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What’s In A Veil – Mantilla Veils

by | Accessories, Bride

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Photo from Olive Farm Designs Handmade Bridal Accessories Mantilla veil by Olive Farm Handmade Bridal Accessories

When dreaming over a recent photograph of a beautiful veil, it did occur to me that I haven’t been writing much in my “What’s In a Veil?” series I started some time ago (Check out the previous posts What’s In A Veil – Birdcage Veils, What’s In A Veil – Juliet Cap Veil and What’s In A Veil – Drop Veils) and well, I want to change that! So today, let’s dive deep and explore the beauty of the mantilla veil!

The mantilla veil hails from 17th century Spain, where it was often worn upon the introduction of beautiful Spanish laces in the 16th century, in black, with a traditional crown like, semi-circular comb (called a Peineta often made out of tortoiseshell) . They’re also said to have originated from Muslim women who immigrated to Spain who needed to cover their face when attending church services – the heat made them switch from heavier fabrics to more breathable laces. By the nineteenth century, Queen Isabel II loved the mantilla veil, encouraging the people of Spain to wear it regularly before her death  when it became more of a special occasion item reserved for wearing to church during religious holidays.

The mantilla veil is defined by its wide lace edging and circular or triangle shape that almost hugs the body. Modern day, the veil is worn attached by a discreet comb or pins and in some ways is similar to a Drop Veil in that it looks like it is simply dropped onto the head. No shorter than fingertip length, the veil almost cascades down the bride’s body like a wrap (though can be tied in a loose knot at the back for a different take). Lovers of the mantilla have also interpreted it in their own way – placing it at the crown or lower back of the head for a different look.

Mantilla veils command lower hairstyles – a high ponytail or slicked back bun won’t work for this veil – instead think softer lower styles. Wearing your hair completely down, or in a style at the base of your head allows the veil to drape and fall as intended.

For me, the mantilla veil is the epitome of mysterious, demure romance. The lace itself is such a beautiful statement and the way it curves itself to its wearer’s features is truly beautiful.

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1. Photo by Aljosa Videtic via Intimate Weddings 2. Esma Spotted Mantilla Wedding Veil by Percy Handmade 3. Photo by Beata English Photography  from Gemma and Scott’s Canberra Garden Wedding 4. Photo by Michelle Boyd via Magnolia Rouge 5. Photo by Valentina Glidden Photography via Ruffled 6. Photo by Erich McVey via Style Me Pretty 7. Photo by Ryan Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty 8. Photo by Karen Gilvear Photography from Alexandra and Tom’s Romantic Palm Beach Wedding 9. Photo by Ellie Asher Photography via Bridal Musings 10. Photo by Jen Huang via Style Me Pretty

 

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Ellen and Adam’s Romantic Rooftop Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Ellen & Adam

One of my favourite things about Ellen and Adam’s romantic rooftop wedding is not the movie screen set up, not the fact they they wed in a garden to honour the homemade “Gin Garden” Ellen set up in Adam’s backyard when they first started dating, but that they chose this rooftop venue because they wanted to shout their love for each other from the rooftops.. and that’s exactly what they did! fotojojo was there to capture all the magic.

Ellen and Adam tell. “We worked together for years before we started dating, but it was doing the Melbourne Zombie Shuffle that brought us together – hence the zombie touches in our decorations.”

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The couple met before the ceremony for photographs, Adam gifting his almost wife a necklace from Best Name Necklace,

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Ellen chose a soft pink tulle gown from Ouma while Adam was outfitted in a suit from Godwin Charli.

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Flower Vasette created the softly toned floral arrangements for the day.

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Ellen and Adam chose Tonic House for their celebrations, remembering, “When we first began dating, Ellen did some surprise guerrilla gardening in Adam’s backyard – she laid down astro turf, potted bamboo, set up deck chairs, tea light candles and lanterns. This became our very own Gin Garden, and when we chose a wedding venue, we wanted to recreate the intimate feeling of their romantic, urban garden. But most of all we wanted shout our love for each other from the rooftops of Melbourne! (which we did during the ceremony). ”

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Ellen remembers, “We handed out traditional Italian confetti (sugared almonds) from a silver tray with a spoon to each guest at the end of the night. Five almonds each to represent the wishes for the life of the new couple – Health, Fertility, Longevity, Happiness and Wealth.”

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Ellen remembers “Adam and I walked down together to The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel. Our entrance was just lovely and so us – we came up to the rooftop in separate elevators and walked down the aisle together, to the cheers of friends and family.”

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Ellen tells, “We bought a beautiful ring dish from Paloma’s Nest, and tied our wedding rings to it for a ring warming ceremony. The rings were passed between the guests throughout the ceremony, allowing everyone to hold them and send their blessings and wishes to the bride and groom.”

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Ed Dixon Food Design catered the wedding feeding guests platters of antipasti,  roving canapes and plenty of amazing cocktails.

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Letter Lights provided a LOVE sign which was a focal point for the celebration, the bride remembering “The LOVE sign was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony, and it just got better as the sun set and it became the feature for photos and special moments.”

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Ellen tells, “The rooftop allowed us to play with the space, so we decided to put together a video to project onto the building next door. Adam spent many hours putting together a collection of special moments and beautiful images that were projected stories high after the sun set.”

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Of their first dance, Ellen remembers, “We had the band playing the Connie’s Wedding Song from The Godfather’s famous opening wedding scene as we danced together under the fairy lights.”

Congratulations Ellen and Adam! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Thank you also to fotojojo for sharing today’s spectacular wedding!

Photographer: fotojojo / Weedding Planner & Stylist: The Greatest Show On Earth / Bride’s Dress: Ouma / Bridesmaid Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Jewelry: Best Name Necklace / Groom’s Attire: Godwin Charli / Makeup Artist: Bellasori Makeup - (The bride is a make up artist) / Flowers: Flower Vasette / Invitations & Stationery: Lee Burgemeestre / Venue: Tonic House / Ceremony Officiant: Kieran Fitz Michael / LOVE Letters: Letter Lights / Wedding Rings: Stephens and Miller / Ring Dish: Paloma's Nest / Catering: Ed Dixon Food Design

Garden Bridal Inspiration

by | Bride, Flowers, Wedding Inspiration

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Blooms cascading down hair, bouquets spilling over with fresh greenery, this garden wedding inspiration shoot is the perfect reason to love the warmer weather and the blooms that come with it. Kylie Grace Photography  teamed up with Kyla of Pride Models , hair and makeup artist Vesna Obradovic of Make-Up by Vesna and florist Ivy and Eve at Duneira Estate to create an inspiration shoot inspired by the subtle and romantic effects of vintage film.

The stunning Mount Macedon backdrop was brought to life with loose, trailing floral hairpieces in rich jewel tones and soft pastel creams creating a moody, whimsical style with a bohemian feel.

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Photographer: Kylie Grace Photography / Model: Kyla - Pride Models / Hair & Makeup Artist: Vesna Obradovic - Make-Up by Vesna / Florist: Ivy and Eve / Venue: Duneira Estate

Dorothee and Ashley’s Peach And Pink Formal Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Dorothee & Ashley

When it came to planning their wedding, Dorothee & Ashley wanted something magical for their wedding day. The gentlemen donned bow-ties, the girls wore shades of peach and pink and they celebrated with some of Sydney’s most famous landmarks. This? This was a wedding to remember, Bradley Patrick of SugarLove Weddings was there to capture it all.

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The groom and groomsmen dressed in tuxedos from Hugo Boss.

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Dorothee chose a strapless ball gown from Pronovias.

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For her walk down the aisle, Dorothee chose “”What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong played live by Opus 4“.

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Dorothee and Ashley chose to marry at the Rose Garden, The Royal Botanical Gardens. The bride recalling, “The Rose Garden is a perfect venue for a summer wedding. Very little decoration and flowers were needed as we were already surrounded by blooming roses and other flower beds. We held the ceremony under the rotunda as rain was threatening, but it would also have been fabulous under the large figtree. The Rose Garden is very conveniently located close to one of the gate of the Botanic Garden.”

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Guests were in for a little red treat. Dorothee remembering, “We hired two little red trains who took the wedding party to different parts of the gardens for photos, and took our guests down to Opera Bar for a few drinks while waiting for us. We then did a one hour harbour cruise aboard vessel “Proclaim” on our way to Fort Denison. This was a fantastic way to extend the celebration and entertain our guests, in particular the ones who traveled from overseas.”

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Of their photographer, Dorothee tells, “Bradley Patrick from SugarLove Weddings was fantastic. He was very well organised and gave us valuable guidance throughout the day while staying very discreet. We love our wedding photos!”

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Rosman Ferries transported the bridal party and their guests to the reception on “Proclaim”. Dorothee noting, “Fort Denison management organised the boat, staff, drinks and canapes.”

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To the delight of international guests, Dorothee and Ashley chose Fort Denison for their wedding reception, the bride telling, “The magic continued once we arrived in Fort Denison. Is there a more magical wedding venue than Fort Denison? We do not believe so! Our heart was set on this venue from the onset and it didn’t disappoint! Liz Taylor from TE Catering (who manages events on Fort Denison) was terrific from beginning to end and we cannot thank her enough for the wise advice and flawless execution. The food and drinks were of the highest standard and the views of Sydney Harbour are unbeatable!”

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Form Over Function styled the ceremony and reception and created the floral arrangements in shades of peach and pink.

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For their first dance, Dorothee tells, “We wanted a memorable first dance so we decided to take dance lessons at the Arthur Murray Dance studio in Sydney CBD (we highly recommend it). It was a hustle on Kiss by Prince choreographed by Chris at the Arthur Murray studio and played live by the band The White Tree. We will never forget it!”

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Congratulations on your marriage Dorothee and Ashley! Thank you for sharing your day with us, and thank you also to Bradley Patrick of SugarLove Weddings for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Bradley Patrick of SugarLove Weddings / Styling, Flowers & Hire: Form Over Function / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias / Bride’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Hairstylist: Pierre Haddad Hair Management Chifley Plaza / Makeup Artist: Simone Forte / Pure Invites: Pure Invites / Ceremony Venue: Rose Garden, The Royal Botanical Gardens / Ceremony Officiant: Jessie Cacchillo / Ceremony Musicians: Opus 4 / Reception Venue: Fort Denison / Band: The White Tree / Cake Baker: Croquembouche Patisserie / Catering: TE Catering at Fort Denison / Wedding Rings: Larsen Jewellery / Wedding Registry: Wedding Gifts Direct / Ferry Transport: Rosman Ferries
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