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East Side Bride: What To Wear On Your Head When You Wed

When Meg first emailed to ask if I’d participate in an indie wedding headgear roundup, my response was “wheeeeeeeee!” and “I get to go a little bonkers?” Visions of insane tulle and enormous koosh ball flowers danced in my head. But only 6 foot + models can pull that sh*t off. And in the end photos of models leave me cold.

My very favorite headpieces turn out to be the ones the brides made themselves.

First up is Jen Gotch, rocking an early prototype for, which she made for her Vegas vow renewal.

Next, Jamie of a desert fete, who made her own big, messy flower (secret ingredient: tulle) when she decided the one she ordered online was too cutesy. See more details here.

And then there’s Genevieve. She made this headpiece out of leather. And feathers. Need I say more?

Last was me. But I made Meg take down the polaroid because H-town told me I had angered the wedding fairies. How could I argue with that?

I didn’t make my headpiece myself anyway. My badass stylist/photographer did. (I told you I was better at delegating than DIY’ing.) Anyhoo, it was made out of porcupine quills and dried leaves we found at a florist’s supply shop. Yes, I poked a few people, but no one was seriously injured. And it went so well with the earrings.

(Photo credits: Jen Gotch, Michelle Pullman, Chloe Richard, Jarkko Cain)

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