Post # 1
I bought a Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal dress which is below:
I bought a veil beforehand because I had bought another dress before exchanging for this one. It’s cathedral length in ivory with small beading along the edge. I tried the veil on with the new dress and thought it looked fine. The ivory color matched and everything.
Above is a stock photo from website. But same veil but in ivory.
I noticed DB has on their website a Melissa Sweet veil which matches the lace on my dress. However I am not sure about where the lace is located on the veil…I almost think the detailing around the top takes some of the beauty out of the dress. Pic of MS veil is below:
I wouldn’t mind a little advice here…should I keep the veil I have or exchange it for the Melissa Sweet veil or neither? Thanks for the help bees!
Post # 3
@lovelylight99: The Melissa Sweet veil seems to over power the dress in my opinion. Your dress is very beautiful, and I love the delicate look of the lace emblishments which is the feature of the dress. Even though the Melissa Sweet veil uses the same lace, it takes your attention away from the dress and onto the face/shoulders.
The beaded edge veil you currently have will give you a much softer look and also more dramatic as it is a long veil. But you will have to consider the look of the beading on the veil in relation to the simple one coloured sash/belt. May be a belt with a bit of beading, not too much, would bring the veil and the belt together.
Personally a simple raw edge cathederal length would look great.
In the end, you will need to decide if you want to emphasise the lace on the veil or not.
But, like I said, beautful dress.
Post # 4
@Aussiemum: Thanks! That is what I thought with the veil too, that the lace detail so close to top of the veil that it takes away from the dress because it is so distinct and obvious. I think the veil would be so much gorgeous if the lace was placed more delicately along the very edge of the veil towards the bottom. That way you will still see the gorgeous lace as a bride walks down the aisle but it won’t be so distracting. The beading didn’t really look that noticeable when I tried it with the dress. It gives the veil a little sparkle but doesn’t really take away from the dress like the MS veil. I think the MS veil would be prettier with a simpler dress. I think I will probably go with the veil I have or get a raw edged veil like you suggested. Thanks for the advice! Much appreciated. Best wishes with your upcoming wedding!
Post # 5
@lovelylight99: I am not sure if you are interested in replica companies, but an absolutely fantastic one is called Jasmines Bridal Shop. Do a search on the Bee and you will find amazing stories and actual pictures of the dresses and VEILS they have made. The veils are really cheap compared to what you get in bridal shops.
And you can design your own. so if you want to try to get a similar lace veil but with less emphasis on the front, they will do it for you. You can also search my posts and see my daughter’s viel they made.