As the country gears up for the new King’s coronation this weekend, we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back at a few of our favourite Royal Weddings, to get some regal style inspiration. In recent years hair vines, combs and pins have become popular- and whilst we love them (and have a large range in The Perfect Bridal Company Collection!), if you want to channel a future princess, nothing says regal more than a classic tiara.
Not just a hair accessory, tiaras are a true statement piece. Historically they were made to measure, and surviving treasures are often passed down the generations, brought out for special occasions. Take the now Duchess of Cornwall’s stunning Cartier tiara for example, which was lent to her by the late Queen for her wedding day in 2011.
Typically adorned with jewels and precious stones, whilst similar to a crown, tiaras aren’t a full circle and therefore perfect to wear at the front of a complimenting veil. So whether you go for a demure art deco inspired bandeax tiara, or a high statement piece dripping in pearls and diamante, one thing’s for sure- a classic tiara will certainly rise to the occasion.
Here are three looks you can take inspiration from and get the look with The Perfect Bridal Company.
Princess Beatrice chose to honour her grandmother when she walked down the aisle in her dazzling Fringe Tiara. The Queen wore this exact piece for her own wedding in 1947, and it was famously Beatrice’s ‘something borrowed’.
The height of tiara style PBT5045 gives a similar statement look, and we love the addition of a row of delicate pearls around the base too.
Kate Middleton’s timeless Cartier Halo tiara was also leant to her by the late Queen. Made up of 739 brilliant cut diamond and 149 baguette diamonds, it has become one of the most iconic royal tiaras in history.
Whilst it doesn’t promise quite as many (if any!) diamonds, our tiara style 5007 captures a similar romantic vibe. Adorned with clusters of pearls and crystal beads it is quietly elegant and suitably regal.
Following a trip to Buckingham Palace to try on various options with the Queen (can you imagine?) Meghan chose Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara for her wedding to Harry in 2018. Seemingly understated in design, look closely and the exquisite detail is incredible!
We’ve used a bit of artistic license here, and- in the absence of a Royal heirloom- opted for a bridal headband from The Perfect Bridal Company collection to recreate a similar look. Style PBR4004 is adorned with clear crystals, pearls and delicate chiffon flowers for a modern take on a timeless tiara look.
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