Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Meet Real Bride Cassie

As always, we are thrilled to show you pictures of one of our real brides. Meet Cassie, who sent us these images along with a very sweet letter below. "...Greetings from Michigan! My name is Cassie and I recently wed the most amazing man, Nick on August 13, 2011. We are from a small town in southern Michigan. The same small town we swore we would never come back to after college. But as fate would have it, we made the same choice to choose careers that led us home. I met Nick in our small historic downtown the night he graduated from dental school . It only seemed fitting that our wedding would take place were it all started.

With the key components in place we started on the details. We wanted to honor the character of our community and the beauty of historic downtown. We wanted the whole day to feel glamorous but still have a vintage charm. With those components in mind, I knew I had to have an over the top headpiece. The ones I had viewed in the bridal salon were underwhelming and didn't have the drama I was needing. When I found Castle Bridal Couture I knew I had found the right veil. I chose the Belinda birdcage veil from the Haute Couture collection. It was one of the defining details of the wedding that made the day complete... and to be honest, it was the most photographed!..."

A huge thanks to Cassie for sharing these images with us!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Real Bride feature: Leila

Hello blog readers! I have a lovely wedding to share with you today. Leila so graciously emailed us with photos and a description of her wedding. I thought her message was so lovely I'll just include it here for you to see. Enjoy!

"...Thank you so much! Despite all the hullabaloo of pre-wedding preparations, not to mention all the weather warnings of showers for that day, we all had a wonderful time, with lots of music, dancing, food, and laughter. As soon as the clouds cleared for our outdoor ceremony, we knew it was a sign for the rest of the night. My extensive family made up the majority of the guests and had great fun mixing with my husband's family who came in from out of town to enjoy our customs and general folly (I'm originally Iranian). I'm happy to say everyone had a great time, but most of all me and Paul. And again, thank you for creating such a lovely veil, retro yet modern, elegant and fun!..."

Leila is totally rocking our Laura Birdcage veil from the CastleBride Haute Couture collection. Isn't it a stunning look!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Real bride Kristen Dyer and Sevy Gak

We have some lovely wedding photos to show you from Kristen Dyer and her new hubby Sevy Gak. Kristen decided to wear the Adelaide birdcage veil from our Formal Feather Collection. She wore the veil in Gold with black netting.

All photos were taken by Carla Ten Eyck Photography.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Real Bride Kristine( Placencia) Ornelias

Meet Real Bride Kristine and her hubby Joshua!

Kristine was nice enough to send us both photos as well as a lovely paragraph about her wedding, we'll keep her own words here since only she can tell her story best!

"...My name is Kristine and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I graduated from Cal State Fullerton and currently work for a Financial Management firm in Orange. My husband's name is Joshua and we've been together for 7 years. Our wedding day was May 8, 2010. 200 guests attended our special day which started with a very traditional Catholic ceremony. Our reception was at a beautiful venue called Summit House in Fullerton. Our colors were purples, blues and ivory. We had beautiful centerpieces and bouquets that consisted of bright hydrangeas, roses and lilies. One of the highlights of the evening was our favor table that had jars full of yummy candies. It was such a hit with our guests that there were huge lines for it! In addition to our wedding cake, we had a Lakers cake because my husband and I are huge Laker fans. Everyone thought it was cute and definitely represented us. The whole night was amazing, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect husband and wedding!
My veil was absolutely gorgeous and everyone kept complimenting it throughout the night. I attached some photos from the ceremony and reception,
the photos were taken by Edna Eudave..."

Kristine wore the CastleBride birdcage veil KIERA from our Haute Couture Collection.

Real Bride Brooke Locke Featured

Our real Bride Brooke Locke (posting HERE) sent us a note to tell us that her wedding has been featured on California Wedding Wave.

Here is a glimpse of the posting below: Head on over to see the full posting HERE

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ceremony Magazine: Los Angeles

With great excitement we share with you our feature in the Los Angeles edition of Ceremony Magazine. This layout even comes with a very chic VIDEO HERE by Taylor films.

This layout is called

Sirens of the Silver Screen

Photographed by Duke Photography

(Above and Below)
This birdcage veil from the CastleBride Haute Couture Collection is called Britney.
Made with delicate english netting and brilliant white hackle and coque feathers, this veil is stunningly accented with a three petaled swarovski crystal flower. This veil is a stunning statement to add to any sleek vintage gown. See the veil in our Haute Couture Collection.

Real Bride Dana Ferguson

Meet Dana Ferguson! She was kind enough to send us some images of her wedding recently and she is seriously rocking the CastleBride Couture Belinda Birdcage veil from our Haute Couture Collection.
About her wedding style, Dana says

"...Everyone loved my veil, as did I! It looked great and matched beautifully
with my dress. It was a great January day, the snow had fallen the day before
and we had a beautiful crisp day..."

San Diego Ceremony Magazine Feature

San Diego Ceremony Magazine photographed a fashion layout for the Feb 2011 issue featuring a number of stunning CastleBride Birdcage veils.

This layout "Mad about Mod" was photographed by Joseph Guidi.

(Above: CastleBride birdcage veil Britney is featured)
This veil is made from exquisite english netting and is accented with coque and hackle feathers which underlay a very large three petaled swarovski crystal flower. This veil is available in white only and comes mounted on a comb. This veil is worn like a vintage hat and has thin netting that carefully drapes across the eyes. This veil is Haute Couture.

Shown in the two images above is the CastleBride Ella veil. This ultra versatile birdacge veil looks good on all face shapes and lends itself to a number of dress silhouettes and hemlines. This veil is made from fine french netting and is accented with soft chenille dots. The center flower is made of hackle feathers and has a stunning swarovski crystal center flower. This veil is worn at an angle across the face with netting covering the eyes. This veil is featured in our Vintage Couture Collection.

Magazine Feature: Ceremony magazine Orange County

Ceremony Magazine February 2011 Cover below:

This issue fashion story, as shot by Studio EMP highlights the timeless beauty of wedding fashion across the century. For the 1950s era, the CastleBride birdcage veil Ella was showcased.
Made with french netting and chenille accent dots, this veil features a cross face design and a lovely coque feather flower with shimmering swarovski crystal center. This veil (below) is available in both white and ivory and comes mounted on a comb.

Gown featured: Sassi Holford from The White Flower Bridal Boutique.
jewelry: Justine M Couture

This page features the lovely quote from Audrey Hepburn

"The part, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I dont want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Magazine Feature: Southern Bride

It was recently brought to our attention that Southern Bride and InDesign had created a STUNNING video of their vintage photoshoot featuring over a dozen of our designs. Check out the Visual Masterpiece HERE

To view this video on YouTube click here: InDesign Vintage Photoshoot featuring CastleBride Couture

A few months ago we shared with you Southern Bride Magazine and their "Inspirations Styles then and Now" story. In case you missed it, here's a look at the article below.

Above are featured CastleBride Couture styles, Charlie and Kiera.

The Charlie birdcage veil is a sexy mask type wtih a beautiful spray of shimmering black coque feathers. This veil is available in our Formal Feather Collection.

Kiera (shown above) is a stunning veil made with English netting and a large four petaled flower that is dripping in diamonds (ok well... they are actually swarovski crystals) This veil is stunning and a true statement piece. This veil is available in our Haute Couture Collection.

Shown above are CastleBride Birdcage veils:
Top Right: Adelaide (shown in gold and black) This veil is available in colored option in our
Formal Feather Collection.
Or is is available for bridal orders, in both ivory, and white in our

center: Daisy (shown in white) This veil is just dying to be matched up with a 20's flapper gown.
Available in our Vintage Couture Collection in both ivory and white.

Bottom Left: Marina (shown in white)
This veil is available in our Vintage Couture Collection.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Real Couple Eimear and Ian

Real bride Eimear O'Shea and her groom Ian McLaughlin were married on the the 7th August at St. Michael's Church, Mulleek, Co. Fermanagh. Their wedding reception was held at: Harvey's Point Hotel, Donegal, Co. Donegal

Eimear was accompanied by here bridesmaids and sisters Tara, Yvonne & Katie. Images of their beautiful day are below. A big thanks to Ken McBride Photography who took the images of this wedding.

Eimear chose to wear the Marilyn veil from the Haute Couture collection by CastleBride Couture.