It has come to my attention that made to order veils are much prettier than the ones you normally see at boutiques, and though a lot of people have complained about how LONG it takes to get one done - I honestly think they're worth the wait. Also, I feel as if the veil makes the dress as opposed to the other way around. It's there for pious reasons, sure - yet we cannot escape the fact that it is also an instant beautification tool (it instantly illuminates your face as it frames it). I'm a huge fan of the embroidered kind, preferably in the style of the mantilla (the Spanish mantle). I've saved so many gorgeous jpegs during the search for my sister in law's perfect veil, here are a few favorites.
On the steps of the National Museum during my brother's wedding in Jan.
My beautiful cousin is on the verge of formally becoming her boyfriend's fiancee. He is taking her to Paris for their anniversary, and even though he knows she's aware of his plans, he's going to pull through with proposing on the day that marks their fifth year together. Romance is still out there! Which makes it easier for me to believe that I can pull of planning their perfect day.
Since my cousin has Indian blood, she's always been partial to beautiful saris and little decorations with glass mirrors and bright bindis. When I told her that I had started to create mood boards (SO inspired by snippet&ink), she asked me to prepare two types of wedding inspirations to present to her fiance. One is a garden wedding, with most jpegs taken from Brides.com, and the other is a full blown Indian affair. I'll leave you with both.
Two very different themes, but both are so relevant to her. I wonder which she'll choose.
I orginally created this board out of sheer willfulness during my pregnancy and I feel that even though I won't get to use it (anytime soon, at least), someone will appreciate the idea of a really gorgeous nighttime ceremony with lavish food and intensely flattering lighting. Since everyone seems to be getting their lives together these days, literally and figuratively, I thought it best to prepare one for myself so that when the time comes I won't frantically reach for things in the dark. Enjoy.