I can remember it just like it was yesterday. After many days of trying on wedding dresses, I had finally found one that I thought was a winner. There was just a little doubt still in my mind. Then, they put on a veil on me as I was standing in the mirror. That did it! The tears started to well up in my eyes. It was in that moment I truly felt like a bride! It was the perfect dress, and the veil was the perfect finishing touch! – Stephanie
We wanted to continue our series on wedding inspiration with another favorite detail of the wedding day and bride’s wardrobe – the veil! Of course, you don’t have to wear a veil to be a bride, but for many, it really does provide that finishing touch! It is something that makes your wedding day different from any other day in your life. There might be other special occasions for a beautiful gown or fabulous shoes, but for the veil… this is the day!
Let’s get right to it! Of course, there are so many different styles to fit every occasion and personality. Two of our personal favorites are the ballerina and cathedral veils. We just love the dramatic flair we can add to images with theses stunning veils that typically are long enough to reach your ankles or the floor. These veils can also be used as a way to add a faux “train” to your dress.
Mid-length veils or fingertip veils are another favorite! We especially love that many brides choose veils that have a little bit of sparkle or lace, or they “accessorize” these veils with a special hairpiece. As with almost any wedding detail, you can dress it up or down, depending on the style of your wedding day.
We also love veils with lots of tiers! The shortest tier is often worn as a blusher – a very traditional and romantic detail. The blushers are usually worn as a part of a two or three-layer veil ensemble, but can be worn alone, as well.
There are also birdcage veils; what a statement piece! This is a vintage style, but works with almost everything these days. Birdcage veils are a really great way to show off your dress, especially if it has a great neckline or really interesting back.
And, as with any wedding day detail, it is made even more special by the meaning behind it. This bride chose to use her mom’s wedding veil. So timeless and perfect!
We hope you have enjoyed this little bit of inspiration from our brides! Check back for more inspiration on all your favorite wedding details!