A picture captures a moment in time. What this picture doesn’t capture is that this veil was not the veil I was supposed to wear for my wedding. This veil was purchased 20 minutes before our ceremony at the nearest David’s Bridal.
A little backstory. My mom and I agreed on many things when it came to the wedding – except one – the veil. I had no desire to wear one – she on the other hand envisioned me wearing the same one Princess Diana did. As you’re going through planning process, you’ll learn to pick your battles, and this wasn’t a battle I was going to win.
Our compromise was a simple chapel length veil, no sparkle, no adornments. I was shocked at the cost of veils in Los Angeles. There was no way I wanted to spend a couple hundred bucks on something I didn’t want to wear, so we had a bridal shop in my hometown of Ohio custom make one for eighty dollars.
My mom then flew this veil from Ohio to Los Angeles on her lap, so it wouldn’t wrinkle. Cut to the day of the wedding – we are about to head to the church and my hairdresser asks for the veil. It’s nowhere to be found. Apparently it wasn’t packed in the same bag as my dress when it was picked up. Whoopsies. I wasn’t worried about not having a veil, I was worried my mom would start having palpitations. Thankfully, someone then rushed to the nearest store to pick one up.
Yes, my veil may have been lost, but that didn’t stop me from having one of the most memorable nights of my life! My husband and I danced and drank the night away with our closest family and friends. Everyone had an absolute blast and we constantly say we wish we could just live in our wedding weekend.
Right veil or wrong veil, something is always bound to go wrong, but it’s all about how you deal with it. Those problems are only temporary, but it’s the marriage, photos, and video that will live on forever.