February 27, 2013 | Comment
Hello, lovelies! If you woke up to a ridiculous amount of snowfall this morning as I did (5-6 inches), I’m here to share some good news: spring is only twenty days away. Thank goodness. So, don’t lose hope + stay warm out there! (Here’s the most obnoxious solution I could find.) So, on to today’s subject at hand: have you decided what you’ll wear in your hair on your wedding day? Love the look of a veil but it’s not really your style? Prefer a no-fuss solution to a traditional flowing veil? Today’s post is for you: we’re talking about wedding veil alternatives and twelve beautiful ways to wear them. These clever veil alternatives are handmade with love by Melinda Rose Design and a few of these are honestly the most gorgeous alternatives I’ve ever seen! Read on to get inspired with twelve veil alternatives and be sure to scroll to the bottom for a link to even more loveliness. Enjoy!
Instead of a wedding veil, consider this first find: a dotted bridal cap. This bridal cap combines Point d’Esprit tulle, venice lace, handpressed silk flowers, and a cotton style lace for a unique look. Pair this look with the side chignon – my favorite hairstyle.
Next up is a beautiful headpiece made with layers of embroidered lace, hand-stiched pearls, rhinestones, flowers, and velvet leaves. This piece is secured to one’s head with satin ribbon ties, which means it can be easily added to any hairstyle.
This pearl-embellished silk floral crown is one stunning piece! It is handmade with silk flowers, velvet leaves, and freshwater pearls.
Are you a tiara-loving bride? You’re in luck: this beautifully wires bridal tiara combines Swarovski crystals and rhinestones to sparkle + shine down the aisle.
This next alternative combines the classic look of a tulle birdcage veil with a large double silk bow for a feminine look.
If you like the look of a birdcage veil but prefer something smaller, take a peek at this handmade bridal mini hat. It is made with silk flowers, feathers, a hand-sewn silk ruffle, chantilly lace edging, and birdcage veiling. It can be added to any hairstyle with a simple hair comb, attached.
Ah, a feather bloom: one of the simplest yet loveliest veil alternatives. This one in particular is made in peach and is slightly ruffled for a beautiful texture.
This chantilly lace bridal cap is similar to the first of the veil alternatives list but features a handpressed flower and velvet leaves for a vintage art deco inspired piece.
Wear a pretty pair of two handpressed silk flowers attached to a gold headband as you walk down the aisle! Headband can be gold, silver, ivory ribbon, white, or a wired comb to suit your style.
Crave sparkle down the aisle? Check out this rhinestone bridal comb which features a floral design.
This beautiful bridal headpiece has layers of embroidered lace, hand-stitched pearls, rhinestones, flowers, and leaves. A soft satin ribbon easily attaches to your hair with a ribbon tie.
Last but not least, this silver rhinestone bridal comb is in silver and measures 2.25 inches. It’s sparkly – and can be re-worn in your hair after the wedding day.
All photos by Atlas and Elia Photography
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