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A newlywed couple embracing outdoors, with the bride's dramatic couture veil flying in the wind

​​As a designer, I began specialising in wedding veils in 2017. To this day, my greatest joy comes from working one-to-one with brides to craft their dream bridal look

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Sophie Raval, founder of Unveiled by Sophie

MEET  THE  DESIGNER

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

MY BACKGROUND

I started my career at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, winning a place as the very first Costume & Footwear Technician Apprentice. During my apprenticeship, I gained a wide range of expertise working with the unparalleled quality of the ROH costumes, learning from the best makers in their field.

 

After completing the apprenticeship, I joined a bridal boutique in London, learning couture techniques that I continue to use today. 

 

The final stepping stone before starting my business was a position making costumes at Robert Allsopp & Associates - widely recognised as one of the leading costume-prop companies in the world. I specialised as a milliner for Disney, creating over 150 intricately beaded headdresses for stage and screen around the world. 

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It was a dream working with Sophie. From the moment I stumbled across her I knew the final outcome would be more than I could have hoped for. Every step was so effortless and finished product could not have been more on brief. She really made the little girl’s dream a reality

CHRISTINA  |  SOUTH OF FRANCE

THE HEART BEHIND THE BRAND

 

In 2017, ‘Unveiled by Sophie’ was born out of a belief that a wedding veil should be as unique and beautiful as the bride who wears it. 

 

Although the name has changed, what remains the same is the heart of what we do - the commitment to providing the best service to our lovely brides.

 

I am determined to prove that you can build a luxury brand without introducing a forced pretentiousness. A big word for me is ‘authenticity’, and that means delivering luxury with love - the highest quality couture veils with a heartfelt personal touch.

MY VALUES

BESPOKE  FLORAL  EMBROIDERY

Sophie is so lovely, professional and a pleasure to work with! She took my brief and made it even more beautiful than I could have imagined. Sophie’s veils are more than just an accessory, and I love my veil just as much as I love my dress!

SARAH  |  LONDON 

WEDDING  DAY

PERSONAL LIFE

OUTSIDE OF WORK

In 2022, after postponing our wedding due to Covid, I married the love of my life Prash. It was such a joy to finally be able to wear a veil myself - so I went all out on the design!

 

We were very fortunate to have both Civil and Hindu ceremonies - it was so important for us to celebrate both cultures. It was the most overwhelming time in just about the best way possible!

 

In my spare time, I love renovating our 500-year-old thatched cottage, studying silversmithing, and playing the piano. Prash and I can usually be found exploring villages in the neighbouring Cotswolds, soaking up the city vibes in London’s West End, or hiking across Europe!

I’m so glad I found Sophie to complete my dream veil.  She was hands on and really helpful all the way through. Providing video calls, mood boards and lots of information. I received the final product in December and I cried when I opened the box & tried it on

THE FACE BOSS  |  LONDON 

Sophie Raval, founder of Unveiled by Sophie, speaking into a microphone in a studio as part of a podcast recording

THE GROUND FLOOR PODCAST 

IN THE MEDIA

Sophie talks all things weddings, business and personal life with hosts Olly & James. 

BEGIN  YOUR  VEIL JOURNEY

WITH SOPHIE

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CONTACT
contact@sophieraval.com
01295 721 959
Oxfordshire, England

SOPHIE RAVAL 2024 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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