Post # 1
My wedding is less than 4 mos away, and I am still really torn on what sort of veil to get. I ordered my dress online, so I didn’t get to try a lot on in the store. Also, we will be making, so the possibilities are limitless, which is overwhelming right now!
I worry that they type I like will be too much with my already ornate dress (lace w/ some embellishments). (I love the Grace Kelly look, but I am no Grace Kelly!) Also, it is very important to me to have the blusher or a drop veil. Here are some like 17-19 + a blusher is what I have in mind, and I also REALLY liked Spider’s DIY 2.0 post.
I just feel like sometimes blushers look like too much of an add on when there is a long lace veil.
My dress is bateau with a sweep train, trumpet style. I am 5’10", and I was looking to create a longer looking train for the ceremony & then gladly ditch the length of the train for the reception. I can send pics if you are willing, or here is the manufacturer’s…
Keep in mind I am a street size 12, so it looks different than on the model. Thanks SO MUCH for reading!!!
Post # 3
cannotwait, I’m another La Sposa bride! I love their line, the lace dresses are so gorgeous and romantic. Here’s my dress: http://nicolettecouture.com/pdf/lasposa/melodia.jpg
My gown is also lacy with sort of a trumpet shape. I tried on some veils with it, and my favorite was a fingertip-length veil with a blusher and a satin corded edge. The weight of the cord made the veil hang beautifully, and I thought the simplicity of the cord set off the gown really nicely.
I think you’re right about the blusher plus long lace veil looking a bit mismatched, but a drop veil with an allover lace edge would be gorgeous and very romantic. I think something along the lines of Occansey veil #25, but with a more delicate lace at the edge, would be divine with your gown.
Post # 4
Dear Melissa B,
Were you listening in on my conversation with my mother today??? I had this exact conversation! I picked up my lace trumpet style dress yesterday. My friend who accompanied me believed that the fingertip length looked best. I am probably doing a blusher veil as well. My mother, who By The Way USED to own a bridal shop replied to me "Oh gosh I would have to see it" WELL, thanks mom! She did give me one bit of good advice, she said let the BACK of your dress be the guide, see where it hits you in the back, compared to the back of the dress and see which is most flattering. Definitely it should not be higher than the dress (if for instance you are wearing a low back or strapless) and clearly THE BACK is what everyone is going to be staring at the whole time. Unless like my best friend you faced the guests. It was a nice idea for her ocean cliff wedding but not happening for me! HTH!
Post # 5
@MelissaB I think you’ve convinced me to try to make a long drop veil first, then if it is too much, we will cut down to fingertip. The back is fairly high with a V, so I won’t go shorter than fingertip, anyway (except I might be a 2 veil bride & go with birdcage for part of the reception)…we are having a valentine’s wedding, so we are going for a very romantic & somewhat vintage feel. Thanks!
Post # 6
Just wanted to say that I love your dress! I would get a plain veil, with a cut edge. Your dress is so beautiful that you dont need a fancy veil. Good luck! Can’t wait to see what you picked!
Post # 7
@ju1244 — too funny, we’re definitely on the same wavelength! The back of my gown is actually pretty plain (it’s got lovely pearl and lace detailing, but I doubt my guests will be able to see it from their seats!) so I like the idea of having the fingertip-length veil to add some bridal drama. Plus, I read somewhere that fingertip-length veils make you look taller 🙂
@cannotwait — post pictures when you’ve got them! I would love to see how your veil turns out. And now that I’ve seen the Occansey drop veils, I’m going to have to try some drop veils myself. The shape is so elegant, and I love the way they drape when the top layer is pulled off the bride’s face.
Post # 8
I love this veil! So pretty with the lace trumpet but I have no clue who it was made by. I just saw it on http://www.pearlsplace.com