Unique Wedding Veils

Unique Wedding Veils … Will you listen to your inner voice and dress with your heart?  Or will you allow convention to dictate your choices?  The bride below chose to step outside the wedding box and take a step on the ‘wild side’.

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Ok…the photo above is not quite a step on the wedding ‘wild side’, but the Swiss Dots on the veil and the bow are rather unconventional.  I rather like it, as long as the dots do not fight for dominance with the bride’s dress.  Your wedding dress should always be the star.

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How about the headdress above?  I can’t quite make myself call it a ‘veil’.  I’ll be honest here, I would never chose it, nor would I encourage my daughters to do to.  Perhaps the view from the front is spectacular?  Maybe it frames her face fabulously?

Okay…don’t focus on the flower sticking out rather indelicately from this bride’s mouth.  Silly, right?  While the pattern on the veil is pretty, and doesn’t seem to clash with her dress, the placement on her head…no, I think not…

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One has to have the utmost confidence to wear the red git-up below…It most definitely makes a statement… Not sure one I’d want to make, however…

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Hummm…the cap below is just that, more of a cap than a veil.  It serves the purpose of wedding headgear, but no one would call it traditional.

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The mantilla below is a wedding staple.  In my humble opinion, one must have just the right face shape to pull it off.  The bride below does.  My only concern, but I have the same one for all the brides on this post, there is no veil over the face.  To me, a veil covering the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle makes a ‘bride a bride’.

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The bride below, while just sporting a fingertip veil, has the option of covering her face if she so wished.  I hope she did…

This vintage blusher veil is too cute and goes perfectly with a tea-length dress.

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Unusual Wedding Veils

Unusual Wedding Veils… Wedding Dresses move in trends. Remember the “Mermaid” gown? In the 50’s, tea-length wedding dresses were all the rage.  But what about wedding veils? The biggest trend I see these days regarding wedding veils, is brides are choosing NOT to wear them.  I find this a little sad.  To me, the wedding veil makes a bride look like a bride.  But remember, there is no right or wrong when it comes to a bride’s attire; just what YOU like.

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But…enter onto the world stage, Meghan Markle, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex.  When I think of her wedding attire, what stands out for me is her fabulous veil.  Her wedding gown was very elegant, but was almost too plain.  But the dramatic veil she wore sky-rocketed her ensemble to the level she needed as a royal bride.

Not sure about the above veil.  I think one would have to be careful with the gold.  It would be a limiting color scheme, although it IS beautiful.

How about the veil below?  While dramatic, I think it over-powers the bride’s dress.  It’s just too much.

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The above veil would definitely require a dress that was simple in design, like Meghan’s was.  It doesn’t appear to me that was this bride’s choice.  Too much of a good thing in my opinion.

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This veil is along the same lines of Ms. Markle’s.  Bigger than life, coupled with a simple, yet elegant gown.  I like the look.

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Directly opposite to the last photo, is the gown and veil above.  Wow!  Talk about over the top. While it’s awe-inspiring, it’s just too much for my taste.

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The last photo above, is my favorite.  It combines just the right amount of umph to an classic, unadorned gown.