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3 Reasons Why You Should Wear a Wedding Veil

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS   Many brides question whether or not they should wear a veil on their big day. Some people think it's outdated, but others think that it adds a sense of tradition and equally a sense of freshness for the bride. There's no doubt that veils are beautiful, and they can really accent a wedding dress and make a bride look even more elegant. So here are three reasons why brides should wear a veil on their wedding day. 1. Only brides wear wedding veils. Some brides consider the veil an afterthought. However, wedding veils are special because they're only for brides. Wearing one is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! It is a delicate piece of fabric that's...

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Authentic Mexican Wedding in San Antonio Texas

Olivia and Steven's wedding is so glamorous, colorful and rich with Mexican wedding traditions. This Real Bride wanted to pay homage to her Mexican heritage and her wedding did just that! From location, decor to wedding rituals, Olivia's wedding is sure to inspire and spark some ideas for your Mexican themed wedding. Scroll below to see how beautiful the embellished Alejandra veil pairs effortlessly with her beaded dress.  All photographs were taken by San Antonio based photographer, EncantoRojo. WHY THEY CHOSE THEIR WEDDING VENUE: I chose Mission San Jose in San Antonio, TX for the wedding ceremony because of the beautiful history.  It also reminded me so much of the churches in Zacatecas, Mexico where my Dad is from. I wanted to tie...

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How to Care for Your Veil Before and After the Wedding

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOSE VILLA   The wedding veil has always been the most iconic bridal accessory. The moment when the veil is put on is the exact moment when the bride truly embodies her special role for the extraordinary day. Just like the wedding gown, the veil too must be well looked after to ensure that it is in perfect shape for the walk down the aisle. Once your veil is delivered, taking care of it is important to avoid any unfortunate stains or stubborn crease marks that can dampen any bride’s glorious moment.   Prep Instructions Before the Wedding: When your veil arrives in the mail, try it on with your dress to ensure it is the look that...

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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...

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Gorgeous Wedding Venue in Miami

A lot of brides turn to Google when searching for the perfect wedding venue but how many get past the first page? Real Bride Jenna's quest for a wedding venue in Miami that had an old world, Italian feel, lead her through an extensive Google search. The venue of choice was not one that popped up on the first page. Instead, it was a hidden gem tucked back deep onto the 10th page. As you can tell by the photos, the lengthly search was well worth it! If you're getting married in Miami, you'll definitely want to keep scrolling for more photos and to find out which venue she chose!  How They Met: Matt and I met our sophomore year of college at the University of...

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