Wedding hair pins – Accessorizing your hair style with custom crystal and pearl colors

by Judith Cartier Oliver on August 24, 2009

You have chosen your wedding day hair style and now you ask “how do I accessorize with wedding hairpins?”  It is not every day we wear crystal and pearl hairpins or get married! The important thing to remember is to coordinate your hairpins with your bridal accessories and jewelry as well as the beading on your wedding gown.

Personally, I like to recommend waiting to choose your wedding hair accessories such as your hair pins until after you have decided on your bridal jewelry.  Although you certainly do not have to match your wedding jewelry exactly, you will want to purchase hairpins that will compliment your jewelry. Choosing similar hues for your pearl and crystal colors will accent the beading on your bridal gown and your wedding jewelry and bring your entire wedding day look together.


In this wedding day photograph, you can see the light touches of Swarovski crystal and pearl hairpins that are incorporated in her beautiful hair style which match nicely with her pearl and crystal choker necklace. You can choose to add more hairpins or just keep a very light touch to reflect your own personal style. I always like to suggest purchasing extra hairpins for the “just in case I need them” idea. Sometimes you and your hairdresser may not know the exact amount you will want to have added to your hair style. You can always choose to gift an extra hairpin to your sweet flower girl.


Above is an example of a smaller type of floral hairpin. Each hair pin is handcrafted with your choice of pearls and crystal colors.  These wedding hairpins are about 3/4 inch wide and are perfect when you want to add little accents to your up do.


Now the above crystal bridal hairpins are definitely more dramatic and the crystal sprays can be altered in shape.  This type of hairpin tends to be used in clusters on one side or as an accent for a bun or chignon hair style.


Here is a fun idea of a way to incorporate your wedding theme colors into your Swarovski crystal hairpins. One of my brides had chosen teal and a very light aqua color for her wedding colors. She decided to use these colors in her hairpins and also for her crystal chandelier bridal earrings and bracelet to bring in the colors she and her fiancé’ loved.  Her dress was a beautiful ivory silk  bias cut gown without beading.


Another way of adding a light touch of pearl hairpins use about 9 hairpins delicately placed in your up do which will accent your pearl bridal jewelry.  You can choose to go with traditional white or ivory pearls or choose the pearl color you desire.


You can also choose to go with one large crystal and pearl hairpin that adds sparkle and texture and makes a beautiful statement especially for an up do hair style.

So my best advice to you is to choose your gown and bridal jewelry accessories first. Make an appointment to see your hair stylist and discuss what type of accessories you like and ask your stylist their recommendations on what will work best with your hair style. Once you have a good idea of what you need, then you will be able to feel confident in choosing your wedding day hairpins!

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