I’ve always known I wanted to wear a veil with my wedding dress. I mean, when else in your life can you wear a veil? In my mind it completes the bridal look. There’s a reason that when you’re trying on wedding dresses they bring out the veil to seal the deal. They’re hoping you’re like me and start tearing up. It really did help me feel more like a bride seeing the whole picture.
Once I found my dress it was time to start thinking about my veil. What did I want? What length, trim, style?
I decided right off the bat that I didn’t want a long veil. No cathedral length for me. Don’t get my wrong—I love them, and seeing Mrs. Snow Cone’s recaps I know that a cathedral-length veil would look amazing with my dress. (We’re dress twins. ) But a cathedral-length veil seems too formal for our outdoor wedding. Of course I broke my mother’s heart with this decision. If it were up to her I would be wearing a Princess Diana veil with three or four little girls holding it behind me…
But that was not my dream. I pictured a simple veil, fingertip length at the most, with maybe a nice satin trim. With that in mind I began my search on Etsy. I found so many options, but one particular shop caught my eye.
This shop had just what I was looking for: simple but unique. There were so many great options! I ended up going with this one!
A month later it arrived at my apartment. I am so happy with it, and I can’t wait to try it on with my dress at my final fitting next week!
Sorry about my dirty mirror in this picture…
Personal photos / The detail of the edge
I heart my veil. I got really emotional when I tried it on. I don’t know what it is about veils, but it really brings out the “bride” feeling in me!
What about you? Are you wearing a veil? Does is make you feel more like a bride?