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Gilty looks: gold hair accessories to fall for

Cordelia headband £125.00

So I’m still in a hair accessories place. Since it was pointed out to me that without any headwear, how would anyone looking a close-up shots know I was the bride, it’s become my mission to seek out my dream accessory. And today I’m thinking heavy metals….

Be prepared to wade through a lot of diamantes and pearls – some with jaw-dropping price tags too.  Check my Pinterest board for some inspo then click through this gallery to see if your match made in tiara/comb/clip heaven is there.

My Top Tips to consider when choosing your hair accessories

    1. Nail down your dress first. It’ll be a tough ask to find a dress to suit the accessory. You don’t want to risk over-blinging your bridal look if say, like me you opt for a sparkly frock.
    2. Does the metal suit your skin tone and the colour of your dress? I love, love, love gold hair accessories but against an ivory dress can look grubby. (*shudders)
    3. Check it from all angles. Once you’ve landed a hair look you love, snap it from all angles, just to make sure you’re 100% happy with your tiara/clip/comb/garland etc.
    4. Unless you’re a member of the Royal Ballet, if your heart is set on a high bun or a tightly pulled-back chignon, avoid tiaras that’ll make you look like you’ve just pirouetted in from Swan Lake. This is particularly important when thinking about any close-up photos.
    5. Less is more. I’m talking about general bridal bling here. Tiara, drop earrings, necklace… You don’t need to check off every box. If you want the focus up at hair level, go for simple studs and lose the neck wear altogether.
    6. Fresh flowers are always nice, particularly if you’re getting married abroad or in an outdoorsy setting. I’d go for a daisy chain or a single large hydrangea on top of a bun personally. Whatever blooms float your bridal boat, ask your florist to attach them to wire so they’re easy to wind in. Just remember not to blast them with hairspray or they’ll have wilted before you can say…. “I do.”
    7. So my Jenny Packham headband came with a silvery grey band which, at my trial took ages to hide within my dark hair. Before the wedding, I wrapped the band in embroidery thread by DMC that I colour matched to my hair in Hobbycraft. My hairdresser was very grateful on the day as I was running very late (natch…)


Click your way through the galleries I’ve compiled. What’s taking your fancy? Pearly? Floral? Bling-tastic? Or is your heart set on going for gold? Let me know if you find something ore-some!

Sarah x

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  • That Jon Richard comb is to die for 💜💜💜💜💜

    5 years ago : Missy P
  • Thank you SO much for this post. It’s saved me hours trawling thru bridal sites for a gold tiara

    5 years ago : Marf
  • How gorgeously Game of Thrones are those Flo & Percy headbands. I want one

    6 years ago : katie