Being a bride today means you have the world at your fingertips when it comes to choosing how you look on your wedding day. Not only are there thousands of gowns to choose from, but also thousands of accessory and veil combinations that can make your dress whatever you want it to be! I wanted to bring you some unique and fun options, for next season to keep in mind while choosing your veil. There are tons of pieces out there now that can transform your dress on the big day, whether you’re wearing a classic, flowing veil with a personal touch or opt for a vintage look or hair accessory, instead.We’re all familiar with the timeless tulle veil. Many of our own brides have chosen this look but differentiate themselves from others by wearing them differently in the hair or adding some embellishment. Jana and Cristina, two of our brides from this summer, chose elegant, waist length, veils. Jana decided on one with satin edging for her outside event and tucked it tightly under a chignon so it looked as if it were part of her hair. Cristina, a classic bride, pinned hers into the top of her hair so it flowed over her bun. Both looked equally classy but with some easy changes, added a touch of individuality to their style!
As I mentioned before, there are other options for you. Whether you want a classic or an edgier look, you can find the perfcet veil. And next season, French netting is back! Funky yet elegant pieces are now at your fingertips! Sara Gabriel headpieces, which can be found at Anna Bé Bridal Boutique in Denver, offer silhouettes for every bride. And I mean EVERY! All pieces are made right here in Colorado where the finest fabrics are individually cut by a professional milliner (a person who makes hats and headpieces). Sara also gives each piece she creates her own persona by giving each one an individual female name. I love it!Some favorites for next year are the funky yet elegant veils that bring back the style of past eras with short French netting that falls over the face. The veils channel the style of the 1960’s and are adorable! If you want a vintage feel to your gown, this option is perfect. Some of the designer’s hand chosen favorites for next season include Jenna and Shauna. Jenna is ultra short French netting with large swarovski rhinestone detailing. This piece can be worn over the face during your ceremony and then pinned into a pouf for the reception! Shauna is also a French net accented with a fabric flower, freshwater pearls and swarovski crystals.
“Jenna” Left and ” Shauna” RightUntitled
Another unique option is to opt out of a veil, altogether, and wear a simple headpiece. Another designer’s favorite is Kendley, by Sara Gabriel, which is a fabric flower to be pinned in your hair. It is made out of ruffled silk organza and accented with swarovski detail to add some sparkle. Lastly, if you are still in love with the thought of a classic tulle veil but want a little oomph to it, keep in mind the bubble style. Bubble veils are volumized versions of the original and, easily, add a little fun and youthfulness to your look. Sara Gabriel’s collection includes Joy, which is a bubble veil with “hidden” swarovski crystals.