A Winter Bride in Vintage Blue Ice Skates!

Here is another winter wedding photoshoot ~ inspired by a pair vintage of ice skates in the shade of Robin blue. This shoot is a collaboration between Caitlin of Simply Photography and Andrea of Andrea Dozier Boutique Photography.  Lots of simple, practical, and stunning ideas for brides who adoreDIY and vintage.

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I think the idea of wearing two pairs of tights – lace tights over one in a solid color – is a gorgeous way to keep warm at the same time.  You can see the bride wearing true vintage and vintage-inspired handmade accessories; and a DIY birdcage veil.  She’s also holding a non-traditional bouquet of pine cones!  For favors ~ hot chocolate in jars with super cute DIY embellishments.

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Are you planning a winter wedding?
Which of these ideas would you like to do?

Wedding Motif Inspiration: Apple Green

I’ve started the week with a post on apple cocktails, so it would be fitting to end with an apple post.  This time, I’m talking about this crisp, vibrant shade of apple green.  Think you’d like to make this your wedding motif?   Here are a couple of inspirations:

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Would you make green apple your wedding motif?

Real Wedding Inspiration: An Apple Orchard Wedding

Started the week with a post on apples and today, let’s admire a beautiful apple orchard wedding.  This rustic, intimate wedding took place in The Apple Farm in Philo California.  The lovely bride wore a very unique, simple, yet elegant pleated dress (in champagne) for the occasion; and the groom looked handsome in suit and eyeglasses.  The photography, paperie, and the photo booth are all by Gather West ~ and everything is oh so adorable!

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Don’t you just love the hanging vintage bottles and lace hankies as a photo backdrop? I do!  I absolutely love it!

Adorn the Bride: Birdcage Veil

Birdcage veils have long been popular in the past eras (40s & 50s?) but we see a lot of brides today wearing this classic style.

Russian tulle birdcage veilRussian tulle birdcage veil by EM Bridal

Birdcage veils are also called French veil or Russian veil – after the materials they’re made from (French netting or Russian netting).  Other names for this type of bridal headpiece are blusher veil, angle veil, Venetian veil, and bandeau veil.

Bircage dotted Swiss Veil Birdcage Veil with Swiss dots by SIBO Designs.

Birdcage veils and bandeau veils can be attached to the hair through a comb, a headband, a clip, or a fascinator.  Here is where the bride can be extra playful and creative.

Whimsical designs have been created using feathers, beads, flowers, crystals, pearls, brooches, hats, ribbons, and other accessories.

Sometimes genuine vintage millinery is used to put together a unique, vintage-inspired headpiece.  Such embellishments add up to the charm of blusher veils.

birdcage veil with feather and flowerA birdcage veil with feathers and flower by Wedded Kiss.

The Birdcage or Blusher Veil

Birdcage or angle veils typically come in three different lengths: 9”, 12”, and 18”.  The veil can be worn in various angles, to match the bride’s hairstyle, dress and overall look.

For instance, the birdcage veil is the full version which can either go from 12” to 18” from the comb to the edge, and can cover the entire bride’s face or just right below the eyes, the tip of the nose, the cheeks, or down to the chin.

bird cage veilA vintage-style birdcage veil with feathers and a hat by Batcakes Couture.

hat with birdcage veilA full blusher veil with ostrich feather by Ella Gajewska Bridal.

blusher veilTulle birdcage veil with bows by The Hattery By PKM.

Headband with Birdcage VeilEnglish veiling topped with taupe Dupioni silk bow by Preston and Olivia.

vintage birdcage veilBlusher veil with pearls by Atelier Dea Retro.

Simple Birdcage veilBirdcage veil with Swarovski crystals by Teri Huang.

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The Bandeau or Venetian Veil

Bandeau or Venetian veils are quite shorter than the birdcage style.  It could be 4” to 9” in length, and is often attached at both sides of the head with a fascinator, to cover the eyes.

French veilA bandeau style face veil that features scattered flowers and petals by
Woomi Pyo.

bride in birdcage veilA bandeau style veil embellished with organza and pearl flowers by All About Romance.

dotted birdcage veilBandeau birdcage veil made out of Russian veiling and pearls by Tessa Kim.

bandeau style Russian veilBandeau style Russian veiling with rhinestone feather hair comb by Brides Boutik.

bandeau style veilBandeau style veil with Swarovski pearl edge by Fine N Fleurie.

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bridal birdcage veilDouble layer bandeau veil with silk Habotai flower and ostrich feather by Three Sunbeams.

How to Wear a Birdcage Veil:

The birdcage veil can be styled in many different ways.  You can wear the veil with an updo, or let your hair down.

classic French veilIvory French veil by The Little White Dress.

petite birdcage veilPetite Birdcage veil by Powder Blue Bijoux.

With so many ways to wear the birdcage veil, it would look endearing with any type of wedding gown.

Whether you are wearing a bohemian wedding dress or a vintage-inspired wedding gown (no matter which era it’s from), you should be able to find the perfect way to wear it, as you can see from these inspirations:

floral facinator birdcage veilA birdcage veil and a hair comb accented with a vintage millinery flower by emsdesertrose.

ivory birdcage veilA full face ivory birdcage veil by Nicola Wellard.

Chenille Dot veilingChenille Dot veiling by Glamorous Bijoux.

bird cage veilSilk flowers in lovely mint shade with an attached ivory birdcage veil by Serephine.

facinator birdcage veilA bandeau veil that features large silk blooms by Myra Kim.

All the pretty veils featured on this post are from various Etsy shops.  If you see anything you like, just click on link and you’ll be directed to the shop.

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Would you wear this veil on your wedding and which style would it be?

Beautiful Brides in Cowboy Boots

Loving the trend of brides wearing boots ~ all kinds of them!

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On this post, I compiled snapshots of beautiful brides wearing cowboy boots of all sorts, heights, and colors ~ from the classic cowboy boots of the old west to lace-up combat boots.

We see a lot of brides braving the outdoors in boots underneath their delicate wedding gowns, looking exquisite and charming as brides should be.

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You don’t even need to be a real cowgirl to pull off the look!  Cowboy boots are wonderful for weddings outdoors – in the countryside, the farm, the barn, the woodlands.

Walking doesn’t need to be difficult, and you could be ready for any kind of weather. Plus, a bride in boots would look amazing in wedding photos!

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The bohemian bride would love the lace-up boots!  I think a pair of lace-up boots and a vintage wedding dress with antique lace go perfectly romantic together!

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And it doesn’t have to be just the bride.  If she wants, her bridesmaids can all be in boots too!

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Boots definitely add that element of fun and whimsicality in a wedding.  If you were a bride, would you wear boots on your wedding?