6/29 Real Bride Katie: Veil Envy

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Isn’t funny how you can think you have something figured out, and then suddenly you see a picture and everything changes?

It’s the reason why I strongly believe that you should do your best to stop looking at wedding dress pictures once you’ve chosen one — that’s how some people end up as two dress brides!

But sometimes you just happen upon images when you aren’t looking for them. I thought I had settled on this veil months ago:


Via Twigs & Honey

But then, I was minding my own business on Pinterest, and this photo came up as a suggested pin:

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  Catherine Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Via Huffington Post

She’s absolutely gorgeous, and I totally get why thousands of people rushed to copy her dress. It was her veil that I couldn’t take my eyes off, though! Fortunately, I hadn’t yet spent any money on the small veil, and was just messing around with a $5 roll of tulle to find a way to DIY it.

I was getting discouraged, because it just. wasn’t. working. Which is probably why I got hit with veil envy so bad anyway! I immediately went to my most trusted advisors for help, and went on a pinning spree.

Vintage, Juliet cap style?


Via Etsy seller SmithaMenonbridal




My Pinterest board is a mess, and probably will be until my next (and possibly final! Squee!) dress fitting, at which my seamstress said she will have me try a few options.

Currently, I’m absolutely in love with this image, but I’m a little scared to get attached to something that’s such a drastic change from my original concept.



DRAMA. And so close to what my actual dress looks like! But ooooof, dealing with that long of a veil, even for a short time. #Yikes.

What do you think?

Katie is a Real Bride Contributor for The Broke-Ass Bride. She is also a lawyer, an actor, a creep, a burlesque performer, a stage manager, and a writer - and that's just the things she gets paid for! In the rare moments that she is off the clock, she enjoys reading, TV both trashy and legit, movies, and hanging out with her fiance, two cats, Pip and Muffin, and a rescued German Shepherd named Spark.