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The History of Lace

Published: Friday, 06 December 2019 14:18


Here at Fitzpatricks Veils of Ireland, we are enthralled with the history of lace. Having been working with lace for over 40 years creating

handmade wedding veils and dresses, we know a thing or two about lace! Although there is no exact date that can be attributed to the ‘invention’ of lace, most historians agree that we associate its beginnings with the early sixteenth century. Early references to ‘lace’ in English texts almost certainly refer to ‘ties’, as this was the primary meaning of the word lace until well into the seventeenth century.

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Competition Time! Win a veil for your loved one this Christmas

Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2019 16:20


This year, we are giving you the chance to win a veil this Christmas. Christmas time can be an expensive time for everyone, which is why Fitzpatrick’s Veils of Ireland are giving you the opportunity to win a free wedding veil for the bride in your life this Christmas.

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Give the gift of a wedding veil this Green Friday

Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:01


Everyone is aware of the mass consumption on Black Friday, but why not give the gift of a wedding veil this Green Friday? Green Friday is a national campaign in Ireland this year developed to combat Black Friday, which has turned into one of the biggest days in the shopping calendar.

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The history of the wedding veil

Published: Monday, 25 November 2019 10:41


Heritage and history is very important to us at Fitzpatricks Veils of Ireland.  You may wonder what is the history of the wedding veil or how did it come into being?  Whilst we look at it as a beautiful accessory that turns a wedding dress into a work of art, the story of the wedding veil is thousands of years old.  Veiling has a long history in European, Asian, and African societies. There are records of wedding veils as far back as the Persian empire. There are even records of elite women in the ancient Mesopotamia, Greek and Persian empires wearing the veil as a sign of respectability and high status. It was a marker of aristocratic rank.  Many top designers, such as Alexander McQueen,

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How to choose the right wedding veil for you

Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2019 13:31

Tips from Philomena Fitzpatrick on How to choose the right wedding veil for you

Choosing a wedding veil that’s right for you can be difficult.  With years of experience working with top designers such as Vera Wang, John Rocca, Amanda Wakeley and David Fielding among others, Philomena Fitzpatrick knows which veil will suit any bride.  Philomena says ‘just like certain hats and makeup suits your face shape, the same is true of your wedding veil’.   If you have a round face, you should steer clear of the very puffy, layered veils. "If you have a very round, full face, you should have a veil that has some lift, but not too much. A two-layer, standard fullness veil works best in this case."  “An oval face suits long veils that are simple and elegant with less embroidery and waves”.  She continues “a rectangular shape face suits a ‘waterfall’ type veil as gives a softer rounder shape to your face.    A heart-shaped face bride should go for a 'ballet veil' that goes all the way to your knees with a curved train.  

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"I had a veil made by Phyllis and it was beautiful. The lace was perfect and the veil was so soft and complimented the dress beautifully. I cannot thank Phyllis enough for her exceptional craftsman...

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