Drop Veil with Raw Edge in Waltz Length
I went back and forth about whether or not I wanted a veil as part of my wedding look. I knew I didn’t like the lace-edged one I tried on with my dress (see below), but I also knew I really like the look of a veil.
And there was actually a veil I was obsessed with, had my dress been more of the simpler sheath I initially envisioned. But like the lace-edged one, I knew it wouldn’t quite work with my dress. Plus, at almost 400 bucks, it was way more expensive than what I was looking for.
So modern, so pretty | Via Veiled Beauty on Etsy
So with a heavy heart (not really, it’s just a veil), I walked away from the double-horseshoe drop veil…but not from the silhouette.
After all, a drop veil is a classic for a reason—I just had to find the right veil for my very elaborate beaded and lace dress.
That’s my dress, and the lace-edged veil I didn’t like.
So what did I want?
- I knew I wanted a drop veil.
- I knew I wanted to keep it pretty simple, with either no embellishment or just a tiny bit (something like pearls that matched the straps on my dress).
- I knew I wanted it to be between hip and knee length.
- I knew I wanted the comb sewed in (to make my life easier).
- I knew I didn’t want to spend more than 100 bucks.
After all, it’s a veil. I’m only wearing it once (maybe twice, if I want to be a ghost for Halloween). And once I stumbled upon Yuri C. Wedding Shoppe online, I knew I’d found what I needed.
The prices were great, and I loved that they were a local small business—right here in LA. And the veils were beautiful, even though the website model looks sad/terrified in EVERY photo.
So what’d I pick? The Ellena Veil—an ultra simple waltz-length, single-layer drop veil.
The perfect amount of plain | Via Yuri C. Wedding Shoppe
I ordered online, and it arrived just a few short days later—after all, it was coming from right down the street. And when it got here, it was PERFECT (pardon the terrible pictures).
Unveiling the veil (sorry)
It arrived neatly packed, with care instructions, and was folded with the comb on top to make things super foolproof. And of COURSE I had to try it on, right away, with my PJs.
Oooh I’m a ghost.
Now, I’m not planning on living in the veil for the whole day—chances are, it’s coming off after the ceremony, and I may not even wear it for the first look/photos. But I’m excited to go super bridal and veil it up, at least for a little while.
And hopefully, when the finished look is pulled together, it all works—sparkly hairpins, necklace, veil, and all.
Even more important, I hope Mr. W lifts the veil without it getting caught on my hair/dress/lip gloss. That’d be annoying.