Whilst most brides want to wear a headpiece many are unsure exactly what to wear in their hair for their wedding day. I have put together a little guide to try and answer some of the most common questions I get asked about the hairvine.
Will a vine work with an up-do, half up, or down?
Yes, all three! The vine is an extremely versatile piece and suits most hairstyles. I think it works particularly well in a more unstructured style, but I've seen it work with more formal styles and a classic chignon.
How is it fixed into place?
It is simply pinned into place with little bobby pins, through the little loops on the ends. It can also be tied with ribbon, either hidden or as a part of the feature.
What if I prefer delicate or a smaller piece?
A delicate vine can be simple and subtle and add a wonderful bridal touch. Similarly, a half section or smaller piece worn at the back or side gives a lovely effect. Many brides opt for a delicate vine and wear it as a statement across the forehead. A smaller vine is also lovely placed around an up-do.
Could I wear one as a statement piece?
A more detailed vine or one that goes all the way around can look very striking indeed. Brides often comment on how amazing it makes them feel. I would always suggest that other accessories are played down if you are planning a statement headpiece, to avoid looking overly-accessorised.
Can I still wear a veil?
Absolutely! Many brides have pulled this look off successfully. Careful placement of the veil can work beautifully with a vine, whether that’s a full detailed one or a smaller pin-in piece. The beauty of this is that it doesn’t interfere with the veil’s comb positioning which is easily removed after the ceremony.
Will it be 'too much' if I have detailed lace or lots of sparkle on my dress?
Not necessarily. A petite band of detail can be a really pretty option and helps highlight the beaded or lace detail in a dress.
How do I choose which colour wire to go for?
It depends if you want it the be part of the feature or not. The darker wire can blend away into the hair allowing the pearls, crystals or flowers more prominence and a real sense of lightless and scattering, whilst silver, gold or rose gold can add extra sparkle and a branch-like effect to the vine, emphasizing it's organic structure.