I often end up having the conversation with my brides or friends getting married about ‘to veil or not to veil’ as I know it’s a common bridal quandry. In all honesty, the bad influence that I am, always say go for it, it’s the only time (ahem, we hope!) you’ll get the full romance and fun of wearing a wedding veil and depending on your style there really is something for everyone. Many designers offer beautiful traditional veils, but I stumbled across AM Faulkner designs a few weeks ago and just had to share them as they offer something a little different which I think may work perfectly for those thinking a more traditional veil may not work for their bridal style.
I met with designer Ann-Marie on Monday at London Bridal Fashion Week and saw all the veils and headpieces in person and resisted the temptation to try one on (genuinely resisted, the glitter veil has my name all over it). They are cute, quirky and playful and are perfect paired with a simple dress.
The Cut-Out veil is a beautiful more classic design in silk tulle in ivory, but with a real statement edging of embroidered silk organza. The cute as a button Chiffon veil is a mini design which is touchably soft featuring a feminine bow and comes in a pretty blush pink or ivory.
For fun- loving brides, the sparkling light-catching Glitter veil is a showstopper that’s guaranteed to add a playful touch to a simple dress for an informal ceremony whilst the Dot veil is romantic and delicate with it’s woven polkadot tulle finished with hand-applied pearl beads.
Ann-Marie Faulkner is a London based milliner specialising in headwear for fashion forward brides, you can view some photos of previous clients in her ‘real brides‘ section of her website. She is inspired by geometry in nature and has a playful element to her work. Textile design in hugely important within her practice with a lot of the fabrics used being produced by herself. With an emphasis on simple forms and detailed fabric, Ann-Marie sensitively combines contemporary and innovative textile design with traditional British millinery techniques to produce her unique pieces.
Prices vary from £80 – £300 for the collection featured, for more information and to purchase visit AM Faulkner.