I’d originally thought that I’d wanted at birdcage veil. I loved the cutie vintage look and the fun style, not to mention the potential for DiY! But upon trying one on with my Clover, it was kind of a ‘meh.’ I think the look is so charming… just not with this particular dress.
That’s when the fantastic Claire Pettibone approached with one of her beautiful chapel-length veils and perched it upon my head – that was it. I was going to wear a veil. A LONG veil! The lovely dramatic elegance! I’d had no idea!
If you’re Nick, please don’t click on the cut!
I mean REALLY, how can I turn that down? And I thought, you know, a veil is a great way for me to get my stitchin’ little mitts into my wedding attire. I’d opted to not make my own dress (another post for another time!), but I absolutely think I could do a veil! I loved the oval chapel-length veil that Claire showed me with my own dress, but upon a little further exploration, I think a mantilla would be a neat option, too.
The style is not unlike what Claire pinned into my hair, just a little more elaborate lace at the edges it seems. They come in all lengths, and I think my rather simple dress could definitely use that extra statement of drama. I’m fortunate in having sources for cotton English Netting and Cluny lace – the same materials as my dress – at reasonable prices, and I’m just in love with the idea of constructing my own veil, a very special part of our very special day.
What sort of veil did you or would you like to wear? Any surprises? Share your stories!