There are only a few days until my wedding and almost everything is set: last minute R.S.V.P.s have been accounted for, vegan meals have been ordered, and the seating chart has been painstakingly finalized.
But there is one thing I can't get out of my head. Ever since the passionate pro-veil comments on my recent post about wedding accessories, I have been considering working one into my look. The Net-A-Porter virtual wedding boutique has been a source of serious inspiration for me, and the folks over there were kind enough to send me some Lanvin options to play around with. I invited my friend, the artist and photographer Jeana Sohn, over to snap some shots of me playing dress-up.
The lace on the first veil I tried on (below) was completely out of this world — so romantic and old-fashioned. And how cute is that bow?
Have you ever put something on that made you want to dance around the room with an ear-to-ear grin? That's what this gauzy number did for me. Trimmed with ostrich feathers, this is about as sexy as a veil can be.
If I do end up wearing a veil, it might just be this one below. Topped with three flowers, it's incredibly special but doesn't threaten to overpower the dress. From the front it has a Mexican feel, which I love. And when I put it on — I don't know — it just felt perfect. Tomorrow, I'll try it on with the dress and I'll see if it feels right. Do you have a favorite?
Los Angeles-based Heather Taylor owns Taylor De Cordoba, a contemporary art gallery. She publishes the blog LA in Bloom and writes a bi-monthly column Chef Speak for The Huffington Post. She is getting married on June 5, 2011.