5 Regal Bridal Crowns & Tiaras

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Photo: Jorge Emid | Makeup & Hair: Style Me Elvi | Fashion Director: Gisele Del Busto | Headpieces: Maria Elena
If you’ve fantasized what it might feel like to wear an honest-to-goodness royal headpiece, there’s no occasion like your wedding to rock a regal crown or bridal tiara… as long as your overall bridal look can carry off this dramatic wedding accessory.

Tiaras and crowns are best worn without additional extravagant bling (keep the earrings and other bridal jewelry delicate and refined), and are most appropriately worn with classic ballgown, A-line and drop-waist wedding gown styles. Beyond that, you can rock a bridal crown with almost any hairstyle, from high up-do’s and elaborate twists to long, sleek, wavy locks. Become the queen you have always dreamed of being with one of these 5 regal bridal crowns and tiaras!

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Joan Pillow Bridal Anniversary Bash Saturday, Nov. 2

Joan Pillow Bridal Anniversary Bash Saturday, Nov. 2

Photos: Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories

Walking into Joan Pillow Bridal Salon in Highland Village is a little like walking into bridal Heaven. The space is hushed, intimate and deliciously luxurious. And the gowns? Totally exquisite. We’re talking the crème de la crème of bridal couture, including Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and British phenom Jenny Packham, among others. To behold the bridal bounty for yourself—and help Joan Pillow celebrate its 4th anniversary as a premier Houston bridalwear institution—call 713.622.1122 to RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 29, for the Joan Pillow Bridal Salon Anniversary Event on Saturday, Nov. 2, which will feature skincare analysis from Saks Fifth Avenue’s IOMA, Laura Mercier makeovers and brow shaping courtesy of Neiman Marcus, and styling assistance from expert Gisele Del Busto of Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories, which also will be holding a trunk show during this event. Appointments are a must—so make yours now, mademoiselle.

Oh—and one more thing: This fabulous anniversary bash is taking place during the Holiday Shopping Card event benefitting the American Cancer Society. As a participating retailer, Joan Pillow Bridal Salon is offering a 10% discount on gowns and a 20% discount on accessories, to brides bearing a Holiday Shopping Card (which can be purchased at the salon, or at any participating retailer).

As if you needed one more excellent reason to go. So…go!!