7 Magical Accessories for a Dreamy Blush Wedding

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Crushing on blush? There’s nothing more romantic than whimsical, sparkling accessories to complete a dreamy wedding day outfit!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite headpieces in soft blush and rose gold. Whether you’re crowning a princess-worthy ball gown or adding a bohemian hair flower to your tresses, we hope you delight in these lovely adornments.

Heart-Fluttering Flower Comb

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Soft pink flowers are an obvious choice to pair with a pretty blush gown. Style this branching, delicate comb of organza petals and shimmering rhinestone accents with a lovely veil or glittering jewelry—or nothing at all! This boho-friendly design lends organic beauty to your look.

Gilded Dreams Halo

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Flowers not your thing? Slip on a glittering, gorgeous rose gold halo! Stunning metallic filigree bejeweled with rhinestones creates a modern yet vintage-inspired headpiece that beautifully dresses your tresses for the big day. Wear it by itself as a romantic statement item, or add a veil for an extra-dreamy look.

Crystal Blooms Headband

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Glitter like dew-kissed flowers on a spring morning wearing this gorgeous crystal headpiece. An array of delicately wired, tiny metallic blossoms glistens with clear or champagne crystals. This nature-inspired headband beautifully complements everything from formal lace gowns to ethereal boho dresses.

Kiss the Bride Floral Comb

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For the head-over-heels romantic, a floral comb is essential. Beautifully accent a chignon or half updo with soft petals, beaded sprays and lustrous pearl accents. This lovely comb pairs perfectly with an elegant veil for the ceremony and may be worn alone for a sweet reception look.

Eternal Love Story Comb

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What do you get when you combine the classic elegance of pearls with gorgeous rose gold flowers and shimmering rhinestones? Absolute perfection! This easy-to-wear comb slips into any hairstyle with stunning bridal beauty. Add romantic earrings, a pretty little veil, and you’re good to go!

Boho Jewels Hair Vine

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Add a bohemian twist to your outfit with a luxurious rose gold hair vine! This stunning, flexible design may be tied on as a headband or woven through your locks, as you wish. Pair this pearl and rhinestone accent piece with a dreamy veil for exquisite bridal beauty.

Whom My Soul Loves Tiara

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Crown a gorgeous, feminine bridal ensemble with a rose gold tiara. Crafted in a modern, contoured shape with shimmering rhinestones, this lovely accessory adds instant charm. Add a formal veil and stunning jewelry to complete your fairy tale, and make it your best day ever!

Want to see more? Check out our Rose Gold and My Bridal Style: Romantic pages for inspiration!

6 Swoonworthy Hair Jewelry Designs

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Glittering and glamorous. Easy to wear. Luxurious from every angle.

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Wouldn’t you love to look and feel gorgeous on your big day?

Complete the perfect outfit for your wedding with one of our enchanting hair accessories. Our bohemian and vintage-inspired hair vines, halos, and headbands evoke a free-spirited yet romantic look that is seriously swoonworthy. Pin your favorite and find it in a store near you!

Boho Beauty Pearls

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Fall in love all over again. A beautiful bridal garland meanders over your tresses, glittering with clear crystals, pearls, and rhinestones. This boho-luxe design is flexible and ties in the back. Pair it with a pearl or rhinestone trimmed veil for a delicate, feminine look.

Goddess-Worthy Halo

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Glitter with celestial grace wearing this gorgeous rhinestone-studded halo. Sparkling with clear or opal rhinestones amidst silver filigree, this lovely design encircles your head with vintage-inspired beauty. Pair it with a matching bracelet and earrings to complete your outfit.

Finer Things Garland

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Celebrate the finer things in life. This gorgeous tie headband features glittering rhinestones, gilded leaves, and metallic ribbon ties in a unique design. Pair it with gold or silver jewelry and a show-stopping veil. This is your day to shine!

Starburst Sparkle

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Get your glamour on! This lovely tie headband glitters with marquise rhinestones in a starburst design that beautifully enhances a vintage theme. Showcase it with or without a veil, and add some drop earrings for seriously sparkly reception style.

Eternal Love Halo

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Exchange your vows wearing a glittering headpiece worthy of sonnets. This lovely linked rhinestone and filigree halo features gentle swirls and floral motifs. Available in silver or gold, this decadent design may be styled with a veil for an utterly romantic look.

Fates Entwined Garland

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Slip into something casually beautiful. A flexible tie headband studded with pearls, metallic leaves, rhinestones and crystals creates a gorgeous bridal accent for your hair. Pair it with a veil for a formal ensemble, or wear it with sparkly jewelry for a boho-glam outfit.

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Want more inspiration? Check out our pretty headpiece collections, and follow us on Instagram for styling ideas!

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14 Reasons to Throw a Valentine’s Day Wedding

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Thinking of getting married on V-Day? Whether you have a personal reason for selecting this date or you just think it’d be romantic, this holiday is full of warm fuzzies. Check out our favorite 14 reasons to say YES to February 14!

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In Love with Love

One of the most popular days to get engaged or married, Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love.

Mingle Your Singles

It sucks being single on V-Day with nothing to do. Give your single friends a fun and meaningful event to get dressed up for!

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Date Night to the Billionth Power

Or if your friends are married/taken, what better date night than attending an uber-romantic wedding? No reservations needed.

When’s Our Anniversary Again?

Because you’ll never want your SO to seriously ask this question.

A Rose by Any Other Name…

Love roses? Love peonies? Love flowers in general? They’re more expensive this time of year, but when you’re dreaming of romance, lavish florals are the only way to go.

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Passionate for Pink

Blush is a beautiful color for bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers, bubbly, treats—just about anything that you could incorporate into a wedding.

Black Tie Option

Black tie formal is a fabulous option for your wedding, including classically romantic dresses, sleek tuxes, and glittery gowns. Tie it into a chic theme with red roses and champagne!

Chocolate Everything

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Lovely Quotes

Your Pinterest boards are chock-full of romantic quotes and song lyrics that make your heart flutter. A V-Day wedding’s the perfect time to put them on display!

Forever Flowers

Flower crowns, floral combs, weaving vines, and metallic flower headpieces give you romantic options for a stunning bridal wardrobe. Florals are super popular for bridesmaids, too!

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Bachelorette Bash

Make your girl’s night even more fun! Pink and red outfits, hearts, decorations, and candies create a festive atmosphere for your bridal shower, doe party, and everything in between!

Anniversary Time

Did you get engaged on V-Day? Have your first date on V-Day? This would be a romantic and meaningful time for your wedding, too!

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Red Lip

If you’re ever going to rock a red lip, Valentine’s Day is the time to do it. Stunning makeup pairs perfectly with a vintage-inspired or Hollywood wedding theme.

Hearts All Around

When you love your love story, V-Day celebrates the essence of romance with this classic emblem. Use heart balloons, heart treats, heart invitations—heart anything and everything you want!

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There you have it—fourteen great reasons to get married on February 14! Also, be sure to check out our My Bridal Style: Romantic page for accessory inspiration, and follow us on Instagram for style updates.

Are you planning a V-Day wedding? Share your ideas with us! 

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10 Vital Things to Know Before You Propose

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Here at Bel Aire Bridal, we are married, single, it’s complicated, on a second marriage, widowed—with different ages and life challenges. One thing we all agree on: getting married is so special.

If you’re thinking about spending your life with your current partner, congratulations! You are about to embark on a wonderful journey together, and we couldn’t be more excited for you.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’re going to cover a few things that you should know before you get down on one knee. Make sure you’re proposing the right way!

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Is He/She Marriage Material?

A person’s moral values, political views, and personality quirks (even their sports teams) usually stay the same despite other changes in life. To be marriage material, your partner should be right for you. Check out our blog 12 Signs You’re With the One if you have ANY doubts about moving forward. *

Ready, Set…

Timing is everything, even when you feel deeply in love. If you’re not ready or he/she isn’t ready, the engagement may do more harm than good. An honest talk about your relationship and expectations about a future together is a nice alternative to a symbolic ring.

How to Love

Couples who get divorced were never as in love as you two… right? Thing is, there’s an important psychology and physiology to love. How does your partner prefer to be appreciated? How do they need to be intimate? Know the specifics of how he/she wants to express and receive love.

How to Fight

If your relationship is pure bliss, chances are it actually isn’t. Many people can get along when times are good; running into challenges will reveal how you relate when it’s not so wonderful. Marriage really is for better and worse. Learn to communicate and be prepared to deal with the worse.

All Those Secrets

Do you know about his childhood crush? That humiliating experience she had in high school? How much student loan debt he really has? Her secret ambition? The weird dream he had last night? Genuine communication goes beyond superficial conversations. Marriage is for life, so be your real self!

About That Sparkler

A nice, basic approach to engagement ring shopping is as follows: research gemstones and the 4 C’s, find an ethical jewelry company, and pick a ring within your budget. When choosing a ring style, you can use social media to help, or just find one that matches his/her personality.

Popping the Question

When proposing, be absolutely sure that your partner will say yes. Your intuition will tell you—and many people even drop hints. If you’re unsure, wait awhile. No one wants to be the girlfriend or boyfriend who has to think up an awkward reply and/or break off a relationship prematurely.

Audience & Ambiance

Proposing is as much about the experience as the question itself. Are you in a private, romantic setting? Somewhere memorable? Somewhere with a view? Also, who is there to witness this big moment—just the two of you, the whole family, a handful of strangers passing by? Plan it out.

Your Delivery

Most women still expect a proposal delivered on one knee with a ring in hand. The basic, “Will you marry me?”  is acceptable. Some people ask using their partner’s full name or give a short speech that expresses their feelings of devotion. Points for creativity, but keep it genuine and you’ll be fine.

How to Celebrate

Getting engaged is a significant event, often professionally photographed or caught on video. A surprise engagement party right afterwards can be nice, if that’s your partner’s style. Other people might prefer a romantic day alone together. Know what he/she would like out of this experience.

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We wish you a wonderful proposal and happy Valentine’s Day!

XO,

Bel Aire Bridal

*We hope our suggestions are helpful to you! If you need to resolve serious issues in your relationship, we recommend consulting a licensed marriage counselor or professional therapist.

New Romantic Bridal Accessories for 2017

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When it comes to romance, spring weddings take the cake!

Abundant flowers, softly draped tulle, lush centerpieces, flickering candles, and the natural beauty of the outdoors set the stage for gorgeous weddings. Just as your venue can be styled to create a romantic ambiance, your bridal ensemble adds to your overall mood and theme.

Pretty pearls, glittering hair vines, blush combs, and flower crowns are staples of the romantic bride. Do you know which accessories are right for you?

Take a peek at our newest headpieces and find your favorites! Try them on in a bridal salon near you, and create the perfect outfit for your big day.

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Bejeweled Vines Clip

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Gilded, curling vines bejeweled with rhinestones and pearls create a gorgeous, nature-inspired clip. This lovely accent is easily slips into an updo and beautifully complements a feminine ensemble. It is available in gold, rose gold, or silver to match with your other accessories.

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Sweet Rose Clip

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Evoke soft romance with an everlasting rose in full bloom. Delicate organza petals surrounded by intricately beaded sprigs and beautifully crocheted lace create an easy-wear bridal accent. Available in ivory or blush, this perfectly pretty accessory enhances an ensemble featuring lace or flower accents.

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In Full Bloom Comb

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Glittering like flowers dressed in dew, this nature-inspired headpiece bestows your hair with instant charm. Metallic leaves, frosted flowers, and crystal sprays on two combs may be styled in a chignon or side updo. Add a dramatic veil to complete an ethereal, romantic outfit.

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After the Rain Halo

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Hello, beauty! This radiant halo incorporates silver rhinestones and petite metallic flowers in a graceful design. Wear it above or beneath a veil for a more bohemian look, or style it with loose waves for a completely romantic style. This silver headpiece pairs beautifully with glittering rhinestone jewelry.

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Budding Love Headband

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Style a beautiful boho-luxe look with a floral tie headband. Delicate mesh leaves and tiny porcelain flowers create an everlasting band that will never wilt. Clear crystals add luminous sparkle to this lovely accessory. Available with gold or silver leaves, this dreamy design can even be styled as a belt.

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Want to see more? Browse our Spring 2017 collection for all kinds of romantic bridal accessories. Follow us on Instagram for styling ideas!

 

Best Green Wedding Ideas for 2017

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Did you know the official color of 2017 is green?

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According to the Pantone Color Institute, the best hues to include in this year’s weddings remind us of the great outdoors. Greenery is a fresh shade of yellow-green that, as they put it, “evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew.”

In the spirit of growth and connecting with nature, we came up with a few ideas about how to incorporate green into your 2017 wedding!

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Wild Bouquet

Add leafy greenery to your wedding by filling your bouquet and/or centerpieces with evergreen boughs, succulents, branches, or trailing vines. Incorporating more foliage in with your florals evokes feelings of life and growth, especially if you are using wildflowers or native plants.

Plants as Favors

Popular gifts to send home with guests include potted flowers, tiny trees, succulents, herbs, and seeds. The theme is that nurtured love grows and blossoms more beautifully over time. In some cultures, the bride and groom even plant a tree together to symbolize beginning their marriage.

Natural Colors

The color green evokes the majestic beauty of nature. Pair it with light or dark blues to mirror the sky or ocean; greys and off-whites for mountains and clouds; earthy browns and tans for forests or canyons; and pops of pink, purple, or yellow for the brightness of flowers.

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Boho Headpiece

Add a flexible hair vine to give your outfit an earthy, laid-back vibe. If you prefer a romantic look, add a soft organza flower comb or wear a pretty floral wreath. A gilded floral headpiece or leafy comb is perfect for autumn, while rose gold hair jewelry adds a trendy accent in any season.

Green Jewelry

If you like the color green, you can wear jewelry featuring emeralds or green stones. You can tie green into your bridesmaids’ attire by gifting them with accessories for the wedding, too! Another option is to choose eco-friendly jewelry made from vintage pieces or recycled metal.

Registry for a Cause

There’s nothing greener than contributing to an environmental cause. Find a way to give back to the natural world by volunteering or asking guests to donate as part of your registry. Be sure to plan your wedding so it is as eco-friendly as possible.

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Are you planning a green wedding? Follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas!

Take Our Quiz: Bridal Earrings for Every Style

IGzkurt_boomer_photography_338.jpgTrying to find the perfect pair of earrings for your wedding day?

We know. The struggle is real!

Your wedding is such an emotion-packed event that every detail matters; the jewelry you wear will always be special. Beautiful bridal earrings add to the unique style of your outfit and forever evoke memories of the big day.

Take our quiz and meet your match! Find out which pair best complements your personal bridal style.

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1. If you could pick a pattern/color for your wedding, it would be:

A.Flowers
B. Sequins
C. Copper
D. White
E. Chevrons
F. Red
G. Vines

2. When dressing up for an event, you prefer:

A. A pretty blouse/skirt combo
B. A stunning gown
C. A stylish outfit
D. Comfortable clothing
E. Vintage-inspired outfit
F. An exotic cocktail dress
G. Natural fabrics that breathe

3. What kind of wedding dessert would you like?

A. Cake with flowers
B. Cake on a chandelier
C. Dessert truck
D. Tiered cake
E. Dessert shots
F. Exotic cuisine
G. Donut bar

4. Your favorite thing about your wedding dress is:

A. The pretty lace
B. The elegant cut
C. The incredible back
D. The long sleeves
E. The beaded fringe
F. The high slit
G. The comfortable fabric

5. When you go to a party, you are:

A. Hanging with your fiancé the whole time
B. Impressing everyone you meet
C. The life of the party
D. Attached at the hip to your best friend
E. Hanging out with the parents
F. Surrounded by a circle of close friends
G. Talking on the porch outside

6. Choose a movie to watch:

A. Love Actually
B. Pretty Woman
C. The Bling Ring
D. Harry Potter
E. The Great Gatsby
F. Serendipity
G. Into the Wild

7. If you could live in one decade forever, it would be:

A. 1890s
B. 1990s
C. 2010s
D. 1950s
E. 1920s
F. 1970s
G. 1960s

8. Which wedding venue would you prefer?

A. Blooming garden
B. Fancy ballroom
C. Remodeled factory
D. Local church
E. Dance club
F. Exotic beach
G. Ancient forest

Got your score? Match it with your results below!

Results:

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A = Your Earrings Are EA204

You are a romantic with an appreciation for feminine fashions. You love lace and floral designs, and your wedding is going to be nothing short of breathtaking.

These lovely earrings incorporate round rhinestone flower studs with filigree and pear-shaped drops. Available in silver or gold, these beauties are versatile and can be paired with different accessories. Try them with an embroidered or lace edge veil, along with a metal filigree halo or ethereal flower clip.

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic

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B = Your Earrings Are EA218

You are glamorous with a taste for the finer things. For you, accessories are an extension of your natural grace and style—and the more bling, the better!

This lovely pair of elegant drop earrings adds uncommon beauty to your ensemble. Swirling silver filigree with an Old World design of flowers and shimmering rhinestones create a sparkly, romantic accent. Style these with an exquisite headpiece for your reception and a dramatic veil for the ceremony!

You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous

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C = Your Earrings Are EA253

You are stylish and trendy; your bridal look is fresh and modern, with a fantastic dose of sparkle. Your wedding will be an incredible party, so you need accessories that wow.

These eye-catching earrings are worthy of your wedding day. Dramatic rhinestone studs surrounded by a halo of sparkle culminate in shimmering drops packed with round, pear, and marquise rhinestones. Anything but old-fashioned, these sparkly beauties add instant glamour to any gown.

You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy

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D = Your Earrings Are EA242

Your style is elegant, classic, and subtly romantic. You prefer simplicity and want to choose jewelry you can wear again for special occasions such as anniversaries.

These lovely little rhinestone studs feature a central stone with a halo of tiny rhinestones. Reminiscent of flowers, this versatile pair adds lightweight beauty to your look. They also perfectly complement your other accessories without adding too much bling.

You might like My Bridal Style: Classic

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Your obsession with all things vintage is only surpassed by your love of bling! You are inspired by ‘20s glamour and want a look that is fun yet dazzlingly beautiful.

This lovely pair of vintage-style drop earrings features silver filigree and a stunning array of pear-shaped and round stones. Sparkling with radiant allure, this eye-catching accessory completes a beaded gown with pizazz. You might want to consider a French net veil, too!

You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage

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You exude a passion for life and aren’t afraid to shine. Your destination wedding is being held over a whole weekend, so friends and family can enjoy themselves to the fullest.

Stylish and sparkly, this pair of long earrings features pavé rhinestone loops and dramatic pear-shaped drops. You can add this glamorous accent to your engagement party, wedding ceremony, and/or reception outfits. For you, every special occasion is worthy of sparkle.

You might like My Bridal Style: Destination

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G = Your Earrings Are EA230

You are free-spirited and have chosen an unstructured, dreamy outfit. Your rustic outdoor wedding is being held in a natural setting such as the mountains, forest, or beach.

These dainty drop earrings are beautifully bridal and blend into any outfit with effortless style. Simple rhinestone studs and glass pearl drops easily complement your other accessories, whether you’re wearing a floral crown or breezy veil.

You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian

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Browse more earrings on our Belts & Jewelry pages, and follow us on Instagram for styling ideas!

Why a Wedding Veil is a Bride’s Best Friend

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They say dogs are man’s best friend (though some of us prefer cats). Other people firmly believe that diamonds are a girl’s best friend—or perhaps chocolate.

On your wedding day, however, your veil is your best friend! This time-honored accessory is always a good choice for your bridal outfit—and here’s why.

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Figure-Flattering

The secret to choosing the perfect veil is in selecting one that complements your gown silhouette. Your veil has a figure-flattering effect that can lengthen your torso or balance the fullness of your dress.

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Face-Flattering

The veil you choose can also frame your face. A narrow veil with lots of gathers will help elongate a short face, while a flat mantilla or wider veil with layers will shorten a long face.

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Theme-Enriching

If you’re a princess bride, a cathedral veil completes your ensemble like nothing else. If you’re a romantic bride, lace is the way to go. If you’re a vintage-inspired bride, French net adds authentic style. Your veil is the ultimate accessory when it comes to creating a themed look!

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Photo-Enhancing

Go on Pinterest and you’ll see what we mean! Veils are a gorgeous addition to your wedding-day photos, whether they’re wrapped around you in a romantic cocoon, or blowing freely in the breeze.

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Ever see a woman wearing a veil on her birthday? Neither have we. Your wedding is the only time you’ll wear a stunning veil—so give it a go! Even strangers will know you’re a bride and shower you with love on your big day.

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Personal

Modern veils are available in a variety of trims and lengths. You have the opportunity to personalize your ensemble by choosing one you love—whether it has scattered lace or shimmering rhinestones, four layers or just one.

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Beautiful

That moment when a bride walks down the aisle in her wedding veil is irreplaceable. Everyone from your mother and father to your groom and best friend will get teary-eyed. A veil adds utterly magical bridal beauty.

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Ready to find the perfect veil for your big day? Browse our collections at www.belairebridal.com and try on your favorites at an authorized bridal salon near you!

Our Prettiest Lace Accessories

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Lace wonderfully enhances a bridal ensemble. There’s something so romantic, timeless, and feminine about lace that is perfect for weddings, whether on a structured mermaid gown, ethereal garden wedding dress, or jaw-dropping ball gown!

If you are a romantic bride, or perhaps you just want to match a lovely lace gown, look no further. We’ve got some gorgeous accessories that will add a special touch of beauty to your big day!

Venise Lace Clip

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Venise lace goes with a bridal ensemble like icing on a cake! Complement your outfit with this lovely crocheted lace clip. This charming design is dotted with rhinestones and pearl clusters, and it may be styled in an updo or worn on the side. Pair it with a classic veil or Venise lace trim to complete your look, or wear it alone for an elegant reception style.

Organza Flower Clip

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This delicate lace and organza flower clip adds a pretty little accent to your tresses. Featuring beaded lace leaves and tiny rhinestone sprays, this nature-inspired adornment easily slips into any hair style. Pair it with a veil featuring scattered appliqués or a lace trim, or match it with a patterned floral gown for a modern and totally romantic look.

Lace Flower Tie Headband

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Style an effortlessly beautiful outfit with a shimmering headband. Lace flowers dance along a flexible rhinestone tie headpiece. Pair it with a lace veil for a romantic ensemble, and add sparkly rhinestone jewelry for a touch of glamour! This design is perfect for any style of wedding and works best with loose waves or down hair.

Alençon Lace Veil

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Our most popular lace design, this Alençon trimmed cathedral veil is so beautifully bridal. Available unbeaded or with beading and sequins, this breathtaking cathedral features scalloped floral lace down the sides and along the bottom of the veil. Wear it with anything from vintage-inspired to princess-inspired accessories to complete your look.

Floral Appliqué Veil

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Scattered lace appliqués add a romantic accent to your bridal ensemble. This light-as-air veil features a rolled edge and beaded Alençon lace motifs for just a wisp of feminine charm. Add a lace hair clip or belt to accessorize and tie together your whole look. This design is available in waltz or cathedral lengths in a variety of colors.

Chantilly Lace Veil

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Chantilly lace creates a lovely, ethereal look. This pretty cathedral design features airy florals with gentle scallops and tiny eyelash threads. Many gown designers are incorporating Chantilly lace into cover-ups, layered sheath dresses, and even ball gowns for a style that is oh-so-dreamy. Complement this veil with delicate jewelry to add subtle sparkle.

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Want more? Explore our Spring 2017 Collection to see all our newest items. Check out our Lace Veils and Cathedral Veils pages, and find our lovely accessories at a retailer near you!

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding Earth-Friendly

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Do you know your ecological footprint?

A wedding involves anywhere from tens to hundreds of people. Think about how much trash you produce in one day, and multiply it by your guest list. Crazy, right?

Good news! You have a golden opportunity to make some earth-friendly choices and minimize the environmental impact of your event. A little planning (which you’re doing anyway) will go a long way!

 Here are five really easy ways to keep your celebration clean and green.

Transportation & Venue

Greenhouse gases are emitted by fuel-burning vehicles, so minimize how much carbon dioxide you pump into the atmosphere with smart decisions. If possible, select a venue that is close to friends and family, and organize carpooling options. Choose to have the reception at the same place or near the ceremony location to decrease travel on the big day. Some brides and grooms even hire buses to chauffeur their guests!

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Materials & Décor

Most weddings consume a lot of resources. Minimize your impact by using recycled and eco-friendly materials as much as possible. You can design electronic save-the-dates, print your invitations on recycled paper, use biodegradable plates and utensils, choose eco-friendly or used linens, and select seasonal, local flowers. Recycle or repurpose as much as possible afterwards. Re-sell items to other brides, so they don’t have to buy new.

Food & Desserts

Support positive, responsible methods of farming and raising food. Choose local suppliers to support business in your community. Choose vegan to avoid harming animals. If you want meat at your wedding, make sure it is Kosher certified or free range/cage-free. Select organic veggies to avoid pesticides and chemicals. A great way to know your food is legit is by hiring a caterer who specializes in a certain type of cuisine, or by doing it yourself.

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Going Away & Favors

Going away favors can cause a mess. If your venue allows confetti, get a biodegradable variety. If you want bubbles, find some that are non-toxic. Avoid rice, because it can be bad for birds and wildlife. Guests can instead ring bells or wave ribbons. Sparklers cannot be recycled; a good alternative is to use candles, which double as a nice gift for your guests. Other eco-friendly gift ideas include seeds, potted plants, or reusable water bottles.

Wardrobe & Beauty

Gowns made from organic fabrics are becoming more available. If you choose a used dress or wear something borrowed, you’re not only getting good luck, but reducing the number of new items manufactured for your wedding. Select makeup from cruelty-free brands (there will be a bunny on the label or it will say it was not animal-tested). Reduce waste by choosing accessories you already own or will use again.

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Whether you make one eco-friendly choice or a dozen, know that your wedding will make a positive difference. And who knows? Your event may even inspire guests to incorporate changes into their daily lives—be it trying a vegan recipe or switching cosmetic brands. Every little bit counts!

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