Back in April there was a huge wedding that millions tuned into see. Of course, the wedding was that of Catherine Middleton and Prince William. Did you stay up to watch the royal couple tie the knot? Are you considering wearing a veil because Kate did?
Numerous wedding designers were on the edge of their seat waiting to see what Kate would wear. There was much speculation about who designed the royal wedding dress, too. Once Kate stepped out of the hotel the reports poured in. Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen was the designer and Kate sported the borrowed Cartier “halo” tiara from the Queen. The drop style veil was talked about among the fashion world, and was a huge success.
The traditional wedding veil is not as traditional in the 21rst century. In fact, a whopping 56% of brides in the Portland area do not wear any kind of veil! However, the wedding veil still tends to be popular on the east coast and southern states. There are so many different styles. Make sure that your veil and wedding dress match both in color and texture, but also are similar styles. What is lovely about the wedding veil is that you can usually easily remove it. You don’t have to wear it during the reception, just wear it for your ceremony.
Wedding veils are not cheap! Invest in good, quality veil. Veils that are made cheap can smell funny, feel itchy, and not lay right. The higher quality of the material, the better the veil will lay and look, especially in professional pictures.
When shopping for a veil in Portland, there is one place that comes highly recommend and that is August Veils (http://www.augustveils.com/). Have fun when choosing a veil, and if you really don’t want to wear one, don’t worry about it, and just go without the veil! You can thank Kate for bringing the more traditional drop veil back in style along with the tiara. It’s now your day to feel like a princess!