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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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Classic Black Tie Wedding in Cleveland

I love a classic wedding! Throw in gorgeous photos, a breathtaking cathedral, and a beautiful bride in a cathedral length mantilla veil, and you’ve made my day. I’m pretty sure Real Bride Olivia's wedding will make your day too! Her classic black tie wedding in Cleveland is absolutely timeless and elegant! When I met with Olivia, she knew she wanted a cathedral length lace veil but was unsure which one would best compliment her fitted beaded dress. It was such a pleasure helping her try on different styles. Ultimately, she said yes to the Maria champagne veil and I'm so glad she did! The flower appliques down the back added a unique touch to her bridal look and she received...

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Wedding Veils: The Difference Between a Drop Veil Blusher and No Blusher

If you’ve decided on the perfect mantilla for your dress, you’re half way done! The next step is to select whether you will be wearing a drop veil blusher or no blusher at all. There’s always a lot of uncertainty or questions surrounding this step, so here is a quick rundown on what a drop veil blusher is, how to wear it, and whether or not you should have one. What is a drop veil blusher? A blusher is the portion of the veil that drapes over the face. A drop veil is a style of blusher and refers to how the comb is sewn to the veil. The attached hair comb is sewn flat so that there is no...

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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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A Fall Wedding in Cleveland

I am thrilled to be able to share this next wedding with you! Until now, brides featured in the Real Brides section have been brides that I've connected with online but today's bride is from the Cleveland area and I was able to assist her in person! When I met with the gorgeous bride, she knew exactly what type of veil she wanted. A mantilla style, no blusher veil with embellishments to compliment the stunning bodice on her gown. She opted for the Fernanda Mantilla Veil and I think the result was spectacular! Below are pictures of her beautiful cathedral ceremony. Of course, no fall wedding in Cleveland is complete without a portrait session in the metro parks, so I...

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