This has been another challenge. At first I wasn't going to wear a veil at all. Then Steve's grandmother (his Omi--the one who gave his family the ring I now wear) found out I wasn't going to be wearing one in order to save money (the one I thought I wanted was like $200!). She begged me to let her buy me one because "every bride HAS to have a veil". :) I refused the money and said I didn't mind. Then, as Steve and I were leaving her house, she opened the passenger side door and threw an envelope on my lap and slammed the door. :) It contained $200 in cash and a note that said "Please let me pay for your veil, Janie. Someday you can tell your daughter your Omi bought it for you". How could I say no?!
The problem I've had with veils is finding a style that goes with the dress. I love veils with a thick lace edge, but they just don't look good with my dress. There's too much detail on the dress and the veil kind of overwhelms it. I think the dress needs to be the focal point, not the veil. (In my case.) So then I tried some birdcage veils. I LOVE birdcage veils but I really think they go best with short short hair or updos, neither of which I will have. So now I think I've decided on a simple ivory veil that matches the bottom of the dress. It has a blusher, which Steve specifically requested. He really wants to see me walk down the aisle with a veil covering my face. lol. He said he is excited to lift the veil over my head to have our first kiss. Below are some pictures of the hit and misses. Now the dilemna is figuring out how to have my hair with the veil. I know I want it half up, and wavy, but how do you do that and still have the blusher? Any suggestions?
These are some of the losers. :)
And the winner is...