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Tips to order your wedding hair accessories

7 March 2017
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Can you feel it in the air? It’s wedding season on the horizon, coming soon as the days get warmer and longuer!

Which means that bides-to-be will have even more details to think of and will (sadly) become more and more stressed. (Click here to read tips to minimize the pre-wedding stress!) Wedding hair accessories, for yourself and for your bridesmaids, are often something left for the end of the wedding preparations. Don’t! Of course everyone will look at the wedding dress, but everybody will look at you and especially your face during the wedding ceremony and reception, so your bridal hair accessories are very important! Once you have chosen your wedding gown, there is no reason to wait to choose your wedding veil and/or bridal headpiece!

Here are some few tips to help you order your wedding hair accessories so you have exactly what you want for your wedding day without any fuss!

Have few trusted opinions to guide you

In case of doubt, ask questions. Have few trusted opinions around you who can guide you about the overall look you want for your bridal outfit. You can hire a professional stylist to help you with your bridal look or ask your wedding planner, if you have one. Your loved ones can be of great help too, but don’t ask too many people because too much opinions and advices can leave you more confused than anything else. As for your wedding gown, carefully choose few people who understand your style and who will be honest with you. Friends and relatives who got married can be of great help too.

 Still unsure? Contact me. I know some brides have had bad experiences in bridal stores, with vendors trying to pressure them into buying a wedding dress and all the bridal accessories they could think of. Don’t worry, you can always ask me my opinion and you can be sure of an honest answer without any pressure! It can be a great opportunity to discuss together as well if, say, you want to customize your Capelio wedding hair piece!

Order at least a month before your wedding day 

… or even better, as soon as you know your wedding dress! I’m starting to receive enquiries and orders for weddings taking place… later this month. While in many case it’s not a problem, as early as possible is always the best. Not only for you (and for me!) it’s something not to stress about, it means you’ll have your wedding veil and/or bridal headpiece for the trials with your hairdresser.

Not gonna lie, I much prefer to have all the time in the world to create your wedding hair accessory with love and care than to feel rushed and stressed so it can be shipped as fast as possible! Also, ordering your wedding hair piece at more or less the last-minute means it may restrict your choices of bridal accessories since sometimes I need to order material from abroad. In case of doubt, just get in touch!

Check your messages!

Your Capelio wedding hair piece will be created just for you, so I’m probably going to send you pictures at each step of the process to make sure you LOVE your bridal accessory. Make sure you often check your messages so you can answer quickly, both for your approval but also if I have a question or other. While I know you have lots of things to think about – a wedding is A LOT of details, after all! – it’s very important for me your love your Capelio headpiece.

Anything else?

You know better than anyone the wedding you are putting together to reflect your love story and your personnality. Whether you have a question or about the infos of your wedding (date, setting, venue, etc.) you never tell too much information. Never be afraid to get in touch with me!

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And now, a little gift for the early birds!

We’re offering 15 % off to the brides who order their wedding hair accessories before the end of March for weddings scheduled for May and after!

Click on the picture to go on our Etsy store :

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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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Wedding hair accessories for the bride and bridesmaids

4 February 2017
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Capelio's collections of wedding hair accessories are not only for brides: our fascinators, headpieces, flower crowns and barrettes are also created with the idea to offer a vast selection for the bridesmaids, the flower girl and the mother of the bride. In fact, you can find in our wedding hair accessories availables various designs that can be matched together by the bride and her bridesmaids to create a visual harmony and a continuity with their wedding outfits.

Here are some suggestions for brides who would like to mix and match the wedding hair accessories of their bridesmaid to theirs - psst, you can also offer them their hair accessory as a thank-you gift to kill two birds with one stone!

Baby’s breath flowers

We already had in our Etsy store a duo of white flowers, with our Gabriella flower crown and some Abby white flowers hair barrettes as a package for the bride. But our Anna Rosa babys breath flower crown is so popular, not to mention everyone loves baby's breath flower, it was only a given that we would create flower hair accessories to go with the flower wreath. Thus how we added the Anita baby's breath flowers combs to our 2017 wedding hair accessories collection!

Therefore now you have the Anna Rosa baby's breath flower crown that you can wear with a veil (a package is available on Etsy of both or we can add the veil directly on the flower crown) or you can wear it on its own. For the bridesmaids, you can order few Anita mini-combs of 4 cm-long with baby's breath flowers. And there you go!

For the bride

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For the bridesmaids

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For those who would also like to see our duo of the Gabriella flower crown with white flowers with our white flowers hair barrettes Abby, click on the image below :

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Traditional & birdcage veils

Birdcage veils have been very popular in recent years, but still about half of brides opt for the traditional bridal veil. So we creates two headpieces for the bride using both a birdcage veil and the traditional wedding veil. Last year we created our Vienna bridal headpiece and this year we have included in our collection the Duo headdress.

As the Vienna veil was a popular design last year, we thought to offer a wedding hair accessory with the same inspiration that could be worn by the bridesmaids and other members of the bridal, or by the bride during the reception, for example. Thus the Simone headband was created, made with tulle like a traditional veil as well as with birdcage veil. It's perfect for the bride who wears the Vienna or the Duo headpieces and wants to offer a thank-you gift to her bridesmaids that they will also wear on the wedidng day!

For the bride

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For the bridesmaids

Fabric flowers

Flowers : a must-have detail for any wedding! We see it in the bouquet (of course!) but also in the decoration, in the centerpieces, and much more. No wonder so many brides incorporate them as well in their wedding outfits!

We created our Bloom veil for the bride not only with handmade fabric flowers on a hair clip but also with petals that seem to fly on the veil. The bride wearing this veil will now have the possibility of having her bridesmaids wear at the same time the Petals headband which, as its name indicates, is composed of fabric petals. The pearls among the petals match the centers of the fabric flowers of the Bloom veils, also with pearls.

For the bride

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For the bridesmaids

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The Bows

Another very popular detail after the flowers, bows are included in the theme of many weddings. We had created the Chantale birdcage veil on a headband with a fabric bow first for a specific bride of the same name as a bespoke wedding hair accessory - her gorgeous wedding gown had three bows in the back. We loved the result so much that it was later included in our regular wedding collection.

It is however by pure coincidence, while working with the wedding hair accessories of our 2017 collection, that we came up with the Clara bow headpiece. The crin gave it an interesting shape, but it lacked a little something... We add a little bit of birdcage veil, and voila! A wedding headpiece that is original, while staying girly and fun to wear!

The two combine perfectly: the Chantale veil for the bride and the Clara bow hair clip for the bridesmaids!

For the bride

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For the bridesmaids

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Don't hesitate to get in touch if you want more styling tips or ideas. Don't forget that it is possible as well to create bespoke wedding hair accessories especially for you and your bridal party!

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Polka Dot wedding veil

21 January 2017
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Our wedding hair accessories collection of 2017 has just been launched that already, we have a new bridal headpiece to add in the ”one-of-a-kind section” of our Etsy store!

Indeed, brides looking for a wedding veil that is all at once original, a bit vintage and with a playful touch will adore our latest addition, a polka-dot veil on a hair clip. This style of wedding hair accessories can easily fit with a great number of wedding dresses, especially if your gown has a vintage vibe!

If you like it, hurry: there is only one available and when a bride gets her hand, it will be impossible to make another one again!

Do not forget to also check out our 2017 collection of wedding hair accessories to see other bridal veils and headpieces available, as well as our one-of-a-kind section of accessories in our Etsy store!

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5 reasons to wear a wedding veil

16 October 2016
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We gave you 5 reasons to wear a wedding hair accessory to your wedding (click here to read the article!), so it’s only fair to do the same with wearing a bridal veil! Because after all about half of brides nowadays wear wedding veils : here’s (probably) why!

1) It is your wedding. You want to wear a veil? Wear a veil. Some may talk to you about the bad symbolism of it – but if you want it, who cares? Some will say you only wear it for the ceremony anyway… so? Don’t dress for others, dress for yourself : as simple as that!

2) You will have a full bridal look. Believe it or not, some brides never have that moment of finding The One when trying on a wedding dress – but once they had a wedding veil on their head, the die had been cast. Like a wedding hair accessory, a veil can be a great way to add style to a simple dress.

3) It will make great pictures. Let’s be honest : one of the biggest reasons for many, many brides to wear a veil is because it will make incredible pictures if it inspires your photographer (or even for a boudoir session!) Pinterest is filled with amazing images of the bride and groom with the veil in the wind while they kiss, or other pictures just as breathtaking.

4) You can create a tradition. Some families used to pass on wedding dresses from generation to generation, but trends change so much, not every wedding gown style are timeless and can be worn decades or even years from now. If you want to keep something for your daughter or niece to wear on their big day as well, keep your veil can be a great idea.

5) You can re-use it in different ways. Sure, it may not be as easy to reuse as a wedding hair accessory, since many can be worn as fashion hair piece. But you can use the fabric of your veil to create something you’ll be able to wear again, especially if it has beautiful details. For example we used the leftover fabric of the dress of a mother of the bride to embellish her headpiece (click here for pics!) – why not do the same with your veil! Not feeling so crafty? We got you covered : just get in touch with us to have some suggestions (include pics of your veil!) or to tell us your idea and we’ll see what we can do!

Still hesitating between a wedding hair accessory or a bridal veil? Remember that the choice is yours and shouldn’t be dictacted by another person, article or whatnot. When choosing your wedding veil or bridal headpiece, as with any other accessory of your bridal look, you have to consider the overall style you’re going for and see if it all comes toghether perfectly. And remember, in case of doubts, just ask us!







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