Wedding veils date back to ancient times when the Greeks wore them to protect the bride from evil spirits while in medieval times they were worn to symbolise chastity. Nowadays they are worn purely for fashion and rightly so. But deciding whether you’re going to wear a veil or not can be difficult enough, let alone having to choose which type you’re going to wear. Blusher? Elbow? Flyaway? Cathedral? The possibilities are endless.
Many brides decide against wearing a veil, perhaps because they see them as old fashioned. But as we all know, certain styles quite often come back into fashion and that is particularly true for the birdcage veil, first gaining popularity in the 1940’s. They’re popular because they don’t cover up your hairstyle, they are simple yet elegant and they can be very cost effective.
So here we take a look at some of the best birdcage veils in fashion at the moment.:
For a slight twist on the traditional birdcage veil, team it with a small cap and some dainty feathers for this exquisite full face veil which can be completely removed for the reception if need be.
If you don’t want the trouble of fiddling around with your veil when it comes to kissing your husband, consider a birdcage veil that covers half the face only. This veil is neatly attached to the headband so it’s easily removed after the ceremony, leaving the bridal headband perfectly in place.
This veil covers just the eyes and is gathered at the back underneath the bun. Just a few diamantes dotted around the base, matching the earrings, make this veil incredibly simple, yet stunning.
The combination of a small cap, flowers and feathers make this veil rather extravagant and it could easily double as a fascinator if you’re attending the races some time after your wedding. Most brides don’t get to wear their bridal attire more than once, but this type of veil would be suitable for many occasions.
This modest birdcage veil is attached to the bridal clip and once again the netting can be removed for the reception, leaving the hairpiece still in place. It’s a simple touch but distinguishes the bride from the other guests.
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