Iris Bikel made her first veil in 1995. Like many brides, she searched for the perfect veil to match her dress and her wedding scheme. After much time spent and her wedding date just two weeks away, Iris decided to put her creative background to work. Combining traditional shimmery tulle fabric with gorgeous silk flowers and a cascade of Swarovski crystals, she created her own perfect veil. “After so much heartache and really, almost panic, I was thrilled with the result and realized that I had just created something truly special,“ Iris recalls. “Very few brides get to create a veil and jewelry set that not only compliments their dress and their bridesmaids’ dresses, but the look and feel of the wedding as well.” Believing that each and every bride deserves her own special day, Iris launched Custom Veils by Iris. Taking her cue from her clients’ dresses, bridal party attire, color palette, flowers, and even the setting of the event itself, Iris uses the finest silk flowers, unique stones, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and trimmings to create veils and jewelry sets that transform a bride’s dress into a beautiful ensemble. Each veil and coordinating jewelry is handmade and embodies the spirit and joy of your wedding. Whether it’s a simple, ornate, funky or elegant wedding, Iris tailors each veil and matching jewelry set to a look that is uniquely you.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life! Nothing at this point, is more special. So, why not create something truly unique and beautiful to accent your wedding? You choose the dress, you pick your colors, you meet the florist, you pick out your bridesmaids’ dresses, and I’ll make a veil and matching jewelry set that compliments your entire wedding. Your custom veil and jewelry will be tailored to your taste and color scheme. Your job is to email or send me a swatch of your bridesmaids’ dresses and/or your flower choices, or simply tell me what your colors are, decide what type of veil you’d like and whether you desire matching jewelry as well. The exact flower or bead arrangement is my job. Whether you’ve planned a wedding that is elegant, wild, casual, or something in between, I will create a veil and matching jewelry set that is unique to you and one that accentuates the look and feel of the wedding itself!