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Bridal Hood - Bridal Veil Alternative | Manolo for the Brides

The Bridal Hood as a Veil Alternative?

Ever since I bookmarked this bridal hood from Etsy seller Mata Hari’s Daughter (who creates uh-may-zing stuff, fyi), I have been just dying to know what you gorgeous people think about the look. Is the bridal hood the wave of the future or a relic of the past that should not be unearthed? Would you wear one on your wedding day as a bridal veil alternative?

Admittedly, it is elegant!

From the sale page description: “Melt hearts in this exquisite art deco inspired veiled headdress. Veils are 26″ in length and hand beaded along the bottom edge with silver lined glass seed beads and Victorian cut steel beads. The frame is built over milliners wire to support the fluid tulle and frame the face.” And the price? $285

Could you pull it off?

I don’t know if I could pull off the look, frankly. When I try to picture myself in a bridal hood, the image that forms in my mind is very costumey. But at the same time, isn’t the wedding ensemble by its very nature a costume? So maybe it wouldn’t look so out of place after all!

2 Responses to “The Bridal Hood as a Veil Alternative?”

  1. SarahDances April 26, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    It’s beautiful, but I can only see it really working with a gown that had a ’20s vibe to it, and then you pretty much are wearing a costume. Which if your wedding is themed, or you just want to, rock on!

  2. Cassie April 26, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    What Sarah said. I think it’s lovely, but it’s not at all my thing. I know plenty of girls who would see it and go all dewy-eyed, though, because they’d wish they’d done it for their wedding, lol.