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Angela and Walter’s Chic Vintage Glam Wedding

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

She’s a guidance counselor. He’s the comptroller. And when their eyes met in the halls of Xaverian High, the earth moved. In fact, we’d say that Angela and Walter’s high school romance is one for the books!

From Angela:

“I knew Walter was “the one” after our very first date. The attraction was instant. It was more than physical, it was emotional and spiritual. It was an overwhelming feeling, but I embraced it. He gave me butterflies in my stomach whenever I saw him. That feeling continues today.”

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Angela & Walter, custom tulle and Swarovski crystal band headpiece – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

Six months later, on the same spot where they shared their first date, Walter got down on one knee:

“After an amazing evening of “Jersey Boys” and an exquisite dinner at Sparks Steakhouse, we drove to Dumbo where we had gone our first date. It was a cold day in January, but he insisted on parking the car and taking a stroll. We reminisced about our first date just six months ago and how much fun we’ve been having. The next thing I knew, Walter was on one knee with the most gorgeous emerald diamond engagement ring that I had ever seen! The backdrop was perfect; just he and I, the moonlight and the Brooklyn Bridge. It was the most magical night I had ever experienced.”

Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard

Angela, crystal encrusted circlet and cage veil – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

They set a date for August 15, 2013. With a year and a half to plan, Angela didn’t start right away, but when she did, her mom and sister were a huge help.

“I wasted little time to begin planning the grand event that I waited my entire life for, and my mom and sister were amazing throughout the entire planning process. Their feedback, input and patience were invaluable.

Venue and church were very important to me so I tackled those first, and booked the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn and the Park Savoy Estate for our reception. Next, cinematographer, photographer and band. Once all of those aspects of the wedding were in place, I was RELIEVED! Approximately one year before the big day, I focused on flowers, cake, bridal party, and of course MY GOWN and accessories! I also looked into the “extras” that would personalize my event and surely make it one to remember.”

Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard
Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard

Angela, statment crystal headband, fascinator and french net blusher – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

With the details taken care of, Angela’s search for The Dress was on!

“Lux and bling were the name of the game!! I wanted old world, vintage glamour with a lux and modern twist. My venue was the perfect backdrop to achieve just that. The Park Savoy is an old world estate with such fine attention to detail. The ballroom was adorned with three massive, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, which set the tone for my lux event. Cream, blush and lavender was the color scheme, and, of course, lots of sparkle. I never envisioned myself as a “traditional bride.” I wanted a vintage feel with a modern twist. My jaw dropping Allure gown was the epitome of my vision. I was draped in lux satin and Swarovski crystals.”

Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard

Angela & Walter, couture Swarovski crystal headpiece – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

After saying yes to the dress, Angela visited Bridal Styles Boutique to find fabulous accessories to finish her chic, glam bridal look:

“What better way to compliment my gown but with an equally gorgeous, custom-made Swarovski headpiece with a bird cage blusher. To say it was exquisite would be an understatement!”

Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard
Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard

Angela & Walter, glam custom bridal hair jewelry and French net blusher – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

When her wedding day arrived, it was everything everyone told her not to expect… Perfection!

“Being such a perfectionist, everyone would tell me, “Angela, things are not going to be perfect, just enjoy the day.” I can say with 100% confidence that they were all wrong! My day was PERFECT. Seamless!! Not one thing out of place, nothing went wrong! Mother Nature could not have gifted me a more perfect day filled with blue skies and sunshine. The day was busting with excitement, love and joy. It truly was the BEST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.

To enhance the magical feel of our day, we incorporated human statues, or “living art.” Upon arrival our guests were greeted by this” living art” who handed each of our guests a scroll with “The power of love” printed on one side and a fortune on the other. The living art took the shape of an urn with lavender and blush flowers to carry out the color scheme of the event. In trying to make my event as unique and unforgettable as possible, everything from the cake, to the table numbers to the escort cards were all custom made. Of course, in cream, blush, lavender and lots of BLING!”

Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard
Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard

Angela & Walter, tailor made bridal hair accessories and veil  – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

Of all the wonderful memories of that flawless day, for Angela and Walter, one moment stands out from the rest:

“The most memorable part of the wedding had to be our grand entrance. We came in to the most fitting song “La Bella Vita” by DJ Antoine. The music, the crowd and all the love that was felt in that moment was surreal. I wish I could relive that moment in time over and over again.”

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Angela & Walter, custom tulle and Swarovski crystal band headpiece – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

Our happy newlyweds have this advice for the newly engaged:

“Enjoy every second of their special day. It goes by so quick, and before you know, it is a distant memory. Take the time to taste everything, look around, and soak it all in, dance until your feet are blistered! And get all your pictures done before cocktail hour!”

Angela & Walter, custom headpiece and cage veil - Bridal Styles Boutique, photography - Catharine Leonard

Angela & Walter, modern, vintage-inspired bridal accessories – Bridal Styles, photo – Catharine Leonard Photography

Thank you for sharing your day with us, and best wishes!

Angela and Walter’s wonderful wedding day vendors:

Catherine Leonard Photography
Joseph Edwards Films
Park Savoy Estate
Gio Venuto Entertainment
Palermo Bakery
Ten31 Productions
June’s Florists
Bliss Couture
Bridal Styles

Notes from Bridal Styles Brides {Alexandra}

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Something old, something new…Bridal Styles bride Alexandra had the best of both worlds! We reworked her mother’s beautiful lace veil, helped her choose a crystal-encrusted headband, and created a modern French Net blusher for her to slip into at the reception.

From Alexandra:

“I absolutely adored my beautiful headpieces from Bridal Styles Boutique. I received so many compliments on both my headpiece with my modified veil. Everyone loved the other Birdcage veil I used for the wedding reception. Thank you for making it possible for me to use my mother’s veil at my wedding. It was my ‘Something Borrowed’. It was definitely one of the most special and meaningful pieces that I wore on our special day. Bridal Styles Boutique made it possible!”

We’re honored to have been a part of your day, Alexandra. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures, and best wishes to you both!

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Alexandra, re-worked vintage lace veil and Swarovski crystal headband – Bridal Styles Boutique

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Alexandra, re-worked vintage lace veil and  crystal-encrusted headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique

Bridal Styles Bride Alexandra

Alexandra, re-worked vintage lace veil and delicate crystal headband – Bridal Styles Boutique

Bridal Styles Bride Alexandra

Alexandra, re-worked vintage lace veil and glam headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique

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Alexandra, French net blusher veil and timeless Swarovski crystal headband – Bridal Styles Boutique

Bridal Styles Bride Alexandra

Alexandra, re-worked vintage lace-edged veil ,  elegant crystal headband and cage veil – Bridal Styles Boutique

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Alexandra, re-worked vintage lace veil and spectacular crystal headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique

Notes from Bridal Styles Brides {Vanessa}

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Bridal style for a destination wedding can be anything you’d like it to be! For Vanessa’s celebration at the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, she went totally glam, complementing her spectacular gown with a Swarovski crystal hair comb and French net cage veil.

“Thank You, Bridal Styles Boutique, for my beautiful headpiece and veil! You were so accommodating considering I waited till last minute! I couldn’t have been happier with how helpful your staff was!”

It was our pleasure, Vanessa! Thank you so much for sending your wonderful wedding day pictures. We’re so glad you were thrilled with your headpiece and veil – you look fabulous! Best wishes!

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Vanssa, French net cage veil, Swarovski crystal hair-comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos by INKA originls

Bridal Styles bride Vanessa

Vanssa, blusher veil, crystal-encrusted hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos by INKA originals

Bridal Styles bride Vanessa

Vanssa, French net cage veil, Swarovski crystal hair-comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos by INKA originals

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Vanssa, net blusher veil, glamorous bridal hair-comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos by INKA originals

Bridal Styles bride Vanessa

Vanssa, French net cage veil, dramatic Swarovski crystal bridal headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos by INKA originals

Bridal Styles bride Vanessa

Vanssa, glam cage veil, Swarovski crystal hair-comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos by INKA originals

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Veil Trends – Traditional or Contemporary?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Brides and veils go together like weddings and champagne!

Over the years, bridal veils have evolved to suit each era’s standards and beliefs.  Today, bridal veils are all about personal style. Gorgeous whether traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between, each bride’s veil reflects her unique personality!

Bridal Styles real bride Michelle L

Bridal Styles real bride Michelle L., classic two tier, crystal embroidered lace edge veil

Bridal Styles real bride Michelle

Bridal Styles real bride Michelle S., vintage inspired French net cage veil

Bridal Styles customers with traditional taste fall for veils with classic profiles like tiered, cathedral, and elbow-length. Using silhouette and detail to express their style, our traditional girls walk down the aisle wearing veils cascading with romantic lace, elegant crystals, and delicate embroidery.

Bridal Styles real bride Dina

Bridal Styles real bride Dina, regal cathedral length veil edged in lace, scattered with crystals

Bridal Styles real brides with traditional style

Bridal styles real brides clockwise from upper left: Tiffany in an elegant single layer crystal edge veil , Rosanna in a romantic three tier veil , Christina in a whimsical full waterfall veil and Dina in a majestic lace edged cathedral veil scattered with crystals

Our modern brides prefer a spin on timeless veil shapes, playing with familiar lengths and elements including cathedral, blushers, and volume. Ladies with 21st century taste love to say “I do” crowned with French net blushers, couture poufs, and sleek butterfly cut veils.

Bridal Styles real bride Julie

Bridal Styles real bride Julie, playful couture pouf veil

Bridal Styles brides with contemporary style

Bridal styles real brides clockwise from upper left: Marchella in an airy butterfly veil , Zlata with a sophisticated French net pouf veil, Natalie with a sweet tulle pouf veil and blusher, and Stephanie wearing an elegant retro two tier shoulder length pouf veil and blusher

To find a bridal veil that is personalized just for you, visit our New York bridal accessory boutique!

Irena & Igor

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Irena could not have said it better when she shared her advice to couples planning their weddings: “Just do what feels right.”

Irena & Igor, image by Bryan Hochman

Igor and Irena, french net cage veil, Bridal Styles Boutique.  Image: Bryan Hochman

Everything from the moment she met her now husband, Igor, to the wedding they planned in eight (!) days seems defined by those words.

Up until she met Igor through his sister, Irena had never dated a man she felt completely comfortable with. “People always say that relationships require compromise but you don’t need to compromise when it’s right.”

Irena & Igor, images by Bryan Hochman

Igor and Irena, cage veil with silk flower bridal fascinator, Bridal Styles Boutique.  Images: Bryan Hochman

The moment Igor proposed, they knew an intimate wedding was for them, but “we had pressures from family to have a traditional wedding. That didn’t feel right to us, so we decided to keep all of our planning a secret until a few days before our wedding date.” So, at the end of their six month engagement, Irena and Igor organized their wedding in eight days!

Irena & Igor, images by Bryan Hochman

Igor and Irena, cage veil with silk flower, Bridal Styles Boutique.  Image: Bryan Hochman

It was important to Irena and Igor that they chose wedding day looks reflecting their personal style. Irena wore a dress by Australian designer Stella Filainte. “The dress was not a bridal gown but an off the rack piece from the store and my headpiece was from Bridal Styles and really finished my look. Finally, my shoes were Badgley Mischka.” Igor sported a designer suit by Robert James. “We were lucky enough to have the designer himself put the look together!”

Irena & Igor, image by Bryan Hochman

Irena, french net cage veil, Bridal Styles Boutique.  Image: Bryan Hochman

Irena & Igor, images by Bryan Hochman

Igor and Irena, cage veil with silk flower bridal fascinator, Bridal Styles Boutique.  Images: Bryan Hochman

On a bright November day, Irena and Igor headed to Staten Island for their ceremony, followed by a reception at the River Café in Brooklyn. They had the wedding of their dreams. “It was the ideal version of what I imagined it could be. It felt great to be able to share this day with the people closest to us and not get bogged down with minutiae and other obligations. The most important part was the great memories we captured for our lifetimes through the amazing photographs taken by Bryan Hochman and his partner, Rich.”

Irena & Igor, image by Bryan Hochman

Igor and Irena, French net veil with silk flower, Bridal Styles Boutique.  Images: Bryan Hochman

Best wishes, Irena and Igor, and thank you for sharing your story with us!

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