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A Picturesque New Zealand Wedding

New Zealand's remarkable views offer plenty of scenic backdrops for your wedding day. That's an unmistakable fact as you can see from Real Bride Harriet's picturesque New Zealand wedding. Lush rolling hills and the water's edge with mountains in the distance; vintage cars and their sweet daughter donning a floral wreath crown, everything about her wedding just felt natural yet perfectly stylized. Harriet's big day was surrounded by nature's beauty and a family's love. Here is what she had to say about her special day:  "David and I were married on the 25 March at a place called Waimarama Beach, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. My grandparents had a family home at the beach and we were married on the front lawn. They passed way 3...

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A New Year's Day Wedding in New England

Any bride looking for inspiration for a winter wedding is in for a treat! When Real Bride Sarah sent me photos of her wedding day, I was absolutely in love! Every detail of her wedding exuded classic and elegant! Cranberry reds and Christmas trees sprinkled throughout added a layer of warmth to create the perfect backdrop to her New Year's Day wedding in New England! Sarah completed her bridal look with the Gabby mantilla veil in fingertip length. It was the perfect compliment to her stunning satin A-line wedding gown. Her wedding story and gorgeous photos are below! All photos were taken by the talented Boston-based photographer, Leona Campbell Photography. "My husband and I both knew that we wanted a...

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What is a Drop Veil?

A question I get asked a lot is, "What is a drop veil?". Here at The Mantilla Company, you have the option to have drop veil blusher or not have a blusher at all. If you opt to not have a blusher, you will be able to drape the veil over your head so that the lace frames the sides of your face. Selecting the drop veil blusher means the comb is attached further back from the edge of the veil so that you may choose to drape the veil over your face. Made famous by Grace Kelly and more recently by Kate Middleton, the drop veil does not have any gathering at the comb. The tulle is sewn flat...

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Intimate Farmhouse Wedding

This real bride's intimate farmhouse wedding is simple, dreamy and downright elegant! The outdoors of the charming mansion is the perfect backdrop for the couple's I do's while the indoors hosts an intimate rustic dinner with a lush centerpiece. You can truly feel the love and joy at the table! Megan chose a classic lace gown with buttons down the back and stunning lace sleeves. When she emailed me pictures of her dress, I knew the Lucia Mantilla was the perfect veil for her! The cathedral length with a drop veil style blusher created a look that is positively timeless. The delicate lace details add just the right amount of vintage elements to her special day. Here are her kind...

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Bridal Trend: White Wedding Dress Alternatives

With thousands of white bridal dresses to choose from, there is sure to be a white wedding dress out there for every bride. However, more and more brides are opting to showcase their individualism with a non-traditional wedding dress. The most recent bridal trend in wedding dresses is different colors, textures, and prints; nothing short of colorful! Why let go of the white dress? More brides feel more comfortable and confident in a dress that truly embodies their style, character, and personality. If you are torn between sticking to the whites or shifting to the colored side of the wedding dress spectrum, here are a few white wedding dress alternatives that are suited for any unique bride! The Relaxed Neutrals...

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