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Veils: The New Heirloom!

February 4th, 2013 | (0 Comments)


Veil Cap Veil

Times have changed, no doubt about it!  For many generations, wedding gowns were passed down from mother to daughter, from aunt to niece, even from sister to sister… However, for the past 30 to 40 years we have seen this tradition dissipate.  Brides want to be unique, they want to wear something special, their gown should feel something their own.

However, when old traditions die, new ones begin.  In the past few years, we have witnessed a new, yet very powerful tradition emerge with the VEIL!  More and more brides are requesting very special, one of a kind, lace and embellished veils, particularly because veils are becoming THE family heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation.  It is becoming such a beloved and inspired tradition!   Lace, short, mantilla, embellished… There are so many gorgeous and original options for brides, and the idea of preserving a veil and passing it down to the next bride in your family swells our hearts!   Here are some of our favorite veils… And for more amazing veils click here!


Classic Veil

Modern pleated veil!

Mid Size Veil

Delicate Lace Veil


Cap Veil: Via Belle Magazine 

Classic Veil:  Via Bridal Snob  

Pleated Modern Veil: Via Coco & Kelley 

Mid size veil:  Via Jen Huang Blog

Mantilla Lace Edge Veil:  Via Once Web







Dreaming of Paris!

We heart Fridays! How has your week been?  We’ve had a great, busy week… We’ve been meeting and working with brides looking for the perfect dress. And we’ve been planning all the upcoming events and trunk shows for February. We can’t wait to share  details in the upcoming weeks… Stay tuned!

Can you believe January is already over?  It seems like New Year’s was just the other day.  It is amazing how time flies when you are planning trunk shows, planning a wedding and having fun!    Do you have any special plans for the weekend? We don’t have big plans, but we’ll be dreaming of experiencing the Louvre in Paris like this!

Happy Friday, Happy Weekend! Before we sign off, here are some web and blog goodies that we loved and wanted to share with you…

Wedding registry guide:  Choosing what you actually want!

Stella McCartney… loving this interview.

Gorgeous Miami wedding… Bravo Ray!

Cutest married couples at the SAG Awards!

New wedding trend?!?!? No fondant wedding cakes!

Photos of the moment: Valentino!


Gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown!

We have had Chic Parisien for many, many years (over 40 years – OMG!), and we LOVE our job!  But over the years, we have heard one question the most: “What is the key to finding THE perfect bridal gown?”  We are going to attempt to answer it… However, we were not able to boil it down to one thing.  Here is our list of the top 6 tips to finding the perfect dress!

  1. Once you have a wedding date, make an appointment(s) at your favorite bridal shop(s)!  THE dress is one of the key things that sets the overall tone for the wedding.
  2. You need to “Click” with the store’s staff.  Selection, reputation and knowledgeable staff are key to finding THE right dress.
  3. Establish a budget and stick to it. Don’t fall in love with a Pie in the Sky dress!
  4. Prior to arriving at the Bridal Shop appointment – Do a bit of research!  Browse websites, magazines, blogs… Familiarize yourself with designers and collections!
  5. Keep an open mind!  There is nothing more fun than brides who try on different looks and styles!   Surely you may be surprised as to what looks and feels the best!
  6. Have FUN!  This is probably one of the best moments of your life…  Enjoy the ride, enjoy the moment and don’t stress, that PERFECT dress is out there and YOU will find it!


Image souce: Monique Lhuillier dress, photo by KTMerry