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See the different types of bridal veils to help creating the crowning glory for your wedding gown.

Floral headpiece by bridal designer Bruce Dang Paraezo, Toronto headpieces-flowers-bruce-dang-Paraezo_350x368
Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2013 designer Bruce Dang for Paraezo Couture Bridal veils Photos by Kin Wong/WHNetwork Media.
Floral headpieces by designer Bruce Dang for Paraezo Couture. World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto Spring / Summer 2013.
Bridal Veils Tiaras Flowers Jewels Headpieces, Prince Diana and Queen Elizabeth both wearing the Cambridge Lovers Knot Tiara

Queen Elizabeth, left, and Princess Diana both wearing the Cambridge Lovers Knot Tiara one of the looks for bridal veils.

Bridal veils and tiaras have always inspired a great fascination. They continue to inspire special poise, elegance and sophistication.

Bridal Veils Tiaras including Princess Dianas tiara.

Princess Diana.

Queen Elizabeth shown above left, and Princess Diana are both wearing the Cambridge Lovers Knot Tiara.

The tiara was left by Queen Mary to her granddaughter Queen Elizabeth in her 1953 will.

The Queen wore the tiara on a few occasions during the ’50s. In 1981 she gave the tiara as a wedding present to her then daughter-in-law Diana, the Princess of Wales.

Diana choose not to wear the tiara on her wedding day to Prince Charles July 29, 1981. She wore her family’s Spencer Tiara pictured right.

She did wear the Lovers Knot tiara at the Opening of Parliament in November 1981.

Diana found the tiara heavy and it gave her headaches. She only wore it a few times at official functions. Once in Australia 1983 and during state visits.

She always wore a tiara from Prince Charles family.

The Princess did wear the Lovers Knot tiara in a number of photo shoots in 1987 and on Vogue 1991.

Following Diana’s death the tiara was returned to the royal vaults. Several companies who have copied the style and used rhinestones and Austrian crystals.

Royal bridal veils and Kate Middleton’s Tiara.

Bridal Veils Tiaras Flowers Jewels Headpieces, Kate Middleton bridal veils with Cartier 'halo' tiara 'borrowed' from Queen ElizabethFor her wedding on the 29th of April 2011, Catherine Middleton’s veil is held in place by a Cartier halo tiara lent to her by The Queen.

Cartier made the halo tiara in 1936. It was purchased by The Duke of York, who later became King George VI, for his Duchess. She later became Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

The tiara was presented to then Princess Elizabeth, now The Queen, by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday. 

Kate’s veil is made of layers of soft ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers by the Royal School of Needlework.

The Bride’s earrings by Robinson Pelham are diamond-set stylized oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pavé set diamond acorn suspended in the center. Inspiration for the design came from the Middleton family’s new coat of arms which includes acorns and oak leaves. The earrings were made to echo the tiara. The earrings were a personal gift to the Bride from her parents.

Celebrity bridal veils and tiaras.

Bridal Veils Tiaras Flowers Jewels Headpieces, David and Victoria Beckham wedding July 4, 1999. Victoria wore 231 diamond tiara• When Victoria Adams married superstar David Beckham on the 4th of July 1999 she wore a crown encrusted with 231 diamonds created by jeweler designer Slim Barrett. Barrett later donated the crown for an online sale to raise money for the British Red Cross. Pictured right.

Bridal Veils Tiaras Flowers Jewels Headpieces, worn by Salma Hayek by designer Cynthia Bach• Diamonds and platinum tiara, left, by Cynthia Bach, worn by actress Salma Hayek to a 1998 White House dinner during the Clinton administration. Photo: courtesy ©Cynthia Bach.

Bridal Veils Tiaras Flowers Jewels Headpieces, designer Kokoshnik• Designer tiara shown in The Nature of Diamonds at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, (March 2009). The Kokoshnik tiara, pictured right, Cartier, Paris, special order, 1911 Round old-single and rose-cut diamonds, platinum, millegrain setting from the Cartier Collection. Photo by N. Welsh ©Cartier.

A book on Bridal Veils Tiaras Flowers Jewels and Headpieces.

Bridal Veils Tiaras book Tiaras A History of Splendour by Geoffrey MunnIf you are looking for tiaras styles pick up a copy of Tiaras: A History of Splendour by Geoffrey Munn. This lavishly illustrated book includes exclusives photographs of Royal tiaras together with those of French and Russian Imperial provenance. Included are four tiaras designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria. Munn also was granted privileged access to archives of many famous Jewellers. Including Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef, and Arpels and Fabergé.

Many of the tiaras have great historical significance. Among the contemporary celebrity tiaras for Jamie Lee Curtis, Vivienne Westwood, Elton John, and Madonna made by Galliano, Slim Barret and Versace. Visit Amazon.com

BRIDAL VEILS & HEADPIECE STYLES.

BRIDAL VEILS. Traditionally veils were passed down from generation to generation. Today most brides wear veils which are purchased with their wedding dress. These range from the traditional to detachable ones that can be removed for receptions. Favorites include wreaths, caps, bows, hats and tiaras. Or the Bride’s hair is decorated with flowers or jewelry.

TIPS FOR BRIDAL VEILS.
• The face veil is attached to the headpiece and lifted upward during the ceremony.
• Select your dress before your headpiece and consult your hair stylist.
• Remember to check with your officiant to see if you require a face veil for the ceremony.
• If your gown is elaborate, select a simple veil or headpiece.
• If your gown has a classic style you can indulge in a fancier veil.

BRIDAL VEILS & HEADPIECE STYLES.

• Mantilla a Spanish-style veil that flows gently over a standing hair comb.
• Pouf a large gathering of light material attached to headband. Some poufs have fabric flowing from the headband to frame the face.
• The Bow a large bow is usually made from the same fabric as the dress. It is with or without tulle or veiling descending from the band to flow down the back.
• Juliette Cap a favorite. It has veiling or chiffon attached to the back usually secured by flowers or ornaments.
• Combs and wreaths are decorated with silk flowers or trim from the dress. They sometimes have tulling or veiling flowing down the sides. This frames the face and back.
• Tiara a regal-appearing crown worn alone or with a flowing tiered veil attached.

Bridal Veils headpiece by designer Bruce Dang for Paraezo Couture Toronto.BRIDAL VEIL TRAINS. Trains come in different lengths and layers. And you can attach it Velcro tape on the dress waist or shoulders. This allows detachment for the reception. Some trains start right under the veil. Many are of light fabrics that look exquisite and flow with the movement of the Bride.

TRADITIONAL BRIDAL VEILS.

Brush is one that nearly touches the floor.
Cathedral falls three yards from the waist, and trails over two feet along the floor.
Chapel falls over one yard from the waist, and trails almost two feet along the floor.
Royal is so long that a page needs to carry it.
Sweep falls about six inches to the floor.
Watteau falls from the shoulders to the floor.

Tiara is the most dramatic headpiece style. It is an elegant way for brides to complement their gowns. Versatile and stylish the tiara can be worn alone or with an added veil.

Waterfall to complement the popular simple styling in bridal gowns. Absent of embellishment and detail this sophisticated veil is worn high on the head with an upswept retro-style hair.

Crown is the most traditional of all headpieces. The crown has either pearl and/or crystal detailing. A puff in the back allows the bride to wear her hair completely pulled up. Curls can create fullness on top of the head.

Some brides choose bling Headbands instead of Bridal Veils where it’s windy.

Back-piece extensions are very versatile and complete any look with simplicity and elegance. Hairstyle options for back pieces include a low chignon or a French twist. If the hair is away from the face, a bride can also wear her hair down with the back piece securely in place.

Headband is one of the most basic and carefree ways to finish off the wedding ensemble. It is a perfect way to wear the hair down, but away from the face. It is also ideal to keep long hair streaming down her back. But it keeps the hair simple and neat. For those brides with short hair a headband perfectly accents the wedding day look.

Bun Wrap for those brides with shoulder-length or long hair. It is a bun wrap that is a natural option. And brides can wear their hair completely pulled away from their face. The hair is then wrapped into a bun and tucked through the headpiece. This also adds a dramatic flair to your look. Especially setting off high cheekbones and a long, elegant neck.

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