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How Your Veil Talks Much About You

Many brides make the mistake of assuming that choosing the veil is an easy task, and that almost anything goes. When they actually get down to choosing one however they realise that it isn’t as simple as they think.

Just like your wedding gown, shoes and jewellery, your veil is an equally important accessory. It can create an impact and make a difference in your appearance. Donning the right veil will highlight your gown and make you look absolutely ravishing. On the other hand, choose an inappropriate veil which doesn’t compliment your gown, and you may spoil the desired look of your carefully chosen dress.

Do you know that the veil is actually a reflection of the bride’s personality? A cheery fun-loving bride may go for elaborate flashy rhinestones on her veil. On the other hand, a grand and long cathedral veil gives the impression of a graceful demure bride.

Depending on your personality, the style of gown you choose and the formality of your wedding, these are some veils you can consider.

  1. Blusher

The blusher is a popular veil among brides. During the ceremony, it is the part of the veil that the groom lifts and throws back before he kisses the bride. Blushers are flexible veils which are suitable for informal and formal weddings. They can also be combined with veils of other lengths.

 

  1. Chapel

A chapel is a cascading veil measuring about 2.3 metres in length, and brushers the floor as the bride walks. When worn with a long-sleeved full-length gown, the veil compliments the gown to give an air of grandeur and elegance. Usually combined with other shorter layers, this veil can be used for semi-formal or formal weddings.

  1. Elbow

If you gown features intricate beadwork and details at the waist, then this veil is the one for you. The elbow veil ends just above and below the bride’s elbow and is generally worn together with a gown without a train. This veil also works well with a blusher and can be worn during formal and semi-formal weddings.

  1. Fingertip

All along, the fingertip veil has always been a popular choice among brides. It falls gently across the shoulders to the fingertips and ends just below the middle knuckle of the middle finger. Particularly beautiful when worn with an elbow length blusher, this veil is a crowd-pleaser as it is suitable for all types of weddings at any time of the day.

  1. Flyaway

Featuring multiple layers that brush the shoulders, the flyaway veil is generally worn during a more informal wedding. It usually complements an informal gown or a gown that highlights a smooth low-back cutting.

  1. Cathedral

Times have changed. The cathedral veil which used to be worn only during evening weddings is now acceptable during daytime weddings too. Measuring about 3.2 meters in length, the cathedral veil sweeps gracefully along the floor. It looks best when worn with a cathedral-length gown.

  1. Double Tier

The double tier veil consists of two pieces of fabric cut into different lengths. Examples are the elbow and fingertip length veils, or the fingertip and cathedral length veils. Depending on the look the bride desires, she can also choose the single tier or triple tier veil, which are variations of the double tier veil.

 

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Enchantress of Eden

Fresh floral wholesome sweetness is the core idea of day weddings. Let us return to the deep rosy glow a women in love naturally emits, to the shy bride who is unable to hide her happiness. No outlandish performance this time round, let’s go natural! You are happy, you feel blessed, a sweet swelling sensation is about to burst through.

 

The Gowns

Floral prints on the bustier or on the entire gown bring out sensual femininity while tints of blue, grey, pink or gold enhance the saccharinity of the bride. The designer makes sure that plunging V-necklines, strapless, mandarin collars or simple A-line gowns all match her floral design desirably.

 

The Look

Basic pink highlights the blush of a bride. For outdoor day weddings, we recommend the make-up to go as light and natural as possible, engaging sweet pastel colours instead of dark smoky shades.

 

The Hair

Hair tied in buns generally increases the glamour of the bride. However, they need not look as severe and restrained as they traditionally did. Pile layers of hair on top of one another and coiffe the ends to create a ruffled, loosed textured look.

 

Rule of the Day

Look good, feel good and have fun. After all, the day belongs to you.

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Shine Like A Star in Your Very Own “Love Story”

One of the top 5 most popular bridal boutiques to open in recent years, Love Story Wedding Boutique is a name synonymous with top notch customer service and quality Korean-inspired gowns.

 

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Led by a team of industry professionals, their philosophy is every love story is beautiful and unique.

 

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The team makes sure that every couple that is serviced by them receives personalized service tailored for their needs. Besides the requisite pre-wedding and actual day wedding gown rental packages, they also provide overseas photography which includes popular destinations like Korea, Taiwan, Australia and Japan, etc.

 

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Looking at the quality and results of the end product, one would hardly believe their services are affordably priced at the mid-range tier to ensure every couple gets the wedding of their dreams without having to spend beyond their means.

 

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After all, you can’t put a price on love but when the story is told right, which in this case is through a series of genuine and heartfelt moments, you will truly appreciate the efforts Love Story Wedding Boutique puts into creating an album that speaks volumes of your love.

 

 

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Last but not least, we would love to end this post with the video of <Exclusive Interview With Love Story Wedding Boutique>. Let’s watch it before you started to take a journey with Love Story!

 

 

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Which Gown Suits You Best

To look beautiful on your wedding day, make sure you choose a suitable gown that fits your figure. It’s important that you acknowledge and accept what your general physique is and keep this in mind when you go gown-searching.

Many women try to fit into gowns that don’t actually adhere well, and end up feeling uncomfortable and unhappy that they are not looking their best. There are two alternatives – either find the right gown to suit your present figure or go on an exercise and light-dieting programme at least 6 months before your wedding day. We’ve lined up a few guidelines to help you decide which type of gown should fit your figure well and they will prove useful in your transformation into a beautiful bride.

Full figure

Flaunt your figure! You’ll look slimmer and shapelier in comfortable figure-enhancing styles. Notice the word “comfortable” because the gown should not be tight; it should have some room to spare for easy movement. The thing not to do is to choose a “tent” to hide your full figure in! Look for close-fitting and longer lines. A fluid skirt which falls into a train would be nice. Try low scoop-necks and fitted sleeves rather than puffed sleeves. Avoid tiers, flounces and ruffles, fabrics which cling too tightly for comfort, too much lace and beading and unnecessary fullness.

Petite

If you’re under 163 cm, you considered petite in fashion circles. Choose a gown that doesn’t overwhelm you. We want to see more of the bride, not the gown! Simple designs flatter best — think a plain bodice, shoe-string straps and a flowing skirt. A halter neck or strapless gown would also be suitable. The point about it is to scale down everything so that you don’t look too “cluttered” — the trim, size of sleeves, the sash and particularly the train if you have one. Decorative details should be around the neckline above the waist.

Short, Thin

Look for an understated gown without a train — basically you should consider a pretty dress rather than an elegant one. Also, keep in mind the advice outlined for petite brides and you’ll be just fine.

Tall, Thin

You are one of few types of brides who can successfully wear frills and flounces. You would generally look good and comfortable in most styles, but you might want to add fullness to your figure. You can do this by having details at the shoulder line or hip-line. Shirred or ruche fabrics would also be suitable for you. Avoid clingy fabrics, skimpy camisoles and shoestring straps. If your arms are thin, you can try wearing long puffed sleeves.

Voluptuous

Extra trimmings will make you look bigger, so choose a simple elegant gown. A long sweeping train would be most flattering. Choose slim fitted sleeves rather than puff sleeves if it is necessary to disguise heavy arms. Go for structured styles that lend you shape to make yourself look slimmer and shapelier. A-line or princess line would be suitable. You may also consider wrap dresses as they hide the tummy area while separating the bust. Another good design would be the sweetheart neckline as well as any other open necklines, as these styles elongate the neckline and draw the eye up. Look for dresses with a slight flare to balance the lower and upper body. Avoid tiers and ruffles, fabrics that cling and too much lace, as with high necklines, which unify the breasts, and halter styles, which may cause breasts to pour out on the sides. Other shapes to avoid are shapeless, boxy or baggy designs.

Pear Shaped

Concentrate on details above the waist — shawl collars magnify the presence of the upper torso without over-emphasising it. Make sure the sleeves balance the hipline. Don’t shy away from slim-lined gowns. You can also try wearing a skirt without pleats or gathers, which falls from a slightly raised waistline. A long sweeping skirt that falls into a full train also helps to minimise bulky measurements. Avoid pleated skirts, frills, tiny straps or anything that draws attention to narrow shoulders.

Small Bosom

Dramatic sleeves and a swathe at the hipline will enhance your looks. Long flowing skirts will suit a small waist. You should also look out for high neck styles that emphasise your toned arms or deep V-neck styles that only those with small busts can pull off (think super models). Look for simple details like well-placed gathering and shirring or trim over the bust to create fullness. Another good point to bear in mind is that backless dresses draw attention away from the front and can be very sexy so long as your back is relatively well toned. At all costs, stay away from voluminous shapes that you can’t fill out or skin-tight tops that draw attention to the bust area. The key word here is to accentuate our assets while downplaying those flaws!

Big Hips

There is no need to avoid slim lines and gowns, but you must avoid frills and flounces. The advice for pear-shaped brides applies well to you too, so pay attention.

Big Bums

Not to worry. Disguise them! Full flowing skirts are good. A peplum or full train should do the trick. A high waist or empire gown will counter the length from neck to waist.

Short Waist

Simple! Choose a low waist dress, or one that is not waisted. Seaming down the bodice also gives an illusion of extra length.

Thick Waist

Look for a gown with a 1920s influence. A dropped loose waist is best for you.

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Wedding Gown Fabrics

You love the oh-so-gorgeous gown that you have chosen but have no idea what fabrics were used? Enlighten yourself with some of these useful fabric information.

Brocade

For a really formal look, go for this fabric. It is often used in interwoven and raised designs, characterised by a satin weave background that uses one or more fillings to create the motif or artwork.

Chiffon

Dreamlike and delicate, this sheer fabric comes with a simple weave. It is lightweight with a soft drape-able finish.

Dotted-Swiss

An alternative to muslin fabric, this sheer and very lightweight cloth is embellished with raised dots, evenly spaced throughout.

Faille

Pronounced “file”, this is a shiny, tightly woven fabric made of silk or rayon and has a crosswise rib effect.

Moire

If you want a shimmering look, look for this. This fabric is generally made of a polyester or silk taffeta patterned to glisten like water when seen in diffused light.

Point d’esprit

Your designer will be impressed for sure to hear this term. This fabric is made from a polyester net with the yarns sewn together to create a diamond pattern.

Organza

Used from veils to gowns, this transparent, simply woven fabric has a reflective, crystal-like appearance.

Satin

Every girl’s favourite, satin is an opaque fabric woven in a satin weave and features incredibly smooth finish.

Slipper Satin

This is a delightful, soft, closely woven fabric that shines in the light and feels just like satin.

Italian Satin

Usually used if you are going for a classy look. This is a heavier satin fabric, brimming with body and featuring an antique sheen.

Taffeta

A term you need to know if you want to pose professional with your gown designer. A popular wedding fabric, it may be used as either the lining or outer fabric of a gown. It will have either a matte or shiny finish and will be fairly stiff when used for the outer layer.

Tulle

Usually found in layers covering a full satin skirt, tulle is one fabric that is very commonly used in bridal apparel. It resembles tiny meshed net of a silk, cotton or synthetic fabric.

Tullonet

What you need to create fullness. It is a coarse net that is used in creations such as crinoline slips.