Dresses

Beautiful wedding veils from Lace and Favour

Wearing a veil at your wedding is almost as traditional as wearing a wedding dress. Over the years the amount of brides wearing veils seemed to decrease, with the increase of civil ceremonies taking place. I feel that some brides felt it was not needed. However, thanks to the recent Royal weddings veils are making a comeback, and there are some stunning ones available to buy. 

When I got married in a very low key style wedding almost 8 years ago, I did not have a veil, but if I was to do it all again (to the same man) I think I would do. I am very much in love with the long cathedral length veils. Although with me being only 5ft it might be a bit too long. I love the statement they make walking down the aisle, plus the photographs you could get would be fabulous.

Although many of the bridal boutiques stock a range of veils, often it is very limited and brides are turning to the internet to find something that is just perfect for them. Lace and Favour is an online wedding emporium and they stock a beautiful range of wedding veils and just about every other bridal accessory.

My top wedding veils from Lace and Favour

Veils come in a range of different lengths, ranging from the birdcage style all the way to the cathedral length. I have put together my top picks from Lace and Favour.

Fingertip veils

Fingertip veils, are just either a single tier or a double tier veil that finished at your fingertips. They are a really popular choice with brides wanting to show off the bottom of their dresses, or to have tucked into their hair up do. Often for brides having the fingertip veils are a good choice because they are traditional yet a more modern take on a veil.

Wedding Veils from Lace and Favour

I love this Joyce Jackson Santa Anna fingertip veil which costs £139. The beautiful lace and bead edges, give it the real vintage feel, it also comes in 3 different colours.

Cathedral or Chapel length veils

Cathedral or Chapel length veils, are my favourite ones. Finished with beautiful luxury lace, Swarovski pearls, beads some with scalloped edges. Some with built in head bands, others with a hair comb. The dramatic effect of these long veils, for me really give the wow factor.

This Lunaria by Rainbow Club that costs £175 really caught my eye, I love the lace edging. It’s 96 inches so it’s lovely and long if that what you are looking for. 

Waist length veils

Waist length veils, are just that bit shorter than the fingertip ones, they are a very classic yet add a splash of fun and an edgier side to your wedding look. Waist length veils are also a great option if you are wanting to wear your veil all day, as the others you may need to remove before your sit down meal because you will end up sitting on it and possibly pull it from your hair.

I love the simplicity of this stunning Rainbow Club Tosca Russian braid edge waist length veil, with it’s ribbon edge, will really allow your wedding dress to do the talking. This veil costs only £49, so it’s among the best value of the veils I have chosen.

Birdcage veils

Birdcage veils, add that vintage feel to your wedding. They are often popular with more mature brides, or something looking for something a bit different. A birdcage veil is for someone that is wanting to go for something other than a classic veil. I really do like the Birdcage veils, they are different, they stand out and they look very chic.

This beautiful birdcage veil by SassB Couture with crystal embellishments costs £82, with a hair clip of Swarovski crystals. It’s a perfect little veil for someone looking for an element of couture.

Full length veil

Full length veils are just that, they come down to the floor but do not give you any train. They are beautiful, they offer a tradition style without having to worry about people helping you to sort your train out. They come with lace, beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals, and from one tier to three tiers. If you opt for a full length veil, just make sure it covers the length of your dress, it will look odd if it finishes a few inches short of your dress. If you are not wanting a really long veil, why not try a fingertip veil.

This gorgeous Gaia Bohemian floral inspired full length veil, is perfect for the bride looking for that boho feel to their wedding. It has a silk ribbon covered band, that sits like a halo with gold lace flowers. The band has flexibly so you are able to move it into place easily, it costs £259.

What do you think to my selection of wedding veils from Lace and Favour?

Whatever veil you go for, make your have something that suits the silhouette you are looking for. Choose a veil that suits you, your personality and also accompanies your dress perfectly.

Alternative places to buy your wedding dress

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Not every bride has an endless budget for her wedding dress, so have to think outside the box when it comes to buying you gown. Second hand dresses could be a great option for you, after all they have only been worn once. Often you can find the perfect dress for you at a fraction of the price that has been previously owned by another gorgeous bride. Many selling sites are even home to warehouses of last seasons stock, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on them. I hope you find the dress of your dreams.

 

*This is a collaborative post, all images are credited to Lace and Favour. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.

Finding the perfect bridal lingerie

So you have visited lots of bridal boutiques and tried on and found the perfect wedding dress. You fall in love with it and put the deposit down and then the search starts for the underwear.

When it comes to bridal lingerie there is lots to think about. Do you have straps on your dress, is it a low back, strapless, are you going for something more floaty that might need some shape wear. The search then begins for the perfect underwear.

Finding the perfect Bridal Lingerie

Hunkemöller offer a lovely range of bridal lingerie. There is something for you whatever style of wedding dress you have chosen. I have put together some of my favourite items you can get from Hunkemöller.

I really like this Jade bra and Brazillian pants set, with matching suspenders. The bra has detachable straps so it’s perfect for the beautiful gowns that come with straps but also for those that are strapless.

The Jade range, is pretty yet sexy with the gorgeous lace. It’s also great that this lingerie it is wearable again and again so that extra expense with your budgets is one thing that you can use again.

I often picture bridal lingerie to be a corset style, this super sexy Ece bustier set is just gorgeous. I always think that having nice underwear can make you feel just the bit more beautiful. Even though it’s only you that knows it’s there until it gets taken off by your new Hubby. The Ece range comes with a choice of thong shorts or rio style pants.

When I got married, I wore and pj’s and a cardigan while getting ready at the venue. Not very sexy.  However looking back I wish I had a gorgeous dressing gown to wear, although 8 years ago I don’t remember ever seeing anything like these beautiful statin bridal kimonos.

Now I think these are a must for any bride, something to keep after the wedding, but also you can wear it while getting ready. Having your underwear on with the kimono over the top, means that once you have your hair and make up completed then you can just slip the kimono off and get into your gown without putting a hair out of place.

Bridal Lingerie

Have you thought about the bridal lingerie that is perfect for your wedding dress?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Hunkemöller. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Beautiful Bridesmaid’s dresses online…..

Bridesmaid dresses are such an important element to a wedding. They are often what brings the colour scheme and themes together, however they can also use up a large chunk of the budget. When I got married we only had a limited budget and therefore I only had my sister as a bridesmaid, as I knew I wanted to buy her dress and accessories. I just could not afford to have my friends, because I would have ended up with 6 adult bridesmaids. When I was bridesmaid for my best friend she also only had me and I remember that my dress cost almost £250, which is about the standard cost for a bridesmaid dress bought at a bridal boutique. If you had 4 adult bridesmaid that’s £1000 before you have even looked at their hair and makeup.

Bridesmaid's Dresses Online

Now however money savvy brides are looking outside of these boutiques to online stores to see what is available to them and at much more affordable prices. It means that you are able to have a few bridesmaids without having to worry about using up large amounts of your budget.

Joanie on-line have a fabulous range of gorgeous dresses. Long, short, sweetheart cut, straps in varying different colours. Which also means that you are able to have a different style dress for each of your bridesmaid but all within the same colour. I actually quite like seeing bridesmaids in different style dresses because often one dress style doesn’t suit everyone. Plus it shows off different personal styles.

Bridesmaid’s dresses online

I have put together my top picks of bridesmaid dresses from Joanie, with prices starting at just £40 and sizes from 8 – 22 there is something for everyone. 

The lovely Gracie Georgette Occasion dress, is knee length with a ruched waist and floaty sleeves. It is available in 5 different colours. It’s had that romantic feel and is perfect for your bridesmaids, available in sizes 8-22 and costs just £40.


The Isla Georgette is a maxi dress and a very popular option with brides and bridesmaids. It’s floaty style makes it a great style for all shapes and sizes. Available in sizes 8-22 at costs just £48.00 and also has 5 different colours options.

Celine Georgette it a knee length dress that like the others comes in 5 different colours. It the has a statin tie to the waist to helps to show off the waist line. It is available in sizes 8-22 and costs just £40.

I love that Joanie offer different style bridesmaid dresses, yet they are all so similar that you could have your bridesmaid wearing different dresses but they all still match and have the gorgeous romantic feel. Plus they are at a faction of the price of heading into a bridal boutique.

What was your budget for each bridesmaid? Did you choose to head on-line to find the dress or go for the bridal boutique?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Joanie. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*