The Un-Veiling: Bridal Headpieces to Complement (or Replace) Your Wedding Veil

Veils are the epitome of classic bridal beauty. The simplicity of sheer tulle can be exquisite. But with bolder looks like Kim Kardashian’s jeweled headpiece and Anne Hathaway’s swan-like head wrap becoming more popular, there are plenty of options for blushing brides who want more than just a blusher.

Statement pieces that mix intricate beading with delicate fabrics are an elegant, modern choice. Doloris Petunia by Courtney Prince offers one-of-a-kind headpieces for brides on Etsy — here are some of my picks:

Classic Crystal and Petal Bandeau – Mini
This is a perfect pick if you want a bit of bling, a whisper of whimsy, and a touch of traditional tulle. Swarovski crystals and vintage hand-pressed organza and silk petals create a romantic, feminine feel:

All images courtesy of Doloris Petunia by Courtney Prince.

Crystal and Flower Petal Headdress
Prefer a fuller, more dramatic look? This avant-garde headdress is the perfect fairytale finish. According to Prince’s description, it can also be worn as a sash, adding texture and sparkle to your dress:

Vintage Swarovski Crystal Hippie Headband with Silk Petal Sides
If you can’t decide between boho-chic and Gatsby-glam, try this crystal headband. The beautiful baubles and pretty petals punch up your look while keeping it classy:

If you’re not sure if you want to wear these pieces with or without a veil, you can always opt for a veil during your ceremony and change to a headpiece for your reception. Or, skip the veil altogether. It’s your big day, so don’t be afraid to break the mold and be yourself.

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      Enjoy your weekend too, Courtney. Thanks for the reply.
      Peace,
      Carleton

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