(Closed) Style me pretty! Help me with my hair and veil.

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I honestly wouldn’t wear a veil that would cover up the pretty detailing on the back of the dress.  If you did do a lace edge, it should match the lace on the dress the best you can.  I think a loose and low and wavy updo would be really pretty and romatic with a lace veil.  Maybe even doing a side wavy ponytail could work.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

I’d do a very simple raw-edged, chapel length veil with your hair up, if you are set on a veil – the lace would be a nightmare to match and I feel like the veil shouldn’t compete with the dress.  Another option would be to find a hair fascinator that echoes the gorgeous lace detailing and then wear your hair half up/half down.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with Dragonsus.  I think a raw edge would be beautiful.  Also a veil that lays flat on the top will prevent too much volume.  I understand where you are coming from.  I am 5 inches taller than my Fiance and I am not a stick.  I was also worried about looking like a poofy white giant!

….But then I realized I was being silly.

The dress is gorgeous by the way!  You are going to look stunning!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wore my hair up with a single cathedral length veil and my dress was VERY similar to yours except the bodice was beaded.  Here are some pics.  I also took the veil off after the wedding. 

 

 

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also agree a raw edge veil – that is what mine was and I don’t feel like it detracted from my dress at all. I think simple veils are so much prettier than the really elaborate ones.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think an updo would look great, and I also think that a raw cut cathedral veil would look beautiful with that dress.

I think you could have a cathedral veil with lace with that dress depending on how you wear it on your head. I wouldn’t wear it as a mantilla, but put the veil behind you, which is what I did. That way, you would only see the lace near the bottom of the dress (which would tie in nicely with the lace parts in your dress) without it looking too overwhelming.

Here are a couple of pics from my wedding.  I thought the lace complimented the detail on my bodice nicely, and the two-toned color of the veil went well with two-toned color of my dress. The veil was handed to me by my mother in law. I was very lucky.

 

Because of the length, I took the veil off after the ceremony. I had a ribbon headband thingy for the reception!

Post # 9
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think a chapel length veil is a great choice!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

@jmb584: that is really smart – I love how you incorporated the lace on your veil without letting it over power your dress!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Dragonsus: Thanks so much!

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