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What are Bridal Head Chains?


The bohemian luxe bridal look is one of the most popular wedding trends of the moment, and bridal head chains factor highly in achieving true boho-chic style status for the unconventional bride. But, what are bridal head chains?

Channeling a free-spirit vibe and a vintage-style aesthetic with traditional bridal elements, a bohemian luxe look is as much about the bridal accessories as it is about the wedding dress.


Crystal and chain bridal head chain- EsmePhoto Credit: Irena K Photography & Louise Beukes

For offbeat brides looking to show their individuality, a traditional bridal veil might not be their first choice of bridal accessory. Fortunately, with emerging trends and the creativity of beautiful brides before them, there are more bridal headpiece options to choose from than ever.  

With hair jewellery tipped to be one of the biggest accessory trends of 2019, brides-to-be have access to a stunning array of whimsical pins, combs, vines, bands, and chains to achieve the perfect finishing touch to their overall boho-luxe look.


So, what are Bridal Head Chains?


Bridal head chains are the go-to wedding veil alternative for alternative brides. Made typically from several delicate chains that rest from a centre parting at the top of the bride’s head, the head chain drapes around the head, often with a gemstone or pearl drop detail resting central to the forehead.   

Brides can opt for a single understated chain or make a statement with a multiple chain headpiece and can choose from gold or silver tones to more ornately decorated head chains featuring pearls, crystals, or both.


Festival feels


With free-flowing fabrics, embroidered embellishments, and romantic silhouettes, a vintage look bridal head chain lends itself beautifully to the bohemian luxe wedding dress trend.


Pearl and gold bridal head chain- RiverPhoto Credit: Irena K Photography & Louise Beukes  

Offering boho brides a little something different when it comes to wearing a headpiece on their wedding day, a bridal head chain will reflect the festival fashionista within and complementing the vibe of an outdoor wedding perfectly. Or, add shimmer or detail to enhance a minimalist style dress with sparkling gemstones and an ethereal touch of beauty.  


Simplicity meets style


Because of their striking appearance and their positioning, head chains work best with simple bridal hairstyles. But this doesn’t mean the bohemian bride is limited in her choice, as a wedding head chain will still suit a variety of bridal hairstyles to match her personality.

Pearl and silver bridal head chain- River

Allow the detail of the head chain to speak for itself and add a bohemian headpiece to tumbling loose curls, or a half-up-half-down style. Or team a decorative head chain with a chic low bun or updo for a look reminiscent of a medieval princess or mythical faerie queen.


When shopping for bridal hair accessories, it’s important to know ‘what are bridal head chains?’ so the boho bride can experiment with a wide selection of headpieces before choosing her perfect match. See the range of stunning hand-crafted bridal head chains here at Britten Weddings.