Sunday, May 27, 2007

Wedding Veils

Veils – the long and short of it. They are short ones called “visor veils” like those you see in old 50s movies, or long ones like those Princess Di had for her wedding. Whether it’s a simple short veil made of tulle, or a free flowing one made of organza fabric, the veil is a timeless symbol of tying the knot. Matching you’re the veil with your gown can be a bit tricky – particularly if the gown is an elaborate one. For some brides, doing without a veil is okay, while there are those who swear that they won’t get married without wearing one as they walk down the aisle. I belong to the latter and have some pretty nice ones on the web:

Via Veiled Expressions (this veil has little diamante gems sewn on the fabric)

Via Erica Koesler (this is a romantic mantilla veil)

Via Illusions Bridal Veils (this is visor veil with pearl accents – so classy and romantic)

This is my all-time favorite - Princess Amidala’s wedding veil via Padawans Be sure to check out the FIDM exhibit photos of the wedding gown. May the force be with you!


Anonymous said...

I love the visor veil you posted last. What kind of dress does that look best with? I have a tea-length ballerina style dress. Lace bodice, full tulle skirt. Do you think they would compliment each other or look bad?

Also, this may be a stupid question, but does it stay down the entire time, or does the groom lift it, like a blusher veil when its time to kiss?

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I really like this veil as well and have the same "stupid" question.....does the veil stay down the entire ceremony or does the groom turn it over when he greets his bride at the alter?