Helpful terms to know when choosing a veil!
The technical name for the part of the veil that covers the face.
Lace that has a thin ivory cord so to speak sewn into the pattern. A lot of lace patterns sometimes come in both options, the corded version a little bit more decadent. The ones below are the same pattern for example, one with cording and one without. The one on the right has also had it's eyelashed edge removed. (see below)
How is a veil made essentially? How did a milliner end up making them?
From a craft point of view, veils are pattern cutting to me and just another type of headwear. They are constructed from a flat piece of tulle, that is cut to a certain shape in order to achieve the drape and final shape of the veil.
The veils are drafted and cut out by me and sewn by me too. They’re not made abroad and bought wholesale, they’re crafted by hand, sustainably and then made bespoke for you. I mean I don’t weave the tulle or do the lace making but that’s someone else’s skill and specialty. I do make whatever style you want and in shades to match your dress and lace patterns. That’s the advantage of coming to me! They're also quite simple to make once you decide which lace & style you want and I help you look at all the options along the way there, so you have someone to brainstorm options with.
Choosing a veil for your wedding can be overwhelming, here are my top tips of getting the ball rolling..
Firstly where to start?? It’s sooo overwhelming out there, and there are so so many styles out there to choose from, I get it. The trick is to break it down a little and just take your time also.
Also there is no wrong answer as to what to wear! You need to do you here, so it’s all about finding a veil and style for your day that makes you feel like you’re wearing something that reflects you and your personal tastes. Goes a little without saying, but it can help to just repeat that when there are options flying at you left right and centre.