Today I want to look at a decision every bride has to make on her wedding dress journey. Should I wear a veil?
Its actually a bigger question than you might think, leading to further questions such as - Do you want it to cover your dress? Does it have to go over your face? (no, the face covering element is called a blusher, make a note to tell your bridal consultant if you would rather have a veil without one) When should you take it off?
In the past I have been quite anti-veil, back when I designed wedding dresses I thought veils only covered the beautiful dress details I had spent hours creating, so would naturally vote for no veil. However recently since working as a stylist, helping to curate the whole outfit rather than just the dress, I have seen veils in a new light, and have found that the right veil can actually make an outfit.
Below are some inspirational images from my styling work, where veils have been essential to the overall look, something which I didn't think I would say 5 years ago!
If you're looking at these and thinking, no a veil just isn't for me, and indeed some dresses just don't warrant a veil, there are lots of other options out there which can accessorize your wedding dress just as well, if not better than a veil.
Do you have a veil dilemma? Leave me a message and I will try to help!
Images courtesy of Sanshine Photography & Jeanette Lendon