Maria Elena accessories are made for the modern bride who wants all the glamour, with none of the fuss.
We love how versatile these beautiful bridal accessories are, and how easily many Maria Elena pieces can adapt from wedding spotlight to date-night candlelight. Of course, if you’re looking for a truly regal bridal crown or tiara that you’ll wear on one night only, then pass down as a wedding heirloom for generations to come, you’ll find a spectacular selection in the new Maria Elena Headpieces & Accessories collection. You’ll also find hair combs, halos, hair vines, earrings, necklaces and more, that will look just as fabulous with your festival OOTD as they do on your BIG day.
Got curls? We got you, gurrll. Up, down, short, long, tight, tousled or teased–these bridal ‘dos will inspire you to embrace your natural texture as you walk down the aisle, and party the night away. Pick your favorite, save it, find a talented bridal stylist, and make it your own!
1.) Boho Braid. French, Dutch, fishtail or a combo of techniques…whichever you choose for your wedding-day look, braided bridal hairstyles are so on trend. Natural hair not quite long enough to rock braided locks for your big day? Azur Salon at West Ave has the solution for that! Natural or…helped out a bit…wear your long bridal braid swept to the side, and pair it with a textured drop or modern ear-crawler for maximum cool.
2. Messy Updo. Part classic chignon, part sexy tousle, the slightly undone updo is a lovely bridal hairstyle choice for medium to long locks. Because this style already has a lot of texture and movement, you don’t want to add more with super-elaborate chandelier earrings or oversize stones. Instead, opt for an elegant piece of hair jewelry, and dress your lobes with delicate pearl-and-diamond drops or studs.
3. Half Up, Half Down. It’s a style compromise…in the most beautiful way! The half-updo takes your hair out of your face, but also allows for flow and movement. It’s both demure and dramatic, and it’s the perfect bridal hairstyle to frame your pretty face, and showcase a larger, sophisticated bridal earring style.
Got your heart set on a lush, sophisticated bridal updo…but got a head full of short or medium-length locks? Well, darling, you’re in luck, because we just happen to have Azur Salon at West Ave–one of the very best in the business–on the blog today, demonstrating how their expert stylists can transform your short ‘do into a full, fabulous, upswept bridal hairstyle, using ultra-luxe Balmain Hair Dress extensions. Love what you see? Want to know MORE? Schedule your appointment with Azur Salon (they’re also AH-mazing with cuts, color and professional makeup, and will treat you and your b’maid squad like straight-up royalty) and watch the magic happen. On you!!
A little Greek goddess, a little Midsummer Night’s Dream, a dash of vintage elegance, a smidge of Cinderella and a LOT of detail, detail, detail. That’s the word on this season’s new crop of wedding frocks, Houston bride.
Whether you decide on a flouncy ballgown or an ethereal empire-waist column—both are big for 2010 weddings—the season’s best wedding dresses offer a bounty of truly extraordinary accents from handmade fabric flowers (Augusta Jones) to bodacious bows (Vera Wang) to zillions of organza pleats (Oscar de la Renta) to oceans of tulle (Jim Hjelm). And more.
These dresses are a lot of things…but slick and sleek they’re not. Neither is the new look in wedding-day hair.
Our favorite new wedding hairstyles are very feminine and very elegant but never ever fussy or stiff. Allow us to show you:
This year’s Golden Globes gals had the right idea about updos. Check out these sensational styles—formal and refined, but with a natural touch. Perfection.
Golden Globe Updos
Oh, Carrie, we’d love your hair even if you yanked it back and tied it with a sweat sock. Fortunately, you’ve got way more style than that. And this half-updo with side-combed straight bangs and rivers of soft curls is one we want to steal for our big day!
Feast your eyes on this fabulous down-low updo with bangs. So graceful, so pretty, so perfect for showing off our lovely shoulders in our strapless ballgown… Gorgeous!
Here’s another nape-level updo we love. Soft, pretty and special-occasion fancy when accented with seed-pearl, Swarovski crystal or other sparkly hair jewelry or accessories.
As for braid styles, we can’t get enough of them. There’s an obvious wow-factor to these complicated-looking creations, but also an earthy, sensual sweetness that is a perfect complement to the season’s dreamy, fairytale gowns.
Like these looks? Got a lead on more examples? Let your sister brides-to-be know. Post your comments here!