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Wedding Accessories

SimplyBridal Veil Giveaway Winner!

We’re announcing the winner of the SimplyBridal lace-trimmed veil giveaway! The lucky owner of the veil is Kelly Webb! Congrats!


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Bride Freebies Wedding Fashion

SimplyBridal Veil Giveaway.

Have you entered the veil giveaway yet? If not, click here now to enter or see below! SimplyBridal, the online bridal shop has teamed up with Bridelicious to give one of you lucky readers, a lace trimmed veil that’ll go perfectly with your wedding dress.

How to enter giveaway:
1. Sign up to follow  on Facebook ().
2. Tell us which SimplyBridal dress you think looks best with the lace trimmed veil and why, by leaving a comment below with your name and email address.
3. Giveaway ends Tuesday, August 21st at midnight HKT.

Terms and conditions:
A winner will be chosen randomly and announced in the post on Wednesday, August 22nd and email sent to the email address provided in comments. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited by law. WordPress clock will be the official time-keeping device for this promotion. Both Hong Kong and international entries allowed. Only one (1) entry per person. Giveaway open to new and existing Facebook Fans. Winning is conditioned on liking our Facebook page. Giveaway includes one (1) 45″ one-tier lace trimmed veil (Simply Bridal Item ID# 87021). Shipment of giveaway is to be arranged by SimplyBridal. 

Bride Tradition Wedding Fashion

The Long and Short of Veils.

To veil or not to veil. That is the question that many brides have running through their wedding brain. Roman tradition has it that the veil, called the flammeum and was painted with fire designs, was worn to protect the bride from the evil spirits who might kidnap her before she’s even reached her husband. Then, you’ve got the other legend that has the bride covering her face with the veil as a symbol of purity, and because many marriages were arranged, having her face hidden meant the soon-to-be-husband can’t back out! Men, haven’t you heard of the saying, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’?!

In these modern times, the veil is now worn more as a fashion statement rather than because of its traditional links. Many brides even forgo the veil altogether (why detract the attention from your stunning gown?) and opt for either a birdcage veil or simply go au naturale (on the face that is). As with many parts of the wedding, there is no right or wrong answer. Go with what makes you feel comfortable.


The popular veil lengths:

The cathedral veil.  The kind you see in photos that seem to miraculously float in the air, all the time. It’s the most formal, dramatic and oh-so-romantic style as it’s floor length and should only be worn over dresses that are unfussy, otherwise you run the risk of looking like a headless chicken.

The Fingertip. This veil falls around the fingertips, roughly between 36-45inches long and works especially well with dresses that have a simple bodice but a detailed skirt. Remember Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen gown with the lace rimmed veil?

The Birdcage. They’re everywhere and if you’re going for a 1920′s vintage look, you’ll want to wear it. The netting covers the face just enough so that everyone can still see your gorgeous face. Classy and sweet, it’s the modern day bride’s answer to perfect veil. I love this look!

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Stephanie Williams Photography, Studio Rouge via Love My Dress, The Youngrens, Veils of Art, KT Merry Photography, Sloan Photographers, KT Merry Photography