8 Beautifully Classic Bridal Veils

by Azure

2011 was the year of the fascinator (in large part due to the royal wedding), but in 2012 and for 2013,  we predict a return to tradition for wedding head chic. Newly engaged brides are seeking more classic styles of veils and blushers, and thanks to sites like Etsy, there are plenty of beautiful and unique (yet traditional) options to choose from. And I've got eight seriously stunning styles to send your way! Take a look, then share your thoughts on the questions below! What...

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Exquisite Wedding Hair Accessories and Bridal Veils by Bethany Lorelle

by Azure

Ready to see some ultra stunning wedding head chic, handcrafted by the talented Bethany Lorelle? I just discovered this designer on Etsy, and fell hard for her divine designs! Once you take a peek at the handmade pretties below, head on over to this gorgeous gallery for lots more!

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Would You Top Off Your Wedding Day Look with a Romantic Mantilla Veil?

by Azure

These gorgeous photos will make you say YES! Wondering what makes a mantilla a mantilla? Defined, the mantilla is usually cut on a circle of lace or tulle and bordered with lace trim around the edges. The traditional mantilla, originating as the Spanish mantilla, is oval shaped and worn at the top of the head, secured with pins or attached to a head piece. Here's a bit of history on the mantilla veil from Bride Chic... The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa...

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Romantic Bride’s Guide to Topping It Off

by Bride Chic

This spring/summer there are more bridal veil and headpiece variations than I've ever seen, from tiny wisps of netting to full blown headdresses. Topping it off you can go as traditional as a long veil or with a really extraordinary accent piece that can pull your whole bridal look together. Here are a few newbies from the latest Etsy collections guaranteed to inspire you on to creating your own one-of-a-kind look... Take a peek at all this lovely, then post a comment below to...

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Wedding Head Chic for the Bride and Beyond

by Azure

I recently discovered Suzy O'Rourke Millinery, and was blown away by all the bridal lovely! From retro-inspired head wraps adorned with Art Deco style sparklers, to dramatic birdcage veils featuring oversized silk flowers, Suzy O'Rourke's bridal collection is filled with wedding-worthy gems! And whether you're a classic, romantic, or vintage bride, there is something perfect for you. But Suzy doesn't stop at the bride! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a few styles...

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Trend Spotting: The Drop Veil

by Bride Chic

Mantillas and drop veils are showing up more and more in the weddings submitted to Bride Chic. I wanted to share this tidbit with you simply because this tells me something about brides and what's going on with their heads: Some of you still love topping it all off with a long and flowing veil. Defined, a drop veil or mantilla style is circular, has no poufs or gathers at the crown and can literally be dropped onto the head in a single layer of lace or tulle. They're often bordered...

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Heavenly Bridal Veils by Rosa Clara

by Azure

Did you know that bridal designer Rosa Clara offers stunning wedding accessories, including out-of-this-world gorgeous bridal veils? I didn't until now...and felt that every bride deserved to be in on my beautiful discovery! Just feast your eyes on all these lace lovelies... then post a comment below to tell us which styles you adore! Aren't these veils & head chic an ethereal dream?

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The Cage Veil vs. Traditional Bridal Veil

by Bride Chic

Here's an ongoing trend alert for all of you pondering options for topping off your white aisle look.  I'm finding almost every one of my clients this year is going for some kind of cage veil. Sheath, A-line or full ball gown, the practical cage veil goes with any wedding dress silhouette, amps up the glam factor and is easy and light to wear. Traditional veils take work and the longer ones like chapel and cathedral lengths (though beautiful) either involve removing layers come...

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Retro Glam Wedding Head Chic

by Bride Chic

There are some really amazing designers out there specializing in retro glam. All three artists here create as close an authenticity to the 1920s as you can find. Typically hats and veils from that era were worn snug and low on the head and had incredible lace, feather and jewel details. I love the idea of adding that one wowzer piece to a wedding ensemble to make it unique and truly yours...

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Wedding Accessories Spotlight: Courtesan Studio

by Azure

If you're still on the hunt for the perfect bridal accessory (whether it be a classic veil, vintage-inspired fascinator or waist-cinching bridal sash), Courtesan Studio is a must-see! Courtesan's handmade wedding accessories scream couture luxury, fusing modern romance and vintage glamour in an incredibly beautiful way. Just check out some of our favorite pieces... The sheer net veil embellished with lovely rosettes and wedding hair flowers featuring clusters of timeless pearls...

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