10 Top-Selling Carryovers from Bridal Market

It’s that time of year again!


We’ve just returned from Chicago Bridal Market and we’re so excited to share that our Fall 2017 Collection was a huge hit! Check back with us in a few weeks to see what made the cut—we’ll post our newest items on our website for all to see.

In the meantime, our most popular carryovers (favorites from past seasons) included stunning veils, pretty rose gold headpieces, and glittering clips and combs. Check out our Top 10 List and see what this year’s bridal shop owners loved the most!


Rose Gold Comb 6202

This delightfully elegant bridal comb slips easily into an updo and is a quintessential accent for any bride. Combining pearls and rhinestones in a floral design, this match-everything design is super trendy in rose gold. Style it with pearl or rhinestone jewelry for the ultimate romantic look.

Rose Gold Halo 6505

Last year’s bohemian trend has evolved into a gorgeous, boho-luxe style in which brides adorn themselves with utterly elegant, unstructured designs. This lovely rose gold halo dovetails beautifully with a rustic style. Made for the modern bride, it looks great with or without a veil.

Rose Gold Belt 6518

Another hit in rose gold, our glittering metal filigree belt 6518 has been selling fast! This lovely rhinestone encrusted belt twirls in an elegant, vintage-inspired design that beautifully enhances any gown with panache. This style may also be worn as a headpiece.

Gold Tie Headband 6558

Our headpieces in luxurious yellow gold were hugely popular at market! This warm hue looks especially pretty with blush, champagne, and ivory gowns. This gorgeous tie headband is composed of tiny faux pearls and a metallic nature-inspired design of open leaves. Pair it with pearl or gold jewelry.


Gold Flower Pins 1718

Romantic brides are still having a say in 2017. Right alongside bohemian fashions, feminine flower patterns are everywhere this season. These delightful pins feature everlasting, metallic blooms and add the perfect touch of elegance to any ensemble. They’re also available in silver.

Horsehair Edge Veil V7388

One of our most popular veils from last season, this lovely fingertip length design gracefully cascades with sheer elegance. The foldover top tier may be worn forward as a blusher or back for extra shape and style. Beautifully complementing a variety of gown silhouettes, this one’s a must-have.

Cushion Cut Bracelet BC134

Did you know we sell beautiful bridal jewelry? Our earrings and bracelets are more popular than ever this year! This design features cushion cut rhinestones with glittering pavé halos secured with a lobster clasp. Available in rose gold, gold, or silver, this bracelet beautifully finishes off any ensemble.


Beaded Veil V7056

Shimmering with bugle beads, rhinestones, and crystals, this lovely design adds subtle glamour to any bridal ensemble. Available in ivory, white, diamond white, blush, champagne, and latte, this versatile veil style is popular year after year. It is even available in cathedral length!

Luxe Tulle Cathedral V7333C

Working with a Pinterest bride? There’s nothing more graceful than a light-as-air cathedral veil blowing in the breeze. Our luxe tulle cathedral veil features faux silk tulle in a beautiful cut edge design. This style complements just about any gown silhouette and is only available in ivory.


Alençon Lace Cathedral V7034CX

You can’t beat classic, beautiful lace—our V7034 is number one time after time. This gorgeous cathedral design features a simple rolled edge at the top and floral Alençon lace along the curve. Bursting with romance, this bridal essential complements a variety of lace gowns with perfect elegance.


Want to see more? If you’re a bridal retailer, be sure to come see us at New York Bridal Fashion Week. Follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks at our new collection, and check back on our website for updates soon!


Why a Wedding Veil is a Bride’s Best Friend


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.



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.



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.



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!



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.



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.



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.



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.


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!

10 Headpieces for Your Fairy-Tale Princess Wedding


“…let down your veil!” 

Source: Jen Fuj Photography for Bel Aire Bridal

Did you grow up watching princess movies? After trials, misunderstandings, and often moral peril, the happy couple finally end up together—and all of us watching get those warm, fuzzy feelings that come from believing in true love.

Princess-style weddings are naturally sentimental and lovely. The incredible beauty of overcoming all obstacles for true love touches the core of what relationships are about. Not to mention, the traditional attire of royalty—long skirts, tiaras, and sparkling accessories—is perfect for a bridal ensemble!

Celebrate your own love story by styling a graceful ensemble worthy of a fairy-tale. Check out this hand-picked selection of beautiful accessories we think you’ll adore.

Diamond in the Rough



We all know that true beauty lies within. That doesn’t mean you can’t style a glamorous, exotic wedding look! Lavish your locks with a glittering tiara like style 6698. Studded with twinkling rhinestones and crystals, this lovely statement piece pairs wonderfully with a dramatic veil.

You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous

Bookish Beauty



The best love grows out of friendship. Celebrate your relationship with a sweet, vintage-inspired look sure to turn heads. Style 6675 is a beautifully decorated tie headband glittering with rhinestones. This radiant accent may be worn as a belt or paired with a veil for unique ensemble.

You might like My Bridal Style: Vintage

Melting Hearts



Every relationship includes a circle of supportive family and friends. Celebrate your special day with a beautiful tie headband that is perfect for you or your bridesmaids! Sparkling style 6610 transforms your look with glittering, linked oval rhinestones and graceful pearls. Wear it alone or with a veil.

You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy

True Love’s Kiss



Sometimes you find love when you least expect it. Style your free-spirited, boho-chic wedding with a beautiful, nature-inspired headband 6683. This glittering piece features tiny rhinestone flowers and gilded metallic leaves, and may be worn in silver or gold.

You might like My Bridal Style: Bohemian

Enchanted Dreams



Love is an adventure, don’t you think? Crown your hair with lovely organza flowers and glittering rhinestone accents for a sweet, romantic bridal ensemble 6551. This tie headband may be styled to the front or in the back, with or without a veil.

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic

Eternal Rose



True love endures all trials. Add classic elegance to your bridal ensemble with a timeless tiara like 6210. Wrought in stunning filigree and glittering with rhinestones, this gorgeous headpiece shines with everlasting beauty. This design is available in either silver or rose gold.

You might like My Bridal Style: Classic  

Southern Charm



Love is a gift worth celebrating. Create a personalized look for your special day with style 6632. Incorporating crystals, rhinestones, faux pearls, and metallic leaves, this weaving tie headband adds unforgettable charm to your wedding day ensemble.

You might like My Bridal Style: Trendy  

Midnight Magic



True love is utterly enchanting. Bring your dream wedding to life with a gorgeous tiara. Sparkling with brilliant crystals and rhinestones, this fairy-tale headpiece crowns your ensemble with dreamy beauty 6627. Wear it with a veil or embroidered belt to complete your look.

You might like My Bridal Style: Glamorous

Heart of the Sea



The heart knows what it wants. Style a gorgeous, beachy look with a lovely pearl-studded headband 6531. Featuring faux pearl flowers, glittering rhinestones, and luminous crystals, this lovely bit of hair jewelry sparkles like a lost treasure. Add a veil with scattered pearls to complete your ensemble.

You might like My Bridal Style: Destination

Rarest Flower



Love takes courage and blooms in its own time. Style 6605 is all about the pretty little details, featuring a delicate array of miniature flowers sparkling with brilliant crystals. Style a unique look by pairing this nature-inspired design with a flowing veil or dainty jewelry.

You might like My Bridal Style: Romantic   


Are you planning a fairy-tale wedding? Follow us on Instagram for styling inspiration, and check out our cathedral veils and lace veils for more princess-worthy accessories options.

Our 6 Favorite Carryover Cathedral Veils


Do you have your heart set on a gorgeous cathedral veil?

Our most wanted cathedrals season after season include these six heart-fluttering designs! Scroll down to find your favorite, and transform your wedding ensemble with sensational elegance and beauty.

Alençon Luxury


Are you in love with lace? Our #1 cathedral veil, V7034CX, features beautiful Alençon lace along the edges and around the bottom. A scalloped edge and beaded detail create a gorgeous design that accentuates your look with feminine grace. This style is perfect for a formal wedding.

Fairy Tale Fancy


Make your wedding day feel magical. Style V7176C features exquisite beading along a beautiful scalloped edge. Beaded floral patterns and scrolling swirls create a sparkling design that twinkles like starlight. This fairy-tale masterpiece wonderfully complements gowns with beading. Begin your happily ever after with this lovely statement accessory.

Hollywood Romance


Walk down the aisle with breathtaking red-carpet style. Celebrity-inspired veil V7262C features a gorgeous design of lace appliqués that is incredibly romantic. A sheer foldover blusher adds glamorous bridal allure, while a train awash in flowers beautifully complements any lace gown. This lovely design may be styled for both indoor and outdoor weddings.

Graceful Lace


Is your style graceful, timeless, and flawlessly feminine? If you love the beautiful whimsy of scattered lace, then style V7263C is your cup of tea. A romantic pattern of floral appliqués dances along the bottom of a rolled edge cathedral veil. Complete an elegant look with this pretty design.

Shine Like a Diamond


Shimmer with delicate beauty on your walk down the aisle wearing style V7264C. An intricately scalloped and beaded design features scrolling patterns and tiny flowers. This glamorous addition effortlessly enhances your formal wedding gown. Add radiant jewelry and a sparkly headpiece to complete a stunning bridal look.

Gilded Elegance


Feel like a graceful goddess on your wedding day. Style V7287C features eye-catching lace appliqués in gold or silver, beautifully complementing formal gowns with metallic embroidery. Pair this luxurious cathedral with shimmering jewelry to completely personalize your look.


Which one is your favorite? Re-pin to your inspiration board using #BelAireBridal, and follow us on Instagram for all things bridal!

Want to see more? Check out our full Cathedral Veils collection for a design to make your wedding dreams come true.


Top 8 Beauty Tips for Brides


With the 2016 wedding season kicking off, many brides are faced with the question: how should I style myself for the big day?

For the past few years, the trend has been to go as you are. Natural is a safe bet, so your groom won’t be left wondering exactly who that is walking down the aisle. However…

On the flip side, if you don’t glam up for the big day, when will you? Your wedding is the perfect time to pull out all the stops and really WOW him.

Say hello to our top 8 tips for styling a jaw-dropping look on the big day, while still feeling like YOU.


Beautiful Nails

It’s easy to remember getting a manicure after you’ve just been engaged, because everyone keeps asking to see the ring. Be sure you have pretty nails for the wedding, too! They’ll show up in everything from couple’s photos to bouquet pictures to shots of you holding hands. Choose a neutral tone that will look beautifully bridal with your gown, or go for a romantic shade such as light pink. Add a sparkly or clear overcoat of polish to help keep your nails from getting nicked or smeared.

All About The Eyes

Don’t you want to lock eyes across the room? Give him (or her) chills by creating a dramatic eye. You can play off your color scheme with a pop of color, if that’s your thing, or accentuate your irises with a rich metallic. For daytime weddings, we suggest keeping it neutral with nudes and sheer colors—take it to a bolder place with deeper hues and sparkling layers for the evening reception.


Fresh, Kissable Lips

Every bride should look absolutely kissable on the big day—and not just because you seal the deal with your lips! Sport a lovely smile from the ceremony to the reception with a dewy (but not sticky) lip gloss. Prep by staying hydrated and lightly exfoliating your lips before applying lip gloss, a liner, and a light color. For a youthful or daytime look, stick to pinks, corals, and neutrals—for the evening, pull out a bolder hue.

That Effortless Glow

You’re all heard the word applied to everything from gowns to skin to an abstract idea of beauty: effortless. This look is anything but easy, but with a few tricks, you’ll have it nailed! Start with as clear skin as possible (wash your face, apply toner, and moisturize as usual in the weeks leading up to the wedding). Apply a matte makeup or concealer and practice smoothing your tone. A light powder will cover uneven spots—then use a pearly highlighter or a dusting of blush for that lovely glow. The key here is to keep it light. Only use what you need and bring oil-blotting wipes to refresh your look.


Thick Wedding Lashes

Even if you’re planning on neutral wedding makeup, bold lashes are a must. Your eyes will stand out in the photos, and you’ll love how gorgeous and Hollywood this look makes you feel. Try on some fake lashes, or if you prefer to go natural, choose an eco-friendly (not tested on animals) mascara that will leave your lashes black, thick, and slightly curled.

Hot Hair Styles

Top looks this season include loose buns, all kinds of braids, and messy updos. If you’re going hair up, consider a chic (easy maintenance) bun. This style will hold all day. For a more rustic or youthful look, braided updos are making a comeback.

For a romantic style, a twisted chignon with loose tendrils looks especially pretty with a sparkly headpiece. Want to wear your hair down? Use a curling iron and a reliable mousse or spray to achieve celeb-worthy, beachy waves.


Drama In The Back

Everyone will be watching your walk down the aisle. This is why so many designers have created gowns with back details such as sheer laces, buttons, flowers, or back jewelry.

Make sure you look amazing with a headpiece and/or veil to give the back of your head some style. Tuck a sparkly comb or some pins into any updo—for down hairstyles, consider a bridal halo or headband. Cathedral veils are totally in, so make sure you try on a long veil to complement your gown.

Trend: Flower Accents

The Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 bridal runways showcased tons of flowers. The gorgeous sheer floral laces, ethereal layers, and dimensional flowers on this year’s bridal gowns are just begging to pair with luxurious lace veils and flower hair accessories.

Incorporate modern beauty into your look with floral earrings or jewelry. You can tuck fresh flowers into your hair, or better yet, tie on a pretty flower wreath made with soft organza and sparkling with tiny rhinestones. It’s your day to shine!







5 Ways to Style a Black & White Wedding


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

The beautiful thing about black and white weddings is that they can be classic, elegant, and utterly chic—or totally untraditional, modern, and creative. One thing all black and white weddings do have in common? Unforgettable style.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

You can’t go wrong with this classy color scheme. Black is flattering on all body types and adds an air of special elegance to your celebration. Check out these five easy ways to style an absolutely jaw-dropping black and white wedding.

Philadelphia-Wedding-Photographer_Jessica-Cooper-Photography-2Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Black & White Anemones
Anemones bring effortless drama to your whole look. Arresting and elegant, these lovely flowers are a striking choice for bouquets or centerpieces. Style a traditional bridal bouquet by adding white roses or go for a sprawling, wild look by mixing in greenery.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Black Tie Attire
Obviously a black and white wedding should be a black tie affair. Your groom and his friends will look sharp in tuxedos (white or black). Add an elegant black sash to your gown to accentuate the theme. If you’re really thinking outside the box, throw in a pair of swanky black shoes or vintage lace gloves!


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Dazzling Dresses
A white or ivory bridal gown isn’t your only option. Slimming, sensual black gowns make a bold impression—whether you dress up your bridesmaids, don a LBD for the reception, or gracefully glide down the aisle in a tulle ball gown. Shimmering sequins in gold or silver also complement a glamorous black and white color scheme.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Sparkling Jewelry
Stunning bling is a must-have for any formal wedding. Fine tune your look with an elegant rhinestone jewelry set, vintage-inspired black drop earrings, or a warm gold accent like a bracelet or belt. If you’ve chosen a strapless gown, consider shoulder jewelry! Ideally, pick something you’d love to wear again for a special occasion.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Cathedral Veil
There’s nothing more romantic and beautiful than a cathedral veil. When you stand before your wedding guests, that pretty bit of tulle becomes the focal point of your wardrobe. Choosing a gorgeous cathedral veil adds unforgettable elegance to your look. When you take it off for the reception, show off a sparkly headpiece. You are only a bride for a day!

How are you styling your black and white wedding? Let us know!

Chicago Bridal Market Recap—Fall 2016 Trends


We were so thrilled to see many of our fabulous retail partners at the Chicago Bridal Market! We unveiled our new line for Fall 2016 and got to check out the new trends for this season. If you missed us, we’ll also be in Dallas and New York—so be sure you have our newest bits of pretty for your store!IMG_4907.JPG

Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Biggest trends in the world of bridal include lovely two piece coordinates, daring nude lace dresses, and gold embroidered gowns. Trendy two-piece outfits allow brides to mix and match their favorite tops and skirts, creating a unique ensemble. Sensual nude lace gowns will probably appeal to only the most dramatic fashionistas, while gold embroidered gowns are perfect for the princess in us all.IMG_4926.JPG

Soft, windswept skirts with lots of layers (and perhaps a removable skirt) are great for breezy, boho weddings or ultra-modern brides. High necklines and sleeves have made a comeback, as well as add-it-yourself straps and belts to fashion a personalized look. Ornate, romantic gowns in champagne and blush are still topping the trend forecast, with lots of lovely gold blush and gold accessories to match!

Stay tuned on our Instagram feed for sneak peeks at our new styles! If you didn’t come see us in Chicago, be sure to contact your sales representative or visit us at the Dallas or New York bridal markets.

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Bel Aire Bridal

Our Most Romantic Lace Veil


There’s nothing like a pretty dose of lace to make your wedding day look utterly romantic, classically gorgeous, and sweetly memorable. Walk down the aisle in our style V7034CX, and there won’t be a dry eye among your guests!

Perfect for an indoor or outdoor wedding, style V7034CX incorporates a subtle rolled edge around your face and luxurious Alençon lace trailing from your elbows to frame the bottom of your gown. Exquisite beading and French floral motifs make this one of our most popular cathedral designs!


Available in romantic shades like champagne and blush, as well as traditional tones of white, ivory, and diamond white, this stunning design beautifully complements a variety of gowns: fit and flare lace dresses, pretty-as-a-princess ball gowns, and softly flowing sheath dresses.

Add a romantic bouquet, a sparkling headpiece, or romantic jewelry to complete your bridal look. Follow our Instagram page for styling inspiration, and visit our Store Locator page to try this veil on in a bridal salon near you!


5 Ways to Style a Romantic Bridal Outfit


Trying to dream up the perfect outfit for your big day? Coordinate these 5 items to style a beautifully romantic bridal look!


A Dramatic Veil

If you were considering skipping this bridal tradition, think again. Incredible photo opportunities aside, the moment when your groom or father flips the blusher can be extremely emotional.

In the world of bridal fashion, a veil customizes your whole look. You get multiple tiers or just one; wear it trailing down your back or lightly angled over your face. A cathedral veil is the most romantic style you can get!

A lace or embroidered veil enhances your look with regal elegance. Alternately, select a cut edge veil with lots of length and volume if you want something airy and graceful.


A Floral Headpiece

Your accessories play a large role in styling a romantic, feminine bridal look. It’s ideal to choose a comfortable headpiece that you can keep on for the reception (especially if you’re removing your veil after the ceremony).

Delicate floral pins, a soft flower comb, or a full-on floral wreath offer plenty of nature-inspired options. For a bit of fairy-tale sparkle, try a shimmering metallic flower headband!

Tip: If you’re down to a couple styles and just can’t decide, style your hair the way it will look on your wedding day—or buy both. One for the ceremony, one for the reception. (Hey, it’s still cheaper than a gown change.)


The Right Gown

Go with a silhouette, color, and style that will flatter your body and make you feel beautiful. Try out floral patterns or romantic hues such as soft champagne and blush.

Common romantic gown types include a princess-inspired tulle ball gown; a flowing A-line or sheath; or a fit and flare lace dress with exquisite back detail.

Need ideas? Check out our Pinterest boards for incredible designer gowns.


Understated Sparkle

The main difference between a romantic and glamorous bridal look is the amount of bling. You’ll want to look extra-pretty but not overdone, so keep your jewelry subtle.

Dying to wear chandelier earrings? Maybe skip a necklace. Don’t want jewelry at all? Add a floral or beaded belt.

Tip: Give your look personal charm by choosing jewelry you’d like to wear again, whether it’s every day or on your anniversary!


A Gorgeous Bouquet

You know a romantic bouquet when you see one.

We used monochromatic red roses to convey a passionate, elegant, and totally classic look. This budget-friendly choice is perfect for a Valentine’s Day wedding, Christmas wedding, black-and-white wedding, or black-tie affair.

Alternate floral ideas include trailing flowers, soft pastels, or lush peonies. Check out our Pinterest boards for bouquets to perfectly match your color scheme, theme, and season.


Want more romantic wedding ideas? Check out our My Bridal Style Romantic for accessories options, and head over to our Lace Veils and Cathedral Veils pages to start building your look.

Photography: KT Merry

Stylist: Joy Proctor / Kelly Oshiro

Hair / Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup

Location: Sunstone Winery

Accessories: Bel Aire Bridal

Ethereal Florals—Inspiration Shoot at Sunstone Winery


Our Spring 2016 photo shoot was shot in Santa Barbara’s rustic Sunstone Winery to showcase our stunning new collection. From pretty, soft floral headbands to graceful cathedral veils, these styles are perfect for the romantic bride.

KT Merry Photography and Joy Proctor Styling captured the essence of feminine, ethereal beauty with our trio of gorgeous brides. Scroll down to view more!


Gold metallic flower designs like 6588 and 6590 gracefully complete a vintage or romantic bridal style with a warm, luxurious luster.

Soft floral headpieces such as 6551, 6320, and 6571 create a heartfelt aesthetic of budding romance perfect for any wedding. These lovely designs beautifully complement lace gowns.


A touch of sparkle infuses any wardrobe with special charm and elegance. Designs 6465 and 6578 add a light dose of dazzling beauty to your bridal hairstyle.

For ultimate romance, a cathedral veil is the only way to go. Style V7262C combines the ethereal grace of a cut edge veil with the feminine beauty of lace appliqués for a look that is totally stunning.


Want to see more? Visit our Spring 2016 Collection for a full gallery of our newest styles.