WOW! The veil is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Roxanne Buffone Google
This long mantilla veil with Swarovski crystal beads staggered along the edge is elegant yet transparent. Notice in the photos how the veil has a presence yet the dress remains visible. A mantilla is a great wedding veil style when you need the back of the dress to be seen. Also notice that this veil is long enough on her that is lays on the floor, that is key to keeping it as transparent as possible. When a veil does not touch the floor it will not spread out as much.
The chapel mantilla here is made of ivory glimmer illusion with a pencil edge and Swarovski crystal beads staggered along the edge. The veil is essentially an 84 inch diameter circle. It’s flat, not gathered like other veils, making it very sheer – transparent. This bride wanted to attach her mantilla with a metal comb sewn at the edge. That worked well with the updo wedding hairstyle to the back of the head, with decorative comb she added for a beautiful accent. If you want a blusher, the comb can be sewn further back allowing part of the veil to cover the face; that style is called a drop veil.
The Swarovski crystal beads add a subtle sparkle. The beads are not the very shiny mirror back rhinestones. These beads are clear in round like faceted shape 4mm beads. Swarovski is the highest quality crystal in the world developed and perfected through the years in Austria.
Sheer fullness works well for short veils. Fullness is the amount of folds that appear from the gathering of the veil at the comb. The fuller the veil the puffier it gets and the less transparent it gets. A wedding veil at sheer fullness is 54 inches wide will be quite transparent and much thinner and flatter than a short veil at medium fullness of 72 inches or full at 108 inches. A sheer short veil will still have some body at sheer fullness. The longer veils tend to look too thin and even cheep at the sheer fulness, so we recommend either medium or full width for the waltz, chapel and cathedral lengths (only full width for royal length).
Here you see a glimmer illusion cathedral veil at full width. This veil is made of white glimmer illusion at 120″ long. A cathedral length veil is a long veil and at this length the full 108″ width works well and still does not look too thick.
I wanted to let you know that I received my veil and I love it! Exactly what I wanted, just skimming the ground for my height (I’m 5’2), flowing and simple, but with a little extra sparkle thanks to the glimmer illusion. Customer service, craftsmanship, and price are all of the highest quality. Thank you!