The History of Bridal Headpieces
The use of bridal headpieces to enhance a bride’s attire on her wedding day has been taking place for a long time. Bridal headpieces come in many different styles like tiaras, headbands, veils, pins and combs, and flower crowns. Without a doubt the most widely used style of bridal headpiece is the tiara. Today, this gorgeous headpiece has been making brides feel more like a princess as she walks down the isle and stands at the altar. Adams Jewelers has a great selection of stunning headpieces that can cater to any bride’s taste that will add that little extra element of beauty.
Tiaras have a long history of doing this that even dates back to the time of the ancient Greek and Egyptian Empires. The tiara was born in Persia and worn by the King. The main reason it was made was so that it resembled a crown to show the world that whoever wore it was of great importance. Tiaras began incorporating precious metals and stones with the rise of Alexander the Great who loved to don his headpieces made of gold and embedded with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
Jumping ahead in history, Napoleon actually played a big part in the spread of the headpieces popularity. He traveled everywhere with one upon his head, so the knowledge of its significance spread through society. Female Russian nobles began to wear extravagantly styled tiaras that included a center peak that was meant to brag about their wealth. In the 1800’s, tiaras had grown into a fashion statement and had worked their way into bridal attire.
At the turn of the 20th century, wedding tiaras became popular within the bridal fashion community. They became a must have item for socialites and were even being seen in motion pictures that only added to their popularity. Now brides are choosing to wear these headpieces over veils or other headpieces on their day of days. However, it is a common choice by brides to wear a tiara with a veil that can be removed after the ceremony. The bridal headpieces of today have become more extravagant than ever before, utilizing a multitude of designs, metals, and stones to create a unique piece of stunning attire. Knowing that the tiara has a rich history of being referred to as an accessory of the gods and reverence of kings and pharaohs, how can a bride not glow while this regal and exclusive bridal headpiece rests upon her head.
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