Isn't Rachael's Juliet wedding veil (also known as a Juliet cap veil) exquisite? We certainly think so. It was the perfect addition to her vintage-inspired bridal outfit and looked great teamed with her satin wedding dress. Capturing all the emotion, and romantic wedding day moments was, Recommended photographer, Carrie Laver Photography. We can't get over those dramatic couples portraits. We also love the idea of playing bingo, hosting a music quiz and giving out lottery tickets at their intimate pub reception. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate.

Bride in a satin slip bridal gown and Juliet wedding veil for an intimate town-hall wedding ceremony and pub reception.

It was very different to the 100+ celebration we originally planned pre-Covid. However, we wouldn't have done it any different now, We have friends and family across the whole of the UK and Ireland so it was less stressful for everyone to reduce the guest list and just go for it! The day felt intimate and relaxed with family and friends we hadn't seen for over a year. As music or dancing wasn't allowed, we set up bingo and a pub quiz instead. We didn't even notice the lack of music, it was so special to have a human connection again!

Rachael & Jack


I always had my heart set on getting married in a vintage 1920/30s wedding dress but, unfortunately, Covid meant that I never had the chance to go dress shopping with my mum and bridesmaids. Instead, I fell in love with a beaded Juliet wedding veil which added a vintage look to my outfit. The first time my mum and bridesmaids saw me in my dress and Juliet cap veil was the morning of the wedding so seeing their reactions on the day made it feel even more special.


We knew we wanted the day to have a relaxed feeling and I think the aesthetic reflected that! We veered away from any elaborate flower arrangements and chose green foliage instead. Jack proposed with the most incredible emerald and gold engagement ring so we also threaded that colour theme throughout. The tables were set up without name places so it was less formal, and we opted for shared pitchers of Pimms and Mojitos as well as sharing plates for the meal.


I think one of the standout moments was when we walked out of the town hall (we were only allowed five guests in the ceremony with us) to see all of our closest family and friends cheering and throwing confetti. It was so incredible to see everyone in one place after so long. The feeling of love and support from them was quite overwhelming! Our best man, Will also shared a reel of video messages from our family and friends who couldn't make it. We shed a few tears watching it!

We LOVED hearing that Rachael and Jack found Recommended photographer Carrie on our website.

Sit down together and identify what your priorities are from the start. This will help decision-making easier throughout the planning process, as well as helping you navigate any trickier choices.

Rachael & Jack

It is thought that the Juliet wedding veil is named after the cloche cap worn by actresses playing Juliet Capulet from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Originally the veil of choice between the 1910s and 1940s and just as popular with modern brides today who want to add a romantic vintage effect to their bridal loo. For more advice on bridal accessories and wedding veils, listen to our bridal accessories podcast episode and read our ultimate guide to wedding veils.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Featured suppliers

Photographer : Carrie Lavers Photography | Ceremony : Marylebone Town Hall | Reception: The Rosendale Pub, Dulwich | Florist: The Botanique Workshop | Wedding Dress: Ghost | Veil: Agnes Hart via Etsy | Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS | Bag: Uterque | Grooms Suit: Hawes & Curtis | Grooms Shoes: Loake | Bridal Shoes: The Bear | Seating Chart: PearlyPaperDesign | Table Numbers: Paper Bloom | Rings: Ruth Tomlinson | Bridesmaid Jewellery: Motely

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