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How To Pick Your Perfect Veil For Your Wedding Day

Epic Sunset Lace Veil Wedding Photo by Sophie Raval

Are you walking down the aisle soon and wondering if a veil is the right choice for your wedding day look?  Veils have been a classic bridal accessory for centuries, but with so many styles and options available, it can be overwhelming to decide.


So let’s take a dive into the world of bridal veils and how Sophie Raval of can help you look magical on your day!


The Importance of a Veil on your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most special and significant days in your life.  It is a day filled with love, happiness, and countless precious memories that will be cherished forever.  Every aspect of your wedding is carefully planned and executed to perfection, from the venue to the decorations, outfits to hairstyles so why not put as much importance in your veil. After all, along with your dress, your bridal accessories will be the most photographed elements of the day.


A veil has been an integral part of weddings for centuries and has been traditionally worn by brides as they walk down the aisle. It is a symbol of purity, modesty, and femininity. This beautiful piece of fabric adds an elegant and romantic touch to the overall bridal look while also carrying deep cultural significance.


However, it is way more than just being a fashion accessory or tradition come to that, veils hold great sentimental value for many brides.  Some believe that wearing a veil on your wedding day can bring good luck and even in some cultures it is a way to protect the bride's face from being seen by her groom until they are officially married. 

Additionally, veils create stunning photo opportunities for couples to capture intimate moments together during your special day. The way the veil gracefully drapes over you while walking hand-in-hand or how it moves with every gentle breeze can make for truly breathtaking shots.


What to choose?

Veils come in various lengths and styles, after all it has to cater to different types of dresses and personal preferences.  From birdcage and shorter veils, to those show stopping cathedral length pieces, there’s a huge range of options! With all these options, you can easily choose a veil that complements your dress and enhances your bridal look.  However, when you start to look around with any shop, they do all start to look the same.  Cue Sophie Raval.  

I met the lovely Sophie and her husband a couple of months back to talk about a potential collaboration and obviously we are a great fit, in fact Sophie’s veils would be a great collaboration for any wedding business because her products are so unique and everyone wants a wedding day that is uniquely them.

Photo by Suzanne Kentish of Sophie Raval

Meet Sophie Raval, a talented veil maker and founder of

Meet Sophie Raval, a very talented veil maker and founder of  Sophie combines her love for sewing and designing to create breathtakingly beautiful veils, that add a touch of elegance to any bride's wedding day look whilst making it completely personalised and tailored to your exact standards. She believes a veil should be as unique as the bride who wears it.

From Fabric to Fabulous

Sophie has the skill to make a simple piece of fabric transform a bride into a vision of beauty on her special day and after years of perfecting her craft and gaining valuable experience working with some of the top bridal designers in the industry, Sophie decided to start her own business  Sophie offers custom veils made with the finest materials such as delicate laces, soft tulle and intricate beading.


What sets Sophie apart from other veil makers is her attention to detail and commitment to creating one-of-a-kind pieces for each bride. She takes the time to understand each client's personal style and works closely with them to bring their vision to life. Whether it's incorporating sentimental touches or using unique fabrics sourced from around the world, Sophie ensures that every veil is truly special and tailored specifically for her brides.


Alternative Veil options

Sophie also offers ready-to-wear collections for brides looking for timeless designs with a modern twist which she has affectionately named after some of her lovely Brides, I love this!

Her collection includes various lengths, styles and embellishments – ensuring there is something for every bride's individual taste.  Something really unique is also the ability to tweak existing designs. If you see something you like but it’s not quite perfect for you - Sophie’s Semi-Bespoke option gives you the creative freedom to make changes. It’s especially helpful if you don’t have the time left to commission Sophie for an entirely new bespoke design or if you need to be more mindful of your budget!


One of my personal favourite things that Sophie can offer is adding embroidery to your veil that can include your wedding date or even embroidery of your favourite pet (mine would definitely have my dogs on it) or your loved ones’ handwriting.  There is nothing this talented veil designer cannot do! 


What is more it is not just Sophie’s stunning veils but her excellent customer service that makes the entire process stress-free and enjoyable for each and every one of you and like me, you will soon realise the passion she has for her craft and genuine care for her clients is evident in every veil she creates.


Let’s also not overlook the backing of her husband, Prash, after having seen some of her Brides, believes in Sophie’s designs so much that he joined the company as Chief Bridal Officer (how cool is that title) and he brings in his own background to their business to provide a perfectly seamless experience for you so you will have lots of engagement with Prash too.

Photo by Suzanne Kentish & Sophie & Prash


Can I also mention that Sophie is a former costume maker for Disney, yes people! Disney indeed.  Not to mention costume maker for the likes of the Royal Opera House. Drop the mic!

I absolutely agree with Sophie and Prash that every bride deserves a unique veil just for them, so BusyBrides 100% recommend  If you allow Sophie to create you a beautiful piece it will make you feel like the most radiant bride that you absolutely deserve to be on your special day.

Like all of this doesn't sound attractive enough to jump in and have a bespoke veil, this couple are two of the nicest people will meet so your entire wedding journey with them from start to end is going to be just as magical as your wedding day.

Photo by Jonny Gouldstone
Bespoke Veil by Sophie Raval


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