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As promised, today starts our series of blogs written by our Head of Design Kelly with her views on the Royal Wedding. Today she focuses on Catherine Middleton’s very special wedding veil…
Congratulations William and Catherine, on executing what was, in my opinion, the finest and most stylish wedding for centuries. Not only was it refined and elegant it brought the country together for a much-needed boost in morale.
Catherine’s 72” length ivory silk veil with lace edge was a surprise to say the least! I thought that this modern young woman would perhaps surprise us, and shun the tradition of wearing a blusher like many young brides today. Thankfully, she went for the ‘celestial halo’ effect, not only wearing her blusher over her face but wearing a silk tulle veil, a material that is a more dense and draping tulle than many nylon versions, creating a shroud over this beautiful young woman. In my opinion the more modern materials such as our soft nylon veiling create that same drape and silhouette without masking the beautiful glow of the bride as she floats down the aisle!
Hand cut flower lace appliqués were painstakingly applied all the way around the edge of the veil to match lace on the dress. Although the lace appeared to be perhaps Corded or heavier Chantilly, it was light and did not drag the soft silk veiling down, allowing for the veil to float in the breeze as she entered the Abbey.
Unlike most veils, this particular one appeared to be without a comb; instead skilfully pinned behind the halo tiara and resting on her ‘Demi Chignon’ styled hair. Most hairdressers should be able to assist with attachment of a veil, however my interpretation is very slightly gathered on to a comb to allow the veil to fall gracefully down the back of the head without looking flat and lifeless. The large flat clear comb can be tucked in the hair behind the tiara and out of sight. This makes it much easier when trying on and allows for easier, (non hair destroying) removal at the evening reception! The soft veiling has been positioned precisely on to the comb to allow the correct amount of blusher to fall when it is worn forward, and the hand applied French Chantilly lace is delicate, and organically weaves along the edge with very slight scallops. An ode to Catherine, this veil is timeless and ethereal!
Kelly has designed a special edition interpretation of Catherine Middleton’s wedding veil, which is available for despatch immediately. Just contact us to order your very special lace wedding veil!
Tomorrow, Kelly will be sharing with us her views on the Royal Wedding tiara and jewellery.
What did you think of the Royal bride’s wedding veil? Did she surprise you by wearing the blusher over her face? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.