beautiful gown. They can also be a great alternative for a bride who doesn’t want a veil but still wants to make a feature of her hair. Fascinators can even incorporate netting to create the sense of a veil.

Take a look at ready to spark‘s recent post on fascinators for history and more inspiration.



Megan from theknot.com wore a rhinestone studded hairclip as she wed Graham

Similar to the versatility of a comb, a clip can take many forms and add a beautiful feature to a simple hairstyle. Easy to replace, a clip can be switched between the ceremony and reception for different looks.



theknot.com bride Jennie wore a brooch in her updo when she wed Dave

A beautiful way to incorporate an heirloom brooch is to have it adorn your hairstyle. A bold geometric style brooch could be worn for a mod style look, or an intricate flower design would be perfect for a garden wedding.

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Jewelled hair vines, Ngoc wearing a red hat for her wedding from theknot.com

The only limit to hair accessories is  your imagination. From crystal studded vines, to necklaces, scarves, hats and feathers. Anything can be incorporated into your hairstyle to make it just that little bit more special and unique.