The Prettiest Wedding Veils to Say "I Do" In
The dress may get all the glory, but don't underestimate the power and romance of a great wedding veil. Unless you're, say, Katy Perry at the Met Gala, this is probably the only day in your life you'll have the chance to wear a headpiece with yards of cascading chiffon or lace-trimmed tulle. So why not take advantage of it?
Traditionally, veils feature a "blusher" layer that's worn over the face down the aisle and lifted before or after the exchange of vows—but this is 2017, and no one is going to force you to play by the rules unless you want to. Some modern brides choose to wear their veil in the back strictly as an accessory to their ensemble, while others may opt for a simpler headband style that covers only part of the face.
The point is, you have options. And they're all seriously gorgeous, so you can't really go wrong. Below, see how nine real brides styled their veils for their "I dos," and shop some of the most stunning options you can buy online.
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An open-back dress is the perfect opportunity for a showstopping veil.
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Nothing tops Elle editor Megan O'Neill's neon-green veil (except for perhaps the fact that there was a matching tutu involved as well).
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Okay, we may have to copy this dip-dye idea.
"At first the dancing was pretty casual, but by the end of the night the party slightly resembled a trap house. The craziest moment was finding out our DJ had gone out back behind the barn to smoke a joint with some of our friends throughout the night." Haleigh and Emma's Virginia mountaintop wedding — today on our site! (Link in profile) Pics by @normanphotoandpaper
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Because two veils are better than one.
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A dramatic train deserves a dramatic veil.
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Did we mention they make photos way more exciting?
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We love the juxtaposition of the soft lace and tattooed arm.
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