A hairstyle can easily go from drab to fab with the right accessories, and wedding hair is no different. However, you don’t always need to shell out a lot of money to get elegant, gorgeous pieces to glam up your hair. … read more
Perfection is priceless on your wedding day. Of course, this is only true if you’re flying with a crazy high budget where you don’t have to pay attention to hidden costs or last minute additions. One thing you can’t forget to include in your planning is a hair styling allowance. … read more
I’ve gotten to the point where nothing planning related feels as good as checking something off my list. And I just knocked off a big (at least for me) one—I nailed down my bridal accessories.
If you read my post on accessories from a while back, you know I was seriously waffling about what to get. But at this point, I’ve got it nailed down…and I’m thrilled with the final look.
I ended up deciding to mix gold with pearls on my accessories—and even though the actual rings are silver (remember how pretty they are?!?) I think it’ll work. Of course, I don’t have a picture of my final “bridal look” on me…but as a refresher, here’s what I’m doing.
Hair:I fell in love with a couple of hundred-plus-buck hair combs at BHLDN, but given that my day-to-day look is a ponytail, I couldn’t justify the expense. Enter Etsy, and BridalShopCollection, a local (to me) vendor who does beautiful, affordable combs—and she’s QUICK with custom work, too.
I love the mixture of pearls and rhinestones, and it really pops against my hair color. It’s about five inches long and SO delicate. | Image via BridalShopCollection
I loved a lot in the shop, but I only wanted one longer, asymmetrical comb, so we worked on a custom piece that I’m obsessed with.
By the time your big day rolls around, chances are your bridesmaids have already spent a significant amount of cash on preparations. Instead of asking them to shell out for another wedding-related accessory, treat them to their very own customized floral headband, which you can make yourself using just a few scraps of fabric.
As my countdown to W-Day gets ever shorter, and I get ever more nervous, I am trying to distract myself with fun stuff…like wedding hairstyles! (and some last minute shopping, because that always makes one feel much better).
I knew I wanted to have my hair up on my wedding day, as a) my hair is not super thick and becomes annoying quickly, and b) I felt my ensemble and general aesthetic for the day called for a sophisticated updo rather than bohemian waves.
My sister was also having trouble deciding, but we solved that one quickly.
I had a hair trial last month, and these pics are similar to what I asked for:
And then pin it all up and get it out of my face because it’s driving me NUTS.
Seriously—I have long, thick, heavy hair that doesn’t like to hold a curl, or do much of anything for that matter. So when it comes to wedding-day hair, I’m using my everyday approach: get it the hell out of my face.
Even when I wear it down, I find a way to keep it out of my face. | Me in red, MOH K in white
A few years ago, I decided to pull the plug and chop my hair off. It had grown almost completely down my backside, and I wanted a fresh start. After seeing Julianne Hough in the movie “Safe Haven,” I knew that short hair would look just as cute on me as it did on her. I hate to tell you, I was wrong. … read more