Veils and Accessories


Finding Your Bridal Style

by Bride Chic

Every year or so I do a post on Finding Your Bride Style—guidelines to help you out if you're still going through a dilemma about deciding on The Dress. A few thoughts on this if I may. While living and breathing all the changes happening in bridal fashion through my clients, it wasn't until I actually got down to researching this year's post that I realized how much wedding couture has been transformed. These days it's you out there and not the industry paving the way—thanks...

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15 Favorites from Houghton Bride

by Azure

Ever since Houghton NYC launched its edgy bridal line in October 2012, I've been a super fan! Catering to the non-traditional, fashion-forward, chic and daring nearlywed, Houghton delivers luxurious gowns, suits, separates and finishing touches that strike the perfect balance between sexy and romantic. Whether you're planning a quickie City Hall wedding, intimate destination I Do's, or are simply looking to walk the white aisle in high-fashion style, the Houghton Bride collection...

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8 Ways to Wear Florals

by Bride Chic

Flowers worn on the head whether in a continuous circlet or a scattering of small silk roses is a trend that's moving like wildfire on all the wedding blogs and editorials. Floral wreaths aren't new to complimenting bridal wear though. Queen Victoria wore a wreath of orange blossoms with a veil of Honiton lace back in the 19th Century when she wed Prince Albert. In the 1920's brides wore wreaths of florals with long flowing veils with shorter wedding dresses. The craze we're...

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Stalking the Bridal Lookbooks: Erica Elizabeth

by Bride Chic

Want to top off with some gorgeous lace on your wedding day? Every so often I check in with Erica Elizabeth Design out of Los Angeles and share a few of her new creations with you. Her vintage head wear has to be the most off the charts stunning and always inspiring stuff, so beautifully styled as well as photographed. These gems I particularly love because they have such attention to detail in regard to era as well as the just plain prettiness factor... Want more? You got...

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$250 Tiffany & Co. Giveaway - And The Winner Is…

by Azure

We had over 300 entries into our Tiffany & Co. giveaway, and we want to say thanks to everyone who participated (and shared giveaway details, too)! The time has come to announce our lucky winner, so please cue the drum roll for... AdeleForever! AdeleForever posted four smart questions on four unique and swoon-worthy OneWed photos, and for that she's walking away with the $250 Tiffany & Co. gift card! A big congrats to this blushing bride, and thanks again to everyone for...

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35 Statement Wedding Capes, Shawls, and Cover-Ups

by Azure

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's starting to feel like fall in Chicago! And when we begin to think about beautiful autumn brides, we can't help but fantasize about all the gorgeous ways that they can cover up their shoulders and fight off the fall chill. So today we're rounding up some of our favorite bridal capes, caplets, boleros, shawls, stoles, and more, all perfect for your white aisle walk. Start scrolling to see 35 stunners... ...

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Questions, Answers, and a Fabulous Chance to WIN

by Azure

After launching our $250 Tiffany & Co. gift card giveaway last week, we realized one thing… we were encouraging you to post multiple comments and questions on different photos in order to rack up the prize entries, but we didn’t give you an easy way to submit multiple entries at once. So... We are giving you TWO extra days to submit your comments & questions to win! And we have a slick new entry form where you can submit up to five of the photos you comment on or ask questions...

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5 Hot Trends In Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Did you know most brides wait till the dress is ordered and/or fitted before they consider even looking at all the little goodies? Think accessories like headpiece, veil, shoes, and whatever other accouterments are going to be part of the look. Unless you're one of those rare brides who has inherited some unusual piece of veiling or a hat you want to build your look around, it's the wedding dress that's going to define everything you add (or subtract for that matter). From this...

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High Tea Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

We set out to create a series of beautiful images inspired by early 20th Century design icons like Poiret and Paquin—artists who worked their magic with lace and silk. Set against the background of flowering gardens and nature, we threw in a high tea celebration, once a daily ritual, as this story unfolds as one of halcyon days spent in English gardens. Kudos to wedding shooter, Jim Vetter who has an eye like no one else for creating special scenes like these. And none of us...

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Wedding Style Inspiration: Art Deco Meets City Modern Chic

by Bride Chic

It took me years to find exactly the right spot to shoot 1930's style gowns so they'd reflect all the best of the Art Deco era. My compliments go out to photographer, Jim Vetter who scouted out the perfect canvas for this project at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco. This is a place I'd describe in one word---elegant! Says Jim, "My vision for this shoot was to reflect the reawakened interest in early 20th Century stylings and set it against the metropolitan backdrop of...

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Vintage Weddings: Downton Abbey Meets Jay Gatsby

by Bride Chic

Most brides I'm consulting these days are in awe of the Downton Abbey/Gatsby-inspired gowns and accessories spreading all over the the wedding blogs like fire. The pre-1920s right up to the era of Art Deco was a pivotal time in fashion. Women were freed of the corset and hobble skirt and wore looser undergarments. Silhouettes tended to be long and lean with dropped waists. Do you need to adopt the whole costume theme to go about getting the look? You can of course but you can also...

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