Vintage Veils . . . because you love your gown!

Vintage Bridal Veil Restoration

When restored, vintage Brussels lace wedding veils and vintage wedding veils trimmed with Chantilly, Alençon, and other types of lace are lovely with today's bridal gowns. One of the most beautiful veils we have restored for wear was a catahredal-length Rosepoint lace veil.  First worn in 1897, the veil was bordered with ovals featuring the bride's initials.

Most eighteenth- and nineteenth-century vintage lace, whether it originated in Europe or the United States, is made from sturdy cotton that can be safely returned to the true color.  Rosepoint (also called Point de Gaze) and Duchesse laces, for example, nearly always restore beautifully.  So does Princesse lace.  The lace called Blonde, even when it is black, has a silk component, but it, too, restores well.  All can be mended, re-styled or even embellished with pearls.  

Newer veils from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s usually have borders of Alençon lace made from cotton, and they, too, can be restored, mended, and restyled for today's brides.   

Silk Illusion

Some vintage lace is appliquéd onto silk illusion, a net made from silk which is often too fragile for restoration.  However, the lace can be restored and then, using the silk illusion as a pattern for a new veil made from nylon or polyeste, sewn onto the new veil.

Vintage Bridal Tiaras

Given the structure of vintage bridal tiaras, restoring vintage wedding headpieces is more difficult than restoring lace, but not all brides choose to wear the original bridal tiara.  You may prefer to remove the tiara from your vintage wedding veil.  Then the vintage wedding veil can be restored and attached to a comb.  Or you may ask us to remove the lace from the tiara, restore it, and create a new ornament from the restored lace.

Heirloom Vintage Wedding Veil Restoration and Preservation of Vintage Bridal Veils Are Our Specialties

If you would like to honor a family member by including a treasured wedding accessory in your wedding, let us remove the ugly brown stains and yellowing from your vintage wedding veil, ring pillow, wedding pouch, or handkerchief. Although not every vintage bridal veil, ring pillow, wedding pouch, or handkerchief can be restored safely, we can usually predict whether the project will be successful, and there is never a charge for evaluation.

Call 800-950-6482 today for an appointment or e-mail info@gownrestoration.com. Never a charge for consultations

 

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Bride wearing grandmother's restored Princess lace veil.

 

Vintage Veil restoration

This beautiful vintage veil was attached to a new comb and looks lovely with a modern gown.

 

vintage veil restoration

Yellowed Alençon lace / Alençon lace after restoration

Vintage Veil Restoration

Vintage cotton veil with Valenciennes lace and headpiece / Valenciennes lace after restoration

Princess lace with sugar stain

Princess lace (tape lace appliqued on net) with sugar stain

 

"Received the veil just yesterday. Have peeked inside and it looks absolutely lovely. Will present to our bride at her wedding shower in a few weeks time. Many many thanks." - AP