Your Kent Wedding - Page number 79 - May/Jun 2021 (Issue 96)

JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES 79  THE FINAL Check out our handy guide to accessorising the ultimate big-day look flourish T o veil or not to veil? Gold or silver? Tiara or hair vine? These may well be the next batch of questions whizzing around your head once you’ve said “yes” to the dress. So, we talked to the county’s experts on all things bling to bring you the lowdown on completing your all-important look with flair. To know a veil Who better to turn to for advice on choosing the right veil than bridal boutique owners? Allow us to introduce the lovely Victoria Lamb of Victoria’s Bridal Boutique in Orpington ( ) an d Victoria Walton of Victoria Elaine Bridal Boutique in Maidstone ( ). They’re here to guide you through this potentially confusing minefield. “Choosing the perfect veil is all about balance – finding one that complements your gown without detracting from it. It’s worth enquiring whether the dress designer makes a matching veil.” – Victoria Elaine Bridal “Veils range from elbow-length all the way to cathedral-length with the option to have custom lengths too. For long veils a popular choice is a veil opposing the detail on your wedding dress, either to avoid detracting from an embellished train, or to enhance a simpler one. Shorter veils tend to complement the wedding dress detail. For a more modern look, opt for a single-tier veil. It will fall away and flow beautifully down the back of your dress. But blushers are still popular amongst brides looking for that grand reveal, or extra volume.” – Victoria’s Bridal Boutique “If you want to break from tradition why not go for a coloured veil or even a cape?” – Victoria Elaine Bridal “Veils are heavier than you might expect, so how you wear your hair is something to consider. Ideally you’ll need an up do or a half up half down style to give you somewhere to pin it or the weight will cause it to slip.” – Victoria’s Bridal Boutique Hayley Paige Bridal Disney Fairy Tale Weddings