Tuesday, April 23, 2013

THE HAT BRIDE

Once upon a time not too long ago, a hat perched atop a bride's head instead of a long flowing veil was society's code for second time around brides or a woman over forty tying the knot.  Fast forward a few years and the bridal hat has a whole new identity. Today, wearing one on your wedding day has more to do with creating a style savvy statement that defines you. If you're considering opting for a hat to top off your wedding day look, you have a whole array of choices out there from wide-brimmed picture hats to small fascinators  titled on the side of the head with wisps of netting.  Here are a few of my faves . . .
Cocktail Hats-Include toques, pancakes and beanies to name just a few.  Small and brimless, these hats sit tilted or perched atop the head, usually accented with flowers or a spray of long feathers; a cover of net or nose veil typically wraps all or part of the face.   All cocktail hats look great with upswept hair and most silhouettes.  These above by Batcakes Couture  add a touch of whimsy with marabou and ostrich feathers
 
Fascinators-A sort of hybrid between head band and cocktail hat, a fascinator is a hair decoration fastened to a band or comb with accents of either feathers, beads, crystals or florals.  The ones pictured above are by Batcakes Couture

Photos by Stephanie Williams Photography

Dresses by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
First photo of picture Hat by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride

13 comments:

Antonella C'est moi said...

amazing, kisses
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Emily Heizer Photography said...

I love hats and fascinators and headbands! They are all amazing and I love to photograph them!!!

Lilli said...

These hats are so fantastic for a bride, fell in love with the first photo! Kisses Amy! xo

essex wedding venue said...

The wedding hat idea is really efficient for any bride to look more beautiful on her special day. I am also going to select a hat which matches with my wed day dress and also suits perfect on me.

Kim Alston said...

I really like fascinators! They are so charming.

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

So chic & dramatic!

always, koru kate

Johanna said...

Loving the feather head piece. Brides are getting so bold it's fun.

S said...

I've never thought for a brid hat, but these are so chic and romantic!!!
Great pics!
xxx
S

http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Ashley said...

Beautiful post1

Style, via Tia said...

that second one is so classy!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Completely chic and fabulous!

Plum Pretty Sugar said...

These headpieces are gorgeous.

xo

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Gee | EverythingWeddingsAndMore said...

Oh the fascinators!!! Always love them!