Five Jewelled Halos to Complete the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle

24 Sep 2015

Award-winning bridal accessory designer Kelly Spence shows us how to style her delicate, nature-inspired jewelled halos. From the perfect dress to the ideal hairstyle, Kelly describes her inspiration and how you can steal these five show-stopping bridal looks

Circlets, or halos, are a great option for brides, because they offer a great deal of versatility in hairstyles,advises Kelly. They are perfect for the bride who loves the look of flower circlets but wants something a little more delicate and precious that can be handed down the generations.

1. Delice Vine


This twine-style halo fastens with dainty ribbon and is finished with freshwater pearl buds for ultimate femininity. Available in both gold and silver-plated options, this is the perfect accessory to team with either a soft, loose tumbling side-do, or a style with added height for delicate drama. 

Style it Kellys Way:
Dress: A simple satin slip gown like this Camilla dress by Andrea Hawkes, worn with an oversized cosy cashmere jumper.


Hairstyle: Very natural and loose or simply gathered at the nape.

Inspiration: This piece is inspired by the veins in leaves and is made up of a fine, pearl-studded central strand with delicate leaves branching off.

Photo credit: Lucy Davenport

2. Midsummer Half-Circlet


Bohemian brides will feel like a goddess in this nature-inspired wreath embellished with gold branches, freshwater pearls and detachable organza ribbons. The beauty of this half-circlet is that volume can be kept at the back of hair, while the looped ends can be disguised and pinned underneath.

Style it Kellys Way:
Dress: A warm toned dress in champagne or blush, such as this sophisticated Tamir dress from Temperley London.


Hairstyle: A softly-rolled hairstyle thats chic and elegant

Inspiration: A semi-circlet of golden leaves with tiny budding branches of pearls inspired by walks in the woods.

Photo credit: Anaïs Stoelen


3. Delilah Vine


With its intricate, pearl-scattered sprigs this halo is a crown fit for the most elegant bride. It can be worn high and tight on the head in a tiara fashion, or hover on the forehead for a more modern romantic look. The optional organza ribbon means this jewellery can double up as a choker too perfect for a reception outfit change later on.

Style it Kellys Way:
Dress: Some fresh and summery separates with a hint of lace such as this Catherine Deane top and skirt (Dahlia top, Anika skirt, Darla bodice


Hairstyle: A beautifully-executed, low, twisted chignon

Inspiration: This is an ultra-fine strand with graduating tendrils winding around the hair and dotted with tiny freshwater pearls. Its inspired by the natural vine like designs in fine French lace.

Photo credit: Claire Graham


4. Oak Cluster Circlet


Graceful gold-plated oak leaves adorn this glamorous circlet, with acorn-styled freshwater pearls nestled along its vine. One for a softer, understated bride, the organza or satin ribbons whichever option you choose can be left loose at the nape of the neck for undone beauty.

Style it Kellys way:
Dress: An off the shoulder boho gown with nature-inspired details, such as this Lu dress by Daughters of Simone.


Hairstyle: Hair down with loose waves

Inspiration: This autumnal circlet is inspired by woodland fables and legends and wouldnt be amiss atop the golden tresses of a pre-Raphaelite maiden.

Photo credit: Imogen Xiana


5. Cordelia Vine


This tightly woven triple-strand vine is a graceful accessory for any brides hairstyle. With a slightly vintage feel, the scattered pearls look simply stunning with a modest up-do. Choose from silver or gold wiring to suit your wedding jewellery.

Style it Kellys way:
Dress: A ballerina-style dress with a simple spaghetti-strapped bodice and floaty tulle skirt such as this ethereal Lucianna dress from Sassi Holford.


Hairstyle: Ballerina braids worn over the top of the hair

Inspiration: A versatile vine that can be worn at the front or back of the hair inspired by plaited branches of pussy willow and vintage-style headdresses from the 40s and 50s.

Photo credit: Miss Gen Photography


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