2012 Veil Trends
Today’s weddings are all about couples who want every aspect of their day to reflect their personalities, their story, their relationship as a couple. One aspect of the wedding day that remains an individual reflection is the attire of the bride & groom. Grooms run the gamut of interest & investment in their wedding day attire, from painstakingly perfected boutonnière/tie combos with a bespoke suit, to the guy who’s content to don the closest tux to greet his bride. On the other side of the aisle, however, it’s safe to assume that every bride is carefully considering every last detail of her ensemble.
And, short of the wedding dress, nothing says more about a bride than her choice of veil (or choice to skip one altogether!) The veil is a great way to incorporate a dash of personal style to even the most classic & timeless of gowns. And, luckily for brides everywhere, the 2012 veil trends provide endless stylish options. These are our top 5 2012 veil trends:
The fascinator shot to notoriety with last year’s wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton. While the Duchess had been spotted at royal events wearing fabulous fascinators, her guests’ captured the hearts & imagination of brides everywhere last April. This option is a great way to maintain a bridal tradition, but with a totally modern twist. You can pair it with virtually any hair style or neckline, and a pair of chic drop earrings complete this look.
Embellished veils can skew romantic, traditional, or whimsical (or any combination of the three) depending on the length & style. We particularly love the romantic edging of lace scallops on this BHLDN veil. The lightweight tulle and chapel length make this veil fairly traditional, but the emphasis here on “nearly invisible tulle” ensures that this veil is the soul mate of a dress with a stunning back. Pair this veil with intricate diamond earrings in a motif that mirrors the veil’s scalloped lace edge – the styles should compliment each other since the lace will be so close to your ears.
No Veil, just BLING:
Some brides prefer to let their bridal glow shine without the addition of a veil. We adore this trend, as it represents the ultimate bridal trend of doing what feels right for you. And if you don’t want to wear a veil, so be it. If instead you’d rather add a breathtaking piece of jewelry to your hair, well then we’ll just have to indulge you. And trust us, we’re happy to do so.
A sleek chignon looks fabulous with an antique or vintage brooch added in, as do vintage headbands (think Charlize Theron at the Golden Globes). When adding this much bling up top, stick with a simple, classic pair of diamond studs. This gorgeous pair of GIA studs are set in the very popular halo style, which adds a touch of vintage feel to the modern look.
Hidden Comb Styles:
This style gives you the freedom to wear your veil over you face (blusher style) or flip it back over to wear both layers in the back. Either way, the veil is secured into your hair by an unobtrusive comb that lets your hairstyle (and veil) shine. We think this style demands a pair of statement post earrings, and we love these Art Deco style fan earrings in 18kt gold and diamonds.
The birdcage veil is perfect for a whimsical bride who loves all things vintage. This decidedly mid-century look slingshots into 2012’s hottest veil trends with modern touches like bead & jewel encrusted borders. We love this Preston and Olivia headband fascinator, and think that a pair of ladylike pearls are just right for this headpiece.