Wedding Veil Styles

To wear a veil or not wear a veil that is the question?

This is a question many of my brides think about when ordering their dress. Which is one thing to do, definitely find your dress first. This way it will match and it can also be an addition to your dress. For example a chapel or cathedral veil can be the train to your dress if you don’t want one that’s too long. Veils can also be the back and shoulder covering you are envisioning that may be only for the ceremony.

Do you know the origin of the veil? Or at least where they believe it was derived? The Greeks and Romans, wore colour dresses like red to fend off evil spirits and obscured by a veil. Most times the bride-to-be could not see, so the person “giving her away” was actually guiding her down the aisle so that she would not bump into or trip over anything. It has in many cases been used to shield the brides face so that her future husband did not see her until the ceremony, especially in arranged marriages. Some say that it could have been a yellow egg yolk colour, apparently yellow was the earliest colour to be highly esteemed and was granted as an exclusive privilege to women for their bridal veils. They then evolved into religious traditions seen as a symbol of respect for women to cover their heads. When white dresses were worn to symbolize chastity, the veil then followed suit.

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Veil Styles









Now veils are mainly to suit a brides style, and personality. From Birdcage to cathedral each pair with the brides dress and wedding perfectly. That’s where I come in! Like previously stated, find your dress first. Then try all your accessories, veils, head pieces, belts, what ever your heart desires.

Did you choose a ball gown? SO you decided to channel your inner princess with full skirt, classic. A fingertip veil will create a even more romantic look, and blend perfectly with any tulle skirt. Which will give the illusion of a longer veil and perfect if you have lovely detailing on the skirt you want to show off. However, if your gown does not have a tulle skirt a chapel veil may be the way to go if you’d like to add more of a dramatic flair to your look. Does the back of your dress - the bodice - have more embellishments or is more revealing? A shoulder veil may be the way to go so you can allow these details to shine as you desire.

The versatile A-line silhouette is perfect for many different veil styles. Really think about the details you want to show off here, considering the back view of your gown and what you’d like everyone to see. Does your dress have lovely beading, appliqués or intricate designs? An mantilla veil or elbow veil may be one for you to choose with a thin layer of tulle. Although, if you’d prefer to wow your guests, definitely go royal — you deserve it! — with the chapel veil, cathedral veil or even a regal veil.

What about a fit and flare? The trumpet dress is in between the A-line and mermaid when it comes to the flare of the skirt, which means it is fitted close to the body until mid-thigh and then jets out. Going with a fingertip veil would coordinate wonderfully with the skirt of the gown because it would fall right around where it flares out. On the other hand a flyaway veil or birdcage veil would show off your playful side adding a fun element to your attire.

As a kid I loved the little mermaid.. I mean I still do who are we kidding lol. The mermaid gown always makes me think of the magic of being a mermaid. How she became a girl to find love and how romantic it was for them… eventually they were wonderfully in love. I think the same magic can be added with a ballet veil or knee length veil, lets just say it would make your gown cohesive and your prince in awe. AND hey go regal or go home, this dress also allows for a longer veil like a thin chapel veil or cathedral veil.

What the sheath? With the bohemian theme that has made quite the impact in the wedding industry, these simple dresses make it easy to add any style of veil and it will look stunning. Just decide how much you’d like to show off and base your decision on this. A thicker or more heavily embellished veil will add the volume to your bridal look that you may be looking for as well.

Oh the tea length dress, I have received many orders for this one in a 1950’s theme and omg I love them! Perfectly paired with a birdcage veil which is so stylish and available with a variety of appliques and embellishments. Or your can go the Elizabeth Taylor way and have a two layered “high-low” option in the chapel veil, elbow veil or fingertip veil for your classic look!

You can also always just go with a beautiful wedding hair do, floral crown, hair comb or pins. No matter what you choose make it your own! You don’t need a veil especially these days and it’s your wedding day so make the decision that works best for you ;)

I hope this has inspired you to find exactly what you’re looking for, for your special day, don’t forget it is YOUR day!


Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

(All Accessories were created by A.M.E.G. Designs, Floral crown created by Rain Drops on Roses Floral, Gold Crown by Blair Nadeau Bridal Adornments)






Spring Wedding

Okay, who else is excited for spring weather? Do you have a spring wedding coming up? With some many beautiful flowers and dresses starting to pop up every where, I thought it was the perfect time to share this awesome Spring Wedding Shoot.

I really love simple, yet elegant pieces. Those are the dresses I create, in the addition of accessories that give a little something extra. Styles can be so plain, but add a little lace and some creativity you’ve got yourself the perfect dress you’ve been searching for. Officially I have fallen in love with pick-ups in the skirts fabric and excited to show off this new dress! The headpieces are Grecian style with laurel leaves, pearl beads and swarovski stones (silver crown only). The gold belt is a simple criss cross with inset jewels attached to a satin off-white ribbon. Each of the wide ribbon belts are appliques, carefully attached which can be tied in a bow or sewn onto your wedding dress.

This shoot was shot at Studio by House in Mississauga. A perfect place with different set ups to capture all the fabulous concepts we each created for this day. I think it would also be a great if you wanted to get pictures of you and your man or you and your ladies done. There are some great shots you’re about to see, I hope you’re inspired!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

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Photographer// Roxanna M Photography, Makeup & Hair// Beauty by Sacha, Floral Designer// Hilary Adele Floral Design, Dress and Accessory Designer// A.M.E.G. Designs, Model// Salome Alvarez


Bohemian Styled Wedding

Bohemian is one those styles that has come back with a BIG BANG! It’s everywhere and it’s coming from so many different perspectives of brides and designers. Allowing you to experiment with a non traditional imagination, mainly off white laces, tied knots and jewelry for your, head, hands and feet. The gorgeous photos you’re about to see are a collaboration of all things bohemian created by some amazing designers and photographers. This style has really transformed what your dream wedding may look like. The images below are just a few of my favourites with so much beauty involved.

For more inspiration from this shoot, it was featured on Elegant Wedding Magazines Blog, Strictly Weddings Blog, Let’s Bee Together, and Lovely Day Journal.

Love this Bohemian style of a dress? Let’s Chat!

 

Featured Venue

Now the venue for this shoot was unlike most, the Oakview Terrace Reception Centre, a hidden gem in Richmond Hill. With so many diverse areas to take your wedding pictures, for the ceremony and your reception can be indoors or outdoors. Any season is perfect for this venue and the views from the reception hall are incredible. Inside is not a large space, so if you’re looking to have 200 people most likely won’t be happening here BUT if you’re having something smaller it is idyllic. I did a small wedding show there and the venue itself is so spectacular, the food was delicious and the owners are kind. OH there is even a chapel that has beautiful wood details and can be paired with so many different wedding styles. I would totally recommend this fabulous venue!

Check out -> Oakview Terrace

 

Hope this has inspired you!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

Want a dress like the Bohemian Beauty? Let’s chat!

Dress Designer: A.M.E.G. Designs//Handmade Goods Designer: Tyinglooseends//Design and Decor: Vintage Rentals//Cake Designer: Sweetcaketown//Invitation Designer: AB Stationery//Floral Designer: La Belle Fleur Floral & Decor//Hair Stylist: Tammy Makeup & Hair//Makeup Artist: Cindy Makeup//Cinema and Video: Allbert Film Works//Reception Venue: Oakview Terrace Reception Centre//Shoes: Barefoot Designs By Crystal//Event Planner: Destiny Weddings//Photographer: The Right Moments Photography//

The Millcroft Inn and Spa

Having a birthday in January is typically freezing! My love and I went to The Millcroft Inn and Spa in January for some much needed R n' R. It was absolutely beautiful! We had a incredible couples massage with the nicest massage therapists and then did the waters, sauna, pool and steam room. Let me tell you my skin was so soft after! So there are four pools, one in which is freezing (great for your circulation), my guy went in it four times. Haha he crazy! I went in to my waist and then got the EFF out of there. All in all it was fantastic and we plan to make in a yearly if not twice a year thing.💗

Do they do weddings there you may be asking? Uhm, HECK YES! Even my main squeeze thought it would be an amazing place for a wedding. There are several areas to have a private intimate ceremony, a gorgeous gazebo or right beside a waterfall (yes PLEASE!) It was absolutely beautiful! If you don’t know about this little gem go ahead and take a gander at some of our pictures from the day but also at their website. I promise you won’t be disappointed and it’s only about 40 minutes from Mississauga.

Enjoy some time with your man or your ladies! It’s totally worth it!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

www.amegdesigns.com

CHECK OUT -> The Millcroft Inn & Spa

Blue Lace Dress

This dress was so lovely to create, from finding the fabric to piecing it together. I loved every minute of it. The lace overlay is gorgeous and the sleeves give it an elegance you just can not deny. To be worn for two weddings, my client was so pleased with the outcome, she had to put it on again when she got home from picking it up. I am so happy to help her illuminate the room with her presence in this beautiful piece.

Dresses should be made to be versatile as often as possible. I believe that with this one you can dress it up or down and wear it all throughout the year.


Every time you wear a dress it should help you to feel radiant and free. Free to be exactly yourself and comfortable throughout your entire day or event. I know what it feels like to be uncomfortable in your own skin and it helps so much to wear a piece of clothing that helps dissolve those feelings. Enter Moi! I can make sure that your dream dress is the perfect fit for your frame and vision.

(Photos are from my Holiday Fashion Show check out more from that coming soon!)

Beautiful work by;

Photographer Michelle Liane Photography

Hair Piece Bow Appetit By Marie

Looking for a custom dress or accessory? Let’s chat!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

www.amegdesigns.com



Summer Wedding in Caledon

I created a dress for a rustic stylized wedding shoot. A great collaboration of local businesses coming together thanks to Michelle Liane, an amazing photographer that brought her vision alive with through local businesses. The shoot was fantastic, set in Caledon, ON, she used the elements of the earth, and with the help of the wind shot some beautifully breath taking pictures. From the moment this dress was together, I fell in love! Every time I walked into my living room and saw it, this rush of excitement went through my veins. From start to finish this was a fun, whimsical piece to create. Thank you so much Michelle Liane Photography for including me in this fabulous experience.  I am so proud to have been apart of this and so excited that we were featured on The Bride Link blog. 

Beautiful work by;
Photography: Michelle Liane
Photography Assistant: Catherine Flanigan
Model: Rebecca Quinn
Dress Designer: AMEG Designs
Jewelry: Sanči
Hair Stylist: Lilian Wilson
Makeup Artist: Sarah Saccomanno - Makeup Artist
Florist: Raindrops on Roses Floral Design
Cake: Lipstick Baker Custom Cakes

If you're planning a farm/barn wedding, this dress would be the perfect style for the event! I find that elegant and simple is the way to go when it comes to these types of venues. SOME great venues in the GTA are; 

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Est. 2018

This Brand new Venue is a fabuslous desitination for your dream wedding. It has an abundance of beautiful settings for enchanting, rustic photographs. With it's high ceilings and clean canvas you can let your imagination run wild with this stuff 4300 sqft historic barn. Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn - Caledon, ON

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Fantastic Concept

Basically a one stop wedding shop, I love this! Providing all services under one roof or where ever you would like for that matter. However I love their little venue, super intimate and would be the perfect setting for a small wedding. It could even still be amazingly rustic if you wanted it to be. All you would need is a custom dress from A.M.E.G. Designs and the Coach House Weddings - Mississauga, ON

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The Dream

This one is beautiful for sure, you can choose from several areas to have your wedding and show case you in your perfect and elegant gown for your fabulous photos. Again making it as rustic as you wish. Fantasy Farm - Toronto, ON

Want to book for 2019 for a rustic style wedding dress or whatever you hearts desire? 

Contact Your Designer Amanda Garrett, it would be my pleasure to make all your dress dreams come true!