A nod to royal style
The Queen wore one on her wedding day, Princess Diana went for one too, and our money’s on a certain Kate Middleton donning one at her April nuptials: it’s all about the proper princess tiara this year – serious sparkle and all. So whether you’re looking for a diamanté twinkler or a full-on By Royal Appointment outfit-topper, we’ve got the regal tiara to crown your big-day look.
Image: jewellery by Jon Richard
Big-day vibe Edgy designer style meets historic grandeur – you’ll say ‘I do’ in hot-off-the-runway heels, then strut to your reception at an 18th-century manor house.
Season Spring, when your rare canary-yellow diamonds will co-ordinate expertly with those so-now daffodils…
Wedding dress Luxuriously made-to-measure by a royal favourite like Bruce Oldfield or a catwalk-crossover like Alice Temperley, you’re happy to let those in-the-know gurus drape you in timeless glamour.
We love that we can pick up elegance effortlessly with a prêt-a-porter tiara inspired by their Royal Appointment history (think crowns for Queen Victoria, Queen Mary and then some), or go all-out with a bespoke, precious jewel-encrusted beauty.
Tiaras by Garrard, who offer five prêt-a-porter tiaras featuring white diamonds, canary-yellow diamonds, emeralds and spinnels, plus bespoke options.
Big-day vibe Classic, understated elegance at a boutique hotel or member’s club.
Season Spring, when those sparkling leaves will be surrounded by budding blossoms.
Wedding dress Strapless, A-line and simple, with pearls dotted around the bodice – you’ll demurely own your dress, not let your dress own you.
We love those delicate pearls and low-rise central tip – princess-pretty but not regal-diva.
Pearl and crystal Nevette tiara, £35, Jon Richard.
Big-day vibe A glittering day in the glow of a sun-drenched Caribbean beach – just minutes from the five-star hotel where you and all your glam guests are staying.
Season Summer, when every crystal will dazzle with tropical sunlight.
Wedding dress Light, airy and floaty or a Grecian one-shoulder column, it’s all about keeping your cool (and your style savvy) on the sand.
We love that the striking fan style reminds us of the wedding in The Little Mermaid. And the fact the designer’s name is Andrew Prince. Meant to be!
Small fan scroll tiara, £390, Andrew Prince.
Butler & Wilson
Big-day vibe Fun, quirky and vibrant – you’ll tie the knot at a register office then party at an off-piste venue like The London Eye, a zoo or even a theme park. Hold on to your headgear!
Season Summer, when you’ll match those reds and blues with a riot of vivid flowers.
Wedding dress Knee-length and Fifties prom-cut: you’re not afraid to flash your fabulous pins – and you’ll need to be train-free for all that dancing!
We love the funky, bold, out-there flag centrepiece and Alice in Wonderland red enamel crowns. Queen of Hearts, eat your heart out!
Union Jack crown tiara, £168, Butler & Wilson.
Big-day vibe From the artisan chocolate favours to the bespoke chandelier, you’ll hand-pick your sumptuous, so-you wedding with no expense spared.
Season Autumn, when you can surround yourself with flashes of rich gold, from the candlesticks to the cutlery – and of course your designer heels.
Wedding dress Every inch your dream-come-true, your couture gown flatters your curves and accentuates your assets – and you love knowing that it’s the only one for you, just like your groom.
We love that our tiara will be by Royal Appointment – crafted with the expertise that created the 18-carat gold dessert, coffee and liqueur service for Elizabeth II’s coronation.
Tiaras by individual private commission, POA, Asprey.
Bespoke design watercolours courtesy of Asprey: top was for a special high society occasion, featuring rare pink diamonds, mounted in 18ct pink and white gold; bottom was an important regal tiara for grand occasions, with diamonds mounted in platinum.
Big-day vibe You’re the centrepiece of your 250-strong wedding in a high-ceilinged cathedral or grand hotel.
Season Winter, when you can pile on the romantic accessories: go all-out with a faux-fur shrug and handwarmer after the ceremony.
Wedding dress A ballgown-skirted, aisle-sweeping, diamanté-encrusted confection that will draw ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as you glide towards your groom.
We love those high-stacked crystals in flowers and leaves – there’s nothing like some sky-high sparkle to say ‘look at me!’.
Crown tiara, £152, Aye Do.
I Do, Too
Now that you’ve polished off your big-day look with that princess-pretty tiara, why not take royal inspiration for your wedding dress, see our predictions for Kate Middleton’s bridal gown or kit out your mother-of-the-bride à la Carole or Camilla?