Some little girls dream of growing up to be a princess.

But this latest bridal trend for little girls, who grew up wanting to be a queen.

We’re talking crowns.

The stylish new hair accessory for style savvy, regal brides.

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Photo Melissa Gidney Photo by via Fab You Bliss

When we think of crowns and weddings, two things come to mind.

First it’s the flower crown, a pretty ring of fresh or faux flowers, and a boho bride staple.

Then of course there’s sparkly bridal tiara (which, by the way, can go one of two ways, elegant, see Kate Middleton, or rather tacky, see, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.)

But the new bridal crown is altogether more chic.

Regal and sophisticated, yet playful and fun, it’s a stylish statement that we’ve spotted adorning heads of brides more and more lately – and some grooms too – and we think it might just be the next big thing in bridal head wear.

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Photo by Gaby J Photography

A versatile look, you can opt for a something sparkly like Glinda The Good Witch, or something more sheer for a snow queen effect. While punk princesses can opt for something a little more edgy.

Of course as with most bridal trends, this one was kicked off on the catwalk. Look to old Vera Wang Princess perfume campaigns for a youthful, pretty and playful take on the look.

Recent collections which would add utter drama to your bridal style include Christian Lacroix‘s (below) Glinda-esque gem-encrusted crown and Dolce and Gabbana (also below) who channel a baroque bride with gilded detail and stunning embellishments.

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Photos via Dolce and Gabbana

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Photos via Christian Lacroix

And wedding crowns aren’t just a style statement, they can also be symbolic.

In many faiths, brides and grooms wear crowns in their wedding ceremony to symbolise the couple’s reign over their newly-created family. Look to some of our past real weddings, like Luwam and Delyet‘s epic Eritrean wedding and Jelena and Andjelko‘s orthodox ceremony for inspiration.  

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Photos by Elizabeth Messina via Green Wedding Shoes

Okay, so we know this one isn’t for everyone. But whether it’s for an engagement shoot, some bridal portraits, a boudoir session, or even just wearing a crown for the ceremony or the dancing part of your day, there are subtle ways you can feature the crown look in your bridal style.

Of if you’re a fashion-forward and fearless bride, go all out. After all, if you can’t be the queen bee on your wedding day, when can you?

Take a look at some more chic bridal crowns and be inspired…

Au Natural

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Photo by Rick + Anna Photography via Storyboard Wedding

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Photo by Chelsea Mitchell Photography 

Pretty and Petite

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Photo by Arina B Photography

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Photo by Arina B Photography

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Photo by Lauren Kinsey Photography

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Photo by Kristen Booth via Bridal Musings

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Photo by Buffy Dekmar via Style Me Pretty

Bold and Beautiful

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Photo by Meg Sexton Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

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Photo by Laura Tait Photography via Red Eleven

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Photo via Mordekai

The Iconic Crown Bride

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Bridget Bardot via NY Mag

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Crown by Parts for Your Art via Etsy

So tell us, would you dare to crown yourself on your wedding day?

To buy your own bridal crown, look to Etsy for chic mini crowns and pretty gold and silver lace ones, while designers like Mordekai by Ken Borochov sell dramatic, statement pieces.

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