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Veil Alternatives: 12 Ways to Wear Them

Posted February 27, 2013 | Leave a 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!

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

Veil Alternatives

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

This pearl-embellished silk floral crown is one stunning piece! It is handmade with silk flowers, velvet leaves, and freshwater pearls.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

This next alternative combines the classic look of a tulle birdcage veil with a large double silk bow for a feminine look.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

Crave sparkle down the aisle? Check out this rhinestone bridal comb which features a floral design.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

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.

Veil Alternatives - 12 Ways to Wear 'Em (via EmmalineBride.com, veil alternative by Melinda Rose Design, photo by Atlas & Elia Photography) #handmade #wedding #veil

All photos by Atlas and Elia Photography

Where to Buy

Ready to buy one of these veil alternatives, view more, or check out some traditional wedding veils and garters? Visit Melinda Rose Design, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

Happy Planning!


-E.




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