Take Five: bridal veil collections

Some veils are classic, demure and conservative. Some are not (hiya, ombré rainbow). Whatever you’re after, these are the names to know

1. AM Faulkner

three veils by AM Faulkner
From left: Chiffon veil, £100; Eclipse veil, £150; Tassel veil, £125, all AM Faulkner

Scottish-born, but now London-based, Ann-Marie Faulkner’s bridal pieces are fascinatingly unique. A focus on textiles results in fabrics being designed and created in-house, but it’s the unconventionality of her work that we just adore. There’s an accompanying range of eclectic headwear, and bespoke commissions are welcome.

2. Accessories by Elizabeth Wallace

three veils by elizabeth wallace
From left: Arquette veil, £135; Birdie veil, £190; Phoebe veil, £90, all Accessories by Elizabeth Wallace

Alterations expert Elizabeth Wallace has recently branched out into jewellery, garters and veils (read more about this here). The latter collection contains 15 romantic styles that mix up the more traditional Victorian-inspired vibe with modern twists via trims, appliqué and laces. The voluminous Phoebe veil (above) gets our vote!

3. Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory

three veils by crown and glory
From left: Disco Dreams veil, from £150; Over the Rainbow veil, from £150; Cloud Nine veil, £225, all Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory

Crown and Glory’s collaboration with Rock n Roll Bride is viral-worthy bridal at its best. Embodying the drum we beat about personality-packed big days, the ‘Rainbows and Daydreams’ collection is a riot of colour sprinkled with finishes like rainbow dots, glittery green leaves and ostrich feathers.

4. Blossom and Bluebird

three veils by blossom and bluebird
From left: Mina veil, £148; Rose blush pink veil, £64; Sylvie veil, £162, all Blossom and Bluebird

Handmade in a studio in East Sussex, Blossom and Bluebird’s veils and accessories will tempt bohemian or vintage-loving brides. Juliet cap veils – that lil’ roaring twenties number on the left – can be crafted in a variety of tulles including Italian spotted, French silk, blush pink Spanish or fine English.

5. Joyce Jackson

three veils for joyce jackson
From left: Anzio veil, £249; Naples veil, £249; Sanremo veil, £75, all Joyce Jackson

Buying online can be a gamble when it comes to your veil. Unless your dress is already hanging in the wardrobe, there’s always the risk that when you finally assemble your outfit, you might panic it doesn’t all gel as much as it did in your head. Joyce Jackson veils are not only exquisite, handmade and fashion-forward, but they’re also available in 11 Scottish boutiques, affording you the opportunity to try before you buy.