Okay, so my veil was initially just my something old. A vintage circular veil my Mum wore for her wedding ceremony, embellished with lace to add detail at the back of my dress and head – to make me feel like a bride. Just an accessory, out of the way of the headdress I had handcrafted for myself from my grandmother’s crystals…
Then two minutes before walking down the aisle I asked my chief bridesmaid (the best friend always there for a crisis of confidence and has been since I was six) to cover me over with the entire thing. I won’t lie – it was that cloak of invisibility that got me down the aisle!
A veil is no longer tradition – it’s a personal choice. It’s not a spiritual decision or a necessity to complete the look. But like any accessory or shaped garment it can aid the perfect outfit in making you feel just right. However, without careful consideration in it’s placing – poof, it can make you feel like you’ve been attacked by a pair of net curtains.
I don’t know if that has helped or hindered. My veil definitely helped.
It did hinder once sat down though and so was promptly removed during the starter… Sorry Mum!
Images by Frank Henshall Photography.