Fabulous To-Know

September 4, 2012

Fabulous To-Know: Lady Cameo

cam·e·o (n): A piece of jewelry, typically oval in shape, consisting of a portrait in profile carved in relief on a background of a different color. (source) We’re often intrigued when we see a bride carrying a bouquet adorned with a lady cameo at the handle. Often this piece is a family heirloom, passed down from mother to daughter perhaps various times, for various occasions. So what’s behind this lady cameo? A cameo, resulting from a commissioned portrait, was a prized possession for many a Victorian woman. However, “another kind of portrait appeared with an anonymous woman” this site states. Cameo designers soon introduced the cameo habillé (dressed), which “depicts the portrait of an idealized woman adorned with jewelry. This type of cameo has found great popularity and continues to be produced in the present day.” The lady cameo’s not only being incorporated into weddings via jewelry, but it’s gracing […]
October 10, 2011

Fabulous To-Know: Mantilla Veil

man·til·la (noun): a silk or lace head scarf [or veil] arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders, worn in Spain, Mexico, etc. (source) A mantilla veil naturally lends a certain romance to any bridal look, which we love. A few things to know? Any mantilla veil must be secured in place with a comb. These traditional veils may vary in length, from a more reserved shorter-style veil to a longer, more dramatic length; each option is equally exquisite. In fact, many of our brides who wear Edgardo Bonilla, Pronovias or La Sposa lace gowns pair their dresses with a mantilla veil, as one helps to complete the traditional Spanish look. The images of the three brides below are perfect proof you that on a bride’s wedding day she can never be too dramatic! Image credits: 1 & 2 Continuum Photography via *** 3 & 4 Anna […]