June 29th, 2009
I have a terrible habit of collecting lots of bridal accessories.. Over the years I have had tons of veils, wraps, boleros, fake bouquets, even cake toppers.. But the one thing I absolutely cannot stop collecting is headpieces. There’s just something about an outrageous hair accessories that I adore! I have a massive box filled with all sorts of head goodies, and for Leah’s bridal session, I busted out a few of my favorites.
Not quite a headpiece but I still love the feel that this gives the images!
All of the above pieces were purchased from Dragon Wings (which I actually found at a booth at Scarborough Faire).
These two headbands were purchased from Lady Vintique, run by fabulous fellow wedding photographer Lyndzee Ellsworth.
One reason I love headpieces is because I really adore when my brides wear their hair down, or half-up-half-down. To me, a bride should look romantic and feminine, and nothing is more lovely and girly than long, flowing hair. However, I know most brides want something unique for their wedding day hairstyle, so purchasing a cute hairpiece is a great way to keep your locks flowing but still have a bit of pizazz to your hairdo. Some of my favorite headpiece providers (besides the two already mentioned) are: Twigs and Honey, Leah C, Ellen Christine, Unveiled Bridal Designs, Fascinators by Design, Breeziway, and Fascinators NYC. However the best resource for finding inexpensive headpices is definitely Etsy. Spend some time searching (use the word “wedding” or “bridal” with terms like “veil” or “fascinator” or “headpiece” or “bandeau” or “millinery”) and you’ll find literally hundreds of options.