A Brief History of the Bridal Veil

Wondering whether or not you should wear a veil for your wedding day? As it stands now, the veil is a fashion statement. Whether or not you’d like to wear one is entirely personal preference.

However, people often believe the bridal veil symbolizes something—because throughout the ages, various cultures have attached religious or social meanings to it. We’ll cover the most well-known connotations of wedding veils—from protection against evil to a display of extravagance!

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A Study in Sparkle


Looking for the perfect bling to wear on the big day? Give your engagement ring good company with beautiful bracelets, earrings, necklaces, or jewelry sets. Being a bride is about more than just wearing a white dress—add a special touch of sparkle to your wedding ensemble and you’ll love the results! Find romantic, glamorous, trendy, vintage-inspired, boho-chic, or classic accents to gorgeously complement your chosen bridal style.

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Style My Blush Bridesmaids

Beautiful bride in a pink dress holding a bouquet

Blush has been the IT color for the past few years, it’s no surprise to see this light, feminine tone featured in a new wave of pretty gowns—especially bridesmaid’s dresses! With just one or two accessories, you can style your bridal party to express classic romance, vintage elegance, modern glamour, or dreamy beauty. The photos will look amazing, and everyone will feel a little more special on the big day.

Today, we’re styling a few blush bridesmaid gowns from BHLDN and exploring our favorite headpiece pairings. Have your champagne and chocolate ready? Let’s get started!

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Pretty in Pearls


Did you know that in some cultures brides are afraid to wear pearls? The shape of these beautiful, natural gems is said to represent a tear.

We think pearls must represent tears of joy—pearl accents look especially gorgeous in bridal ensembles! Lace gowns and dresses with embellished backs are particularly stunning with pearls, which give your outfit a delicate, feminine glow. In fact, many gown designers incorporate either real or imitation pearls (made from crystal) into beaded and embroidered dresses. Check out our most popular pearl headpieces, veils, and jewelry to enhance your special day.

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The Wedding Guest Style Guide

It’s officially wedding season!!

Our friends at The Black Tux are here to help you coordinate a look that will surely be photo worthy. They’ve shared their awesome infographic (below) to assist you in finding your PERFECT wedding guest look!


Check out our Style My Groom board and The Black Tux inspo page for more ideas on how to rock your wedding day look!

Top 10 Gift Ideas for Mothers (of the Bride & Groom)

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

Here at Bel Aire Bridal, we love to honor our mothers, mother-in-laws, and grandmothers. One way to do this at your wedding is by walking down the aisle together, sharing a special moment, expressing your feelings with a letter or speech, or gifting them with wedding day accessories.

Women of every age want to look great in photos—especially ones as important as wedding pics. Gift the special mothers in your life with something extra special (and sparkly) to wear on the big day! We’ve rounded up ten of our best accessories for your MOB or MOG, so you can give her a keepsake that she’ll cherish forever.


Always Mother & Daughter, Forever Friends


You’ll always be mother and daughter; as adults, you can be forever friends. Share this once-in-a-lifetime moment with the other love of your life—your mom! Celebrate your bond with the infinity symbol on a sparkling rhinestone bracelet. This lovely design is available in rose gold or silver.


Classic Beauty for a Classy Lady


Did your mother ever tell you the secret of KISSing? Keep it simple, silly! This classic rhinestone bracelet features square cut rhinestones with glittering halos. A beautiful keepsake, she’ll be able to wear this lovely accent to a variety of events. This style is available in rose gold or silver.


Never Leaf You Behind


No matter where you’ve gone, your mother has always been there for you. Let her know that as you move into your new life, you’ll always remember your family and her unwavering support. This lovely, nature-inspired bracelet glitters with small rhinestones in a leafy design. Available in silver.


Tears of Joy Sparkle the Most


Some tear drops are good! If your mother or future mother-in-law likes a touch of sparkling elegance, these shimmering, vintage-inspired drops are the perfect solution. Stud earrings with dangling ovals and pear shaped rhinestones coordinate seamlessly with other accessories. This style is available in silver.


Pretty in Pearls, Please


There’s nothing classier than good manners—and pearls. For that special lady who insists that you always give your best, this lovely pair of rhinestone and faux pearl drops is the perfect way to express your thanks. This dazzling pair adds lustrous beauty to a person who is already beautiful, inside and out.


Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice


Does your mom like to keep her look simple and sweet? These glittering stud earrings shimmer with tiny halos in a floral design. Perfect for any wedding event, this lovely pair coordinates with a variety of rhinestone jewelry. This style is available in opal rhinestone, silver rhinestone, or rose gold.


Pretty Pins for the Prettiest Lady


Did you spend your childhood admiring your mother’s exquisite sense of style? This lovely pair of floral, vintage-inspired pins is set in antique gold with sparkling rhinestone centers. The perfect touch for your MOB or MOG, these lovely little accents may be split up or worn together.


Dazzle Her, Darling


Want to see your mother shine? This easy-to-wear comb is composed of glittering rhinestones in an attractive design that perfectly adorns any updo. Make her feel beautiful and special on your big day with this glamorous bit of pretty that she’ll treasure for years to come.


The Best Solutions Are Beautiful


Hosting an outdoor wedding? A pretty headband will help your mother keep her tresses tamed, regardless of the wind or weather! This lovely design features leaves and pearls in a classic, elegant design. She’ll love the sophisticated simplicity of this easy-wear band.


Past, Present, Future & Always


 Did you know that a trio of stones represents the past, present, and future? Express a theme of continuous love for your mother—with a healthy dose of sparkle! The perfect way to spiff up your mom’s hairstyle, this pretty little comb will make her feel extra special. This style is available in opal rhinestone or silver rhinestone.


Want to see more? Check out our Instagram feed for styling solutions and our Combs, Clips & Pins for pretty little accents. Browse our website for more Jewelry Sets, Earrings, Bracelets, and Belts!

Shop Us at BHLDN


Did you know that you can buy select Bel Aire Bridal accessories online? Check out our lovely Carlyle comb, currently available through BHLDN, here!


Slip a pretty vintage-inspired bow into your tresses. This silver Art Deco accent shimmers with tiny rhinestones. Easily fitting into an updo or partial updo, this carefree comb combines the jazzy elements of 1920s style with sweet sparkle. Perfect for wedding events such as engagement parties, bridal showers, and the honeymoon, this petite design also makes a lovely gift for bridesmaids.8814de94437ff68969893cfd10d208b6

Create a look that is all your own by adding a veil or coordinating jewelry. You can browse our earrings for some super swanky styles, or check out our other vintage-inspired combs and clips for more options. Visit My Bridal Style: Vintage for some fabulous inspiration to get you started!

Want to see our designs in person? Visit our Store Locator and find us at a bridal salon near you.

My Bridal Style: Bohemian Love


The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and here in L.A., the jacaranda trees are blooming! Hot off the heels of Coachella weekend, we can’t get enough of this beach-worthy weather.

In the spirit of summer solstice bliss, we’re introducing a few of our prettiest bohemian bridal veils! Whether you’re getting married this summer or just want to channel your free-spirited personality, we think you’ll find something special to love.


Cloud Nine Cathedral


Want Pinterest-level wedding photos? The best way to get a dreamy, ethereal look is to tuck a cut edge cathedral veil into your long, flowing tresses. This ultra-soft, two-tier luxe tulle cathedral floats down your silhouette in a cloud of tulle.


Lace on the Beach


Who says lace is just for the honeymoon? Kick off your destination wedding with a gorgeous lace appliqué veil. This stunning cathedral veil features floating lace accents, adding dramatic romance to your unforgettable day. For brides who believe YOLO.


Spirit of the Sea Pearls


Top off your windblown tresses with some boho-luxe sparkle! This lovely little fingertip veil shimmers with faux pearls, bugle beads, and rhinestones, adding P.O.S.H. elegance to your look. Treat yourself to bridal heirlooms that you can treasure forever.


Ribbons in Her Hair


Do you enjoy life’s simple pleasures? If your big day is all about love, keep your style simple with a classic ribbon edge design. This sweet, cascading fingertip veil adds charming bridal beauty to any gown. Add special meaning to your ensemble with jewelry gifted by your SO.


Midsummer Dream Veil


Does your love story feel like a dream? Celebrate with an ethereal, romantic horsehair edge veil. This soft two tier veil cascades to waltz length with enchanting shape and style. Add a bohemian headband or hair wrap to complete a look straight from a fairy tale.


Flowers for Hours


Celebrate your inner romantic with a gorgeous lace cathedral veil. Equally at home in a boho garden wedding or formal church ceremony, this stunning design features silver flower embroidery all along dreamy, cascading tiers. Add a floral headpiece to complete your look!


Want more? Check out our My Bridal Style: Bohemian page for inspiration, or follow us on Instagram for all things bridal!

Sneak Peek at Our MVP from New York Bridal Fashion Week


Hey all! We’re back from the New York Fashion Week at the Knot Couture Show, and we’re so excited to say that our gorgeous boho-friendly headpieces were a hit!

This leafy little band sold like wildfire, and we can’t resist giving you an exclusive sneak peek. Style 6781 is an oh-so-pretty headband featuring natural-looking greenery and delicate pearls. Glittering rhinestone sprays and golden details make this design a fabulous must-have for any spring or summer bride. Coachella vibes? We think so!

This nature-inspired design pairs beautifully with a variety of veils, or it can be worn alone as a leafy crown. We can even imagine this green, gilded accessory on bridesmaids, too! Ideal for an outdoor rustic or bohemian wedding, this charming design will never wilt or fade, making it the perfect memento. Fall into a midsummer night’s dream and bring your fairy tale to life.

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