Wedding accessories direct
October 02, 2017

Two tier semi lace edged ivory wedding veil - Prudence

We have a new veil available in a traditional style with a two tier semi lace edged ivory wedding - Prudence. This is a gorgeous veil using some of my favourite Sophia lace!  View full article →
August 12, 2017

Our Real Bride Kirsty

We couldn't resist sharing these beautiful images from our gorgeous bride Kirsty wearing our Coria veil. Her images looked magical and made our day, our Coria veil suited her dress perfectly and it looks like you had an incredible day! 

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for my beautiful veil. It's finally all cleaned and back in the box after our wedding in May.
The veil was so perfect for the day and the lace complemented my dress wonderfully. I loved the length and weight of the tulle and it sat in my hair really well."
Thank you again for sharing your beautiful images with us from Michael Wright Photography
August 11, 2017

Silk Wedding Dress by Jessica Charleston

We're very very lucky as the amazing Jessica Charleston has very kindly lent us her beautiful Solange dress to use in our boutique. Isn't the back detail stunning?

Solange is shown here with our Lucia veil which matches the lace perfectly.

"Solange is a Jessica Charleston classic, with a French corded lace bodice and a silk georgette skirt over super weight crepe backed satin. The bodice features a cowl neckline at the front and a distinctive ladder buttoned back."

Jessica is selling a few samples of her stunning dresses, you can see the full selection here. These beautiful handmade dresses are an absolute bargain at these prices so be quick ladies!

two tier semi edge wedding veiltwo tier semi edge wedding veil

August 05, 2017

Our Real Bride Ciara

We just couldn't resist sharing these pictures of our beautiful bride Ciara wearing our Luisa lace veil on her special day! 

"Just a note to say a heartfelt thank you for the beautiful veil you created for our big day out back in March, it feels like forever ago! Choosing the dress  seemed simple compared to the process of choosing a veil. Hours were poured into it because I knew I wanted no additional accessories, I wanted all eyes on the the dress and veil! When I came across your website the Luisa lace completely stole my heart, it was so unique compared to the typical lace trim veils I’d come across. The fantastic and seamless communication with Sarah made the process so simple, and I was so so pleased with the finished piece.
Thank you again, from a very happy bride!"

Doesn't she look absolutely beautiful! Also how lovely is the image in black and white? What an amazing shot Rory O'Toole Photography

January 13, 2017

The Britten guide to wedding veils - what are the different length options?

If you want to make a dramatic entrance to a small chapel then go for it and order the cathedral length; by contrast if you are getting married in a huge church or venue but wouldn't feel comfortable in a long veil then ignore the names and order what you like. For longer veils we normally recommend they are about 20-30cm longer than the end of your dress. To work this out measure from the top of your head where you plan on wearing the veil straight down your back to the end of the train of your dress. If this measurement was 220cm our church length (250cm) would be perfect for you. We can make all our veils in any length.

  • Cathedral length wedding veils. Our cathedral length veils are 300cm long and trail beautifully. The trim option you choose will determine how the tulle moves as you walk, more information on this is below.
  • Church length wedding veils (also called chapel sometimes). Our church length veils are 250cm long and still trail like the cathedral version, it's just a little shorter. 
  • Floor length wedding veils. We make our floor length veils 200cm long. They should touch the floor with a small trailing edge that will vary according to your height. Without a long trail floor length veils move more freely in any breezes and as you move.
  • Ballet length wedding veils. We make our ballet length veils 150cm long, they fall to about mid calf length.
  • Fingertip length wedding veils. As the name implies these should fall somewhere around your fingertips with your arms at your sides. At 122cm long there will be some natural variation depending on your height.
  • Elbow length wedding veils. These veils are 72cm and generally fall around the elbows. 

January 13, 2017

The Britten guide to wedding veils - what are the different types of veil?

At first glance wedding veils can seem quite intimidating; what even is a blusher?! In truth they are not hard to grasp, it's just lack of familiarity that makes them seem scary. We have created a simple guide to help you get to grips with all our wonderful veils: 

  • Single tier wedding veils- These are what most people imagine when asked to picture a veil. Single tier means that the veil flows from it's attachment point (normally a comb) down the back. There is no blusher, section of veil in front of the face.
  • Two tier wedding veils- means that the veil includes a 'blusher' which can be pulled forward over the face. This is raised during the ceremony for the first kiss or at the exact moment you are married and is then swept back over the head to form a second layer at the back of the veil. We make our blushers 72cm long but they can be made to any length if requested. Remember you may be carrying a bouquet, would you like the veil to finish above the bouquet or drape over it?
  • Drop veils- this is a two tier veil with no gather. They are often held in place with a headband, (as shown in our images for our 'Rhiann' drop wedding veil,) or hair pins. If you don't plan to wear any other accessories we can sew an invisible comb into our drop veils. Click for our 'How to secure a drop wedding veil' guide.
  • Mantilla veils. This is a single tier veil with no gather. We sew a comb to the top of the veil so it can be worn at the top of the head. They are sometimes described as Spanish veils.
  • Juliet veils. A 'cap' of material holds the veil in place. This is a traditional vintage look, dating from 16th century England. It is believed the design dates to actors performing Juliet in the original performances of Shakespeares 'Romeo & Juliet'.
  • Bandeau veils. These are a more vintage feel and attached either side of the head. Some makers use this term interchangeably with 'birdcage' veils. They are technically wrong but the terms are beginning to merge somewhat so check images to be sure!
  • Birdcage veils. These are attached at the top of the head (similar to the way a birdcage hangs). This terms can be used interchangeably with 'bandeau' on the internet, check the images to be sure!

 

July 12, 2016

Wedding hair vines and fresh blush roses!

We absolutely love fresh roses and we think they are such a pretty option to wear in your hair on your wedding day, BUT we also love our boho wedding hair vines. So, we thought we'd put together this pretty combination - our gold freshwater pearl hair vine, fresh blush pink roses, and a recently added silk tulle and french lace wedding veil. It's such a pretty combination of accessories and it can work with a number of different hair vines, veils and fresh flowers. 

July 12, 2016

Lace edge wedding veil review!

Thank you so much for your review Xinyi of our lace edge wedding veil - Millie! x

July 06, 2016

Lace edge handmade wedding veils!

What do you think of this beautiful lace we use to edge one of our handmade wedding veils? We could quite easily spend the entire day searching for different types of lace to edge our veils in. So if you're looking for a lace veil that will match or tone in with your wedding gown, why not get in touch, and we'll try find something that'll go wonderfully! 

July 05, 2016

Ivory and pale green wedding inspiration!

Here in our boutique, we don't just love wedding accessories but weddings as a whole. So we thought we'd put together a little inspiration, and this week we are particuarly in love with rustic pale green and ivory details. Soft flowing bouquets of blooms that look like they've been picked straight from the garden, heavy lace wedding dresses with sleeves that give your wedding day look that romantic feel especially when they're combined with silk lace edge veils, delicious homemade Victoria sponge and rustic table decor all make up the look we love today! x

Images sourced from Pinterest, clockwise: Rustic bouquets - Whimsical Wonderland Weddings; our Ema silver crystal and pearl wedding hair pins; rustic table decor - The Pretty Blog; our Alyssa lace edge veil (photograph by Sophie Stimpson); Rustic wedding cake Polka Dot Bride