A bride without a veil is merely a woman in a white dress!
Tradition states that the bride's veil was representative of her hair flowing down her back. Brides weren't to wear their hair unkept or unpinned. Instead, they wore a long veil to represent their hair. Isn't that interesting?
All Veils are Custom-made
Emily (below) wanted to wear a veil that had lots of pearls on it. Fortunately, her mom had worn a hat that was trimmed in pearls. I removed the pearls from the hat and placed them on tulle and created a beautiful veil for her. Now she has an heirloom made from an heirloom!
Wrap it up with a bow!
I had so much fun working with Maggie. She wanted a classic look, however, she wanted to show some personality. That's how we ended up with a veil that had the perfect size bow on it!
Ashley (above) met me at Behind the Bash, an exclusive wedding show. I displayed some of my sample veils at the show. As soon as she saw my petal veil she knew she wanted one. I created this veil for her to achieve her vision on her wedding day. It was a show stopper for sure!
Blayre wanted a veil that was different from most traditional veils. So, we attached it on either side of her head with two barrettes. This veil is covered in pearls, too. Her shoulders were bare on top since her gown was strapless and the back was low cut. So, we had several layers of veiling and it draped nicely down her back. Photo credits go to Sarah Brookhardt Photography
Dare to be different
Bridget is a wedding vendor, too (I mean, just look at those flowers)! She has seen it all. That's what gave her the courage to wear a veil that was different from all those she had seen worn by the many brides for whom she created florals. I just LOVE her choice!
Simple and Sweet
Leanne's dress was all about sparkles and lace. We don't want the veil to compete with the dress...we want it to enhance the total look on your wedding day. So, Leanne went with a simple tulle veil. Even at that, her veil was cut to the exact length of her dress. It was also cut to the exact shape of her train. That's what makes a custom Sew Glorious veil so special.
Recreating the Past...sort of!
Above right is a picture of Tess and Ethan. (Tess is my daughter.) Tess wanted to wear a Juliet cap with her gown. I knew we had one that her great-grandmother (Mildred DiFuria, whose photo is to the left) had worn and it was stored in our cedar chest. When I found it, only the lace was able to be restored. I washed it in Oxyclean and reproduced the veil for her wedding day. The lace was fragile, to say the least, however the veil looked amazing! It matched her dress perfectly!!! All photo credits of this wedding go to Sarah Brookhardt Photography.
The really cool thing about Tess's and Ethan's wedding was that they had their grandparents walk down the aisle as part of the wedding party. I thought it was neat that her great-grandmother was represented that day, sort of walking down the aisle with her as represented in her wedding clothes.
Left is Tess running with the veil behind her as if she is Superwoman! Shouldn't every girl feel like Superwoman on her wedding day? I think so!