Post # 1
I am having my hair in a half-up half-down style and curled. It’s going to be plaited at the top and I wanted a half crown of flowers going from the larger flowers in my bouquet to the smaller ones closer to the front.
The problem is I’m not sure I can wear a veil as well. I really want to wear a veil for the ceremony. It’s a civil ceremony but I was desperate for a church wedding. I do want some of that traditional feel so want the veil. But if I go for the veil I wonder if that would damage the flowers/look strange. The veil would go down to my elbows in length.
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
@missjonesy: I’m wearing/making a flower crown.
Post # 4
@Autumnsnow: Are you having that instead of a veil?
I’m going to need to figure out if there is anyway I can have both and it look ok. Maybe i’ll get some fake flowers tomorrow to get an idea and try it with my veil 🙂
Post # 5
@missjonesy: Yes, I’m having the crown instead of the veil.
Post # 6
You can easily wear a veil. Not a very big one (yours sounds fine) though. Use 2-3 small single hair pins that are pushed in delicately. They can hold the veil in place until you take it off (with help). You can put the pins either above or below where the flowers are being held. Your best bet is to have your veil or a makeshift one available for when you go for a hair trial to see what the stylist says. I see no problem with a easy/quick pin veil working with your hair style and flower crown.
You can even consider a drop veil. It does not require anything to hold it in place. It sits on top of your hair. I think these look romantic and beautiful. I’ll post pictures soon, of different ideas you can consider for your veil/headpiece.
Post # 7
Ugh, this is something I have been debating about for MONTHS. There are some very pretty pictures I have found online of brides with both veils and flower crowns:
This is my favorite because I love blushers:
This one is pretty too, but the veil is just attached to the back:
My biggest dillema personally is that I love drop veils and want a blusher, but I don’t see any way that the drop veil can be lifted without lifting the crown, which seems like too much work to do in the ceremony. I can’t find any pictures of what it would look like to have the veil lifted over the crown.
Were you wanting to wear a blusher?
Post # 8
The brides in this wedding and this other wedding had veils over their crowns of flowers, and I think it looks so romantic. The look is extremely vintage, but I think it could still work with a non-vintage/rustic theme.
Post # 9
Here is some picture inspiration.
Drop Veils with details:
Veils behind head w/ crowns:
Post # 10
@missjonesy: If you want both get both!! I wore a haku because I am Hawaiian but I still wanted a veil. I wore them both but in the outdoor pics I just wore the haku it was nice. 🙂
Post # 11
@Mrs Christopher: I’m usually not big on flower crowns at all (probably because I’m biased lol) buuuut I love your haku and your bouquet. I’m going to pass on a veil and go for flowers like a lot of the halaus wear during Merrie Monarch.
Post # 12
@lovelyhulagirl33: Nice! Be sure to post pics. 🙂
I got pro pics recently here’s a better one of the bouquet.
Post # 13
@missjonesy: im totally wearing both 🙂
Post # 14
@missjonesy: i would wear the veil for the walk down the isle and a few photos then put on the flower crown once your unveiled (after photos of course) and wear the flower crown the rest of the day/night and do get some good phtoos i nteh crown too 😀
best of both
Post # 15
Though I am NO WHERE near as beautiful a bride as those, I did both! only not a full crown. I got lots of complements. Also got “Ohhh…so thats babiesbreath!” lol