Nothing stuns more than a bridal crown or tiara worn on your wedding day. Regal and romantic, this headpiece beautifully laces around your wedding hair and frames your face, exuding an ethereal, breathtaking look. Then again, bridal crowns and tiaras have earned their place in the upper echelon of wedding accessories: throughout history, they have symbolized royalty, festivities, and marriage, all of which imbued this headpiece with magnificence.
Its current popularity comes as no surprise, with Kate Middleton re-sparking the trend after she wore a tiara during the Royal Wedding. So if you have to pick one essential wedding hair accessory, let it be this. Because why not? A tiara can astound on its own. We’ve curated the different bridal crown and tiara styles in this blog for your hair wedding inspirational needs. There’s a type for everyone, but be warned: it may be hard to choose.
1. Bejeweled Tiaras
Diamonds are a girl’s bestfriend, but bejeweled tiaras are a queen’s. Nothing does high-profile better than this iconic wedding tiara. These tiaras usually have silhouettes coming up to a peak or pointed shape, and have refined jewels set in its design. Classic and timeless, bejeweled tiaras are best worn with a higher up-do, or a soft bun sitting on top of the head with the headpiece balancing on the center. The bejeweled tiara with the pointed silhouette usually has a lot more height than other bridal crowns, and complements shorter face shapes.
2. Wreath Tiaras
If you’re the humble bride, wreath tiaras may just be what you are destined for. It can’t get any more real than its name: seemingly patterned after the laurel crowns that historical nobilities like Julius Caesar used to wear, the wreath tiara wraps around the head like a vine. It’s low-key, but nevertheless graceful. Wear this alluring bridal tiara with an elegant low bun.
3. Floral Crowns
Yearning for something more unforgettable? The floral crown might do it for you. In many ways, the floral crown is the wreath tiara’s cousin, except it’s a lot more playful with the choice of, well, florals, and the crown silhouette. The design sets such a festive, romantic mood, too. It’s undeniably popular with brides; then again, the floral crown is as lovely as a dream. Let your hair feather down in waves with this type of bridal tiara—it lends a free-spirited vibe to your bridal get-up.
4. Beaded Crowns
The beaded crown comes with an interesting annotation. When the WW II left folks with scraps to live by, brides became inventive and DIYed their crown. Out of buds, wax and beads, came delicate, pretty headpieces to adorn the hair on the wedding day. While the beaded crown has humbler beginnings, it still adds a charming touch with its intricate design. It’s pleasantly versatile with hairstyles, too. Experiment with an up-do or go au natural—just make sure to cover the ends of this tiara with ringlets or wavy strands so it nestles perfectly within your locks.
5. Howlite Crowns
Tiaras and bridal crowns don’t always have to scream ‘girly’. Nowadays options are plenty with edgy designs to cater to all different tastes. Provide a bit of contemporary to your bridal outfit with a howlite or crystal quartz crown.