(Closed) Eckle's headpiece adventure continues

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Which option do you like best?

    Buy the brown hat

    Buy hat A

    Buy hat B

    Make design 1

    Make design 2

    Buy hat C (post 51)

  • Post # 47
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    How much are you willing to spend?

    This one is really pretty but its $125 

    Post # 48
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    Sugar bee

    I love hat A, looks very bridal. I like that it’s quite simple, you have lace and a very feminine bow, but it doesn’t distract from your vintage dress. I’m sure the two would look harmonious. My only concern is that the hat looks very white, while you dress appears ivory (on my screen). Maybe it’s just the picture, though. 🙂

    Post # 49
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Also the shop AdeleinWhite on Etsy has a bunch in the $70 dollar range

     

    Post # 51
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    @Eckle:  Curses! Why don’t I have any pictures with my favorite hats!! I’m still looking, but I just remember I also had a blue hat that was compared to a yarmulke every now and then. Antique store. Blue felt, I think, with three stiff ivory/brown feathers. What I liked, though was that it didn’t sit where most of these kinds do. It was shaped to sit back and to the side. I know pictures exist of it, I will show you! Anyways, I think that last one you posted, but in the Juliet cap shape instead of headband and minus the funny dangly bit would look beautiful.

    Post # 53
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @Eckle:  Yes! Thats the one I was going to post as well. I think it goes with your dress nicely

    Post # 55
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

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    @Eckle: I’ve been following these threads, too. I think you should try to make that brown hat in ivory, OR buy that hat you just posted in post #51. That’s lovely and the lace looks good with the dress.

    I, for one, love the hat idea and can’t wait to see the final product, whatever you choose. Stick to your guns, lady! You’re gonna look and feel beautiful on yours big day so long as you follow your heart and vision.

    Post # 56
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Just buy one!  It will be cheaper in the long run and a heck of a lot less risky since you at least know what you will be getting for your $.

     

     

     

    Post # 57
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t think you have anything to lose by making your own. If the materials wont cost a fortune, it’s worth trying. If you don’t like it with your gown, just consider it peace of mind and find an alternative.

    I do think a little lace similar to whats on your gown would help tie it all together a little better than strickly beading.

    http://www.gloryshouse.com

    Is an awesome place for lace appliques and other embelishments. You might have good luck there finding something that really compliments your gown. I’d love to see how it comes out! I’m all for getting creative and making things yourself if you have the skills. 🙂

    Post # 58
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    Helper bee

    I’ve read through your posts and I think I get what you’re looking for:

    – You are a hat person, so a hat on your wedding day makes sense.

    – No veil. Your venue is windy.

    – must work with updo cause you have a crap-ton of hair (Me too. I get it).

    I say – Go with your vision!

    I like the updo you posted. And I think that the 1/2 hat (shape of the brown one) is a great option. I like that it will ‘sit’ in the design of the updo, but not on top of it. I DON”T like the round/circular hat shapes. I dont’ think they’ll integrate well with your updo. I suggest the following options that are reasonably priced:

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/158824269/cream-lace-bridal-hat-light-ivory-mini?ref=shop_home_active But worn futher back and nestled in your updo.

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/157120385/lace-head-piece-dark-vory-lace-cap-cream?ref=shop_home_active

    My one comment on going with the updo+hat option is about the makeup. I think that to really make this look work, you’ll need either a bold eye or lip. I know that bridal makeup tends to be all dewey/soft, but to really put the Wow in your look, I think a bold lip (yes, I’m thinking red) would be AMAZEBALLS. And with your to-die-for red hair … stunning. But if you dont’ want to commit to reapplying red lipstick all day on your wedding day, go with a dramatic eye. BIG lashes, smokey shadow – and a neutral lip.

    Actually, the makeup on the second link is the eye look I’m thinking.

    I’m so excited for your look! 🙂

    Post # 59
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Eckle:  If you know what you want and are confident in your abilities to bring your vision to life, just do that. My only concern is you have had multiple DIY attempts that havent worked out, and if your concern is money.. How much have/will you waste if this attempt fails as well? Will you be better off paying a little bit more to someone with a finished product?

    Anyway, YOU seem to think you can do it, and I think that is the only vote that counts! At this point you just need to make a decision based on what feels right to you, and quit soliciting advice from people who don’t share the same vision for your big day!

    ETA: a big fat yes to the second headpiece the person above me posted. If you can replicate that, go for it!

    Post # 60
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    Bumble bee

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    @Eckle:  I’m really smitten with design two and think it would look really lovely. I also think that hat B is really awesome, just has a little more spunk and seems a little less classic to me. To be honest I’m not a fan of the first one, feels too busy and harsh.

    I cannot wait to see how it all turn out. I love bridal hats (they just look silly on me)

    (p.s, I’m mennonite, not practicing but background, and thanks for some of the sweet Amish comments, that sounds so silly, but I’ve heard it so many times ‘that is so Amish/Mennonite’ used in a bad way. I flipped on some teen (I was a teen at the time) in the store once).

    Post # 61
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If wind is all you’re concerned about with a veil, I wouldn’t worry.  First, you can get veil weights.  SEcond, I got married on a super windy day with a cathedral lenght veil.  We didn’t get married otuside but we were outside for pictures for about an hour.  My veil was obviously being blown around like crazy (seriously nearly got knocked over a few times) and it didn’t rip my updo out at all.  We got some amazingggggggg pictures with the veil blowing in the wind. 

     

    Obviously if you don’t like veils and wind is just one reason don’t listen to me.  

     

    Also, maybe i missed it in all your other threads, but is there a reason you don’t just want to wear nothing? Your dress really speaks for itself and you don’t have to wear anything on your head.

    Also, if you  need alterations on your dress, see if they could salvage some of the lace to make the hat with so it matches?

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