Bridal Hair Ornaments

Summary of Bridal Hair Ornaments
  • Caplets
  • Barrettes
  • Hair Picks
  • Hair Bands
  • Hair Bows
  • Hair Combs
  • Celtic Charms on Bobby Pins and Clips

Bridal Caplets

Among a small selection of bridal hair ornaments that tend to be more subtle, these display elegance and beauty quietly, almost tucked away for the inquisitive to find and appreciate.

Image courtesy Sapphire and Sage

One offered by Sapphire and Sage, the Jane Beaded Rete/Cap is netted pearls. Another name is rete, which simply means netting.

Sapphire and Sage also features a different style on their testimonial page, Sonja E. of Oslo, Norway.

Image courtesy Sapphire and Sage


Barrettes with Celtic designs are another popular hair ornament popular in the jewelry at Highland Games. There are also online sources ~

Hair Picks

Tomas the Lapidary also offers metal Leaf and Flower Hair Picks, with a variety of choices that match some Highland Clan Plant Badges.

He offers ~

  • Birch
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Rose flower
  • Rose leaves
  • Rosebud
  • Rosebud with leaves
  • Strawberry

Even if one of these isn’t your clan plant, especially the holly and ivy could be used by any bride seeking Celtic symbols for her Scottish theme wedding.

Hair Bands

Faireware offers a selection of beaded, velvet hairbands. Though designed to be used with snoods, they can also stand alone as a Medieval era Celtic hair adornment.

Image courtesy Faireware

Hair Bows

Hair bows, in velvet, silk, or tartan have been another popular hair adornment down through the ages. This 1910 Edwardian bow is a good example.

Image from Book of Costume

This example could adorn the hair with tartan bows

Image courtesy R. Turner Wilcox,
The Mode in Hats and Headdress

Hair Combs

Whether your hair is long or short, a hair comb adds a splash of pizazz. The Colleen Collection includes two hair combs of Celtic design.

Ciara image courtesy Faireware

Shamrock image courtesy Faireware

Celtic Charms on Bobby Pins and Clips

You can put just about anything on a bobby pin or clip and place it in your hair for an instant, small Celtic touch.

Image courtesy Historic Connection

Sources for Celtic Charms ~
Brides Village
Celtic Attic
Sterling Trends
Historic Connections
Highland Express
Tinkers Tartan
Elizabeth Scottish Jewels
The Celtic Shop
Heritage of Scotland

If you’ve the time and patience, eBay is another source for individual charms.

Leave Bridal Hair Ornaments and return to Tiaras, Etc.

Leave Bridal Hair Ornaments and Return to Scottish Wedding Dreams Home Page