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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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Wedding trend : Rustic chic weddings

17 December 2016
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Last week you saw the amazing pictures of our previous photoshoot for a vintage rustic wedding, which is an original twost on this ultra-popular and much-used concept. A vintage and a rustic vibes go easily together so to inspire you even more, what do you think of a rustic ambiance paired with… a chic atmoshpere?

Most of the time  we would not think of pairing these two themes together, and yet : Mélanie did it splendidly well for our photoshoot, mixing the talent of the many talented wedding professionals (see the list of everyone involved after the photos) and the result is amazing! After all a wedding, like a couple, is the amalgam of many different influences, compromises and tastes: what better way to demonstrate it than an environment in an urban and kitsch restaurant, with a chic and elegant wedding decoration?

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The look of the bride

The bride wore a dress of a Quebec designer whom I particularly like, Sonia P. Mélanie styled the wedding gown with our Simplicity bridal veil on comb. The veil brought a traditional and high-end vibe, while the dress offered a touch that was both original and friendly without losing any of its elegance. Perfect for our theme!

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A rustic chic wedding

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Concept, Planning + Design: Melanie Vallerand / Québec, QC
Photographer/Photographe: Stéphane Audet & Jennifer Marcuson

Location/Lieu: Le Batinse / Québec, QC

Flowers/Fleurs + Decor: Conter Fleurette / Saint Jean Port Jolie, QC
Hair/Coiffure: Olivia Eadie  / Québec, QC
Makeup/Maquillage: Maquillage Camille S. / Québec, QC
Bridal Looks; Dresses/Robes; Long with feathers: Sonia P. / Québec, QC // Short: Kimchi Blue, Urban Outfitters // Shoes/Chaussures: Kate Spade
Groom’s Looks; Pants and Jacket/Pantalons et Veston: Le 31 -Simon’s (Tessuto Marzutto) // Shirts: Le 31 – Simon’s // Tie/Cravate: homemade by Stéphanie Bélanger // Watch/Montre: Vitaly Design // Shoes/Chaussures: Browns
Bridal Hair Accessories/Accessoires de Cheveux: Capelio / Québec, QC
Models/Mannequins; Charo Foo // Maxime Bouchard

 

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Wedding trend : Rustic vintage weddings

10 December 2016
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Here’s an early Christmas present : the gorgeous pictures of the wedding photoshoot that took place few weeks earlier! The pictures arebreath-taking and I’m sure they will inspire you for your wedding! With all the rustic weddings we see on Pinterest, wedding blogs and the likes, it feels like there’s nothing original about it. And true, we’ve seen so many mason jars adapted in every way possible for that particular wedding theme, but looking at those pictures will definetely convince you a small wedding with a DIY-feel has a lot of character!

Indeed the first ambiance of the wedding photoshoot we did had a rustic ring to it, but there was also a very strong vintage vibe. It worked well with the Batinse, the restaurant where the photoshoot took place. It shows how even with a small, simple venue it’s still possible to create a breathtaking atmosphere for your wedding. Melanie Vallerand was the one who coordinated the whole thing – you can see all the talented professionals who made this possible right after the pictures!

The bridal look

I love how the wedding dress come from a regular women’s fashion store : not only is it gorgeous but it would be also easy to wear it after the wedding. To go with this bridal dress, we paired our Anastasia birdcage veil, made with a lace piece on a comb with an ivory veil. It was perfect to create a look that was both timeless and romantic. Also just like the dress, you can wear it afterwards simply by cutting or folding the veil!

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Next week you’ll see more photos with a rustic chic wedding!

 

Concept, Planning + Design: Melanie Vallerand / Québec, QC
Photographer/Photographe: Jennifer Marcuson
Collaborating Photographer/Photographe Collaborateur: Stéphane Audet / Québec, QC
Location/Lieu: Le Batinse / Québec, QC
Flowers/Fleurs + Decor: Conter Fleurette / Saint Jean Port Jolie, QC
Hair/Coiffure: Olivia Eadie  / Québec, QC
Makeup/Maquillage: Maquillage Camille S. / Québec, QC
Bridal Looks; Dresses/Robes; Short: Kimchi Blue, Urban Outfitters // Shoes/Chaussures: Kate Spade
Groom’s Looks; Pants and Jacket/Pantalons et Veston: Le 31 -Simon’s (Tessuto Marzutto) // Shirts: Le 31 – Simon’s // Tie/Cravate: homemade by Stéphanie Bélanger // Watch/Montre: Vitaly Design // Shoes/Chaussures: Browns
Bridal Hair Accessories/Accessoires de Cheveux: Capelio / Québec, QC
Models/Mannequins; Charo Foo // Maxime Bouchard

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Wedding trend : Autumn weddings

25 September 2016
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It is well known that the wedding season is summer, more precisely from May to August. However, speaking with other professionals of the wedding industry, we have recently realized that more and more couples opt out to celebrate their love during the summer and instead choose to organize their wedding in September or even October. This is not exactly a new trend: in recent years, many weddings took place until late October. But it seems that this year, while the autumn months are gaining popularity, in July is becoming increasingly quiet!

And one can easily understand why many couples choose to marry in the fall rather than the summer. The autumnal scenery is beautiful and the surrounding colors, during fine weather, are breathtaking. Also, this way, you avoid the risk of heat waves. Some will say that the season is more prone to rainy weather, but the truth is, it could rain on your wedding day regardless if it takes place in the summer or during the fall.

Obviously, as for winter weddings, depending on the weather, your guests might not have the option to venture outside if it’s too cool outside. But if it is to bring everyone on the dance floor, why not?

Planning a fall wedding is easier in a way, since the summer vacations are over. With this growing popularity, it is possible that our wedding fell on the same day as the one of an acquaintance, but generally it’s easy to find a wedding date and a satisfying place for the couple. You might not have off-season discouts for the venue and other services, but it is possible to do last minute shopping for the bridesmaids outfits for example.

In fact, whether you choose to organize your wedding in autumn, winter or during the regular season, the choice is a very personal decision. It is interesting to see couples abandon the usual expectations of traditional weddings for more personal options. The fall season might be special for you, for example if you met during autumn!

Wondering if a fall wedding is for you? Do some research, call various venues to see if there is availability and good prices, check with your loves to know their opinion and if the majority could attend. Did you hire a wedding planner? Talk to her before choosing the date to know her opinion: Maybe she has organized a wedding in the fall before and will make you great recommendations. And do not hesitate to browse Pinterest and wedding blogs for inspiration!

To get inspired, here are some pictures of Chantal’s wedding, one of our beautiful clients  :

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Wedding idea : Add color to your bridal hair accessory

28 August 2016
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More and more brides want to personalize their wedding hair accessory. And why not? One advantage to order a hair piece, a fascinator or a veil signed Capelio is your bridal accessory will always be created especially for you, after you lodge your order, which makes it easy to make it unique and perfectly suited to your desires. And ddding colors is a great way to customize your wedding hair accessory!

Most wedding now have a color theme, which many elements are based on, from the decoration to the wedding party’s attire. In the case of Marie-Pier, who’s getting married later this year, the color theme of her wedding was fuschia. After trying our feather headpiece on a comb Catherine in a bridal store, she contacted us to know if it was possible to add a touch of fuschia to her bridal hair piece. After discussing together, we decided to add fuschia feathers in the white ones of the Catherine headpiece and voilà!

Here is the result :

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(Click the image to see the original accessory on Etsy)

This is not the first time a bride asks us to personalize her wedding accessory with a particular color: a bride whose bouquet had purple flowers wanted her Vivaldi headdress to have a purple feather flower with white birdcage veil :

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Here are some other examples to get you inspired:

A mother of the groom who added a touch of red to go with the Habs theme of the wedding

A mother of the bride who used leftover fabrics and lace from her dress to incorporate in her ivory fascinator

 

 

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Eloping in Quebec City

4 June 2016
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You’re planning to elope to Québec for your wedding? You will love the romantic atmosphere of the city, its historic sites and its magical character! The elopements, these weddings celebrated in small groups abroad, are increasingly popular and Quebec City is a destination of choice for many couples. However, in an elopement, as with any wedding, good organization is critical to the celebrations are to your taste and do not experience problems.

Simplify your elopement

Why not save yourself an extra detail to carry with you and order your bridal accessory to be delivered directly to your hotel? This way there is no chance of panic in case you’ve forgotten your veil or headpiece at your home, as happened with one of our brides.

Just shop your wedding hair accessory, order it in our online store stating that the billing address (your home) and the delivery address (your hotel in Quebec) are different and write them with care so there’s no mistake. Also ensure you order your veil or headpiece with enough time so nothing is rushed. Ideally, the order should be placed at least a month in advance, although it is sometimes possible to make accessories in a few days if needed.

Remember also that it is possible to make hair accessories for your bridal party, and even for your guests: not only will it be a very nice thank-you gift, it’s also a hair accessory they will wear during the ceremony and reception, as after!

Worldwide

You are planning to elope but to another city than Quebec? No problems: Capelio ship worldwide! Again, simply choose your accessory sufficiently in advance and specify the shipping address is the location of your elopement. As easy as that!

Inspiration and recommendations

Look at these weddings to inspire you with beautiful venues in Quebec City for your elopement :

Esmeralda and Ian’s elopement at the Fairmont Château Frontenac

Estelle and Anthony’s wedding at Manoir Montmorency

Catherine and Kevin’s wedding at the Aquarium of Quebec

 

Here are some fellow wedding professionnals in Quebec City we recommend:

Photograph: Jonathan Robert / Studio Ora

Officiant: Martine Ricard

Music: Genevieve Poitras / Melody Cocktail

Hairstyle: Angela Baughman / Coiffure du Château

 

Esmeralda and Ian at their elopement wedding in front of the Chateau Frontenac

Photo : Jonathan Robert / Studio Ora

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Hairstyles for the bride 2016

9 April 2016
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Wedding season is near and so brides everywhere are starting to consider what they will wear for their wedding hair accessory, as well as choosing their hairstyle. Not sure which style is trendy? I asked Angela Baughman of Coiffure du Chateau so you can have her professional opinion!

According to Angela, there are three big trends for wedding season 2016. The first would be ‘’very “undone” hair, disheveled upstyles’’. Perfect for rustic weddings, a ceremony on the beach or a bride who want a simple wedding! Angela also tells us another trend is long, barely there curls, something brides have been favoring for few years.

Hairstyles trends for the bride

The boho glam trend, with undone styles, is really big in 2016, according to the hairdresser – but mostly for summer weddings. When it comes to winter weddings, brides tend to favor a side chignon, or long and loose hair. Winter brides usually choose a large headband or headpiece, such as our Cendrine fascinator or Jessica headdress, since a lot of them want a ‘’vintage’’ feel to their look.

At the other end of spectrum, Angela tells us another bi trend is ‘’ BIG hair, BIG buns, big coiffed styles.” Go big or go home, as they say! It’s not surprising, considering a lot of brides seen their wedding day as the perfect occasion to treat themselves and live their fantasies, something they wouldn’t do in “everyday” life.

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You want a classic style with a twist to keep things interesting without dreading to look at the pictures 10 years on? “I would do a French textured twist for sure! It is timeless and works with every color of hair, from blondes to black!”

And finally, Angela noted that for bridal hair accessories, jewels are always popular, like our Elsa headband, Eventail headpiece or Marie-Helene birdcage veil. Another big trend would be flowers, real or fake, ‘’like a halo’’, says Angela! Brides who want flowers can look at our Abby hairclip, Anna Rosa wreath and Gabriella flower crown! But if you want a big, halo-like crown, stay tuned : such a design that was to be included in the 2017 collection might be available soon, very soon… ! Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks!

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