What to Wear: Hair Accessories

I know I haven’t been too detailed when it comes to what I’ll be wearing on the big day. I told you guys about my shoe options, gave you a preview of my makeup, and talked about getting-ready attire, but other than that I haven’t revealed much. Today that changes, because I want to talk to you guys about hair accessories for the wedding.

But, for the first time, I have to kick Mr. Coach out (sorry, love—no peeking at this post!) :


Now, back to the good stuff. I wanted to find something fun and unique to wear in my hair for the reception. I will be wearing a veil during the ceremony, and as much as I love it with my dress, it just wouldn’t be a good choice for the reception. It’s looong—we’re talking cathedral plus extra length added, and it would just be a nuisance during dinner and dancing. I’m actually really OK with taking it off, however, because that means I’ll get to do somewhat of a wardrobe change! I won’t be changing my dress altogether, but we’ll bustle the train and remove my veil for a more fun alternative.

I started off thinking I might want to keep the veil theme going, and just trade one veil for another. Maybe a petite birdcage? I quickly decided this was not going to match my dress all that well (ughh, DYING to show you guys), and I wasn’t even sure I could pull off the look.


Image via PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy

I moved on to accessories. Of course, this led me to Etsy, where brides-to-be can waste hours upon hours in handmade heaven. Hair accessory searches left me with options like these:

A dainty headband:


Image via WeddingAndGems on Etsy


Image via BrendasBridalVeils on Etsy

A vintage-inspired hair comb:


Image via Amoretto on Etsy

Or romantic flowers:


Image via KrumpetsDesigns on Etsy

Although I favored each of these at some point, I decided hair flowers were going to be the perfect choice for me. After a little more browsing and not finding exactly what I was looking for, I remembered a post I had bookmarked a while back from Mrs. Hawk about a similar search. At this point, I honestly couldn’t remember why I had saved it (I often bookmark pages, and then can’t remember what it was that led me to do so—sad, I know), but once I revisited the post, I knew what had caught my eye the first time—the gorgeous clay flowers:


Image via DKDesignsHawaii on Etsy

I was hooked! So, I bought one. :) And it came in the mail yesterday—I told you guys wedding mail is the best thing ever!



I decided to go with one of their larger options and just get one flower. That’s a standard business card to give you an idea of the size. The flower looks and feels great—it’s super lightweight. I just love all of the little texture details! DK Designs describes this style as the type of gardenia you would see in the South, and I think they’re spot on—beautiful!




Can’t wait to show off this beauty at the reception, and show you guys how it looked! Has anyone else been looking for hair accessories lately? The amount of choices is just unbelievable!


Mrs. Coach

Wedding Date:
October 2012
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  1. gloves Member
    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:03 am

    I looooove a flower tucked in for the reception- I will also be removing my cathedral veil and trading it in for a hair accessories. You’re so right, it’s a mini outfit change!

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    RochelleED 38 posts, Newbee @ 7:26 am


    I bought and used the same flower from DK Designs! I wore it for my bridal shower.

    Just be careful when you insert it! I had my hair done and the hair stylist pressed the clip down with her thumb ON one of the peddles..! She cracked it! :(

  3. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:59 am

    This is beautiful, I just love the look of clay flowers!

  4. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:16 am

    It’s beautiful. The concept of clay flowers is still weird to me cause I expect someting thick and heavy, I glad this is light.

  5. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:18 am

    @RochelleED: Ohh no, this’d be one of my concerns with these flowers, specially being so thin, clay is crackable. I guess as long as you’re careful when putting it and not banging your head everywhere, you should be fine.

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    anemonie 1578 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:20 am

    Gorgeous. I, too, bookmarked Mrs. Hawk’s post, but unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll have a place for clay flowers (as cool as I think they are!). I think it’ll make a great keepsake, and I always love when I can justify wedding purchases by saying they’ll last forever, they can be reused, etc. etc.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 11:18 am

    That’s really cute! I’m a fan of hair flowers, for sure.

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    Anesya 53 posts, Worker bee @ 11:59 am

    I’m so glad to hear someone else loves these also. Funny story, I just bought mine 2 days ago. It’s great to hear they are good quality. Thanks for the size reference, I was worried about that.

  9. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:39 pm


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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 7:16 pm

    I’ve been thinking about a hair flower for a while, but I’m still unsure. Although there are only a few weeks left until our wedding, so if I’m going to do it, I really need to do it soon.

  11. msfairy Member
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 7:36 pm

    So pretty! That will look gorgeous in your hair!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:44 am

    I pretty much have my hair accessories sorted! I am super excited to see it all together! I love the flower you chose so lifelike!

  13. cauldron Member
    cauldron 99 posts, Worker bee @ 4:31 pm

    So gorgeous! What beautiful workmanship, and I love that you can keep it (unlike a real gardenia)!

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    wb3245 4225 posts, Honey bee @ 8:44 am

    My sister wore that headband this weekend at her wedding, it was beautiful!

  15. mscoach Member
    mscoach 130 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:40 pm

    @RochelleED: Thanks for the heads up! I’ll be doing my own hair at that point so I’ll be sure to be extra careful!

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