Veil Debate

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
(photos by Karen Cunningham)
As the wedding season is here...(yuppie!)... and all the girls around are planning a wedding (or a baby). We brainstormed about different trends....There is so much choice with dresses, shoes and veils. I noticed that lately brides opt for a little headpiece or choose not to wear a veil at all. As much as I love all the different trends, I can’t help adoring the long traditional type of veil. It gives a very romantic feel!
Let me hear what you think?

Love,
xoxoxox

Ps: One of my friends suggested that since we are only brides once, we should go all-out and have both...One look for the ceremony and another one for the reception...Smart girl!

35 comments:

knk said...

beautiful wedding pictures looks so cute

Janine said...

I like your friend's idea - one look for wedding, another look for reception. I like the idea of a short veil, worn traditionally over the face (maybe held in place with a pretty bejeweled headpiece) and flipped back for vows.

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shopgirl said...

Hey Diana I hope you're having a lovely week!

I wanted a veil to go with my dress, but when I had tried it on in the bridal salon, it looked so out of place on my head I had to opt out of a veil....not by choice, but by sheer vanity.

xoxo

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i like a traditional veil with a more modern silhouette for the dress. these are gorgeous!

Aurelia Mattos said...

a beautiful inspiration. kisses baby. great beautiful day for you

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

totally agree with your friend!

a veil can {quite frankly} be a pain in the arse at the reception. but you're only a bride once, i recommend wearing what ever you can get away with on the day - push the limits!! veils are so v.glamorous. xx

Cara said...

I wore a cathedral length train b/c I got married in a Church in NYC...I thought it was a good "fit" for the ceremony...then for the reception I took the veil off and just wore a crystal ribbon headband...I also love a beautiful cage veil or simple flower or feather...Its our day, do whatever you want, no matter what a bride is a bride, they are all beautiful :)

Have a great day too Diana!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have no plans on being a bride (well not for a LONG time .. i think) .. but i would say yes - do both - and DEFINATLY do "trash the dress" - one of my girls did that - AMAZING photoshoot! - and i mean AMAZING! .. but she's a hottie patottie - so she's amazing in everything :o)

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh love this honey! Last year I wondered the same thing...I loved the look of a veil but I decided not to go for it. Instead I did two ivory flower for the ceremony and changed to one large burgundy one for the reception to change things up a bit.

These gorgeous pix make me wish that I had gone with one though :)

Hope you're day is going well. Minnesota is fine...pretty tired but I'll survive. It's almost the weekend in my mind :) Thx 4 asking honey! xoxo

Jess said...

I do love the cathedral length veil, although I didn't opt for it because I loved the back of my dress and I didn't want to cover it up!
Instead, I wore a short veil and took it off at the reception....

Couture Carrie said...

I adore traditional veils too!
Gorgeous pics!

xoxox,
CC

Silver Strands said...

I wore a hat - but that was nearly 30 years ago and very trendy then :)
I LOVE the long veil look!
oxoxo
Denalee

Café Bellini said...

Veil - absolutely! And have as many outfits as possible :-D

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Well, if I were to have a white wedding, I'd go for a veil. It's just so romantic!

SogniSorrisi said...

I adore the look of veils that go on forever. I had a cathedral length veil with no blusher. I would have loved to have the blusher but it didn't go with my hair. I took off the veil for the reception.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I wore a fingertip veil at my ceremony and for the cocktail hour after and then I took it off for the reception - I think it worked well!

Tayebug said...

I absolutely agree with your friend. Go all out. I had two different looks and they both were extravagant and beautiful. It's your day to feel like a princess, so go for it!

hip hip gin gin said...

Your friend is absolutely right! A veil is easy enough to take off after the ceremony or when it starts to bug. But a wedding is really the only time a girl ever gets to wear one, you may as well go all the way!

Hope Chella said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my guest post. Your blog is great too and I am now following :)

Hope xx

Valerie said...

I agree, I think a girl can have both! The headpieces are so fun and unique, but I always love a long cathedral length veil too (as long as it doesn't overpower the dress). Mine was fingertip, although I debated between that and cathedral. The veils you posted are gorgeous!

xo
Valerie

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh I will definitely be doing the go all out for my wedding. I want the veil, the train on the dress, the whole 9 yards. I will have totally do a different look for the reception too. Maybe a shorter white dress & louboutin's. Ohh one day... =)The veil is just too pretty to nix that tradition.

Sundari said...

I don't think I would be getting married, not any time soon anyway. But I don't think I could pull off a long veil, so I would go for no veil or a cage veil.

meggasus said...

how lovely! I imagine that one day at my wedding I will definitely have a long traditional veil. I adore both of the ones in the pictures you displayed. I love weddings...I'm hoping some of my marriage age cousins get married soon so I can go to a wedding!! hehe

Sarah Ann said...

I had a super long veil and loved it. It was very romantic!

Sara Szatmary said...

I agree with your friend. If you're only going to be a bride once, you might as well do everything you've ever dreamed of!

heidi adnum said...

Gorgeous. I don't really mind, either way. I think they look lovely but I also think simple headpieces (or nothing) look great, too. Thanks, Diana :)

C'est La Vie said...

HEY! if you can't decide, why not just go for both!? it's YOUR day!

in my opinion i love the long flowing gorgeous veil, love love love. i had a shorter one and now that i get to do it over i will for sure have a long gorgeous one :)

i want to know what you choose!!

ps you were my first pick for the Happy Award yesterday and then I saw YOU JUST GOT IT :( haha...it's the thought that counts right? your blog and comments make me happy

Leah said...

I had a long veil and I loved that I did. I don't think it will ever go out of style! That first pic is so beautiful!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

gorgeous photos! i did both. i had a very long veil (much longer than my dress) attached by a small clip, for my ceremony, and then ditched it for the dancing at the reception. i was very happy with it. i think veils make for the most beautiful pictures. :)
this is a funny coincidence -- my wedding anniversary is tomorrow! :P

Kathleen said...

I wore a long veil for the ceremony and a vintage-looking barrette next to my chignon for the reception. My mom and MIL thought I should keep the veil on, but I was happy with my decision. Ah...getting married is so much fun!

Heather Taylor said...

I like traditional veils, they're so pretty!

knack said...

I love the fun short veils that are coming out....but I do see what your point is....the long is so romantic!

xo

eleanor said...

pretty pictures! my sister did a similar thing but had two dresses, a big ornate one for the ceremony and then a slinky simple one for dancing at the reception :)

X

its simple love said...

I like the both idea. Times change and you might want different feels for display later in your home.

Rachael

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