Brooklyn Styled Shoot + Olivia Headpiece Giveaway

What do you get when you put a handful of talented wedding professionals together with beautiful models and a gorgeous Brooklyn city backdrop?  Utter beauty.  This past summer, Munaluchi Bride Coterie members in the NYC area, participated in a styled shoot inspired by vintage fashion, and the beauty of Brooklyn.  It was truly a pleasure to witness the creativity of this talented group.  As you can see from these gorgeous photos by Petronella Photography, their talent is limitless.

We're beyond thrilled that the FW2013 issue is on newsstands today and even more excited to share this editorial with you.  To celebrate, we're giving away one of the Olivia headpieces  featured in this editorial. Enjoy the feature then lookout for the giveaway instructions at the end of the post.  Oh, and if you haven't already picked up a copy of the latest issue, you can order a copy right here.

Click here to view the entire gallery.

Vendor Credits
Photography: Petronella Photography
Photography asst:  Angelica Beilei Roberts
Styling: Lerkia Lee of MODAGE
Asst stylist: Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides
Menswear styling: Nick Arrington
Tailoring:  Imparali Custom Tailors
Dresses: Gown with Pearls + Gown with cap sleeve lace (Berta) courtesy of L'Fay Bridal / Short Dress (L'Fay Collection) / 3rd dress (J Mendel courtesy of Mark Ingram Atelier)
Custom Cupcake Toppers: La Bella Vita Designs
Florals: Makini Regal Design
Stationery: House of Papier
Hair: Khamit Kinks
Makeup: Juicy Looks by Abby
Location: Flatbush Farm Restaurant
Bicycle: Bobbin bike from HUBCYCLES in Bk
Ceramics: Shevon Gant Ceramics
Hair Adornments: Olivia Headpieces
Shoes: Glint
Earrings: (color) Kate Spade


Olivia Headpiece Giveaway


1.   Azura  - Russian netting bandeau with Swarovski crystals. (valued at $226)
2.  Alessa  - silver bridal haircomb. (valued at $287)
3.  Alonza - Russian netted veil (valued at $274)

Rules for the giveaway

  • Using the picture above, tell us which headpiece you love most and why in the comments.  It's that simple!
  • Giveaway ends Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:59pm
  • One winner will be selected randomly and will win the headpiece they mentioned in the comments.
  • Good luck!

To see more gorgeous accessories visit Olivia Headpieces.

  1. Linda Kellam

    My choice is #1 Azura because it says Royalty all over it. I would feel like a queen with this headpiece. I love the netting and the most elegant Swarovski crystals. Love it!

  2. LaQuisha Frazier

    I love #2! I’m a very simple bride and hair comb is so amazing, it will add that pop of elegance to my hair!

  3. Emily Rose

    My choice would have to be #2. The hair comb is gorgeous, and delicate. It’s simple yet elegant; small yet detailed. It’s the perfect touch to compliment a wedding dress in all the right ways!

  4. Nafee

    #3 – is my fave. It’s classic and sleek!

  5. catrak

    All three headpieces are gorgeous! But if I had to choose I would choose #3. Simply because my wedding theme is, “Vintage Glam” and this headpiece is PERFECT. It screams OLD BLACK HOLLYWOOD! I have natural hair and plan to wear my hair in a HUGE twisted bun! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo shoot!

  6. Ana

    #3 is my favorite because it truly serves as an accent piece and allows her amazing hairstyle to be the star.

  7. Crystal

    Number 2 is my favorite it is certainly romantic and classic just like my hubby to be!

    • China

      IMHO you’ve got the right ansrew!

  8. Linda

    Number 3 is so classy, elegant and definitely doesnt take anything away from the dress nor does it hide the beauty of her hairstyle. It is vintage, elegant and stands out on its own without taking away from the rest of her look. Stunning!

  9. Emilie

    I was planning on styling my hair into some kind of faux-hawk updo, kind of like that gorgeous model, and I think a bridal haircomb like the Alessa is what looks best with that hairstyle.

  10. tolby35

    I would have to say Azura. I love the elegant, harlem look. It screams vintage and class.
    absolutely love it.

  11. Jessica

    I love the second one, the Alessa, because it is simple yet elegant. It would compliment any bride on her special day!

  12. Sonia Daniels

    I absolutely love #3-Alonza. It is so vintage, yet so modern and classic.

  13. Courtney

    I love headpiece #2. It is elegant, romantic, timeless, & versatile!

  14. Stephanie Cook

    I Love Headpiece Number 2…so classy, elegant, and it’s simple but yet has that wow factor when you look at it. It’s like a slight peek a boo to your groom..I just LOVE

  15. Rosemary Basil

    1-Azura is my favorite because it is the accessory that adds up a good look to my simple dress,my kinky natural hair and the brown skin…

  16. Erica

    I love #2 Alessa!! It’s simple yet the perfect pop of glam! It can also be worn after my wedding.

  17. Tonya James

    My choice would definitely be #1.
    I have been natural for 4 years, and the first 2 years were really hard embracing my natural curls. To be marrying my best friend, and someone who loves ALL of me….curls and all is an added blessing (not many men do). A headpiece as beautiful as this would surely give him something more to smile about that day!

  18. Laura

    I adore #2 Alessa. It’s effortlessly classy.

  19. Cynthia Johnson

    I would choose # 2. I am looking for something that will be an heirloom. My daughter, my granddaughter and my great granddaughter would have this as their something old. But it would be my beautiful something new.

    It’s timeless…..

    • Buck

      You’ve hit the ball out the park! Iniledcbre!

  20. Tekeilla

    Wow. Beautiful photo shoot, dresses and jewelry!! I love #2 the hair comb. It’s absolutely gorgeous! It feels like after my wedding it can become a very sentimental piece and I love items that are keepsakes.

  21. Eberechi

    All three are gorgeous but #2-Alessa would be my choice. It is absolutely stunning. pure understated elegance.

  22. Jay

    The Alonza netted veil is absolutely beautiful. I think this style complements natural hair so well and it is a timeless classic.

  23. Jaylene Padgett

    I would absolutely love to have #2 Alessa headpiece to grace my natural duo on my upcoming wedding.

  24. Petronella

    I’m chiming in just to saw I’m unbelievably ecstatic to have worked with such a wonderful talented team of wedding vendors. MUAH! We did it!

  25. L. Hamilton

    I adore the Alessa silver bridal haircomb… #2!!! I plan to have more of an updo for my ceremony and wear my hair out for the reception. The comb is versatile enough to wear both parts of the day. I don’t wear much jewelry so the comb would be the statement piece, besides myself of course ;-)

  26. Erin B

    I love the Alessa. It’s both elegant and classy!

  27. Valerie

    I LOVE the second bird cage veil piece in the last group of photos! Simple, classic, elegant. This would be PERFECT for our courthouse wedding in NY!

  28. Laura

    #1 is absolutely perfect. I’m taking inspiration from my vintage ring and creating a full 1920’s-inspired look for my wedding day. This headband would be the perfect to compliment my dreamy romantic look!

  29. Allison Poole

    I love the #2 Alessa haircomb! I have a satiny classic wedding dress with a small brooch sewn in at the waistline and I would like a little bling in my hairstyle in lieu of a veil. I have LONG super thick natural hair and instead of wearing it down I intend to create a beautiful twisted updo style – this ornament would be the perfect touch to capture the sunlight that will beaming on me on my special day! :D

  30. Mathieu

    The one I’d like the most for my fiance is the second choice, the Alessa

  31. Tessa

    I love #2! It’s so elegant and would look perfect in my natural hair :)

  32. Shagonna

    They are all gorgeous, but if I have to choose one, it would be #2 for it’s timeless elegance.

  33. Opeyemi Peluola

    I absolutely adore #2 (Alessa). It’s fabulous and functional!

  34. SCrystalW

    I love the Azura. I am getting married next year and I’ve been on the hunt for beautiful forehead jewelry to wear. This one takes the cake, as it screams elegance. My fiance says he wants me too look like a queen on that day, and this will definitely add the final touch. I love it.

  35. Violesia T

    I absolutely love them all. But the one that I most adorn & would give my chocolate chip cookies w/my glass of milk. Would be for #3 A -L -O -N- Z- A

  36. Kelly Jones

    I LOVE the Alonza Russian netted veil! It’s timesless & classic! #beautful! :)

  37. Lynda B

    I chose #2 for its simplicity and elegance. This is something I could wear from work straight to a classy function and not skip a beat. Love it!!

  38. Delreese Dykes

    I absolutely love #2, Alessa! It has just the right amount of bling, allowing it to be dressed up or down. I love that it is dynamic, so it can be worn with the veil during the ceremony, but also during the reception when the veil is removed. I also love how it would complement any dress, no matter what style. I would SO rock this with any natural hair style I decide to wear on my big day! ^_^

  39. JasmineFelicia

    I’m obsessed with #2, Alessa! It is the perfect touch of sophistication and style without being over the top. I plan to wear my hair to one side with a bridal accessory just like this. It would definitely compliment my Sophia Moncelli gown on my Valentine’s Day weekend wedding! :)

  40. Justyne M

    I love #2 Alessa, it’s simple but glamorous!

  41. Angelina

    I love #2, Alessa. I think it’s just simple and beautiful. It’s not too much and It’s not ,not enough. It’s just perfect and It could suit any bride with almost any hair style.

  42. Phara S

    I like number 3 alonza it’s a classic look, the veil seem to take me back to an era when marriage and love was the most important thing.

  43. Toni Ali

    My choice is #2. It is by far the most elegant, timeless, truly classic headpiece I’ve seen. it reminds me of how I picture it being something my 94 year old grandmother would have worn back in the 20’s-30’s and a piece she would have cherished so much, she’d still have it today! Truly very romantic yet stunning.

  44. Jay

    I would choose #2 it’s gorgeous and I just love hair combs, something I would always keep.

    • Kristy

      Wowza, problem solved like it never haepenpd.

  45. TaniaKnowsBest

    I’m swooning over #2. Alessa – silver bridal haircomb. Every bride wants to make a statement on their wedding day and this gorgeous haircomb will have them talking! It’s absolutely stunning and also will look fabulous if with my other night out dresses. Classy and elegant look for my hairstyle!

  46. Michelle Hirsch

    #3 Alonza – Russian netted veil Beautifully Classic with Simple elegance…

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  48. merium

    They are all gorgeous, but #3, Alonza, is my favorite. Such a glamorous addition for an elopement!

  49. Miss Davis

    I consider my everyday style to be classic, but for my wedding, I intend on being a 50s style bride. Cocktail length sheath with three-quarter length sleeves in champagne satin. The dress will be simple, but the accessories will be glam. Along with my broach bouquet featuring some of my grandmother’s costume jewelry and stems wrapped with one of my grandfather’s ties (my somethings old), I hope to also add the Alessa hair comb to adorn my hair, and be my “something new.”

    I think the Alessa would be a wonderful accent for both short and long hair, and because I tend to change mine based on the direction of the wind, it will work for me. I enjoy the simplicity of its glamour and know it will go wonderfully with my look.

  50. philesha

    My choice is the alonza
    This piece makes me think of the old time 20s to fifties
    Takes me bck to my grandparents time when love is what really mattered not a huge dress and ostentatious veil just simple veil
    Perfect beauty :)

  51. Mercedes Fanning

    I really like Veil number 3, Alonza. It is everything I have been looking for. I like to go against the grain sometimes and the women in my family who have a big wedding wear a long veil that completely overs the face.
    After looking at all the veils I knew that the Alonza veil was the one for me. The veil spoke to me and I could envision myself wearing it. Also the model who was wearing it was fierce and the way if made her look was as if it commanded attention and I want to be the same way when I walk down the isle.
    So my fingers are crossed and hopefully I will be wearing it. Good lucky ladies!

  52. Lauren Francois

    I love love love #3 Alonza. I have only been engaged for two weeks but I have been planning my wedding forever. That headpiece is everything I love and want on my wedding day. I love a headpiece so much so that when I was proposed to, I was wearing a 1930s themed headpiece in honor of my 30th birthday.

  53. Nene

    I love the Alonza Russian netted veil because it’s modern but still has traditional charm. It’s also has some bling which I completely love it!

  54. Niesha C.

    All of the headpieces are beautiful. With that said, my “honored” choice would be the Alessa – silver bridal hair comb. This piece speaks volumes to the degree of grace and sophistication it represents. Yes, this piece is elegant in its own way, but it’s more than that—it’s original and sits in a class of its own. Perfect for a bride who sets her own trend, walks in her very own path, and struts her stuff with pride and confidence. I’d be more than honored to have this amazing hair comb be the feature of my wedding look this upcoming summer. Thanks for the opportunity !

  55. Map Styles

    I absolutely love, love love #3. It was a difficult choice because they all have their own je ne sais quoi about them but yeah #3 is for me!

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    Best wedding set of pics I have seen yet!!! Beautiful young lovely couple showing black love <3! Wishing you all the best and a long life together :)

    #1 is a beautiful head piece of my choice

  59. Adrienne

    that was so my bike idea! lol I ride everyday…


    I’m swooning over #2


    I can’t speak highly of all the shoots.I love all .

    • Mikel

      Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brtehiengd my day!

  62. Rion Cargile

    Can someone please help me find the dress in the first picture (strapless gown with pearls) If you could give me the name or number and how to look it up? Thank you so much

  63. Crazie MFr


  64. monica

    this is everything. absolutely stunning

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