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Wedding dresses & hair accessories 2017

18 February 2017
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After we launched our 2017 wedding hair accessories collection, a French-Canadian blogger, Emma of M.A. The Girly Girl, wrote an interesting article matching her favorite bridal headpieces, flower crowns & veils with wedding dresses (click here for the article – only in French though!)

I liked it so much, it gave me the idea to do something similar to inspire brides-to-be! I asked Caroline Jarry, the amazing stylist who we interviewed for our post on how to wear a wedding hair accessory with short hair, to pair wedding gowns with her favorite Capelio wedding hair accessories!

I selected two fellow Canadian designers selling on Etsy to illustrate the wedding gowns popular trends of 2017. Here’s the result!

 

The two-piece wedding dress

Who hasn’t seen crop top in the street in recent years? This trend is ultra-popular with fashionistas, so it was only a matter of time before this look was also available for the bride. There are plenty of great two-pieces wedding gowns for the bride on Pinterest, which is stylish while being totally different from the traditional wedding dress.

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Wedding gown : AnyaDionne

Caroline’s choices 

The Marianna flower crown : I like the more “present” side of this flower crown- it works as well with the classic side of the skirt and more modern top”

The Petals bridal headband : “This bridal headband is also perfect for this wedding dress, if we prefer to leave the spotlight to the wedding gown.”

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The wedding dress with cut-off

More and more brides want to be not only gorgeous on their wedding day, but also sexy as well. Hence the trend of wedding dresses with cut-off patterns that has emerged in recent years.  It’s easy to find beautiful wedding gowns that are both sophisticated while having a sexy allure to them by showing a little bit of skin here and there!

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Wedding gown : AnyaDionne

Caroline’s choices 

The Anna Alexandra wedding hair comb : “This subtle wedding hair comb enhances the godess-like style of this dress”

The one-of-a-kind red flower crown : “This flower wreath not only complete well the wedding gown, it also brings a touch of color to break with the classic ”all in white”…!”

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The modern-princess wedding dress

Many future brides want a wedding day that will unfold like a fairy tale and feeling like a princess on their big day is a big part of it! Nowadays we can forget the bridal look of an oversized skirt on a corset, a strong trend for decades. Now we use modern details to play with this theme, so you can feel like royalty but with a trendy look!

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Wedding gown : PureMagnoliaCouture

Caroline’s choices 

The Cosmo flower wreath : ”I love the bucolic details of the dress and to put these forward I think this delicate flower crown is perfect!”

The Luna double wedding veil : “With such a romantic wedding gown, you can opt for a veil, in this case the Luna bridal veil since, thanks to its perfect proportions, it completes the dress without adding too much details”

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The classic wedding gown

Nothing beats a simple, classic wedding dress that you may even be able to reuse for a special occasion or to pass on to a young woman in your family in the future. You can find beautiful dresses with a classic cut but with a touch of originality : a bust with sequin, an interesting lace pattern, etc.

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Wedding gown : AnyaDionne

Caroline’s choices

The Marie-Helen birdcage veil : “With this subtle and classic wedding dress, this delicate birdcage veil enhanced by the jewelry piece, will be just perfect!”

The Ireland bridal fascinator : “Don’t hesitate to wear this wedding headpiece delicately placed on a messy bun or even on loose hair : with the wedding gown, your shoulders will be perfectly highlighted.”

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Removable birdcage veil and bridal headpiece

3 December 2016
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Those who were tempted by the wedding headpiece with birdcage veil similar to the one worn by Esmeralda on her wedding day, offered in the ”one-of-a-kind accessories” section of our Etsy shop, will be disappointed to learn that a bride has jumped on the opportunity to be able to wear it at her own wedding in January! Unfortunately, it was the only one available… but for other brides, you can still look at the wedding hair accessories still available in our Etsy store, including the one-of-a-kind accessories still available, or even contact us for a bespoke headdress! Also, it’s worth mentioning that our January bride asked for personalized details that could inspire you.

Indeed, not really loving the tulle behind the feathers of Esmeralda’s hair piece, we decided to put behind the curly feathers a piece of birdcage veil. You’re probably thinking, a piece of birdcage veil on top of the veil of the headpiece? But our bride had a great idea: having the birdcage veil to be worn over her face on a hair clip as a separate piece :

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This way, she can easily remove the veil after the ceremony and wear only the headpiece. A good idea, considering that many brides remove their veil after the ceremony before the reception. A nice example of customization that could also apply to you?

Browse our Etsy store and don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the details of your wedding hair accessory you would like to adapt or modify. Check out the ”one-of-a-kind” accessories and be quick : once they’re gone, they’re gone forever! Keep an eye on this section, new accessories will be added regularly!

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New wedding photography session at the Batinse

20 November 2016
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A new week, a new photoshoot to take part in! In fact, this time, the planning and coordinating of said wedding photography session was the work of Mélanie Vallerand, photographer and wedding coordinator in Quebec City. A team of Quebec wedding professionals gathered together for this wonderful creative wedding photography session and, of course, Capelio was there!

Our Anastasia lace headpiece with birdcage veil was used for the first look, and the second was with our Simplicity veil in an ivory version. It is both a pleasure and a pride to lend our creations for a wedding photoshoot with so many talented people sensitive to the slightest detail!

I’m so excited to see the final photos, but we’ll have to wait until December! Some lucky people may have already seen the preview shots that were published on Facebook and I guess you know the result will be breathtaking. For the others, here’s a preview :

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Did you recognize Charo from our Murder & Mystery photoshoot at the Morrin Center? She’s so beautiful! In addition to Charo, here are all the artisans of this wedding photography session:

Design & planification: Mélanie Vallerand Photography – Coordination

Photographers collaborators : Audet Photo & Sweet Nothings Wedding

Flowers : Conter Fleurette

Hairstyles : Olivia Eadie of Coiffure du Château

Make-Up : Maquillage Camille S.

Models : Charo Foo & Maxime Bouchard

Accessories : Capelio!

Venue : Batinse

Dress : Vintage & Sonia P. Création 

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5 reasons to wear a bridal hair accessory on your wedding day

8 October 2016
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You’re in the middle of your wedding planning after the big proposal, you choose your bridesmaids, your venue – you even found The One (your wedding dress, that is). Now you’re thinking : bridal veil or wedding hair piece? There are so many great options out there, it’s difficult to choose isn’t it? Read this 5 reasons to wear a bridal hair accessory to see if it’s for you :

1) You will be original. While more and more brides are opting for wedding hair accessories other than a veil, even now it’s about 50/50. The big advantage with a headpiece or fascinator is that you have so many choices out there, you can find something trully original – we can even make a bespoke, unique design!

2) You will easily wear it for the entire day. A lot of brides ditch the veil after the ceremony and pictures because it’s heavy, because it’s difficult to get around the venue with a long veil and other reasons. But if you make sure to choose a hair accessory comfortable, you’ll be able to wear it for the entire day and throughout the night!

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Black birdcage veil and feathers hair piece

1 October 2016
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Even with wedding season stretching later and later in the year, autumn often means the start of the creative process for the next collection of wedding hair accessories, as well as our limited-edition special collections, like the Butterfly Effect this year and the Pin-Up collection before that. Of course, the creative process never really stop : we’re always picking up new ideas, listenning to our customers’ desires and needs, getting inspired by materials, pictures, movies and the like.

Autumn is when you take it all in, start playing with the materials to do what will become eventually the samples of the next wedding and fashion accessories collections, plan the photoshoot and all the communication tools. During this creative process, sometimes there are accessories that won’t make the final cut even if they’re beautiful and we love them, because sometimes the material is in short supply, we already have similar pieces in the collections, etc.

While we were working on the next limited-edition fashion collection, to be launched in May 2017, we created a beautiful black birdcage veil with feathers on a hair clip. While we do love it and it would work well with the follow-up collection to The Butterfly Effect, unfortunately because of the material used we couldn’t make more than one piece. Look at this beauty :

Black birdcage veil with feather headpiece on hair clip

But good news : it is now available in our “one of a kind” section on Etsy! Like the summer/autumn flower crown with red flowers, you can get it now and you will be the only one in the world to own this beautiful creation!

Its classy look means you can wear it to many events with elegance and style. Get it quick : not only there are only one available, but this bircage veil is perfect for a Halloween party!

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Vintage-inspired jewel headpiece with birdcage veil

10 July 2016
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Often, a bespoke wedding veil or bridal headpiece created as a custom order for a bride might become part of our  regular collection of wedding hair accessories. However, sometimes it’s not possible, even when the bridal headdress is very pretty and brings a lot of positive feedback on our social medias. This was the case of the bespoke birdacge veil with a headpiece of feathers and a jewel piece on a hair clip, crafted for the lovely Esmeralda few years ago before her elopement. To refresh your memory, here are two pictures of the stunning bride wearing her bespoke Capelio headpiece on the wedding day:

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Since then we have received some enquiries regarding regarding this particular bridcage veil & headpiece, as well as how chic and glamour this wedding accessory was with its touch of vintage. However, to make this hair accessory, we have to take the curly feathers of the Plum Fairy headband, which is less than ideal.

But good news for those who love this bridal birdcage veil: it is now possible to buy one in our Etsy store! There will be only one available and the accessory will probably never be part of our regular collection for the bride, so here’s your chance to get your hands on this superb vintage-inspired birdcage veil for the bride!

Click on the image to access the Etsy Record accessory for the bride or click here:

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Update : The only one we have is now gone! Get in touch with us if you want a bespoke headpiece or wedding veil, browse our Etsy store and don’t forget to snatch the others one-of-a-kind hair accessories while you can! 
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Tips for the bride with short hair by a stylist

2 July 2016
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How to wear a fascinator with short hair and wedding hair accessories for short-haired bridesBrides and fashionistas with short hair, good news! Not only do you have a special section to guide you in how to wear a fascinator with short hair as well as tips and wedding hair accessories suggestion for short-haired brides by a wedding blogger, Lydiane, herself rocking a pixie cut. Now you can also read, below, the tips and advices of professional stylist and pixie cut fashionista, Caroline Jarry!

What would you say to the bride with short hair who is reluctant to wear a wedding hair accessory (veil, headpiece or other) for her big day?

Don’t restrict yourself! It’s not because you have short hair and it seems all the wedding pictures we see are with women with long hair that rocking a wedding hair accessory is not for you. This is your day, you’re the one who decides what you want for this special day in your life!

What are the criteria that the short-haired bride should keep in mind when selecting her wedding hair accessory?

She ought to choose her headpiece or bridal veil depending on her wedding dress. Her headdress will either complete the style of the bride’s wedding gown and overall style, or completely “break” it! If for example the bride chose an unconventional, coloured or rock-style dress, she could still totally wear a wedding hair accessory with a romantic feel, if it pairs well with the general impression of the bridal outfit.

As a stylist, what are your tips to create a harmonious look for a bride with short hair?

My first advice: be confident, because yes, a woman with short hair IS beautiful!

The days when having a pixie cut or a bob was a passing trend or a sign of rebellion is over. If the bride dreams of an ultra romantic wedding, nothing should change her vision! She can still have a fairy tale-like wedding day and rock it while having short hair.

I would also recommend to ask Audrey to personalize your wedding hair accessory so it fits perfectl : that’s the great thing with craftsmanship, we can discuss our wants and need, move the position of a flower or a detail, give the hairaccessory extra texture or perfectly match the color of the veil or headpiece to the dress, shoes or the color of the bouquet.

 

Caroline’s suggestions of wedding hair accessories for short-haired brides

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