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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.

 

 

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

Classic car wedding transport with Book A Classic

Planning your big day can be so much fun, working out all of those little extras that make the day unique to you. Choosing your wedding car isn’t just about getting from the church to the venue or from your home to the ceremony. It’s about setting the tone of your wedding, adding that bit of luxury and showing your personality throughout your big day. Plus get a great photographer and they will look amazing in your photographs as well.

It’s very popular at the moment to have VW camper vans as transport for the bride and her bridesmaids. A couple of my friends have had these in the last couple of years and their photographs look fabulous. When I got married we didn’t have any transport, I stayed at the venue the night before and my Hubby arrived in our car. I do however wish we had images of us with stunning cars.

There are so many different Classic cars around for hire and Book A Classic is the perfect place to start looking for the perfect one for your big day. Using Book A Classic is a one stop shop, it has a hundreds of cars listed and you are easily able to search the cars within your area.

I have picked out my top 5 Book A Classic cars to have at a wedding.

Book A Classic – my top picks

Book A Classic Car

The VW camper van, like I said before they make for the amazing photo graphs, plus how much fun for the bride and her bridesmaids to travel all together in the same vehicle. Also for those having a few bridesmaids by having a VW camper van will save hiring more than one car for the day.

The Chrysler Windsor convertible, such a classic car and so beautiful in a the ivory colour. Looks great in your photographs and will make a fabulous impression on your wedding guests.

If you are looking for a cute little classic but with a splash of colour, what about this lovely VW Beetle Fusca. It’s the perfect little car for a rustic wedding. I can imagine with the burnt orange colour of the car, with the autumnal shades of flowers….. beautiful.

For the more traditional style wedding transport what about a Bentley Mark VI. It oozes country manor grandeur, beautiful in images and a classic car like no other. I love this.

The E type Jaguar is the car of most men’s dreams. The E Type is very popular with Grooms men, they hire the car to drive. Arrive with the best man, then use it to drive their new wife or husband to the reception venue. Just like the Royals do.

These are my top picks from Book A Classic, what do you think? What would be your dream transport for your wedding day? For me I would love the Bentley and my Hubby would go with the E type.

 

 

* This post was made in collaboration with Book A Classic. Thank you Book A Classic for the images. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Historic British cities to get married in

Britain has a rich and incredible history, from Viking invasions to the intense Industrial Revolution. Explore cities to villages and you’ll be sure to find something that’ll amaze and excite you.

It seems only fitting that a day that represents your first step to your new future, your wedding day, should be celebrated amongst interesting history. From Edinburgh to London, we look at some of Britain’s top historic locations to hold your special day.

Historic British cities to get married in

Historic British Cities to Get Married In

Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the UK’s original cities, with evidence of settlements during the bronze and iron ages, it was a Roman town until the 5th Century AD when the Roman Empire declined. After the Romans, the Danes founded the modern city of Cambridge in 875, which was later captured by the Saxons in the 10th Century. The Danes went on to burn the city down in 1010 and this wouldn’t be the last time Cambridge was to be ravaged by fire.

Once the area was rebuilt, Cambridge became a central point for trade due to it’s location on the River Cam. There were a few internal strifes between the townspeople and the University, founded in 1209, but overall the settlement thrived into the city we know today.

There are over 1,500 listed buildings in Cambridge, the oldest of which dates back to the 11th Century. With a host of historic buildings to choose from, it’s no wonder the city of Cambridge is a popular area to marry in.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh has an interesting history of going from strength to strength. Evidence of Romans can be found in the area, although it seems they could never truly break the city and by 211 AD had left Edinburgh entirely. During the Medieval and Renaissance periods Edinburgh survived several scuffles with the English and began to expand rapidly. Taking the title of Capital of Scotland by the end of the 1500s. Georgian Edinburgh saw an explosion of construction and is considered the greatest contribution to the modern city. Much of the surviving architecture is revered as being some of the best across the globe.

Over 4,500 listed buildings are scattered across the city and surrounding area from St Margaret’s chapel, constructed during the 12th Century and Edinburgh’s oldest building. To the striking Edinburgh Castle, considered one of the most besieged places in the United Kingdom.

Nottingham

Although not likely to jump to minds when thinking of “Historic Britain” Nottingham was an important town in history due to its location on the River Trent. For a little while after the Norman Conquest, the city was split into a French Borough and an English Borough, but the areas were united in the 1300s. The city is most recognised for its ties to legendary Robin Hood, who is said to have lived in Sherwood Forest. However, more notable, Nottingham is recorded as one of the most beautiful cities in history, with many travel writers or famous authors commenting on the city’s pleasantness.

There are plenty of historic buildings to choose from across the city or alternatively choose a Nottingham city centre hotel that lies in the shadow of the striking Nottingham Castle.

York

Although humans existed in the York area since the Neolithic Period (4000 – 2000 BC) little is known of settlements until 5,000 Romans set up camp in the area in AD 71. After the Romans left in 407 AD, little went on in York until the 8th and 9th centuries when the town slowly started to grow. When the Vikings conquered Northern England, York was made the Viking Capital and the population exploded. Like much of England, there was religious strife during the Middle Ages to the 16th and 17th centuries but York prevailed and held its own as a Market Town, growing into the modern-day City of York.

There are a plethora of classic buildings in York to experience from the spectacular York Cathedral to the 2,000-year-old city walls. It’s not difficult to see why York is a popular wedding destination and has even been host to a Royal Wedding in 1961.

Celebrate your future by holding your special day in a city steeped in history, surrounded by exciting architecture. Not only will it stand out in the minds of your guests, but it’ll certainly add to your wedding photos!

 

*This is a collaborative post.*