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Old 09-11-2016, 04:23 AM
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Not all! I had a hat, a friend had a long gown but no veil.. Of course Royal weddings tend to be more formal and to go by the conventions. But It would be nice to see some royal bride go a little off the beaten track...
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:32 AM
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I doubt you will see it. When you are getting married in a grand church, you need to look the part. A hat screams derby day at ascot not bridal gear, or at the very least, guest of wedding. Many of these brides are marrying in and the wedding is their introduction to the public as a royal. They do so by looking as regal as possible. I remember a wedding picture of my aunt from the righties with a Easter bonnet like hat. I had hoped such a trend had ended, didn't think it was very fashion forward. But i guess people are bringing back old fashion styles all the time. If neon and gym clothes as street clothes can make a comeback, I guess bonnet weddings can
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:10 AM
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I remember a tv-show in which Valentino Garavani was interviewed. It seems that a special loom machine was constructed in an empty hall, especially for the production of Máxima's veil, according a special procédé. Then a dozen of modinettes or coupeuses had lots of work to embroid the floral and guirlande motifs on the long veil. No wonder the whole adventure did cost a fortune but mission accomplished: it was a truly royal veil (picture).
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:02 PM
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Our Royals have a Veil belonging to Queen's Paola Brussels Grandmother in lace of Brussels.
An old Veil repaired for Princess Astrid's Wedding and later for Princess Mathilde.
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:07 PM
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Laure Mosselman du Chenoy ordered a Veil in Brussel's lace to marry Queen Paola's Grandfather.
It was worn by the Ruffo ladies and belongs now to Queen Paola. Two restaurations first for Princess Asrid's Wedding and later for Princess Mathilde's Wedding. It was truly an old authentic royal Lace Veil which has a story.
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:19 PM
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I remember a tv-show in which Valentino Garavani was interviewed. It seems that a special loom machine was constructed in an empty hall, especially for the production of Máxima's veil, according a special procédé. Then a dozen of modinettes or coupeuses had lots of work to embroid the floral and guirlande motifs on the long veil. No wonder the whole adventure did cost a fortune but mission accomplished: it was a truly royal veil (picture).
I do hope that veil will be worn by the three Dutch princesses and let it become an heirloom piece. It's too magnificent to only be worn once.
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:25 PM
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I remember a tv-show in which Valentino Garavani was interviewed. It seems that a special loom machine was constructed in an empty hall, especially for the production of Máxima's veil, according a special procédé. Then a dozen of modinettes or coupeuses had lots of work to embroid the floral and guirlande motifs on the long veil. No wonder the whole adventure did cost a fortune but mission accomplished: it was a truly royal veil (picture).
It is spectacular and I was under the impression for years that it was a historic piece. I was very surprised to discover that it was new.
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:46 PM
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I do hope that veil will be worn by the three Dutch princesses and let it become an heirloom piece. It's too magnificent to only be worn once.
I thought the veil of Princess Margriet was fabulous too. What a hellish work that must have been! (picture)

Or the one of Princess Juliana which was extremely work-intensive too. (picture).

Apparently all Dutch princesses choose a new veil. Besides Máxima the one from Princess María Carolina de Bourbon de Parme had a nice, vulnerable veil: picture. Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel had a paper veil even! (picture)
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What type of lace veil is Princess Louise of England wearing?
The Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, c1871. Portrait of Princess... News Photo | Getty Images
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I doubt you will see it. When you are getting married in a grand church, you need to look the part. A hat screams derby day at ascot not bridal gear, or at the very least, guest of wedding. Many of these brides are marrying in and the wedding is their introduction to the public as a royal. They do so by looking as regal as possible. I remember a wedding picture of my aunt from the righties with a Easter bonnet like hat. I had hoped such a trend had ended, weddings can
I'm nto talking about a bonnet or anything outrageous like a mini dress.. and I don't see anything wrong with a hat.
but I would like to see a bit of imagination and making a few modest changes in the bridal look. I've been looking at a lot of more recent royal weddings since joining this forum and so many of them are very "samey". Kates was as "blah" as can be...
Things change, even for royals and it is possible IMO to have a "grand wedding" with a traditional look while still making a few changes.
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The Swedish royal women's veils's on display:

Silvia/Victoria

Madeleine

Sofia

All of their veils are stunning.
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Here is a beautiful picture or MM's veil.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_e9OLDZlTqH...husetdotdk.jpg


Is her veil a soft silk? I just love it!!!
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Yes it was made from silk crepe.
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MM's veil is my favourite of all time, I think. It's delicate looking and just beautiful.
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Beautiful photo of Maximas

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...ding-veils.jpg
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Not all! I had a hat, a friend had a long gown but no veil.. Of course Royal weddings tend to be more formal and to go by the conventions. But It would be nice to see some royal bride go a little off the beaten track...
For first-time royal brides the choice between a hat and
a tiara and veil is a no-brainer. What bride doesn't want to sparkle like that and it is a day they will remember for the rest of their lives for better or worse . . . and so will everyone with access to a computer or tv.

Second marriages are IMHO dictated by the age of the bride and groom. Camilla hit the right mark without a veil of course, although I personally would have loved to see her in a tiara instead of the bronze/gold fan thingie. However, should Harry and Meghan get married, I would love to see a proper church wedding with morning dress, a tiara and an appropriately wedding gown and glorious veil.
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I have been reading the Nichols' book about Kate, and it said Kate considered wearing flowers in her hair but then decided on a tiara.

The book said she was offered her choice of three and chose the Halo; does anyone know what the other two choices were?
The book doesn't say.
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Flowers played a key role in the design of the wedding from the dress to the cake and so it wouldn't surprise me she was considering flowers in her hair.

I think she chose the right tiara for the day, but I always wished she had gone for a full length veil extending way beyond the train.
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:04 AM
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Same here. Kate's veil was one of the most disappointing Royal veils I've seen.
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:51 PM
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Same here. Kate's veil was one of the most disappointing Royal veils I've seen.


I totally agree. It was a flop --- as well as her hair. Unfortunately there are no re-dos of your wedding --- especially that one. Big opportunity missed. JMHO
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