Want to become a featured bride or vendor on Vancity Bride? You can submit an application on our contribute page, or contact us for more info!


Ask the Pros: 2016 Bridal Accessory Trends

March 15th, 2016 by Jeannine

Ask the Pros: 2016 Bridal Accessory Trends

For some brides, it’s time to start thinking about how to finish off their wedding look. Should you wear a veil? Oh but that hair band looks really cool… oh that sparkly brooch looks amazing! Sound familiar? To help you narrow down your decision, I decided to ask one of my Vancity Vendors for some insight and inspiration. Elise McClain of The Borrowed Collection is sharing this season’s top 4 trends in bridal accessories. If you haven’t heard of the Borrowed Collection before, you’re gonna love this. They rent out bridal jewelry and accessories like veils, headpieces, and even belts. Instead of shelling out $500 for a necklace, you can borrow it for just $68. That’s just an example :) But without further ado… here’s Elise and her tips!

Trend 1: Headpieces, headpieces, headpieces!

Headpieces are by far our most requested accessory in 2016! Hair accessories have become as standard as high heels in bridal fashion and we couldn’t be happier, because we LOVE them! From combs and hairpins, to hairvines and crowns; with so many styles and options available, brides are finding the perfect piece to match their unique bridal style.  For instance, a fashion-loving, trend-setting bride might choose our Arielle Headband by Jennifer Behr (also worn by Lauren Conrad on her wedding day!), while a classic bride might prefer the sleek and elegant look of our Lotus Flower Crystal Comb.

Arielle Headband – rent here


Lotus Flower Crystal Comb – rent here


Trend 2: Golden Hues

Wedding dresses are available in more beautiful hues than ever before and we’ve found that accessories are also trending that way! With blush being such a popular wedding color the past few seasons, gold accessories are a perfect choice to match. Take our Emme Comb by Enchanted Atelier & Pearly Primrose Sash for example: their gold accents have a warm, radiant glow, and what bride doesn’t want to glow?!

Hair Vine – rent here


Pearly Primrose Sash – rent here


Trend 3: You Had Me at Hairvine

Hairvines have been gaining in popularity for a few seasons now, and we’ve found that this season, brides are ready to take more risks with the way they style them. Instead of simply wearing them to the front (which is still a very pretty option!), brides are styling them at the back of a low updo, wearing them to the front for a bohemian vibe, weaving them into their braids, and even wearing them as necklaces!

Tiny Enamel Blossom Hair Vine – rent here


Sparkling Crystal Hair Vine - rent here


Trend 4: Long Chapel Veils

With so many wedding dresses being designed with amazing back details, long, simple veils have become the perfect accessory to make sure that the bride’s dress shines through. Brides that wear veils often do so because it is their one chance to do so- a rite of passage that they want to take part in. More and more, we are finding that brides are choosing to wear a long and romantic veil that sets the mood for the ceremony and since a long veil can be a bit much to handle at the reception, the act of taking the veil off can be the bride’s way of saying “let’s party!” Our two most popular long veils are our Lily Chapel Veil & our Whispering Roses Beaded Veil, which are both single layer and oh-so airy.

Lily Chapel Veil – rent here


Whispering Roses Beaded Lace Veil – rent here


Such gorgeous options!! Which are your favourites? Thank you so much, Elise, for sharing these helpful suggestions. To find out more about The Borrowed Collection, check out their social media links below:

Vancity Vendor ProfileWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Don’t miss their spring trunk show this weekend on the 20th. All the details are right here and you can check out what they’ve got available from their latest collection.

All photos provided by The Borrowed Collection

Outdoor model photos courtesy Ainsley Rose Photography, Indoor model photo & Pearly Primrose product photo by Gucio Photography, all other product photos by The Borrowed Collection

You may also like...

Support Local Vendors


  • February 16th, 2017 at 10:22 pm
    Taylor says:

    I think a veil can still be romantic. They are definitely timeless. Obviously, with all the stunning head pieces to choose from now, a veil seems to be further and further down on the list. We have seen many brides, many dresses and many veils in our time providing Vancouver Wedding Limousine services and each time, it’s still special.

    Do what makes you happy and makes you feel beautiful!


Leave a comment