Veils and Accessories


Spanish Bridal Couture Splashes Down

by Bride Chic

Perusing Spanish Vogue to get inspiration for my, "Spain 2013" series on Bride Chic, I couldn't resist posting the latest a la mode off the runway from four of my favorite Spanish designers, Patricia Avendano, Rosa Clara,Yolan Cris  and Victorio Lucchino. If I could sum up in a few words what's happening in Spanish bridal couture it would be a dose of modesty mixed up with pure flamboyance. Add in some good old fashioned Spanish tradition, like the donning of beautiful fans and...

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50 Shades Of… a Bride’s Something Blue

by Azure

If you're looking for a racy read (a la 50 Shades of Grey), you won't find it here. Although we do discuss wedding night sexy time in this post by Bitchless Bride: Oooh Baby Baby… Ba Bridey Bridey… Push it Real Good. What I can promise to deliver, however, is loads of handmade bridal style eye candy to lead you to that perfect something blue! Believe it or not, there are actually at least 59 shades of blue (if you ask Wikipedia), from ice blue to navy blue, turquoise,...

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Sweet Edible Necklaces, Bouquets and More

by Azure

The statement necklace above is sure to put any bride in a sunshiny state of mind. But what's even more magical than the intricate detailing and whimsical design, is that it's completely crafted from sugary sweet candy. Amazing, isn't it? We have Andie's Specialty Sweets to thank for this knockout piece, and as you'll see below, Andie has plenty more sweet tricks up her sleeves! Another fabulous Etsy seller for all things sweet is Vintage Confections. I especially love the fancy...

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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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9 Sweet Treats for the Bride-to-Be

by Azure

No, we're not talking about cake tastings or sampling for the wedding reception candy bar... we're talking sweet thoughtful gifts for the bride in your life! Whether you're just feeling generous, or have a little making up to do (ahem, Groomie- did you drop the ball on your minor planning tasks? Or hey bridesmaid- did you ditch out on the bridal shower at the last minute? Or totally disregard all those RSVP requests?), we've rounded up nine gifts that will surely put a smile on any...

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Etsy Designer Spotlight: Doloris Petunia

by Azure

From bright and bold, to soft and romantic, the Doloris Petunia Etsy shop is filled with one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for brides and 'maids. You'll want to treat yourself to a gorgeous bridal bracelet or headpiece, and your bridesmaids would go crazy for any one of the colorful necklaces or cuffs. Amazing bridesmaid gift idea, don't you think? I love the idea of bridesmaids in mix and match LBDs, each wearing a different statement necklace gifted to them by the bride. Here are some...

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Splurge vs. Save: Make an Impact with Affordable Statement Necklaces

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Want a great way to say BAM! but not have to over-accessorize? Say it with a statement necklace. This is one trend I don't see fading anytime soon and it's perfect to draw some attention to that gorgeous wedding dress neckline. Now, you could go all out and break the bank on one of these bridal baubles, but if you don't want to throw down the loot (because, let's face it, you're getting married and already tossin' around cash like it grows on trees), I've worked my Interwebz magic...

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Enchanted Atelier Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Once I discovered Enchanted Atelier, I totally swooned over these images from their Spring 2013 accessories and headpiece collection. Each design is hand-crafted and features hand-loomed French lace made in Caudry, France by the lace house Maison Sophie Hallette. The hand-sewn lace gloves made by a master glove maker (featured in the last photo) actually have hand pressed silk petals and leaves, and hand riveted delicate filigree metalwork. Enchanted Atelier offers a unique...

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The Anatomy of a Downton Abbey Wedding

by Azure

I've been getting into Downton Abbey lately, and have fallen in love with the opulent sets and elegant attire. Oh, and I can't get enough of the "Your Ladyship" title! Call me Your Ladyship, and your wish is my command! From Edwardian elegance to the moving and shaking of post-World War I Britain, Downton Abbey delivers serious inspiration for our vintage brides. So I thought I'd be fun to spotlight five major fashion trends happening at this time. They are all perfect for a...

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

by Bride Chic

2012-2013 bridal wear is still echoing a vintage vibe in most designer collections. And today, I share just a few of my favorite wedding dresses, hats and accessories mostly by indie designers (all Etsy sellers) who invariably add that one-off touch to whatever era they choose to recreate with their own signature twist...

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Embroidered Wedding Pretties by The Merriweather Council

by Brooklyn Bride

I was recently introduced to Danielle of Merriweather Council by Caroline of Paloma's Nest, and as soon as I got home, I raced to check out her Etsy shop, which of course I loved! I'm a big fan of embroidery, so her necklaces and embroidered table numbers were automatic favs of mine and would be perfect for any wedding!

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Last Chance to WIN in our 25 Days of Giveaways

by Azure

Don't miss your chance to win an amazing prize in our 25 Days of Giveaways! Entry closes tonight at 11:59 pm CST, but if you tweet and share this blog post, you'll score two extra entries just for spreading the word. Winners will be selected randomly, and unveiled on June 21st (along with our five finalists for the Next Big Bridal Blogger). Check out all the fabulous goodies we're giving away, then head to the contest page to enter to win! THREE complete AIRBrush makeup...

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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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Find Your Dream Wedding Style with Vogue

by Azure

Vogue.com just came out with its new Wedding Guide (duh, cuz it's June and wedding season is ON), and it's broken down into six distinct styles; Society, Beach, Country, Rebel, Modern, and Gypsy (think bohemian, a la Kate Moss' enchanted I Do's). I love all the wedding style stories featured in this guide, and how Vogue chose a few totally unique, unexpected themes to highlight this season. We've come to expect vintage, rustic, classic, etc. to be standard when reading up on popular...

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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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Urban Aviary Wedding and Bridesmaid Jewelry

by Brooklyn Bride

Urban Aviary is a new to me store that sells really beautiful jewelry using rough cut stones...they've got a wedding collection of engagement rings, but I really love the necklaces as gifts for your bridesmaids.  You could get a different one for each of their personalities! How do you like? Which piece is your fav?

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The Most Fun Way to Get Styled for the Wedding

by Azure

Whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, or just a wedding guest, Net-a-Porter's new Outfit Creator tool is here to lend a helping hand! But be warned... it's kind of addicting! And if your budget doesn't allow for the type of splurges Net-a-Porter offers, don't despair! The Outfit Creator delivers style inspiration that will help you copy the look (for a lot less). Just spin the wheel until an outfit tickles your fancy, then go hunting for similar items easier on the piggy...

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