4 Unique Wedding Veil Ideas (+ Giveaway!)

Hi, Emma here and one of the things I noticed when planning my wedding was how so many veils were the same style: classic floor-length or mid-length with a blusher. I did not want to just pick any veil; after all, this was it! This was my big wedding day! And darn it if I wasn’t going to pick something a little different. What did I do? I wore my mother’s veil, which was ultra glamorous and had just the right amount of volume I wanted in a length I loved. This is of course all thanks to my mother’s impeccable sense of style in the 70’s and her amazing ability to keep her wedding gown and accessories in prime condition so I could wear it. I even carried her purse, which was vintage wedding at its finest: to date, it’s the prettiest purse I’ve ever carried. (See? You might not think your daughter will wear something from your wedding, but more incentive to keep it around because you never know.)

But I digress.

So, what are you wearing in your hair for your big day? If you want some unique wedding veil ideas that’s anything but ordinary, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered up four delightful styles from Serephine, Featured Artist in The Marketplace, to give you some inspiration. Plus, we’ve teamed up with the owner, Lisa, to offer a gorgeous wedding veil for FREE to one lucky reader. And it’s featured in this post in #4! Keep reading to see it + enter for a chance to win! Enjoy!

Unique Wedding Veil Ideas

1. Gatsby Inspired Veil

2. Soft Blusher Veil

3. Bandeau Style Veil

4. Nicole Blusher Veil

Giveaway!

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 12/10-12/16/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: The Nicole Veil, shown above in #4. This is a Serephine original — beautiful blusher veil with scattered Swarovski rhinestones. A simple, classic look with added sparkle.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Giveaway: Love Bird Wedding Cake Topper

We just love the holiday season: we have wedding giveaways planned throughout this entire month, every single weekday. How awesome is that? You can thank our terrific Featured Artists because they’re the kindhearted people who are offering these fantastic items. Be sure to stop by + visit their shops + buy handmade this holiday season!

♥ | ♥ | ♥

Speaking of… have you seen the bird wedding cake topper set over at SkyeArt? These sweet little birds read “I Do” and “Me Too” for a perfect pairing atop your cake. We’ve teamed up with SkyeArt to give away one of these sets to one lucky reader: will it be YOU?

bird wedding cake topper

bird wedding cake topper

bird wedding cake topper

bird wedding cake topper

bird wedding cake topper

Bird Wedding Cake Topper: Giveaway!

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 12/9-12/15/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: I Do, Me Too Bird Wedding Cake Topper by SkyeArt. Made of polymer clay.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $38 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Good Luck!

Sailboat Wedding Cake Topper

Are you planning a nautical or beach themed wedding? If so, don’t forget to top the cake with a themed accent! As one example, we are loving this sailboat wedding cake topper for nautical or beach weddings. And you know what? The sailboats do not have to be stuck in port at the top of your cake; instead, place on the tiers, as shown below, to make it look like they’re sailing on by…

Get This Sailboat Wedding Cake Topper

You can find it at White Tulip Boutique, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

For more beach wedding ideas, check out The Inspired Wedding as well as this inspiration post!

xo
-E.

Wine and Cheese Wedding Inspiration (+ Giveaway!)

Do you love pairing wine and cheese for cocktail parties and fêtes with guests? Want to tie it in to your wedding reception? You’ve come to the right place! We’re even offering a giveaway from Wooden Hive just in time for the holidays! But first… we’ve talked about wine wedding ideas in the past, but wine and cheese wedding inspiration? Now that’s a new one. I don’t know why we’ve never really talked about it; perhaps it’s because this wine and cheese wedding trend is, well, trending.

I mean, it’s not every day you see a cheese wheel wedding cake, you know? Stinky, yes; but does it make a statement? You bet.

cheese wedding cake

photo: armstrong millar

At your wedding (or during cocktail hour), you could offer professional grade pairings of wine, cheese, and olives. Here’s a guide to help.

When guests enter the reception space, help them find their seats with escort cards placed in cork holders.

corks for place cards

photo: christian oth via style me pretty

For centerpieces or cute decor touches throughout, try these cute votives: just place a few corks inside a glass votive holder and add a tea light candle on top.

cute cork votive centerpiece idea

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Or this DIY centerpiece idea, which uses grapes, wine corks in a glass vase, and a wine bottle with label for the table number.

grapes and wine cork centerpiece

jackie ray photography

A wine and cheese wedding would look most lovely in a winery setting. How about this gorgeous inspiration?

winery reception

Gasp. That’s gorgeous.

And it also would require a sit down family style gathering, with cheese and wine flowing like good conversation.

three photos above: hello may | styling: pilgrim styling | photos: nika savins

For cocktail hour instead, you could set up a serve-yourself station with cheeses and appetizer plates so guests can sample what they’d like. I love how this is set up on a pair of wine barrels to tie in the theme effortlessly.


photos: vis photography via wedding chicks

Wine and Cheese Wedding: Giveaway!

Now that you’ve worked up a craving for cheese (I know I have), it’s time to enter for a chance to win a wine and cheese wedding themed gift. We’ve teamed up with Wooden Hive to give away a set of four vintage silverware hand stamped cheese knives to one lucky reader!

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Here is the full scoop:

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 12/9-12/15/14 (11:59pm EST)

**** UPDATED 12.12.14 We need to make a change to the giveaway item due to unforseen circumstances. The prize will be a set of holiday cheese knives as shown in the image above. Thank you for understanding!

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included worldwide!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $40 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Good Luck!