****THIS IS A NO MR. SHORTCAKE ZONE ****
When I found my dress, my lovely and incomparable assistant Kelly at Stella’s Bridal Galleria gave me the matching veil to try on. It was, to the best of my knowledge/veil identification skills, a mantilla style, fingertip-length veil with scalloped edges and an intricate pattern of glass beads and Swarovski crystals.
I thought it looked quite lovely with the gown, but it lacked a matching blusher, and attaching a plain blusher looked, honestly, quite ridiculous. I’m dead set on having some sort of blusher/face shrouding apparatus, as I am completely and hopelessly in love with the idea of being “unveiled.”
(For example, check out kayrose‘s blusher – pure romance. THIS is what bridal dreams are made of!)
But, the mantilla veil was sparkly, and as anyone close (or within a hundred feet of me) will attest, I have a not-so-secret obsession with things that bling. In addition, wearing a mantilla veil (traditionally Spanish) would be a sweet nod to my mother’s heritage.
However, such a nod would cost $560 dollars. OUCH. Luckily for me, the veil sold (to someone else) before I had a chance to make any foolhardy decisions based on emotion and not on account balances. I did a brief search on ‘da internetz’ and came up with a couple of alternatives for waist-length, sparkly, scalloped-edge veils:
Then I saw how breathtaking a drop veil could look and was smitten:
I searched again, and found a drop veil with Swavorski crystals:
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…and then I read this helpful thread on the boards. As some brilliant ladies suggested, you can have a mantilla veil and a blusher too! If you pull forward the front of the mantilla veil, and secure it so that it hangs over your face, it will look like a drop veil, and behave like a blusher.
What do you think?
Does anybody have any suggestions on where to find a non-lace, beaded, sparkly mantilla or drop veil in waist length or longer, for less than $200?
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- Marketing Manager/Children's Lit Writer
- Wedding Date:
- October 2008
- Ceremony in a historic church, tented lawn reception at a golf and country club