After Angelina Jolie debuted a bridal veil decorated with her children’s drawings during her wedding to Brad Pitt last week, will personalized doodles on bridal wear become the next big thing?
Sara Gabriel, who has been designing bridal veils and headpieces for 14 years from her Colorado studio, thinks a child’s drawing could be a modern twist on other inter-generational design choices. “We see people adding lace from a mother’s wedding dress or a grandmother’s wedding dress, or adding old buttons to a headpiece,” she says, adding that the children’s drawings remind her of the tradition of a bride having her bridesmaids sign the soles of her shoes.
“For people who do have children who are getting married, I expect we’ll see that idea happening more,” she says.
Gabriel says a simple design drawn by a child could cost around $800 to embroider, but a more complex design like Angelina’s could cost as much as $3,600. She also anticipates the idea could go in a more traditional direction if brides don’t like the idea of adding color to the veil.
“If you picture Angelina’s veil all in white or ivory, the designs could even look like lace… it’s really an amazing concept,” she says. “This opens the door for so many different ideas for what you can do with your veil. You can do it in a bold way, or you can take the same concept and do it in a way that’s classic and traditional.”