A recent article by my most esteemed collegue garnered a lot of anti-veil (or at least veil? meh) comments by our readers. On the other hand, while many seemed more than ready to give up veils, most brides want something to replace them.
So I went looking for the perfect replacements this morning, and lo and behold, I found a positive gold mine.
How could anyone fail to smile at the sight of this deliciously imaginative cocktail hat? Yes, hat. They say it’s a hat and I’m going to take them at their word. Nevertheless, hat or hair ornament, it’s fun and unexpected and looks terrific on the lady. What more can one ask of a bridal headpiece?
If that’s a little too unexpected for your taste, though, this fabulous horsehair bow decorated with pearls might just do the trick.
Then again, you might want a hat that people will recognize as a hat. In that case, this jaunty mini-topper could be just the show stopper you’re looking for.
Still, there are some brides who don’t want to give up the veil, but don’t want to deal with a long one for reasons of practicality, or aesthetics, or because they are wearing informal dresses that don’t really go well with full bridal veils. In that case, might I suggest this charming and original flyaway veil trimmed with Venice lace?
There are plenty of options out there for bridal headgear. Veils, hats, tiaras, combs, flowers, headscarves, bare hair…whatever makes you feel beautiful and bridal is the proper thing to wear on your wedding day. The best advice I can give you is to choose something that makes you feel as happy as this lovely lady in the angled birdcage veil does: