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7 Mantilla Veils That Will Look Beautiful for Classic Weddings

Hi, lovelies! Happy Monday! Today we’re helping you find the perfect wedding veil for your big day. Have you thought about a mantilla wedding veil? A mantilla veil is a unique bridal veil style typically made of lace and worn over the head and shoulders. The length varies but they are usually hip-length, chapel, or cathedral length. We have been admiring the mantilla veils over at SIBO Designs and today we’re sharing seven of our handpicked favorites. These intricate veils feature the finest tulle, floral lace, and beading we’ve seen yet and each veil is handcrafted just for you. Take a look below and find out which veil is today’s #HANDMADEADAY find! Also, tell us: what is your favorite wedding veil style?

Mantilla Veils for Weddings

1. Floral Lace Mantilla Wedding Veil

floral lace mantilla wedding veil | mantilla veils weddings | by SIBO Designs | Photo: Brumley & Wells

by sibo designs | photo: brumley & wells

This Cathedral Length Veil is Perfect for Classic Weddings

It’s classic themed weddings week at Emmaline Bride! Many of our posts will encompass a classic themed wedding with accessories and decor. Be sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss a single post. Also, be sure to grab this with a full chapter dedicated to this theme.

Happy Monday, loves! We’re kicking off our beautiful Classic Themed Weddings Week with our first handmade-a-day find. This cathedral length veil has a long, flowing train and is the ideal style veil for a traditional wedding. This veil has a slightly modern twist, too: it features metallic lace ivory and metallic thread to give it a little shine. The edge is finished with delicate Chantilly lace, measures a stunning 108″ in length, and is finished with a gold or silver plated comb for easy addition to any hairstyle. This veil is lovingly handmade by SIBO Designs. Take a look!

Cathedral Length Wedding Veil

beautiful cathedral length veil weddings by SIBO Designs, photo: Brumley & Wells |

veil by sibo designs, photo: brumley & wells

beautiful cathedral length veil weddings by SIBO Designs, photo: Brumley & Wells |

veil by sibo designs, photo: brumley & wells

beautiful cathedral length veil weddings by SIBO Designs, photo: Brumley & Wells |

veil by sibo designs, photo: brumley & wells

veil by sibo designs, photo: brumley & wells

If you liked this veil, you can find out more about it here. This shop features a ton of bridal accessories including more cathedral length veils and bridal accessories we know you’ll love. Tell Sheila that Emmaline Bride sent you! She’s wonderful to work with, so we know you’re in good hands.

There’s more coming up next!


What is a Blusher Veil?

What is a blusher veil? We’ll show you about this unique wedding veil trend! P.S. If you love wedding advice, tips, giveaways, and more, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future posts like this!

Are you considering a blusher veil? Wondering what a blusher veil even is? Today we’re here to show you about this wedding veil, how it is worn, and what hairstyles you can wear with it. We’re also sharing some of our favorite blusher veils to inspire you. Enjoy!

bridal illusion tulle blusher veil

blusher veil by january rose bridal

What is a Blusher Veil?

First things first: what is a blusher veil?

A blusher veil is a short wedding veil that covers the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle. A blusher is a very classic choice. You can choose a blusher veil by itself, or have a blusher veil added to another veil style. It can be as poufy as you’d like; a single layer blusher veil is closer to your face, while a double layer blusher veil — like this one, below — offers more volume.

How is a Blusher Veil Worn?

Most blusher veils are attached to a simple hair comb or a headband. This blusher veil, shown below by Rose Red Bridal Designs, is attached to your hair with a hair comb.

What is a Blusher Veil? - Silk Blusher Veil by Rose Red Bridal Designs

blusher veil by rose red bridal designs

Here’s an alternate view:

What is a Blusher Veil? - Silk Blusher Veil by Rose Red Bridal Designs

by rose red bridal designs

What hairstyles can be worn with a blusher veil?

A blusher veil looks great with any hairstyle, with your hair worn down or in an updo.

blusher veil

by melinda rose design

This blusher veil by Sara Brosious is attached to a headband and has a hand beaded applique with muted nude sequins for a little sparkle.

waverly blusher veil

blusher veil by sara brosious

This double layer birdcage veil by Melinda Rose Design has a 9-10″ size and is available in white or ivory.

blusher veil tulle

blusher veil by melinda rose design, photo: atlas & elia

What to Wear Instead of Veil for Reception? – Ask EB

Hi, loves! Emma here and we are bringing you a new Ask Emmaline question today, one that we’ve received more than once — and for good reason! Brides who don’t want to wear a wedding veil (or simply something different for the reception) always want to see some veil alternatives. And they want to know if they have to even wear a veil at all. Remember, a bride doesn’t have to do anything. We are firm believers in “your wedding, your way” here at Emmaline Bride and when it comes down to it, you should do anything you want to do. At the end of the day, you can say you did it YOUR way, not anyone else’s. You only get one wedding day, so you might as well make it everything you’ve dreamed it would be. Here’s what Shannon wrote us:

“I can’t decide if I should wear a veil for the ceremony and reception. Do you have any ideas for what to wear instead of a veil at the reception?”

Great question, Shannon! When you’re deciding what to wear instead of a veil (even for just the reception), consider your hairstyle. Will you be wearing an updo? Will you wear your hair down? Will you pick this amazing Gibson Tuck, rock a top knot, or maybe some boho-inspired braids? Whatever you decide, do a trial run and wear a veil alternative with it so you know ahead of time how it will look all put together.

What to Wear Instead of Veil

Some of our favorite veil alternatives include hair pins, hair flowers, hair combs, fascinators, or headbands (you can find all of these in The Marketplace. And, these are just a few suggestions — there are a dozen more! Today we’re sharing a handful of favorite veil alternatives from Fancie Strands to inspire you. Which veil alternative is most similar to your style?

7 Wedding Veil Alternative Ideas

1. Rhinestone + Lace Hair Flower

rhinestone lace hair flower | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

2. Hair Pins

Rhinestone Champagne Blush Wedding Hair Clips by Fanciestrands | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

3. Ivory Chiffon Hair Flower

ivory chiffon hair flower | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

4. Tulle Headband

tulle headband | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

5. Pearl Hair Flower

hair flower with rose gold pearls | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

6. Gold Sequin Hair Piece

gold sequin bridal hair piece | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

7. Ivory Flower Fascinator

ivory flower fascinator | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

8. Bridal Headpiece

bridal flower headpiece | via - What to Wear Instead of Veil

You can see these and more over at Fancie Strands.


No Airbrush Makeup Kit? Try Spray Foundation Instead!

Are you planning to do airbrush makeup for your wedding, but you don’t have a kit? Do you want makeup that looks natural, but doesn’t come with the price tag of an expensive airbrush makeup kit? We’ve found a solution! We recently had the opportunity to test-drive the new Liquid Veil spray foundation from the folks over at Pür Minerals. It is so luxuriously soft and airy, it feels like you’re not wearing makeup at all. I’m a no-fuss makeup wearer, so I like the ease of this spray application. It looked great and matched my skin tone perfectly (I chose light as my color).

airbrush makeup in a can | via

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Bridal Headband With Veil or Without? – Ask Emmaline

Wondering what to wear instead of a veil? A bridal headband is one lovely option! Read on to find out more + be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.

Are you considering a veil alternative for your big day? A bridal headband is one of our favorite choices, especially since it is extremely versatile. It can be worn with nearly any hairstyle and can be paired with a veil or without. You can even wear it with a veil for just the ceremony portion, and remove the veil for the reception. This question to our Ask Emmaline inbox couldn’t have come at a better time, since the lovely Blair Nadeau Millinery just released a beautiful new collection of bridal headbands, halo headbands, fascinators, and more for the discerning bride-to-be. Alicia asks,

I want to wear something other than a bridal veil, but I want it to be fancy enough. Also, am I supposed to wear a veil with a bridal crown or headband or is it better without?

Great question, Alicia! One of the wonderful things about a bridal headband or crown is that it can be worn with or without a veil. There’s no requirement — as the bride, you get to decide whether or not you wear a veil at all. It’s really up to your own personal preference. We think they look great with or without, and can really show off any hairstyle (whether up or down) nicely. To inspire you, here are a few handpicked (+ handmade!) bridal headbands we found that will fit the bill nicely. Some of these headbands can even be transitioned to a sash, which we love. Take a look…

Bridal Headband with Veil or Without

half crown gold

opal crystal headband

doris crystal headband with veil

antonia crystal lace bridal headband

carolyn lace headband

diana floral headband

amanda floral crown gatsby inspired

Aren’t they lovely? You can see even more from the collection here.

credits //

bridal headbands / crowns / any veils shown: blair nadeau millinery
photos: whitney heard photography


Tulle Wedding Veils

We’ve talked about wedding veils and alternatives many times, but when it comes right down to it I am enamored with tulle wedding veils. They’re the most classic veil style and the most elegant (in my opinion). And, unlike many other styles, tulle wedding veils can be worn with any hairstyle you choose from updos to hair down styles. I popped into one of our favorite wedding veil shops, Melinda Rose Design, and I’ve been oohing and aahing over her collection of veils all morning. Here, take a look: this top veil is my favorite.

Tulle Wedding Veils

long tulle veil


tulle wedding veils

tulle wedding veil

Melinda Rose Design bridal veil shoot. Atlas and Elia Photography.


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Melinda Rose Design bridal veil shoot. Atlas and Elia Photography.

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