Choosing Your Veil and Headpiece
by Rose Marie, Veil Lady
at Rose Petal Place

Your dress, headpiece and veil should all glorify you and frame you on your wedding day.

Choose a headpiece which contains the same elements as your dress – sequins, pearls, beads, flowers, etc.  The headpiece must have the same kind of sparkle as your dress.  It must “balance” with your
wedding dress.

Your wedding dress is dramatically designed and possibly heavily beaded.  It will draw your viewer’s attention.  Your veil and headpiece will raise the focal point from your dress to your face. 

Check for beading on the dress – are there pearls or beads, ... is there a silver or gold accent in the beads, ... what about rhinestones, ... are there sequins, ... are those sequins clear or iridescent?  Is there a definite type of flower on the dress? 

The most beading and applique work on your Wedding dress will be concentrated on the bodice, across the neckline and over the shoulders of your dress.  The sparkle (from pearls, beads, or sequins) in your headpiece and the color contrast between the veiling and your hair, will draw attention up to your face, and balance your dress.  

Your headpiece must contain the same elements as your dress to raise the viewer’s focal point from your dress up to your face.  It does not have to be ornate, just contain the same elements.  Beads in your headpiece will bring out the beading on your dress.  Satin ribbon edging and the absence of beads in your headpiece will accent the fabric of your dress.  A few discreetly placed iridescent sequins can add a “spark” to your headpiece.

Be sure to verify the color of your dress to match the veiling.  The white satin dresses usually match the white bridal illusion; however, the white silk fabrics are not that same bright white color.  For these dresses you need the Diamond White, Silk White, or Eggshell bridal illusion.  Fabric swatches are necessary to
match the color.

All these details will help to create the veil and headpiece of your dreams!




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