Gold & Gorgeous

Lovely Lace: Spotlight on V7162

There’s nothing like a veil to make you feel like a bride. The timeless beauty of lace adds an air of feminine class to your wedding day style. Elegant and intricate, a pretty lace veil completes your look with sheer romance.

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If you’ve got your heart set on a stunning lace gown, you might want to check out one of our most coveted lace veil styles: V7162.

Style V7162 is a single tier, scalloped lace edge veil that floats to your fingertips. This gorgeous style is available in blush, champagne, diamond white, ivory, or white tulle. Enchanting Alençon lace beautifully enhances floral lace gowns, as well as dresses with dimensional flowers. For an extra-dreamy ensemble, you can even pair this design with a soft tulle skirt.

This lovely piece pairs well with romantic hair flowers, gold accessories, and feminine belts. Try it on at your nearest bridal salon!  You can also check out our newest headpiece collection to add a lovely bit of hair jewelry; be sure to stop by our belts page for a pretty bridal sash to complete your look.

You only get married once. Create a once-in-a-lifetime ensemble for your special day!

10 Things To Be Thankful For On Your Wedding Day

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You’ll spend months planning for the big day, but you won’t believe how quickly the ceremony and reception will fly by! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, remember to stop, smell the roses, and enjoy these 10 things when the time comes to say “I do.”

The Weather

Good or bad, the weather will impact your special day. Sunshine adds a cheerful glow to your photos—rain is good luck! Have fun and make the most of the season in which you marry.

Your Best Girl

This might be your maid of honor, a close relative, or a cherished friend. When there’s a last-minute crisis, she’s there for you. Let her know you appreciate her support!

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Delicious Food

You specially planned out the whole menu. Enjoy it! Whatever meal you serve at your wedding will always have a special place in your heart (or perhaps your stomach).

The Bar

Whether you need to drown out embarrassing comments from relatives or just want to have a good time, relaxing with a few drinks is a well-earned privilege of the bride and groom.

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Your Grandparents

If they hadn’t fallen in love, your parents wouldn’t have been born (and neither would you). Be thankful for them, wherever they are; they made your story possible.

Tasty Treats 

Your wedding cake is a big deal! Unless you don’t like cake, in which case the lovely little goodies you serve instead will provide a much-needed sugar rush during the reception.

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Hired Help

From the wedding planner to the photographer, everyone who takes part in your wedding relieves you of responsibility. The less you have to handle the day of, the more you can enjoy getting married!

Your Parents

They helped shape you as a person and taught you how to recognize a good partner. Take an opportunity to thank them for all the wonderful things they’ve done in your life.

The Guests

Your friends have played nearly as important a role in your life as your family. It’s a blessing to have people you care about there to watch you say “I do” to a new future.

Your Groom

Above all, be grateful that you found true love—not everyone is so lucky! It is a rare and beautiful thing to cultivate a relationship like yours. Cherish it with all your heart.

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Tell us, what are you thankful for?

Are you a Thanksgiving bride?

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Thinking of planning your wedding around a holiday theme? If you love food, family, and warm, fuzzy feelings, perhaps a Thanksgiving celebration is right for you! Read on to see our top ten reasons you should tie the knot on this late autumn feast day.

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You Are Family Oriented

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to bring family together, and many people plan to travel, anyway. The long holiday weekend gives relatives an opportunity to catch up and friends more time to have fun! Just be sure to let loved ones know far in advance to reserve your wedding date, because flight costs go up this time of year.

Anniversaries Are Important

Want to reserve time off from work for your anniversary? This might seem a minor consideration, but booking your wedding on a holiday weekend will ensure you get an extra day or two to celebrate and remember your wedding with family—year after year!

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You Love Nature’s Rich Hues

Do you appreciate earth tones and bright accents? A late fall wedding may incorporate jewel tones and vibrant autumnal hues. Brown, burgundy, gold, grey, and orange reflect the season’s natural beauty.

Fall Is Fun

Is there anything better than crunching falling leaves, sipping hot drinks, and watching the rain? If you love the weather during late fall, a Thanksgiving wedding is a natural choice. Consider getting personalized umbrellas or wearing boots for the big day. Have fun with your food, drinks, and décor!

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Turkey, Turkey, Turkey!

Heap on delicious helpings of hot and savory foods! Serve courses your guests will want second and third helpings of, like roast turkey, apple pie, turkey sandwiches, pumpkin ravioli, turkey salad, mashed potatoes—and did we mention turkey? If you venue allows it, hosting a potluck or asking family members to cook is an affordable way to share special recipes and feed your guests!

Rustic Warmth

Lanterns, candles, and warm lighting create beautiful ambiance for a Thanksgiving wedding. If you’re hosting your reception at a lodge or facility with a roaring fire, all the better! Pumpkins, wheat, and leafy decorations add to the cheer of a harvest-themed wedding.

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Longer Is Better

Does the romance of a chapel or cathedral veil sweep you off your feet? A long veil will frame your gown and look stunning in photos! Whether you’re going for simple elegance or head-turning beauty, a long veil will fulfill your late autumn wedding vision.

You Like to Wrap Up

Shawls, scarves, and wraps are not only warm and comfortable, but provide unique opportunities to enrich your wedding. You can add a splash of color and incorporate sentimental meaning at the same time! Ask a close friend or family member to knit something special for you and your bridal party (plenty of time in advance, mind you) to create lovely memories for everyone

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Gratitude Is Glorious

Love is a special gift. If you’re thankful in particular for your relationship and want to reaffirm this theme during your wedding, Thanksgiving pairs beautifully with a message of gratitude.

Gold Accessories Are Perfect for Your Gown

We mentioned that colors complementing the vibrance of late autumn and the harvest work well with a Thanksgiving wedding. If you love gold accessories, this time of year is definitely for you! Gold adds warm, subtle shine and coordinates beautifully with champagne gowns, embroidered details, and earth-tone accents.

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Bel Aire Bridal Headpiece Style: 6482

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Would you plan a Thanksgiving wedding? Tell us about your late autumn or winter ensemble choices!

Fall Bridal Market Recap

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We showed at the Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and New York bridal markets. We enjoyed seeing all of our stores and hearing positive responses to the Fall 2015 collection. Our gorgeous accessories complement many popular Allure, Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, Monique Lhuillier, Samuelle Couture, and Truvelle gowns. Have you matched our accessories with other designer dresses?

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For Spring 2016, we are carrying over trends like floral crowns and accessories in champagne and blush. We also have new items such as shoulder jewelry, opal headpieces, and veils with metallic lace! Swarovski crystals, intricate embroidery, and extra-soft tulle are making an appearance.

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Our romantic gold and silver lace cathedral veils beautifully complement the woodsy, rustic-chic vibe that is so popular this season.

Untitled-1For more dramatic brides, our pretty-as-a-princess opal and rhinestone jewelry complete an effect of fairy-tale elegance.

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Our variety of belts range from simple & delicate to bold and beautiful.

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Looking for shoulder jewelry? Set your heart on these lovely styles incorporating vintage designs, draping crystals, lustrous pearls, and oh-so-much sparkle!

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Tell us, which look is your favorite? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook for more fashion-forward updates and sneak peeks of this season’s lovely styles!

Want to see more? Check our website in December for the full Spring 2016 Collection gallery.

Fall Color Crush: Copper

Amidst the poignant beauty and vibrant hues of autumn, this season’s most popular wedding colors stand out with stunning allure: earthy reds such as marsala and auburn; fresh greens including sage, fern, and mint; and autumnal favorites like cocoa and pumpkin!

Does this sound delicious, or what?

This week, we’re crushing on warm and cheerful hues such as gold, bronze, copper, and champagne! Check out these five ways to add a splash of sensational color to your wedding. 

Glorious Headpieces

If you’re decking your bridesmaids in a seasonal color such as champagne, chocolate, amethyst, or maroon, a sparkling gold accent perfectly complements these rich hues. Wear a gold bridal headpiece and give your maids matching hair pins, or vice-versa!

Confident Jewelry

Be bold in gold! Try wearing a statement bracelet or earrings in a warm metallic tone; you can match a headpiece or belt and show off red-carpet worthy style in your bridal photos.

Statement Shoes

Dare to dream with sparkling shoes or a gold clutch. A dramatic pop of color adds some pizazz to your ensemble while still looking fashion-forward and utterly fabulous. These details create fun photo opportunities, too!

Beautiful Bridesmaids

Metallics are all the rage this season. There’s nothing more gorgeous and eye-catching than decking your maids in stunning gold sequins or Art Deco beading! Never underestimate the power of sparkle.

Autumn Bouquet

Incorporate the warm hues of fall into your bouquet by choosing brightly-colored flowers and leaves, or wrap the end in a metallic ribbon to add an extra bit of shimmer. You can tie in your accent color with a jewel-tone brooch, too!

Photography Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography 

Gown: Sweet Caroline Styles

Style Spotlight: Gold Lace Cathedral Veil

Gold is naturally glamorous. The warm luster and elegant shine of this gorgeous hue is perfect for a wedding in any season. Bold, beautiful brides who step outside the all-white or all-ivory box already know that metallics add an eye-catching splash of decadence to any ensemble. Gold, in particular, conveys a soft and romantic quality that is so dreamy while retaining that feeling of high-class elegance.

This veil is for you.

Style V7287C combines the gorgeous glamour of gold with a breathtaking floral lace design. Dimensional flowers and shimmering beadwork in opulent embroidery make this veil truly unique—just like you! The traditional style of a flowing cathedral veil is the most majestic, romantic design a bride can choose.

You’ll feel absolutely stunning in this extravagant accessory—if such a statement piece can really be called a mere accessory. Be prepared for lots of compliments!

This design coordinates beautifully with gold jewelry and headpieces, as well as dresses with warm florals and/or lace appliqués. Champagne tones look downright incredible with this luxurious veil.

Style V7287C is made for a formal wedding. If you like the gold lace but want a design that’s not quite so over-the-top, check out style V7277 (the fingertip length version) or a soft gold Chantilly lace veil like V7270. You’ll love the grace and charm of these fabulous gold styles.

Are you wearing a gold lace gown? Tell us which designer you chose!

(Psst. We have more cathedral veils and romantic styles for you, too. If you want more bridal style inspiration, follow us on Instagram!)

Top 5 Signs You’re a Halloween Bride

Do you love Halloween so much that you’d marry it—or rather, tie the knot during this spooky season? Smashingly stylish attire, ghoulish décor, and out-of-this-world wedding ideas just might tempt you into choosing October 31 as the day you lay your single life to rest! Check out these top five signs that you might be a Halloween bride.

Your Wedding Color: Black

Are you a bit obsessed with all things gothic? The first thing you did after slipping on that ring was to choose black as your color. Other people might think it is a bit gloomy for a wedding, but you know that black is slimming, goes with everything, and looks oh-so-chic with the right accessories. (Are your nails painted black right now?)

Your Ring: Unique

Are you not a sparkly round-cut type of girl? If your beau proposed with a vintage ring, colored stone, or a rock that wasn’t a diamond at all, this is a good indication that your preferences stray from the beaten path. As Robert Frost says, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

Fall Foodie

Do you look forward to the Pumpkin Spiced Latte season all year? Do you avidly watch the calendar and celebrate when the local pumpkin patch opens up? Have you already updated your Pumpkin Recipes Board on Pinterest? Would you serve pumpkin pies, hot chocolate, caramel apples, or other autumnal goodies at your wedding?

Is your stomach growling just reading this? Enough said.

You Reuse & Recycle 

If you are a creative person who is into crafting and repurposing items, you’ve already got your mind on sourcing re-usable wedding décor.

Little black dresses for the bridesmaids will be perfect for date nights. Wedding goblets with skulls—why, you’ll use them every October! The idea of pulling out lovely black table linens for spooky parties sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

You’re a Kid at Heart

Nothing warms your heart like watching the Trick or Treaters every year. You loved pounding the pavement on All Hallows’ Eve when you were a kid, and you’ve never quite grown out of your fondness for huge bags of candy and elaborate costumes ever since.

You love the idea of letting your flower girls and ring bearers dress in costume—and maybe throw candy down the aisle! The kids will have a blast, and you are definitely the type of person who believes that weddings should be fun.

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Tell us, are you a Halloween bride? Let us know why you chose this holiday season to tie the knot!

‘Till Death Do Us Part—Halloween Proposal Ideas

Planning a spooky Halloween proposal? Pop the big question with a seasonal twist using one of these fantastic ideas. Whether your beloved covets a glittering black diamond, a gothic skull ring, or a traditional sparkly setting, these proposals will definitely get a “Yes!”—if she’s not too afraid!

 Corn Maze Hunt  

Does she love playing games and solving puzzles? Take your star sleuth into a corn maze for the best treasure hunt ever! Give her clues to guide her through to the end, where you can drop a knee and/or ask actors in the maze to hold up signs.

Haunted House Surprise

Give your future fiancée a scary surprise by popping the question inside a haunted house! If you’re a thrill-seeker with a spine of steel who would brave monsters, zombies, and psychos to stop and declare your love, this is a daring way to go. Just make sure she’s not too freaked out to say, “Yes!”

Pumpkin Patch Romance  

Does she love seasonal, family-friendly activities? For a good old-fashioned fall proposal, take one knee in a pumpkin patch! You can plant the ring on a special pumpkin ahead of time, or ask friends and family to write your message on pumpkins and meet you there.

Black Cat Delivery 

For animal lovers, there’s nothing more adorable than a furry new family member bearing a sparkly present! You can also engrave their collar or tag with the question, which makes a great keepsake. For a Halloween twist, adopt a black kitty—and start your engagement with nine lives’ worth of good luck!

Candy Dish Delight

If your sweetie loves treats, why not deliver your question by offering her a dish of candy with an extra-special present sitting on top? This simple proposal is both classic and fun. You can also drop the ring into a glass of cider, or replace the plastic spider ring on a Halloween cupcake with a major upgrade.

Jack O’Lantern Message 

Nothing is more romantic than asking for her hand in marriage by flickering candlelight—preferably with scattered rose petals. Carve pumpkins to ask, “Will You Marry Me?” and drop in some candles. After it gets dark, lead your lovely lady to the magical location!

Trick or Marriage

Do either you or your beloved have kids? Let them be part of the proposal by asking them to hold up signs. When she opens the door expecting Trick or Treaters, she’ll be thrilled by your heartfelt surprise!

How are you going to propose? Share your story!

4 Fabulous Lace Veils to Try at Your Fitting

Are you in love with lace? We sure are!

Lace is a timeless fabric that evokes feminine grace, charm, and beauty. Gorgeous floral designs are still expressed in the intricate laces we use for bridal accessories today—from delicate Chantilly to formal Venise to elaborate Alençon patterns. Whether softly ethereal or regally elegant, lace infuses an air of sweet romance into your wedding ensemble.

Today, we’re highlighting lace veils from our newest collections. If you’ve chosen a lace gown or wish to enhance your bridal look with pure amour, keep scrolling and discover the perfect style for you!

Romantic Rose Lace

There’s something so casually pretty about style V7280. Intricately stitched with a bold pattern of roses in full bloom, this unique design blends traditional bridal motifs with modern, innovative style. A simple rolled edge leaves room for other accessories. If you’re wearing a minimalistic gown or carrying roses, this style harmonizes beautifully with your theme.

Graceful Metallic Florals

Gracefully cascading down your shoulders, style V7281 features a delicate metallic rolled edge and pretty lace appliqués. Beautifully designed with gold or silver accents, this dreamy veil is made for the romantic bride seeking just a touch of metallic shimmer. Pair this piece with a bridal halo, hair jewelry, or shoulder jewelry to make your appearance even more stunning.

Formal Venise Flowers

Formally bridal and regally beautiful, a narrow trim of Venise lace completes your look with true elegance. Light beading adds subtle sparkle, giving style V7273 just a hint of glamour. If you’re wearing lace accessories or a fit and flare lace gown, this lovely design is made for you.

Luxurious Metallic Lace

Metallic tones are a great choice for autumn weddings. If you want to shine in silver or gold, style V7270 combines beautiful lace with metallic embroidery. Intricately gorgeous and elegantly romantic, this pretty design pairs perfectly with your gold or silver accessories. Create a dreamy ensemble that is entirely you.

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Want to see more lovely lace styles? Check out our lace veils and cathedral veils to find the perfect design for your wedding. Try them on in a store near you, and let us know which one is The One!