If You Choose To Wear a Veil… and a “blusher” (a blusher is the netting that goes over your face)…You need to consider what your coiffeur will look like once your veil is removed. Will you remove your headpiece? The headpiece is the part of the veil that the netting is attached to. If you’re a royal bride, you’ll wear a tiara. If you’re a regular bride – maybe a crown of orange blossoms. If you’re an American bride, anything goes. My daughter, Maggie, is in the photo above. She is wearing her own veil, (cathedral length), and my headpiece. Her vision was to always take the veil and headpiece off for the reception. It would be too cumbersome to wear all night. She needed to make sure her hairstyle was up to the formality of the event. And it was. Her hair style was spectacular, but she wanted some sort of adornment in her hair. She visited etsy.com, a wonderful website where individuals can shop from independent venders. You can find anything on etsy.com, and the vendors are everyday people who have something special to share.
Maggie purchased a lovely hair adornment for her hair to be showcased. Pease note the photos below, which show the adornment. Note, if you choose a hair ornament, buy it early enough so you can have a dry run with your hairdresser.
I chose to wear silk flowers to be showcased after I took MY veil off 30 years ago. They were pretty, and looked nice in my hair. But I made a mistake with my veil. The netting that went over my face was thick, and created a visual issue for me, and for my guests view of me. And it was hot! My photo is below. Compare it to my daughter’s, following photo. Note how fine and delicate my daughter’s veil is…a much better choice than mine.
In my next two posts — please check back to read all about the different fabric options you will have for your veil…AND the lovely invitation my daughter, KK, chose from etsy.com!!
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Photos: Patty Cloherty