If you are drawn to dragonflies or butterflies, why not wear it in your hair? Some of the most beautiful jewels are the vintage brooches of the 40's and 50's. You can find just about any bug, animal, or flower which has been set with diamonds and rhinestones or precious gems that can be worn as a tiara in your hair. You may ask.....Just how are you to wear a brooch in your hair? It may be easier than you think. With an inexpensive metal comb and some craft wire, and a pair of small pliers you can attach the comb to the pin at the back of the brooch. Be sure to cut off the sharp end of the pin with some metal pliers cutters after you have secured the comb to the brooch. (Be very careful when cutting off the end of the pin, as it could go flying almost anywhere) Brooch hairpieces can be a very unique way of giving your bridesmaids a different look by having different hairpieces but matching the gemstones that work within your wedding colors. Brooches worn in the hair is one of the newest hot trends and will remain a classic look for many years to come.
(Pictures - Princess Mathilde Bonaparte Owned By Fred Leighton, Fred Leighton Brooch Allure Feb 2008)
A rhinestone bow brooch can be worn on a sashe, or on your gown as a finishing touch.
When considering the metal color of your brooch, take into consideration that silver and clear diamonds look outstanding on dark hair, while gold headpieces blend in with blonde hair beautifully. The orchid brooch above is the perfect color for blonde hair.
Brooch Wedding Tiaras - James Clifford
Attach a veil at the back of your hair, or consider a vintage birdcage veil
This stunning Alfred Philippe Trifari Rhinestone Feather brooch is one example of the beautiful jewelry that is available on ebay for less. Vintage Jewlery is one thing you would have to hunt for. With the wide variety of antiques on ebay, you can shop for your accessories at home. This brooch was from Ebay Seller Urbantiques
Don't be afraid of adding some color in your bridal headpiece. Buy some crystals and hotglue them on to your veil for a bit of sparkle.
This ad by James Clifford is one of the new ways to wear wedding brooches in your hair. This modern look is not like the classic wedding tiara which is worn at the front of the hair, or at the back like hair pins, but pinned in on the side of the hair. It allows you to wear something simple or layer in many brooches that work together for the look you are after.
This stunning brooch was found on ebay and it would make the perfect wedding tiara. It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's. All that is needed is a small comb and it would be perfect.
White Sparrow Birds Swarovski Crystal Pave Brooch Pin Seller Diliya
Another perfect emerald peacock brooch that can be used as a wedding tiara.
Add multiple coordinating pieces in your hair like in James Clifford's Collection Ad. Combining a few like pieces can really dress up your hair.