For brides, the idea of adorning yourself is to feel beautiful, inside and out and your face is equally as important as your figure, because it all goes together in combination; they work in tandem and the whole look needs to be flawless!”
The veil is a powerful symbol. It’s a statement. A gorgeous, crowning jewel that says “this is the bride.” However, most people pick their veil according to the length or style of their dress, but perhaps your face shape should really be what you’re taking into consideration. People’s faces fall into eight shape categories: oval, round, oblong, heart, diamond, square, rectangle, and triangle. The first four have a fuller quality, while the others have features that are more defined and angular.
The process is to find what highlights the best parts of the bride, and what better than a woman’s face? You want people to say, Wow! you look beautiful! Not “Wow! What a beautiful dress or veil. You want them to look at the best parts, and you want to celebrate those things that you love about yourself…Your full lips, your high cheek bones, your petite nose.”
The rule is to follow the lead of magnets; opposites attract for a reason, right?
For brides with softer faces complete with curved lines (oval, round, oblong), “Create some angles!”
We highly recommend having a blusher (the part of the veil worn over the face when the bride walks down the aisle) complete with trim—that’s important. “This will highlight how lovely and soft your face is and it is advised When you have a fuller face you also need to be mindful of the trim being too thick.”
Brides who possess features that are more sharp-cornered and pointed (cough, cough heart-face over here), these veils should ‘’create a softness’’.
For brides who have a stronger chin, higher cheek bone, it’s important that the shape of the veil is more rounded, “I wouldn’t suggest a blusher; you don’t want to create any more angles. I’d also suggest a long veil because there’s no interruption on the face when it comes to photos. It’s about making the face appear rounder while also highlighting your features.”
You may want to frame your body instead of the face, and in order to accomplish this it’s all about placement. “Angel-cut veils that have certain type of beading that creates a wave-like effect would be especially pretty for someone, but you have to be careful of veil placement, you can place the comb close to a rounder face, but otherwise you want to make sure to place it closer to the crown of the head so that the veil is more about the shoulders instead of framing the face. That’s an important element.”
A classic option for angled faces is a birdcage veil. The birdcage veil allows for those features, like high cheekbones, to shine.”
No matter what shape your face is, it’s important to flaunt what you’ve got. “If your face is square, that’s beautiful. “Highlight the squareness! We want to celebrate the shape of your face with the right veil.
Of course, a veil isn’t for everyone. You have to ask yourself: Am I someone who wants a veil?
“Picking hair accessories is as big a personal statement as the style of your dress,” The headpiece or accessory needs to speak to the authenticity of the woman. You might want flowers, a halo, or a comb. Listen to who you are because there is nothing worse than putting a veil on someone and having it shrink them because it doesn’t feel natural. If the woman doesn’t feel her best self, that veil needs to come off. There is no other time in your life when you need to feel the most confident.”
Feeling overwhelmed? Have no fear, there is a veil that almost anyone can flawlessly rock. “A piece of tulle that literally is a diaphanous piece of fabric, like a soft whisper of a veil,” is a good option, “Really clean, trails behind you, and is good for any location. It’s just a cut edge, cathedral-length veil. It’s like a little bit of ground pepper. It’s not the paprika, it doesn’t have the spicy stuff. Just a little bit of seasoning.”