There’s no better way to complete a wedding look than with the perfect headpiece or hair accessory. Hair accessories come in many, many forms and before you get purchasing you need to decide on a style that both makes you feel a million dollars, and also suits your wedding dress and hair style. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind statement headpiece, a cute and classic hair comb or a romantic boho Juliet cap, we’ve found the best places both online and in Ireland to start your search – and while you’re at it, check out the 14 fabulous pieces we’ve chosen to inspire your decision!
Bonzie, shop online at www.bonzie.com or visit 28A Spring Garden Alley, Waterford City
The quirky Bonzie boutique in Waterford city is a treasure trove of stunning couture, vintage-inspired accessories for the bride and her party. Choose from an array of bespoke bridal headpieces including birdcage or boho-style veils, classic pearl and diamante hair combs, luxurious lace applique headbands and romantic Juliet caps. Each piece is handcrafted using an array of vintage style trims and materials including lace, intricate beading, hand rolled rosettes, encrusted rhinestones, soft flowing tulle and other antique findings to ensure each accessory has its own unique character that can be passed down from generation to generation. Visit Bonzie’s romantic tulle draped studio in Waterford (be sure to make an appointment beforehand!) or shop online at Etsy via bonzie.com.
Azure Jewellery, shop online at www.azure.com or at 12 Carey’s Lane, Cork
Azure Jewellery has a huge range of elegant hand-made hair accessories to reflect the individual style of any bride looking to complement their wedding gown, however if for some reason you can’t find your perfect piece, they can create it for you! Azure offers a bespoke service to custom-make any accessory your heart desires, whether it’s a crystal and pearl hair comb to add some extra bling to your veil, or a unique ‘Gatsby’ type statement piece to wow. Their fully trained staff is on-hand with all the advice and experience one could hope for when creating a one-of-a-kind piece. Azure Jewellery‘s accessories are are available to purchase online or in their store just off Patrick’s Street on Carey’s Lane, Cork.
The Bridal Rooms McElhinneys, Ballybofey, Donegal
Brides will be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the perfect headpiece to complete their wedding look at McElhinneys Department Store in Donegal. The Bridal Rooms at McEhinneys showcases their vast range of stunning headpieces and veils from noted designers such as Halo & Co., Richard Designs, Emily Jean and Linzi Jay. Hair accessories such as exotic birdcages, traditional tiaras, stylish hair bands, fascinators, side combs, veils and much more can be found to complete your look, each is created from a range of elegant stones and beautiful bridal fabrics including diamante, pearl, lace, Swarovski crystals, satin and organza – so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect wedding dress accessories. The Bridal Rooms are online at mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com, however as only a few accessories can be added to their online store, brides are invited to visit the bridal rooms themselves where no appointment is necessary to find your perfect hair piece.
Jules Bridal Jewellery, shop online at julesbridaljewellery.com or visit 33 Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Jules Bridal Jewellery specialises in exquisite hair combs, fabulous statement headpieces and stunning Gatsby-style hair drapes, offering the most romantic ready-to-wear hair accessories and a full bespoke service for something really special. The designer has an excellent online hair accessories and jewellery store where you can purchase your piece with ease, however a visit to their private studio in Blackrock, Dublin, to see and feel all the different styles of hair accessories on offer will be well worth your time.
Jen Doherty Bridal Accessories, online at jendoherty.com (under construction)
The award-winning Jen Doherty has just launched a brand new collection of inspiring hair accessories which exude glamour, femininity and elegance. Jen specialises in contemporary bridal wear, and her new range of bridal accessories includes elegant hair pins, fabulous fascinators, beautiful birdcage veils and stunning statement hair combs to give a bride something extra special to complete her wedding look. Jen’s online bridal store is currently under construction, so brides will be able to purchase her delectable designs online very soon, however until then you can visit their store at Castlethird, Donegal or get in contact via jendoherty.com.
Britten Darcy at Etsy.com
Britten is a designer label based in Britain which delivers to Irish brides from their shop online at the wonderful Etsy.com. If you’re looking for unique hair decorations to make a statement on your big day, you’re sure to be inspired by Britten’s luxurious and delicate designs. Vintage-style headbands with a French flair are Britten Darcy’s forte, and the intricate detailing and clean silhouette of each piece is designed to complement the figure and gown perfectly, creating an elegant and timeless look. Silk turbans create an exotic feel for a fashion-forward bride, while delicate pearl drapes whisper ‘English summertime’. Shop online at Etsy.com.
Lady Lucy Hair Accessories Rental Ireland
If your budget doesn’t stretch to creating your own bespoke piece, or you really want to get your hands on some designer jewellery, why not think about renting your hair accessories? Lady Lucy Jewellery is based in Ireland and hires out beautiful bridal accessories such as the elusive Jenny Packham Ansiette amongst others. We love Lady Lucy’s policy that if you can’t decide on a piece for the day, you can go ahead and order three, but only pay for one (see ladylucybridalaccessories.com/faqs.htm for more)! Prices start from a reasonable €20 for hair combs.
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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.