6 Summer-Ready Flower Crowns & Headbands

Getting married this spring or summer? Style your hair with gorgeous flowers!

The floral trend hit big in 2016, and we anticipate that more brides will choose beautiful blooms in 2017. Feminine, romantic, and everlasting, floral hair accessories coordinate perfectly with the bohemian prints and off-the-shoulder gowns trending NOW.

Check out these six pin-worthy flower headpieces, and find your favorite in a bridal salon near you!

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Blushing beauties, feast your eyes! This pretty flower accessory features glittering silver rhinestones and pearl accents amongst soft organza petals. You can style this design as a tie headband or pin it into the back of your updo.

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Enchant your locks with gilded, everlasting flowers. This lovely tie headband features pearls and crystals with petite metallic blooms. Choose this design in silver or gold to coordinate with your other accessories.

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Develop a new crush! This fabric flower halo features packed petals all the way around in a realistic wreath. Perfect if you have allergies (or just want to keep your flowers), this nature-inspired design channels your inner goddess.

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Ready to fall in love? This gorgeous halo of open roses glitters with rhinestone accents and tiny leaves, encircling your hair in a wreath. Again, this design is perfect if you want a natural, boho-look without using real flowers.

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Enrich your bridal outfit! A flexible garland of gilded petals glides across your hair. Perfectly coordinating with silver or gold jewelry, this lovely accent piece ties in the back. Who knew flowers could look so elegant?

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Express ethereal beauty and femininity. This romantic flower tie headband features organza petals with clustered rhinestone centers. Perfect for taming tousled tresses, this lovely design is equally at home with or without a veil.

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Want to see more? Check out our Flower Headpieces page, and follow us on Instagram for styling ideas!

Find Your Wedding Flower’s Meaning

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Today is the first day of spring! To celebrate this glorious season, we’re highlighting a few common wedding flowers and what they mean.

Flowers symbolize a variety of emotions including happiness, jealousy, faithfulness, and even death. This is why when Princess Kate tied the knot back in 2011, she very carefully selected the flowers for her bridal bouquet.

Want every aspect of your wedding to be personal, meaningful, and romantic? Read on to find a flower that is right for you—use it in your bouquet, centerpieces, and décor!

Baby’s Breath

This fragrant, tiny white blossom is often used by florists. Why? It smells great and makes an inexpensive, delicate filler. This little flower symbolizes innocence and long-lasting love. Some brides wear it in a bohemian floral crown, or bestow this charming blossom upon their flower girls.

You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian

Peony

If you’ve ever watched a wedding movie, you’ve seen peonies. These extravagant, lavish flowers are packed with petals and associated with prosperity, beauty, and bashfulness. A bridal favorite, peonies are available in many colors including blush pink and white.

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic

Forget Me Not

Don’t forget your something blue! These small, clustered flowers are named for the story of a knight who, just before drowning, implored his love to forget me not. These pretty little blossoms incorporate a splash of traditional blue into your ensemble and can symbolize remembrance.

You might like My Bridal Style: Classic

Rose

Roses are red… or purple, ivory, pink, crimson, orange, or even striped! This flower symbolizes love, first and foremost, and is an obvious choice for any wedding bouquet. Pick a color based on what you’d like to express—red for passion, white for new beginnings, or pink for admiration, just to name a few!

You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous

Orchid

Looking at an exotic, breezy beach for your wedding or vow renewal? Orchids have long been a favorite of brides marrying in tropical zones and are available in a myriad varieties and colors. This lovely flower symbolizes love, beauty, fertility, and refinement.

You might like My Bridal Style: Destination

Ranunculus

Ranunculus adds dramatic color and texture to your bouquet. This flower symbolizes radiant charm and attractiveness. Due to its layered petals, this lovely bloom provides a cost-effective but similar look to roses and peonies. White, yellow, or pink varieties are most commonly used for weddings.

You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy

Stephanotis

Brides traditionally carry stephanotis in their bouquets to symbolize marital bliss! These petite, star-shaped blooms are white and fragrant. They are best mixed in with other florals, since they are so small, and add heartfelt meaning to your wedding day.

You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage

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Want to read more about wedding flowers and their meanings? Check out these excellent resources:

http://www.bridebox.com/blog/wedding-flower-glossary-illustrated/

http://www.flowermeaning.com/

http://www.canadianflowerdelivery.com/flower-meaning.aspx

 

Shop Us at BHLDN

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Did you know that you can buy select Bel Aire Bridal accessories online? Check out our lovely Anneli floral comb, currently available through BHLDN, here!

ANNELI COMB

Designed exclusively for BHLDN, this lovely floral comb features soft blush flowers and delicate beaded sprays for a delightful bridal accent that is oh-so-romantic. This whimsical, feminine piece slips easily into any updo and may be worn in the back or on the side; shimmering rhinestones and faux pearls lend an air of elegant charm to this nature-inspired design. A beautiful bridal keepsake, these wilt-free blooms may be worn with or without a veil.

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Love this design? Visit our website to see more beautiful flowers, combs, headbands, and vines. Then use our Store Locator to find our bridal accessories at a retailer near you!

6 Green & Utterly Magical Places to Propose

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In the spirit of celebrating lush, natural beauty as seen on the Emerald Isle, we’re highlighting romantic and scenic destinations IDEAL for popping the big question. So grab a Guinness, kick back, and check out these awesome proposal spots well worth your greenbacks.

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Maui, Hawaii

A wonderful destination for honeymooners, this lovely island features sandy beaches, warm weather, tropical forests, romantic waterfalls, and plenty of outdoor activities. Whether you’re dropping to one knee on a beach or asking atop a mountain, this is an incredible place to get engaged!

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Hoh Rain Forest, Washington

Did you know that not all rainforests are tropical? Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Forest abounds with gigantic old growth trees, moss thicker than blankets, and gushing waterfalls. Bring a raincoat and hot drinks, and enjoy snuggling up after a long day of hiking.

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Big Sur, California

Feed your wanderlust with a road trip along the California coast! A delightful stop along the way, Big Sur is renowned for its stunning views and abundant hiking opportunities. You can take a mini-cation at one of the bed & breakfasts, or spend all day at the beach.

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, France

A picnic lunch served with sparkly bling in the most romantic city in the world? Yes, please! This lovely park in northeast Paris offers charming views, caves and waterfalls, ponds with wildlife, and lots of greenery. Idyllic for a short stroll, we can easily see dropping a knee in some secluded area.

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Milford Sound, New Zealand

Ready for an adventure? Fiordland National Park in New Zealand boasts spectacular hiking, incredible species diversity, and scenery so gorgeous you’ll feel like you’re in another world. With beaches, forests, and mountains, this breathtaking natural gem is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

This stunning natural formation in County Clare is awe-inspiring. Towering from 390 to 702 feet above the ocean, these world-renowned cliffs are a beloved tourist destination in Ireland. Bring a jacket or buy an Irish sweater, and enjoy amazing views—just don’t drop the ring over the edge!

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What other beautifully green places would you suggest for a proposal? Share your favorite getaways!

All That Glitters: Gold, Rose Gold & Silver

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Ever feel like indulging in luxury? Your wedding is the time to do it!

Weddings are so naturally elegant and gorgeous that a bridal gown without adornments is like a cake without flavor. Accessories help you express a personalized look. Boho or rustic; destination or glamorous; romantic or vintage—choose from any style your heart desires!

In honor of St. Patty’s Day, we are celebrating all that glitters in our oh-so-pretty jewelry collection. Check out shimmering shoulder jewelry, earrings, belts, and bracelets so stunning, they truly deserve to sparkle at the end of a rainbow.

GOLD

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Styling a romantic ensemble? These rhinestone-encrusted beauties feature a floral rosette and dangling, pear-shaped drops that glitter with enchanting grace. Style this vintage-inspired pair with an antique gold clip or halo, and add a veil for that final, heart-fluttering touch.

Also available in rose gold and silver

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BELT BT072

Shimmering with delightful beauty, this vintage-inspired belt features metallic motifs of pear, round, and marquise rhinestones. Dazzling yet dainty, this narrow belt secures on satin ribbons and may be paired with the gold accessories of your choice.

Also available in silver

(Adore these styles? Check out our Love List for more pretty yellow gold accessories.)

SILVER

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Gown Jewelry SH209

Shoulder jewelry transforms your strapless gown with unique style. Once you slip on this beauty, no other outfit with match yours! Pair these pretty, shimmering strands of bead and crystal with dazzling rhinestone earrings. Add a headpiece and veil for a truly glamorous outfit.

Available in silver only

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BELT 6377

Wrought with silver filigree and iced with sparkling rhinestones, this gorgeous tie belt sits on light-as-air tulle for a look that is ravishingly glamorous. The sash blends into your gown color with breezy beauty, while the stunning metallic design creates a princess-worthy accent.

Tulle is available in blush, champagne, diamond white, ivory, latte, and white.

(Adore these styles? Check out more of our glamorous belts and gown jewelry.)

ROSE GOLD

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EARRINGS EA232

Trendy yet romantic, rose gold is a delightfully feminine metallic to tie into your wedding. Pair these glittering, pavé rhinestone pear drops with a rose gold headpiece for an absolutely stunning look. You can pair this with a blush or rose gold gown, too!

Also available in silver and yellow gold

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BRACELET BC131

When you know your love is forever, commemorate the occasion. This pretty rhinestone-encrusted bracelet features the infinity symbol among shimmering loops in a wedding-worthy design. Marry this piece with rose gold earrings or a romantic veil for an unforgettable outfit.

Also available in silver and yellow gold

(Adore these styles? Check out our Love List for more rose gold designs.)

Real Bel Aire Bride: Ellen & Jeremy’s Gorgeous Fall Elopement

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What do you get when you mix a beautiful fall elopement with a Flutter Giveaway?

Pure heaven.

That’s what we thought when we saw these stunning images captured by Lacie Hansen Photography. Ellen and Jeremy eloped to an absolutely charming vineyard and celebrated with close friends and family. Congrats to this happy couple!

We were so honored to provide the accessories for this gorgeous bride. For all you brides-to-be, feast your eyes on these incredible shots and revel in the romance.

Get ideas for your own wedding, and let us know what you love the most!

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This setting is enchantingly rustic. Tapered candles and fall florals add seasonal flair, while practical details like pillows for the bench are a thoughtful touch.

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We love all the mixed greenery in this tablescape, paired with the rustic wooden table and elegant crystal goblets. The candles really lend an air of romance.

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Mixing textures and colors gives your bouquet personality. Don’t you just love these fall florals?

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This ring. Absolutely stunning, don’t you think?

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Here’s where we start to get really excited. That’s our soft luxe tulle cathedral veil, V7333C!

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Getting ready in a beautiful Rue De Seine dress. Sneak peek of more pretty to come!

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We love these nude shoes with a subtle dusting of rhinestones. Check out our cushion cut bracelet BC134 stealing the show!

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This shot is totally dreamy. We love how even the simplest veil gives any gown a beautiful bridal ambiance. Absolutely stunning!

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We adore how our gold leaf headband 6482 complements this bride’s radiant smile! A dreamy veil drifts over her shoulders for a touch of whimsical romance.

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Here comes the bride! This shot is everything: the smiles, the anticipation, the veil drifting behind her. Love it!

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So much happiness.

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A vineyard wedding? Yes, please! This shot at Hammersky Vineyards is totally amazing.
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Mini-pies to die for. These are so cute and yet so yummy-looking!

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Food is a great way to add color to your wedding palette.

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Fall-inspired drinks with apple slices! Um, can we get this recipe?

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We love it when photographers capture unexpected, genuine moments. Congrats again to Ellen and Jeremy, with many wishes for happy times together!

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Are you planning a fall wedding? Browse our newest accessories collection and all our pretty veils. Follow us on Instagram to see more real Bel Aire Brides, and get inspiration for your special day!

XO,

Bel Aire Bridal

Our Top 7 Honeymooner Headpieces

 

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Palm trees and calm beaches. Cheerful bars in dazzling cities. Snowy slopes and magnificent peaks. Don’t you wish you could be whisked away to a beautiful honeymoon destination, today?  We sure do!

No matter where you travel, the post-wedding trip is an important rite of passage that every bride deserves to enjoy. It’s more fun, too, when you celebrate your newly wedded status for all to see!

A little white dress, bridal lingerie, sandals, and a robe are staples for any honeymooner. As an accessories company, we’ve got a few more ideas that will make your trip just a bit more special.

Check out our top items perfect for a romantic getaway!

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Dinner for Two

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When you’re out for a romantic dinner, it’s nice to slip something sparkly into your tresses. This stunning clip is packed with glittering rhinestones to add a glamorous touch of beauty to your ensemble. Pair it with a LBD or stunning heels for a night on the town!

Best paired with earrings EA251 or EA253

You might like My Bridal Style Glamorous

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Breakfast in the Garden

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The morning after, a nice breakfast tea in the garden sounds delightful, doesn’t it? Dress for the occasion with a sweet floral comb featuring delicate frosted blooms and freshwater pearls. This lovely little touch whispers new bride with all the flourishes of romance.

Best paired with earrings EA230 or EA256

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic

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Art Gallery Afternoon

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Are you the creative type? Snazz up your hairstyle with a golden wired comb in a flower design that glitters with crystal sprays. We envision this delightful accent nestled into your locks as you stroll through a gallery or step into a gondola. Pair it with a LWD and cute flats!

Best paired with earrings EA259 or EA225

You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy

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Sweet Nothings

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For an understated touch of bridal charm, slip some petite pins into your hairstyle. These lovely little pins come three to a set. Super versatile, you can wear them out and about with more casual attire, or style them in an updo for a fancy dinner party!

Best paired with earrings EA242 or EA238

You might like My Bridal Style: Classic

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Stroll On the Beach

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There’s nothing more romantic than a walk on the beach with your newly-wedded other half. Slip a pretty little trinket into your tresses for a special accent. This shimmering pearl and rhinestone comb complements your breezy, beachy dresses with boho-luxe beauty.

Best paired with earrings EA219 or EA262

You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian

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After Hours

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Getting drinks at the bar? Maybe sent up to the room? Whether you’re partying all night with friends or dancing solo with your SO, this sweet little rhinestone bow adds vintage-inspired sparkle to your look. Wear it with a slinky dress and glittering earrings to complete a fabulous outfit.

Best paired with earrings EA255 or EA212

You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage

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Blooming Beauty

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Headed to a tropical destination? This dramatic organza flower comb creates a romantic accent perfect for enhancing loose, beachy waves. Celebrate your exotic getaway with this ever-blooming beauty, and add earrings for an extra touch of sparkle.

Best paired with earrings EA242 or EA218

You might like My Bridal Style: Destination

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Want more inspiration? Follow us on Instagram and check out our Pinterest boards for more styling ideas!

Insider Tips: How Bridal Salons Care for Your Wedding Veil

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Avoid Plastic

Plastic and sunlight can discolor tulle or beading over a long period of time. It’s best to store your veil in a non-plastic garment bag in a closet. Bridal salons hang veils from clips or hoops on a rolling rack. You can imitate this method by clipping your veil onto a hanger. If it is long, double up the tulle so it does not drag on the floor.

Keep It Safe

We recommend storing your wedding ensemble in a dry, safe location. Hang up your gown and veil, and keep your other accessories in a pocket of the garment bag or in a special box—away from children and pets. If you’re headed to a destination wedding, carry on as much as possible. Staying organized will prevent loss or damage to your items.

Mind Your Train

Many brides bring their veil and accessories to a hair trial appointment. This is ok, so long as you’re SUPER careful—all it takes it one person to accidentally step on the edge and you’ve got a hole! Tulle is very delicate and tears cannot be fixed. Keep an eagle eye open and make sure that your veil does not catch or snag on anything.

No Food or Liquids

Unless you’re wearing black on your wedding day, any spill will show up. The safest policy is to not eat or drink anything when trying on your gown and veil. (In fact, some bridal salons do not allow food or beverages for this reason.) Make sure your nail polish is 100% dry and ask your MOH to carry stain remover, just in case!

Avoid Irons

Please do not iron your veil. Just. Don’t. The heat from the iron can melt or discolor the delicate tulle fabric and then the beautiful veil will be ruined. As with your wedding gown, this special accessory should be professionally steamed at a bridal salon. Alternately, you can hang it up for a few days to let the folds/wrinkles fall out.

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Do you have other veil storage and care tips? Share with us!

Lucky In Love: Gorgeous Gold Accessories

Have you struck gold in your relationship?

Metallics are a beautiful addition to your wedding aesthetic, adding glamorous sparkle or an edgy splash of color. The past couple years, we’ve seen copper, rose gold, silver, and yellow gold details featuring in weddings all over the country!

Today, we’re highlighting our metallic designs available in gold! This warm, luxurious hue enriches any outfit with princess-worthy style. Check out these gorgeous gilded headpieces for an enchanting wedding day look.

Gilded Leaves Clip

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Grace your ensemble with a pretty clip of shimmering metallic leaves and tiny rhinestone flowers. This easy-to-wear design may be clipped on the side or into the back of your hair. Add a veil for a more formal outfit, or let this design take center stage for a feeling of rustic charm.

This style is also available in silver.

Enchanted Flowers Garland

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Lustrous metallic flowers on a flexible garland create a shimmering, nature-inspired accessory. This pretty design adds floral beauty in an everlasting hair vine that will not fade, wither, or wilt. Style this boho-luxe accent piece with a veil for an ethereal look, or wear it with complementary jewelry.

This style is also available in silver.

In Full Bloom Adornment

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Some accessories are just made for romance. Tuck a gilded bouquet into your hair with this gorgeous, glittering floral headpiece. Stunning metallic flowers and clear crystals sprays attached to two combs beautifully enhance your chignon or updo. Wear it above or below a veil for swoonworthy style.

This design is also available in silver.

Budding Love Garland

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Enrich your hairstyle with a gorgeous array of delicate gold mesh leaves, porcelain flowers, and crystal sprays. Shimmering with dainty sparkle, this beautiful tie headband perfectly complements a bohemian or rustic theme with natural grace. Add a veil and drop earrings for an utterly romantic outfit.

This design is also available in silver.

Golden Ripples Comb

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Add artistic flair to your ensemble with this lovely little comb. Gilded waves in a lace-like pattern beautifully enhance your tresses with unique sparkle. Perfect for a garden party or a formal wedding, this accent piece may be paired with rhinestone or gold jewelry for a complete look.

This design is also available in silver.

Treasured Dream Headband

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Top off your wedding day look with a gilded metallic filigree headband. Encrusted with sparkling rhinestones and glass pearls, this glamorous swirling headband secures in the back. Match it with a pearl-strewn or beaded edge veil to add even more sparkle to your look.

This design is also available in rose gold or silver.

Graceful Weaving Headband

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Transform your outfit with natural, bohemian grace. A delicate, weaving garland featuring tiny flowers and miniature glass pearls adorns your hairstyle with free-spirited charm. This flexible, wired design ties in the back and may be worn as a headband or belt to customize your look.

This design is also available in silver.

Reigning Love Crown

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Celebrate your love story with a gorgeous bridal tiara. Not for the faint of heart, this dramatic design incorporates stunning metallic filigree and opulent rhinestones in a shimmering design. This style may be worn with or without a veil for a romantic effect. Add drop earrings to complete your look.

This style is also available in silver.

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Want to see more? Check out our Love List for more beautiful accessories in yellow gold and rose gold.