(Closed) Hand-painted veils?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What kind of veil goes best with my dress?
    Hand-painted/embellished veil, it really ties in with the whole look of the dress! : (22 votes)
    25 %
    Plain veil - keep the attention on the dress! : (27 votes)
    31 %
    Cathedral length : (19 votes)
    22 %
    Chapel length : (13 votes)
    15 %
    Fingertip/elbow length : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Other - please advise! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @peonyinparis:  Wow, I mean it’s gorgeous, but my entire wedding budget was $12k, including rings, tax, honeymoon, tips, etc.  I do love the first veil that you posted a pic of though.  Hey if it’s in the budget 😉

    Post # 8
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    1358 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think both of those veils are gorgeous, as is your dress. The second veil you posted looks like it would match a little more in the style of the florals, since they’re a little more organically scattered instead of tightly intertwining leaves.

     

    Be sure to post a pic of your whole ensemble once you choose! I’d love to see the finished look.

    Post # 9
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    8453 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @peonyinparis:  Maybe you could get a replica?  I see that you’re in China and there are tons of amazing artists there.  I just love how unique and ethereal looking these veils are.  Dang it wedding planning makes all of my financial logic go out the window lol.

    Post # 11
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    8424 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    WOW those veils are crazy beauitful!!

    Post # 13
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    7219 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @peonyinparis:  I think it’s handpainted. Flat fabric paint or even acrylic would be fine, I think. I mean, it’s not like you’re going to wash it. 

     

    Post # 15
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    7219 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @peonyinparis:  You mean like on the last one? I assumed it was a foam stamp or something. The other one with the birds is actually pretty random if you look close. The leaves are not anywhere near uniform. 

    ETA: On the first one… that’s hard. If I was trying to do something similar, I would print out a design, lay something like a plastic sheet between it and the veil and then paint directly on the veil using the printed design as a guide. But it might be silk-screened since they did multiples and it’s really clean. The other two look more handpainted to me. 

    Post # 16
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    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @peonyinparis:  I love hand-painted clothing (esp. lingerie). I like the BHLDN veil you posted (since it’s not as busy as the previous Debra), only I think a cathedral length would work better (like the original veil) so that the design won’t bleed into the dress.

     

    You already know how I feel about the Winterhalter. I think it’d be a travesty to pair such a beauty with a plain/unadorned veil. 

     

    Since you are in Beijing, I would try inquiring into hand-painting veil services by those who offer hand-painted qipaos. Since they’re used to painting such delicate fabrics, they’ll likely be able to work with you (and if you buy the tulle yourself, it might be cheaper).

     

    I did find a couple online options, though:

    • Lynn Kiracofe has amazing hand-crafted pieces ($1k-$8k); she’s worked w/Vera, so you know she offers quality work

              

    • Janice Martin also offers lovely custom couture veils, which includes hand-painting and silk-screening (she restored Grace Kelly’s veil in ’97)

              

    • Eugenia Couture is now offering custom couture veils (but didn’t have any photos online)

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