The Wedding Veil Story of Two Sisters – Mairead and Una

It was Rebekah’s pleasure to work with two very gorgeous sisters on two very beautiful designs. It is always a pleasure when you receive an email to organise a new appointment for a family who one has already worked with. It was a great pleasure to create two very different wedding veils for two beautiful sisters, Mairead and Una.

Mairead’s Wedding  Veil – the Star attraction.

The creation of Mairead’s wedding veil design was one of our most ornate veils designs to date. There were many, many hours involved in the hand cutting and hand sewing of this masterpiece, as each piece was lovingly hand made in the Visionary Veils Studio.

The process for this piece began with a photo of an antique wedding veil. Mairead had fallen in love with this photograph and wanted to create a wedding veil that would take centre stage alongside the clean and classic lines of her designer wedding dress. Her gorgeous gown was designed by Belfast based designer Una Rodden.  Rebekah’s sketches formed the initial basis of the piece but as the dress design continued to evolve, so did Mairead’s veil. With an increase in the length of the dress, the veil length  became longer and the central design more elaborate. The central design grew in detail and scale to create the dramatic impact of the client’s vision. A truly unique wedding veil of dramatic proportions!


Elaborate creations like Mairead’s wedding veil may require 4 – 6 appointments during the design process.

You can see from Mairead’s stunning wedding photos that her beautiful wedding dress and ornate wedding veil truly complement each other. The simple classic lines of her wedding dress give space for the ornate detail of Mairead’s wedding veil.

The Vintage Styling of Una’s Wedding Veil

 It was a delight when Una contacted Rebekah of Visionary Veils to share the exciting news of her engagement. It was even more exciting when she asked if we would be able to create her wedding veil. Una chose a gorgeous tea length, vintage inspired wedding dress, with a gorgeous skirt and lace bodice detail.

During Una’s appointments we looked at our range of vintage inspired wedding veils shapes. We decided that a simple design on the cap of the vintage veil would provide the focus for her veil. We experimented with lace overlays to complement the bodice of the wedding gown before selecting an ornate diamante motif.

Rebekah  strengthened and shaped the motif to create a structured headpiece that could be worn later in the evening, allowing Una to remove her veil and to wear the headpiece separately.

A simple two layer, waist length veil in soft ivory nylon tulle was created. The cut edges of the wedding veil kept all the focus on the waistband of Una’s gorgeous dress and on the vintage cap of her headpiece.

Two very special sisters and very special brides. Thank you for sharing your Wedding Day.




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