November 2013

Preparing For A Wedding: Finding The Perfect Veil

Preparing For A Wedding: Finding The Perfect VeilWedding veils are as necessary to a wedding as the Statue of Liberty is for NYC. One just isn’t thought of without the other. Even if a bride has the most simplistic of weddings the veil is present. Veils add a dramatic touch to any wedding dress and they act to highlight and frame the bride’s silhouette as she walks down the aisle.

The first decision that needs to be made regarding your wedding veil is the length. Certain lengths complement particular styles of dresses better. Flyaway is the shortest, usually not more than the length of the shoulder. Elbow-length is just that, not longer than the length of the elbow. This is your most common length of veil and it works well with nearly all dress styles. Fingertip length is again as the name implies. Waltz is a style that falls between the knees and the ankle, and is a great style if your first dance is a formal ballroom dance because it moves gracefully with you. Chapel is a length that has a train up to three feet behind the hem of your gown. Cathedral length is the classic Princess Diana style, and works best in a venue that has a long entrance for the bride’s walk. Do remember to have at least one attendant whose sole purpose is veil management to assist you in turning and making sure the veil drapes beautifully for your photos. All veils can have a blusher attached, which is a second veil that can be either attached or not to your main veil. The blusher is the part of the veil that covers a bride’s face as she walks down the aisle and is then draped back either after her father gives her away or just before the first kiss.

Once veil length is decided, then the bride needs to decide how much trimming she wishes her veil to have. Most commonly crystals, pearls or rhinestones are scattered generously over the veiling tulle to give an enhancement to the sheerness of the tulle. An edging can also be applied to give the wedding veil’s edge weight to hold it in place. Crystal flowers, beaded trimmings or even a simple ribbon edge all add to the elegance.

Designing wedding veils is a specialized niche in the bridal industry, and especially in NYC there are many boutiques and shops dedicated to this most personal of choices. Your wedding veils are as individualized as your dress and should be afforded the same kind of care and thought in their selection as your dress was given.

Where You Can Find Jewelry For Any Occasion

Where You Can Find Jewelry For Any OccasionIf you are a jewelry person you will understand that an individual wears jewelry as a way of accentuating an outfit, or to add pizazz and flair to any given outfit. Let’s face it, there is some pretty crazy jewelry out there. Jewelry is defined as any ornaments for personal adornment. They can be made of metal, stones, glass, or even plastic. That being said, you will want to look for jewelry that isn’t just run of the mill stuff if you are trying to accentuate an outfit. You want something unique that says something about your personality and shows just how unique you are as an individual. Jewelry comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

There’s necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, cufflinks, etc. the list could go on and all since it is defined as any ornament used to adorn an individual. That being said, where can someone find boutique jewelry for any occasion? Jewelry boutiques online are a great place to start. Let’s face it, in today’s world of technology you can find anything on the internet if you look hard enough! A great way to find boutique jewelry is to look online. Salang is no exception.

They have a wide assortment of handcrafted, limited edition, Italian inspired jewelry. The woman who founded this company had the viewpoint that owning a few, high quality pieces of jewelry is far better than owning lots of jewelry that isn’t of high quality. I would tend to agree with her as the jewelry I like and own is designer quality from Tiffany & CO and Kate Spade New York. Designer and boutique jewelry has a special uniqueness to it, that makes it more meaningful. By going with designer or boutique jewelry you are getting something special. You are getting something that took time and creativity to make. There are many other online resources such as,, or even

These are all places where you can find jewelry for any occasion ranging from birthdays, to holidays to just showing someone you love them. One boutique jewelry line that I particularly enjoy is David Yurman. He designs jewelry for women and men. He also has a beautiful line of timepieces. So if you are looking for something more than simply a watch, but a piece of jewelry or fashion statement, his timepieces are worth looking into. His timepieces for women include a halo of diamonds surrounding the face of the timepiece that are fine, full-cut diamonds.

His styles come in gold, silver, or rose gold. For men on the other hand, have either a metal or leather strap that comes in a variety of colors such as black or brown in different textures. The backdrop color of the face of the watch is also available in black, brown, or silver with standard numbers or roman numerals. If you are looking for wedding bands for your next jewelry purchase, you are in luck because David Yurman has a beautiful collection. He has exceptional diamonds set in timeless designs that are sure to amaze. So if you are looking to find boutique jewelry your first stop should be online on the world wide web. You are bound to find lots of options that are unique and that will let the world know your unique personality and style!