Every bride has her own vision of how they will look on their big day. For most, wearing a bridal veil represents the height of elegance and class. Veils are a unique way to highlight the bride’s individual personality and style, while still bringing a traditional element to the wedding. Other brides may feel that a veil represents an old and forgotten time where tradition outweighed the occasion at hand. Whether you’re a traditionalist or a modernist, we have ideas to fit everyone’s aesthetic. We’ll help you answer the age old question: “to veil or not to veil?”
Typically anchored into the bride’s hairstyle, drop veils can be worn high on the head for a cascading princess look, or low on the head for a less formal look. Worn either way, this classic take on a veil will remind everyone of the fairytale wedding we all wanted as children.
If you’re looking for something a little less simple, accents can make a previously plain veil stand out. Lace trims, pearls, crystals, sequins, and beads can all be added to the veil to give more dimension to the layers. Intricate details can highlight the brides individual tastes and style and even bring together the over all theme of the wedding.
Originally crafted in Spain, mantilla veils are typically crafted of silk or lace. They are worn over the bride’s head and shoulders, resembling a shawl. It’s the perfect addition to a summer wedding gown because of the lightweight material and sophisticated look. The veil’s luxurious feel comes from a detailed trim, usually with a intricate lace detailing that emits class and elegance.
As it doesn’t interfere with the bride’s beautifully coiffed hair, a birdcage style allows for an exquisite up-do. The birdcage is simple and understated but offers brides a vintage twist on a traditional element. Birdcage veils are available in a range of styles to suit modern and traditional styles alike. These are ideal for summer weddings because of their ease of removal and their lightweight construction.
Some brides might love the look and the luxurious feel of a veil but don’t want the fuss of having it attached to their hair or tiara. We suggest you let the dress do all the work, by choosing a dress with a bridal train. Bridal trains offer the elegance and luxury, with a waterfall of fabric to highlight the movement of the dress as you walk up the aisle.