"I think I may go mad if you can’t help me! I spied Wendy Hsu Mareas on Bridalwave many moons ago when it was first added but it was actually the veil in the accompanying picture that I want to find. I have searched and searched the net and been through all the different veil terminologies to find it but it still avails me (see, I’m obsessed!). I think it would be perfect for my hair and dress and wondered if you or anyone at Bridalwave knew what it was called or where I could find one? Kindest regards, Lauren."
In the interests of preserving your sanity, Lauren, I got straight on to the very fabulous designer Wendy Hsu and I have all the details you need! The veil, she tells me, was an original design created for her own wedding and as such doesn’t have a particular style name though she suggests it is similar to both a ‘mantilla’ veil as it has a single tier and a ‘cage’ veil which can be worn over the face.
Wendy suggests the best way of wearing this style would be at the back of the head over a chignon or on the crown. For those of you who, like me, adore the hair pins, they’re ‘Laurel’ and you can find them here.
The veil you love is fingertip length and made from English cotton net which has a heavy drop and has been hand embroidered with crystals, flowers, leaves and raw silk embroidery.
As this veil is Wendy’s own, it isn’t for sale but she can create something similar. However, it would take up to 10 months of work and the price is probably prohibitive at $2-3000. The good news is that she can make something similar that would keep the crystal edging but lose the embroidery (unseen in this picture) for around $300 which I think is wonderful.
Wendy’s email was so informative and absolutely packed with information that there’s too much to detail here so I’ve forwarded it on to you. Let us know how you get on!