The Romance Of A Veil

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At Paddington Weddings, our brides ask us all the time whether wearing a veil is the ‘thing’ at the moment. In our opinion, the right veil can really help to finish off the look of your gown – but sadly, the wrong veil can ruin it.

Often brides will have veils from their mother or friends that they would like to wear; this is such a lovely idea but in all honesty you really have to make sure you have considered the colour and shape of your gown; a white veil with an ivory dress will really clash!

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At the moment it is all about simplicity – a veil should enhance your gown, not overtake the look. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s veils were very full with fancy edges, but today it really is ‘less is more’. A simple, elegant single veil with a fine edge can give you that romantic feel without overwhelming you.

Wearing a veil over your face is just a personal choice, it does suit some gowns but it isn’t an essential these days. Many brides don’t want to have a train on their dress anymore – as they want their gown to be easier to wear for the whole day. Instead they have a long veil to give them that drama as they walk down the aisle – and can then take it off and dance the night away later.

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There are so many wonderful photo opportunities that you can have with your veil, why would you not want to have images like these to look back on and remember? So should you wear a veil on your wedding day? If it suits the gown absolutely – you only get one chance to have that moment!!!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Adding the finishing touch to your gown, the romance of a veil ensures that your show-stopping walk down the aisle will be nothing less than stunning!

About Paddington Weddings: With our ‘less is more’ philosophy, we have built up an excellent reputation within the Australian Bridal industry, winning many awards over the last 22 years. We are renowned for our simple, classical and elegant designs and with a weakness for European laces, we regularly travel to Paris and Milan to source only the best laces and silks to create our gowns.


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