Posts Tagged ‘Cage Veil’

Wedding Postcard – Zlata

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

When Bridal Styles bride Zlata chose her custom-designed crystal rose headpiece and French net veiling, she couldn’t wait to marry her sweetie.

Her groom felt the same way…he was SO excited he was jumping for joy on their wedding day!

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Zlata wearing her custom crystal rose comb and french net veiling by Bridal Styles Boutique

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!

Reem Gaga?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Twice a year we create a new collection for the upcoming season.  We meet and work with some of the top and most talented bridal accessory designers from the US and abroad. We are always searching  for  unique and unusual pieces as well as classic and traditional pieces and when we can’t find it….we design it and have it made.

One of the places we look for inspiration is from the very talented gown designers.  This year it seemed that we were not the only ones trying to create something “different”… at the Reem Acra show, all her gowns were, of course, stunning, but it was her hair accessories and hats that caught our eye and made us think Miss Gaga had something to do with it!

Reem Acra Spring 2011

Bridal hair accessories, Reem Acra Spring 2011, images source

It seems that Lady Gaga’s influence and her unusual style has had an effect on the bridal fashion! Would you be brave enough to wear bunny ears going down the aisle at your wedding? Maybe a little too different…What do you think?

Reem Acra Spring 2011

Bridal hair accessories, Reem Acra Spring 2011, images source

 

To see our new collection of unique and classic bridal hair accessories, visit us in our Brooklyn bridal accessory boutique!

Lana and Ilia

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Lana and Ilia met on a night when they both would rather have stayed home! Instead, their best friends dragged each of  them out for dancing at Guest House in NYC. Lana noticed Ilia at the bar almost right away as she was passing , and after a trip to the ladies room, Lana’s friend “literally took my hand and said to Ilia, ‘Hi, this is my friend Lana.’” They spent the rest of the night dancing together, and from that moment on were inseparable!

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal veil and crystal headpiece by Bridal Styles Boutique, image Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana knew Ilia was “the one because right from the start he was completely different from all the guys I ever dated. He was a true gentleman, very punctual, caring, honest and not once would make me wonder or think twice. I just felt it inside. “

On Christmas Eve in 2009, Ilia “proposed in front of the whole family. We were all opening presents and his was the last present. He got on his knee and asked me to marry him. It was so emotional, everyone was crying out of happiness!”


Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal cage veil and crystal headpiece by Bridal Styles Boutique, image Matthew Sowa Photography

During their year and a half engagement, Lana and Ilia did all the planning themselves. Lana “wanted to have our wedding to be completely different from all the weddings I have ever been to.” So, she had almost everything custom-made, from invitations, napkins, and place cards to table numbers, aisle runner, menus, programs, and, of course, her dress, headpiece and veils!

“Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed about my wedding… I always wanted to be a princess on my wedding day. My dress was designed by the most talented wedding dress designer, Galit Couture. Ever since I was a little girl walking or driving by her store, I told myself that whenever I get married I will only go to her to get my dress. It was completely custom made for me from sketch. A lot of ideas Galit and Andrey came up with and a lot of ideas I threw in, and it was absolutely stunning. I got soooo many compliments! People still talk about it. My bridesmaids even jokingly said it belongs in a Museum!”

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal veil and crystal headpiece comb by Bridal Styles Boutique, image Matthew Sowa Photography

A one of a kind wedding dress had to have accessories to match. ” I wanted to have a completely different look and to compliment my dress. I chose to go to Bridal Styles and the result was so stunning and so different from everything and was put together so beautifully. They were so helpful and worked with me to create exactly what I wanted… a beautiful one of a kind headpiece and custom made veils.” Lana wore a stunning handcrafted Swarovski crystal band that wrapped around her hair and the layers of  veils were sprinkled with hundreds of crystals that glimmered as she walked. She truly achieved her dream of looking like a princess.

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal veils and crystal headpiece by Bridal Styles Boutique, image Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia’s wedding day was as unique as her wedding dress and accessories. They chose De Seversky Mansionfor their celebration, falling in love with its grounds, antique décor, privacy, and exclusive feel.

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal veil and crystal hair comb by Bridal Styles, image Matthew Sowa Photography

On August 21, Lana and Ilia’s wedding day, there was a “string quartet playing….and waiters greeting guests with a coral and teal martini called ‘Lana & Ilia.’ We used lit candles as place cards, had a custom made coral and teal and silver money box, an engravable signature frame. In every room we had huge posters on easels of our engagement photo-shoot. We had live music by Emperyal Stings for the cocktail hour and ceremony. The ceremony was at night and was just so beautiful and elegant with lots of candles and lighting. Our reception also had up lighting and beautiful centerpieces by Flower Michel! All of our guests were so amazed with everything….it was a once in a life experience and worth every penny. It was truly the most beautiful day of our lives.”

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal veil and crystal headpiece by Bridal Styles, image Matthew Sowa Photography

Though their wedding was all Lana had dreamed it would be, it was her ceremony that meant the most as they found themselves in front of Keith Guglizza, their officiant. “It hit us that we are getting married. I honestly have no words to describe how beautiful it was.”

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal veil and crystal headpiece by Bridal Styles Boutique, image Matthew Sowa Photography

Luckily, Lana and Ilia had an amazing photographer Matthew Sowa and videographer Orange Films there to capture it all!

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal french net veil and crystal headpiece by Bridal Styles Boutique, image Matthew Sowa Photography

For all the other couples planning their wedding, Lana had some advice:

“Don’t stress, try to enjoy your day as much as you can, no matter how much you try for everything to be perfect, a few little things will still go wrong, but at the end you are marrying your best friend and the love of your life and all of your hard work will pay off!”

Bridal Styles real bride, Lana & Ilia, image by Matthew Sowa Photography

Lana and Ilia, custom bridal veil and crystal headpiece by Bridal Styles, image Matthew Sowa Photography

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