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How to wear a headband

23 April 2017
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Personally, I love to wear a headband: it’s both elegant and simple, on top of being an accessory easy to wear. Not to mention, there are so many designs out there, you’re sure to find one to your tastes! I like its practical side – it holds your hair in place and out of our face all day. I also like its aesthetic side, giving a touch of finesse to any outfit.

But hey, it’s easy to fall into a routine and always style your hair and headband the same way. So like we did for our Clara wedding hair bow, here are suggestions of hairstyles to wear with a headband!

The accessory: our Basia headband

Inspired by the Gatsby and the 20s trends, our Basia wedding headband is also well-suited for everyday wear. You can choose it in white or ivory, but also in black. You can order it as a ribbon or with an elastic finish for a “closed” headband. As a wedding hair accessory it is not only perfect for the bride, but also for the bridesmaid, the flower girl, and even the wedding guest!

With a bun

In this case our Basia headband is used only as an ornament, but the addition of this hair accessory can completely change a look. Besides it can hold the little crazy hair that tends to get out of place during the day.

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Idea: Make a braid at the base of the bun for a nice touch!

 

With a braid

One of the biggest hair trends of the moment, the braid is popular both with brides-to-be and with fashionistas. Give structure to your braid and make sure your hair stays in place throughout the day by adding our Basia headband, which will also allow to frame our face. You will be both awesome and original!

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With a ponytail

The ponytail is one of the most practical hairstyles, perfect when we want to quickly pull up our hair. Combine usefulness to beauty by adding the Basia headband to keep your hair in place while looking gorgeous!

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Half-up, half-down

A perfect hairstyle if you want it all : your hair loose and free, but up and out of your hair at the same time! This hairstyle allows both a casual but also neat look. Complete your hairstyle with the Basia headband for a fancy touch!

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Photo : Cathy Lessard

Make-up and hair : Maquillage Camille S.

Click here to see how to wear a bow hair clip

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Hairstyles with a bow hair clip

16 April 2017
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I always encourage brides to choose wedding hair accessories that are easy to wear after the big day, whether it’s for them, for their bridesmaids or other members of the bridal party. I find that wearing again a wedding hair accessory in everyday life is a great way to remember this special day, in addition to feeling gorgeous of course!

If you’re not used to wear hair accessories however, you may be at loss with ideas on how to style your hair. So here are some hairstyle ideas on how to wear a wedding hair accessory after the wedding day!

 

The wedding hair accessory: our Clara bow hair clip

A perfect headpiece for the bride, but also for the bridesmaids, the flower girl and even for the mother of the bride. In fact, not long ago, we suggested this accessory for your bridesmaids if you’re wearing a headpiece with a bow, like your Chantal birdcage veil for example. (Click here to see The article)

Here are different ways to wear your Clara bow hair clip after the wedding day!

 

Under a bun

Every women knows the trick. You’re having a bad hair day? Didn’t have time to wash your hair? Style it in a bun and off you go! To give a chic and elegant twist to your hairstyle, just slip our Clara hair clip under the bun, on the back of the head, and voilà!

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Idea: If you very skilled at styling your own hair, you can make a braid that starts from the neck to your bun.

With a braid

Braids are very trendy at the moment, both as a wedding hairstyle and in everyday life. (Click here to read about 2017 wedding hairstyle trends) Add a touch of originality and fun to your hairstyle by adding your Clara hair clip!

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On the side of the head

Most of us like to let our hair down and loose, but nobody likes when hair falls in our eyes or our face. Prevent this by fixing the hair around your face with hair pins, then add the Clara hair piece on the side to complete your look. The result? You will look both relaxed and stylish!

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Idea: Use your curling iron to add some waves in your hair!

Half-up, Half-down

A simple and easy-to-make hairstyle, having your hair half-up andhalf-down is great to let your hair loose but without it changing constantly. Hide your hair band under your Clara hair clip for a neat and chic but also casual look!

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Photo : Cathy Lessard

Make-Up & hair : Maquillage Camille S.

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Photoshoot coming soon!

8 April 2017
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Phew, between the wedding season (and the orders for bridal accessories!) upon us and preparing for the launch of Capelio’s 2017 fashion collection Murder Mystery, there is less time to update the blog! I still wanted to write a post to tell you about the photoshoot of last Sunday with the photographer Cathy Lessard, makeup artist & hairdresser Camille Savoie and our model, the beautiful Andréanne.

Those who follow Capelio on Facebook and/or Instagram will remember that recently we were looking for a model to participate in this project: we selected Andréanne and the photoshoot unfolded in an ambiance of fun and laughter! The idea behind this photoshoot was to show how it is possible to wear an accessory several different ways and with several different looks. Camille did a great job and I can’t wait to show you the pictures!

The result will be the subject of an article on Capelio’s blog that will show how you can completely change your look with different accessories, make-up and hairstyles – also, I think it may inspire more than one bride on how to wear your wedding hair accessory after the wedding day!

For now, I leave you with few behind the scenes pictures!

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Cathy Lessard’s website

Maquillage Camille S.’ website 

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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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Wedding photography at Morrin Center

28 January 2017
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I don’t know about you, but I love wedding photography and I love the Morrin Center! Having organized the photoshoot for our 2017 fashion collection, Murder Mystery, in this superb venue reminded me of the magnificent wedding photos made at the Morrin Center for the magazine Mariage Québec some time ago. Our Anastasia birdcage veil for the bride (the same used for the vintage rustic wedding pictures) accessorized the bride’s beautiful wedding gown.

I had made an article about the publication of the photos in the magazine, but here are some extra photos to inspire you, future brides!

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STATIONERY, FLOWERS & DECOR: Fêtes Grenadine
STYLISM & COORDINATION: Fêtes Grenadine
PHOTOS: Jonathan Robert
CAKE: Sweet Couture
PASTRY & TRAITEUR: Mangue Verte
COUVERTS: Location Gervais
LOCATION: Morrin Center

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