Choosing the Correct Shape of Veil
Pictured above are different ways that tulle can be attached to the comb of a veil. The more gathers the veil has the more fullness it will provide around the comb and face. Knowing what type of fullness is desired will help you to narrow down which shape of veil to look for.
No Gather : Mantilla & Folded Mantilla
Slight Gather : Gathered Folded Mantilla / Curved Waterfall / Waterfall
Full Gather : Traditional
Measuring the Correct Length of Veil
When measuring the length of the veil you will want to start at the correct placement of the comb on your head to the desired ending position of the veil.
For longer veils my rule of thumb is to go 7 to 10 inches beyond the train of the gown. (HOWEVER in my opinion I really don’t think there is such a thing as too long of a veil!) I tend to leave a little more space between the train and the veil for wider trims so that they do not compete with one another.
For shorter veils look for something that compliments the shape of your gown. The majority of fingertip length veils will tend to fall between 40 and 50 inches.
Everything just comes down to what is going to make things easiest and the most memorable on the wedding day.
Choosing the Correct Materials
I have always wanted to design my veils with an heirloom/keepsake quality in mind. When I think of something being passed down from generation to generation, quality is the first thing that I think of. Creating unique designs using the best materials and the best trims that are available.
I currently offer two different types of tulle in this collection: Designer Tulle & Ballet Tulle
The Designer Tulle that is used in this collection was created after a year of development with our tulle manufacturer. Over the years I had noticed that the majority of veils in the bridal industry tended to be made with a very crisp tulle base. This standard tulle tends to be stiff and lay unnaturally which is why I wanted to develop a tulle fabric that was soft and durable.
Both the Designer Tulle and the Ballet Tulle are soft to the touch, but the ballet tulle is a little heavier.
The color of both the designer tulle and ballet tulle come in a light ivory. In the past, roughly 90- 99% of the brides I have worked with chose an off white to ivory wedding gown. Since tulle is sheer it tends to morph into the colors that are around it. I feel like our tulle will match well with the majority of off-white to ivory wedding gowns but I would recommend requesting a sample if you are unsure.
I use Authentic French Lace throughout my collection and when describing the lace patterns you will often see me using the words Chantilly and Alencon. Chantilly Lace will be a bit more on the lighter "airy" side of the spectrum whereas the alencon lace is a little heavier due to the addition of the cording. I have hand selected each lace in order to have a variety of different widths and looks to choose from. I wanted to have both the Chantilly and Alencon versions of each lace so that our brides could pick which one best suited their dress.