Wednesday, September 5

WWW - I found my veil!

I've gone back and forth between wanting a big, poofy tulle veil and wanting something more understated, trimmed in lace. My dress has some lace (not to reveal too much - and no, my dress does not look like Kate's) and I didn't want 1. the veil to compete with the dress or 2. want to waste the money on a lace veil if it would just be lost in the lace of the dress. After much searching (and a brief love affair with a vintage 1950s veil with a ribbon embroidered trim) I have found just the right thing! My inspiration...Kate Middleton's sheer silk tulle lace trimmed viel. Her's was just the right length, the blusher tier was almost elbow length while the back tier was fingertip length. I loved how transparent it was over her face, allowing her dark features to show through. And the lace trim was narrow, so it complimented the lace on her gown without competing with it. Gorgeous!

Of course she got it just right....She's perfect! Sigh...

Now, where to find an attainable version of this glorious veil? Um, David's Bridal sells a replica, but ehhhhh... I'm sure the lace isn't very high quality. I needed something trimmed in Alencon Lace to match my dress. Most versions I came across online had very wide lace trim. I also couldn't find one that had the shorter front tier - I wanted that tier to hit the bend in my arm when worn in front of my face (bc obvi I'll be holding a bouquet). So, just like with my wedding dress, I've had to have something custom made. I stumbled upon Iheartbride on Etsy and fell in LOVE with her work. And I don't know if you all have ever shopped for veils, but lace trimmed veils are freaking expensive! I thought her prices were very reasonable (I've seen lots of lace veils run upwards of $1K!!).

She is making it from the alencon lace and silk tulle (so will be sheer like Kate's) I'm so excited about this veil, ya'll! I'm not sure why, but a wedding veil just makes a bride in my opinion...sure you can wear a wedding dress, but it's the veil that makes you a bride!! I mean, when else in your life will you wear tulle and lace over your head?!

This is what she will look like! Well, the front will be made shorter and cut to my measurements. Isn't is beautiful?! I'm in love....




And mine won't sit directly on my head like Kate's (hey, I don't have a diamond tiara!), I want it to fall something like the picture below.






8 comments:

Brianna Tucker said...

I looked for a lace veil to match mine but it was so expensive! I settled for one that was trimed in crystals like my dress.

Sarah Johns said...

I worked as a consultant at David's for almost a year (while single), and there was only one veil there that I would ever consider and it was the Vera Wang White walking veil. IT was the same length your is going to be minus the lace. Like you though I'd probably end up adding the lace trim.
Congratulations on finding the perfect veil!

Sarah J.
Blondebelleraisinhell.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

Finding the perfect veil was a challenge for me, too. I settled on a birdcage-type veil and my aunt will be making it for me. Some of the prices were pretty insane! Congrats on getting one more wedding to-do checked off the list.

Kaolee said...

That is so gorgeous!

And I am in love with Kate. She is very much perfect!

Lauren said...

Love it! It will be beautiful.

Steel Magnolia said...

Gorgeous! I put almost no thought into my veil or it's placement, and it is one of the only things I would change if I had the chance. The one you have picked out is definitely an heirloom piece!

megan said...

So beautiful!!

Worthington said...

What a beautiful veil - mine is like yours from Etsy except it does not have a blusher!