Please post your cathedral length veils!!

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wore a cathedral length, lace veil and I loved it!  The only thing with cathedral veils is you have to be very careful to make sure you don’t sit on it (sounds silly, but it’s true – esp if you have to sit at all during your ceremony).  Also, my veil kept getting caught on everything when I was walking outside for pictures etc., and was so dirty by the time I took it off.  All that being said, it was totally worth it!  I loved my veil and in the very few guest pics I have seen so far, I looove how it looks!!

I don’t think a cathedral length veil will be “too much” as long the veil isn’t the exact same length as your train.  My dress had lace almost all the way down, but the edge of the train didn’t have any lace (same as yours), and I think the lace from the cathedral length veil complemented it so well. 

Anyways, we don’t have any pro pics back yet because our wedding was two weeks ago, but here is one photo I do have of the veil: 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had a raw edged cathedral veil which I choose because I adore long veils and my dress had so much going on I didn’t want to fuss it up with more details in the veil.  HOWEVER, as much as I loved it, I really wish someone would have told me I needed an aisle runner.  I hate aisle runners so I didn’t use one, but my veil kept getting caught on the pavement and tugging at my hair.  I ended up walking down the aisle holding my head – not the end of the world, but certainly not ideal.  So take note of the terrain that you’re having your ceremony on. 🙂

Here’s a pic (not the best pic, my photographer sadly didn’t get any of the cool veil shots. 🙁 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

This is my cathedral veil. I don’t have any good pictures of me wearing it though.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a lace edge cathedral veil and looooved how it looked! Cathedral veils are so elegant and classy looking!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Heres my raw-edge tulle veil. It was a 2 tier, but it was too much “stuff” and it looked like it was swallowing my head. My seamstress removed the top tier and now it’s perfect!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

BUMPING! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I adore long veils and knew I always wanted to wear a cathedral length one.

Mine was raw edge so it was light as air. Walking around by yourself you just pick it up along with your train, and to sit down, just swoosh it over to the side 🙂

I hope you end up with the cathedral length as it will go beautifully with your dress!!

 

My veil

 

Veil to the side (It actually looks awesome layered over the dress when you take sitting photos)

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

That’s my veil! I love it! It’s a ronovias veil to go with my pronovias dress! I can’t wait to wear it! I’ve always loved the look of a long veil. Totally bridal!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had a single-layer, raw-edge, cathedral-length veil with Swarovski crystals scattered on it:

DH holiding my veil immediately after our ceremony. You can see the crystals on it:

Bustled, during the reception:

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Chelwilly:  I just wanted to note that if it turns out that the veil you love is only a single tier, you can add a blusher! That’s what I did.  My father lifted my blusher after he walked me down the aisle, too.

I ordered a single-layer, cathedral-length veil, and my bridal salon also ordered a separate blusher for me that we attached with Velcro to the comb of the main veil.  After the ceremony, We removed the blusher.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Fall_In_Love22:  your look very nice. I love your veil. It is exactly what I am looking for. Do you mind if I ask were you got it? I haven’t seen one like it at the bridals salon I have been to, neither have I found one online. Yours is perfect. Cathedral with the lace starting at the elbow height. I am thinking that it needs to be custom made. Thanks in advance

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Greenpat468:  I got it at a local bridal shop.  It’s a Bel Aire Bridal veil though.  A bridal shop should be able to look it up in their catalogs. I did have to get it custom made though because it came fingertip length.  The store called Bel Aire Bridal to see if it could come cathedral length and what the style number is as well as price.  Here’s a close up of the lace if it helps..

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