Things I Heart: Veils

In the beginning, I had no intention of wearing a veil. My sister didn’t wear a veil at her wedding; therefore, I didn’t need to wear a veil. Much to Mama Tartlet’s chagrin, that about summed up my fool-proof logic. That is, until I went dress shopping and the bridal consultant slyly tucked that magical piece of fabric in my hair. I did a complete 180 and went from giving veils a cursory glance to drooling over the options. And, oh! To have photos like these:


Ryan Estes via Style Me Pretty


Elizabeth Messina via Snippet & Ink


This shot from BM Laura’s wedding sets my heart aflutter (isn’t she gorgeous?)

If I thought choosing a dress was difficult, the sheer number of veil options makes my head spin. I’m totally enamored with the vintage glamour of birdcage veils:



I’m fond of mantilla veils because of my affection for lace. They’re stunning and dramatic, but because my dress is all-over lace, I fear overdoing it.



Let’s not forget the petite veils! I also like the shorter, simple-but-sweet style with a bit of volume:



Which corner are you in, girls? Veil, or no veil? And, if you are wearing one, how on earth did you decide on a style that complements your gown?


Mrs. Tartlet

Rochester, MI
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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    annapeeps 85 posts, Worker bee @ 5:40 pm

    I have an all lace dress, and my veil is kinda like a modified mantilla, it has lace on it, but just a little on the edge of the lower half of it. the lace matches my dress perfectly, so it just kinda blends in, its really nice!

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:40 pm

    I went veil-less, but I so adore photos with the long veils…

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