Weddings with vintage details evoke classic romance, honor the charm of bygone eras and stir feelings of nostalgia, whether through vintage wedding gowns, vintage wedding accessories or traditions of yesteryear. There’s something about intricate vintage lace, either on a wedding dress, ring bearer pillow or garter. And weaving vintage appeal into your wedding ceremony or reception isn’t hard to do because these small details can make a big impact. For brides who like the juxtaposition of a modern dress with vintage accessories think about how to effectively accessorize – maybe with vintage inspired bridal jewelry or bridal headpieces. Wear a rhinestone brooch, wedding jewelry set, crystal shoe clips, drop earrings or chandelier earrings, or glamorous headpiece, such as a rhinestone barrette, bridal hair comb, bridal tiara, bridal hair pin, bridal headband or bridal feather. Birdcage veils or French net blushers are also a popular choice for vintage appeal. You don’t have to stick to a single style if you prefer just a hint of a classic era. Or, opt to intertwine this concept into wedding accessories like flower girl dresses, flower girl baskets, bridal shoes, bridal purses, wedding veils, wedding umbrellas, guest books, toasting flutes and wedding invitations. A vintage wedding is one that guests will remember and you will, too. Advantage Bridal features many vintage wedding accessories and vintage bridal accessories for a touch of whimsy.
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During her fall ceremony to Scott Stuber, celebrity bride Molly Sims wore a gown from Marchesa’s 2012 collection called “Isadora.” We didn’t get a chance to adore her style then, but with spring almost here, it seems like the perfect time to ooh and ahh over Molly Sims’ bridal gown.
The delicate drop-waist, lace sheath gown featured a flare lace skirt, appliquéd cascade sleeves, buttons up the back, and a neckline with sheer lace-trimmed overlay. The supermodel looked stunning! (But who would expect anything less?)
We just love the romantic, elegant, classic look of bridal gowns with lace details. Whether the bodice and skirt and wrapped in lace, or lace details adorn certain elements of the bridal ensemble, the end result is breathtaking.
And we hope the trend is here to stay; lace captures a bride’s soft, feminine side. Molly Sims topped off her heavenly look with a knee length, lace-edge veil.
While the celebrity bride looked beautiful, her bridesmaids were equally gorgeous in custom, full length gowns in different styles and tones of black, white, taupe and gray.
Molly’s style leaned toward traditional with a modern take. The lace bridal gown by Marchesa hugs her curves in all the right places, while the draping lace details soften the look.
To get a similar style on your wedding day, consider wearing a longer veil – such as elbow length, fingertip, knee length or waltz length. A long veil with a lace edge, ribbon edge or satin edge is traditional and feminine.
Lace wedding accessories, like a lace garter, lace flower girl basket and lace ring pillow, tie everything together.
Be sure to see our line of lace edge veils, lace bridal garters and lace bridal gloves.
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Despite bridal fashion becoming global and trends that come and go, modern brides are still inspired by some of the most glamorous and infamous style icons of past and present, such as Princess Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ivanka Trump, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Catherine Middleton.
Celebrity weddings are also a source of inspiration for today’s brides, with magazines paying mega bucks to publish pics of the extravagant affair. So, what can we expect for 2012 bridal trends?
Royal weddings and royal brides always cause a stir, and maybe it’s because of the fairy tale stories we remember as children. The idea of a prince and princess marrying seems surreal in a modern world, but royal families still prevail in many places. And last year, all eyes were set on two momentous royal weddings between Prince William and Catherine Middleton and Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock.
Color: Bold is in (think Pantone’s color of the year – tangerine tango). Expect to see vibrant bouquets, decor accents and accessories.
Illusion Neckline: Strapless style wedding gowns with a sheer fabric neckline adds a romantic, elegant flair.
Unique Headpieces: Veils and tiaras gain popularity when a princess-to-be says, “I Do.” But other headpieces, such as bridal hats, feather fascinators and unique hair accessories will continue to be seen down the aisle this year.
Traditional Twist: Wedding dresses in off-white, champagne or pales hues have hit the runway, while Disney has launched a princess inspired bridal gown collection.
Ruffles & Lace: Lace sleeves, embellished veils, layers and ruffles are making a comeback on wedding dresses.
Crystals Galore: Brides are enamored with rhinestone tiaras, crystal accents, dazzling jewelry and sparkles here and there. After all, it’s their day to shine!
Regardless of this year’s wedding trends, brides-to-be will always look to fashion icons of past and present. In essence, following the style of an iconic bride will create a timeless and classic look that’s not trendy at all. Make a statement by combining classic and modern elements.
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Even for non-traditional brides, wedding veils can be dramatic, modern, simple or elegant. A veil frames your face, adds a romantic touch and many styles drape beautifully over the shoulders – but it should not distract from the gown or you, the bride.
Today, Advantage Bridal features its Erica Koesler bridal veils, a collection of intricately embellished, made to order veils for every bride. Whether you want a short veil or long veil, minimal or ornate, this line is sure to have you thinking twice about wearing a veil.
There are so many different styles to choose from that with a little effort and some inspiration, you can put together the perfect bridal hairdo to fit the veil of your choice.
Short veils can be attached to a bridal hat, comb, fascinator or other lovely headpiece; some barely hit the shoulder, although most are above the chin. Cage veils are still popular and take many shapes; some frame only the eyes, while others go to the chin. Attach some gorgeous netting to a beautiful hair accessory and, voilà, you have a fascinator veil. Flyaways or poufs are typically a multi-layer tulle veil with cut edges and lots of body at the crown.
An elbow length veil just passes the shoulders and frames the face without being too fussy, as they’re often worn in casual affairs, day weddings or outdoor ceremonies. The edges can be adorned with lace, beads, sequins, ribbon or the entire veil can be made of lace. Some mantilla veils, which drape over the head and are popular in Spain, come only to the elbows.
Fingertip veils hang to the hands with the arms down and are a fancier version of shorter options, but perhaps not as dramatic as longer veils. Elegant evening weddings and indoor ceremonies are perfect for this type of veil.
The waltz veil falls between the knees and ankles for “the best of both worlds,” with a formal touch that allows the bride to walk and dance comfortable without stepping on it. Also perfect to wear with gowns that don’t have a train.
Chapel length veils extend to the floor and up to three feet past the hem of the bridal gown, creating a romantic look that works for formal weddings. This look works in any setting with the romantic bridal style.
A cathedral veil falls beyond the hem of the dress for a dramatic look and are common for formal, religious and large venue weddings. As with a train, these long veils require help from someone in the bridal party to drape the fabric and make sure it falls correctly. For outdoor weddings, wind and dirt can be a factor, so you may want to consider something shorter.
Of course, brides can add a blusher to wear during the ceremony that gets flipped back before the vows. Shop AdvantageBridal.com for affordable veils, rhinestone tiaras, bridal headpieces and other accessories to complete your look.
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Monogrammed wedding accessories are all the rage, and our newest monogrammed item will take your breath away! A stunning hand-embroidered bridal veil by Kristina Eaton, personalized with your monogram. Your wedding date can also be added. See this and more monogrammed wedding accessories at AdvantageBridal.com.
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Shop for unique gifts and personalized gifts for everyone in your bridal party at AdvantageBridal.com. You can order custom rhinestone tank tops, towels, totes, cosmetic bags, bathing suits and more at our one-stop shop for everything wedding related – even items for princess brides. For royal wedding fans and doll collectors, a popular UK toy developer recently debuted collector’s edition royal wedding dolls.
Fashion designers, toymakers and souvenir manufacturers waited with bated breath for the royal wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine Middleton.
With all the pomp and circumstance surrounding one of the most anticipated royal weddings of the 21st century, it was only a matter of time before replica dolls of the prince and princess hit the shelves.
What do you think? Would you want to have a replica doll of you as the bride and your groom? Many couples choose cake toppers that resemble them in some respect, but this takes it to another level.
Soon after Arklu released the Princess Catherine Engagement Doll, it announced the release of the exclusive Princess Catherine Wedding Doll and Prince William Wedding Doll. London toy store Hamley revealed the new dolls on August 18 to a crowd of royal fans and toy collectors.
Arklus launched two products: An individual Princess Catherine Doll and a box set containing the Princess Catherine Doll and the Prince William Doll as a couple.
“The dolls will again celebrate the very best of authentic British fashion and design.”
For every unit sold, Arklu will donate £1 to the RNLI, to reflect the roryal couple’s first joint official public engagement to launch a lifeboat at the RNLI base at Trearddur Bay, in Anglesey, North Wales.
Okay, we admit that we were a little obsessed with the royal wedding, too. That’s why AdvantageBridal.com offers Kate Middleton inspired wedding earrings, along with a large selection of rhinestone tiaras and traditional veils. Look like a princess bride on your wedding day with affordable bridal accessories that resemble the real thing!
It was only a matter of time before formalwear fashion designers launched their creations following the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. And while many gushed over the elaborate, elegant, lace bridal gown worn by the new princess, her sister and maid of honor Pippa Middleton attracted as much attention as the bride herself.
Debenhams is offering a limited edition bridesmaid dress and evening gown inspired by Pippa Middleton sometime this year. The company expects demand to be high when the ivory bridesmaid gown and emerald green evening dress hit the market – priced at 170 pounds and 99 pounds, respectively. Even the ivory flower girl dresses with lace trim, puff sleeves and a pale gold sash – inspired by the royal wedding’s flower girls – will be offered later this year.
They could sell out before the gowns even hit the retail stores, so contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check for availability.
Debenhams attributes the royal wedding and breathtaking bridal party as the inspiration behind “all of these fabulous yet affordable dresses.”
“Both men and women everywhere were instantly talking about Pippa, so naturally brides-to-be will want to emulate her classic look – both for themselves or their bridesmaids. We have been inundated by customers asking if we have anything similar to the dresses worn by Kate, Pippa and the flower girls, but the ivory dress worn by Pippa is the most requested by far,” notes a company press release.
To complete the look of a regal bride, shop Advantage Bridal for princess bride accessories, couture wedding shoes, rhinestone tiaras, designer jewelry and elegant veils. Bel Aire Bridal, one of our vendors that makes stunning bridal headpieces, launched its version of Kate Middleton’s royal tiara. Yes, you can look like a princess bride without spending a fortune and celebrate your own “royal” wedding.
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A veil conveys the image of a bride. The very word – veil – stirs images of weddings, brides and “Prince Charming.”
Perhaps because it was engrained in us as children in fairy tales or because we remember wedding photos of our mothers and grandmothers wearing the sheer head garment.
Wedding veils have historic and religious roots, but modern brides embrace the tradition, too – although it’s likely a fashion choice rather than a symbolic one.
Sheer fabric and lace would adorn a bride’s head – often with accessories such as flowers, jewels and wreaths – to shield her from her bridegroom. He would unveil her face after the vows.
Interestingly, more emphasis was placed on bridal accessories than the wedding dress in past times. And depending on the country and era, veils weren’t always white. (Advantage Bridal carries some veils in different colors.)
The bridal veil is believed to have originated in ancient Greece or Rome. Though it became a symbol of modesty and purity, veils were also worn to ward off spirits and for good luck.
Today, brides wear veils for various reasons and they continue to be an important accessory to the ensemble. Regardless of what type of bride you are – modern, classic, vintage, romantic, simple – there certainly is a veil out there for you.
There are many types of veils, which vary by length and can be embellished with lace, beads, embroidery, satin, ribbon, rhinestones, sequins or other decorations.
You can go dramatic with a cathedral length veil or retro with a birdcage veil. Your options are endless. Remember, most pictures will be taken from the waist up, and you want to look like a bride on your wedding day. (Click on the picture for more information about each item.)
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Looking to be bridal royalty on your wedding day? A veil paired with a tiara says “bride” more than any other bridal accessory.
Capture your bridal style with one-of-a-kind pieces by Bel Aire Bridal, a top manufacturer of veils and headpieces for the past 26 years.
Featured in magazines such as Brides, Modern Bride and Martha Stewart Weddings, Bel Aire Bridal’s collection also includes hairpins, jewelry, brooches, purses, cake toppers and bouquet jewelry.
Advantage Bridal, which carries Bel Aire products, recently chatted with the company team. Here’s what they had to say about trends, new products and what sets them apart.
What new trends are you seeing for brides?
Lace is becoming even more popular, while silver, pearl and crystal embellishments continue to be important.
Did the royal wedding increase demand for veils and tiaras?
Veils have always been strong, but the royal wedding increased interest in tiaras.
Which veil and tiara are similar to those Catherine Middleton wore?
We are currently developing a Kate tiara.
Has Bel Aire Bridal debuted any bridal accessories this year?
Our new line of couture jewelry, AVARA, debuted for Spring 2011 and is receiving an excellent response. This line of jewelry is made solely of Swarovski Elements, freshwater pearls and crystal quartz.
What sets your bridal belts apart? What type of gown looks best with a belt?
Bel Aire offers belts in a variety of styles – beaded, flowers, lace – and most are available in white, ivory or diamond white. A dress without a defined waistline is enhanced with a decorative belt.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
We anticipate that brides will want the total look. In addition to the perfect gown, a bride will want a coordinating veil and something for her hair whether it is a tiara, flower or decorative comb.
Below are gorgeous veils, rhinestone tiaras, hair combs, bridal hats and other wedding accessories by Bel Aire, which are available through Advantage Bridal. A little bridal envy goes a long way – have fun accessorizing!