Choosing the right wedding veil + GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

When I got engaged I had no idea what I wanted my wedding dress to look like. What I DID know is that I wanted a plain, tulle, cathedral length wedding veil. This was a non-negotiable. This may have been influenced by the fact that I had my sister's cathedral length wedding veil that was going to be my "something borrowed". However, when we got her veil out of storage, it had 2 huge rips in it that couldn't be repaired. Cue major meltdown. After coming to terms with the fact that I would NOT be wearing my sister's veil, this was still the style I wanted to wear on my wedding day.

When I found "the dress" at Hayden Olivia Bridal, I wasn't saying "yes" to the dress until I saw it with the veil. When they put the veil on me, I immediately knew this dress and veil combo was the winner. I was in love! Though my veil was very plain, the length gave it the "wow" factor without taking away from the intricate details of my dress. And since my dress was fit and flare, my veil was the "train" that my dress didn't have.

Wedding veils are a huge part of your wedding day ensemble. They bring your whole look together, and make it complete. Whether you choose angel-cut, birdcage, lace, or cathedral length, there is a perfect veil for every dress! Trust your instinct and you bridal salon consultant when deciding on this unique part of your wedding day attire.



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Head over to sweet Annie's blog today to see my sponsor post and enter the GIVEAWAY for this gorgeous necklace, or enter below. **Giveaway will run until 8/12 and winner will be announced on 8/13**

33 comments :

  1. Found you on Home of Malones. Beautiful pictures and a beautiful giveaway too. I enjoyed reading all about you. Your blog is lovely. Looking forward to following you on Bloglovin.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading!! I look forward to reading yours as well! Happy Thursday :)

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  2. Such a gorgeous veil (and dress!) You looked stunning!

    I've recently found your blog, and am so happy to be a new(ish) reader! I love reading about everything from weekend recaps, recipes, fashion, travel, and of course wedding related posts :-D

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    1. Thanks, lady!! So happy to have found yours too! Thanks for reading xoxo

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  3. Love that you knew exactly what type of veil you wanted (I did too!) and your veil and dress look perfect - you looked gorgeous!! Speaking of gorgeous, I'm obsessed with that necklace in the giveaway!!

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    1. Thanks girl!! Fingers crossed for you ;)

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  4. Love your blog, and your name! (I have a boy Owen, but know one other gal Owen and think it's so cute!). I love wedding veils too!! I had a very simple one because I had an informal/outdoor wedding, but it definitely made me feel like a "bride" :)

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    1. Wow that is awesome! I know a few guys named Owen, but no girls :) I've grown to love my name though. Happy to have found your cute blog and can't wait to follow along!

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  5. I love your veil and it definitely adds the WOW factor!! It's true - the accessories are why pull together a bridal look. I can't tell you how many veils I tried on before settling on mine.... and how upset my mom was when she found out I wouldn't be using the traditional blusher! (I figured my husband would be nervous and it would mess up my hair... or we'd forget... Or.. Or... Or... Lol)

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    1. That is hilarious hahaha, definitely a story you can tell your kids in the future ;)

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  6. Your dress and veil were gorgeous! Glad I came across your blog! Xx

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  7. Your dress & veil are both stunning!! Love the necklace your giving away, too!!

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    1. Thanks lady!! Fingers crossed for you ;)

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  8. I love your veil! It's so simple and pretty, especially paired with your dress!

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  9. Popping over from Home of Malones! You were such a beautiful bride, newest follower!

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    1. Thank you so much!! Can't wait to follow along your blog :) xoxo

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  10. I love fashion and beauty blogs, but I prefer ones that are more real. I can certainly appreciate gorgeous photos and detail shots of the outfits blogger post, but I also like to see real life stuff too. No one is "on" all the time! Your dress and veil are gorgeous. I love longer veils, they are so timeless!

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    1. I totally agree!! And thank you so much! xoxox

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  11. You know I love your dress… and the veil of course!! At first I wanted fingertip, then floor length, until I discovered that the veil can't be shorter than my train… which is pretty long. But I'm with you on tulle with a raw edge- is yours single or double layer??

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    1. Thanks girl! Mine was single layer! you can totally borrow it if you want, just let me know!! :)

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  12. Met you through Home of Malones! Love your photos and your story :) You looked absolutely beautiful.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    1. Thank you so much!! Happy to have found your blog, can't wait to follow along!

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  13. Gorgeous wedding photos! I love your dress and long veil!

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  14. k stop. you were a GORGEOUS bride, OMG. I still kinda wish I would have had a veil for my wedding, yours is so pretty and this post would have been perfect for me! Love the necklace you're giving away, too! ahhh just love this post :)
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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    1. thanks lady!!! your wedding pics are to die for, no need for a veil!

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  15. Gorgeous wedding pictures!! So happy to have found your blog through Annie!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading!! So happy to have found yours too! Xoxo

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  16. Gorgeous dress! You picked a perfect style for you and the pix are so beautiful. Looking forward to following along after finding you from Annie's post!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I look forward to following yours as well! xoxo

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  17. I Love reading fashion, make-up and wedding blogs. I have 2 sons getting married in next 2 years so I love finding ideas for their weddings.

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