Lace and Embroidery & how to combine them – Photography by Donny Zavala

This year beautiful embroidered wedding gowns have been a emerging trend in the bridal fashion industry. Embroidery can make a bridal gown very busy, and a lot of brides have a preference to either not combine a veil with such a elaborate gown, or just keep it very simple. There are so many more options! In this blog post I wanted to show you that the combination of a busy gown, can actually really look stunning with a lace or embroidered veil.

Let me start of by saying I absolutely love embroidery and am also very much in love with laces. Why not combine the two? It has been a trend I have been working on for a while, and a lot of my new spring 2017 veils are created with this in mind. Delicate French Chantilly laces are actually very suitable to be combined with a more busy embroidered gown. The softness of the lace and tulle brings out all of the delicate detail whithout overwhelming the bride in fabric or patterns.

This year I have been very lucky to have been part of photographers Donny Zavala workshop in Hawaii. As you can see in the stunning images below the model was wearing a incredible Claire Pettibone embroidered gown, that stylist of the shoot Utterly Engaged combined so perfectly with the "Style 513" Chantilly lace veil.
Another possibility is combining these delicate French Chantilly laces with embroidered appliques. To bring the entire look together embroidered appliques will work perfectly together with the more busy embroidered wedding gowns. The delicate lace and hand placed embroidery will give these veils a very unique and fashion forward look, yet still very traditional and elegant. Because the are completely made and patterned out by hand the sky it the limit really, and you can be as imaginative as you'd like with your design.

Recently I created two bespoke veil design in this particular style. One of the designs was a mantilla style veil designs, and the other a juliet cap veil. The trick is to find and combine the right lace and embroidery together. These two veils really bring out the the floral style of the gowns they will be combined with, without overwhelming them. This is why we chose to only combine the embroidery and lace at the top of the veils, and keep the rest of the veil more plain. The beautiful thing about a veil design like this is that they are very versatile, and will also look amazing combined with a very modern minimalist bridal look as well.
If you would like more information about the creation process of a bespoke design, please feel free to contact me trough the contact form at the top of the website any time.

To see more of the incredibly gorgeous shoot from the Donny Zavala workshop please have a look below at the stunning images.
Featured in this shoot was the "Style 513" French Chantilly Lace Blusher veil.

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