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Top Ten Veils For The Alternative Bride


When your everyday style is as individual as you are, it’s only right that your wedding look is an extension of your own personal style. Choosing a wedding veil doesn’t have to be about sticking with convention, and our top ten veils for the alternative bride are the perfect selection for rule-breaking and trend-setting brides getting ready to walk down the aisle…or through a woodland glade…or along a beachfront…

For bride’s looking for something a little different on their big day, add a finishing touch with a stunning avant-garde bridal veil. From high fashion looks to designs filled with originality, alternative brides are sure to find unique wedding veils and headpieces to suit their personality perfectly.  

The Bandeau Veil

Ensure all eyes are on you with a bandeau veil. Covering the eyes and upper face with a delicately translucent tulle or light Russian netting, the bandeau veil adds an air of mystery and sophistication to complement an alternative look.  Achieve a couture inspired look without needing to manoeuvre the length of a full veil. 

Bandeau wedding veil - 'Sabra'

The Barely There Veil

Fuss-free and floaty, a barely-there veil is versatile and suits most bridal looks. If you’ve chosen a vintage style wedding dress or a dreamy bohemian aesthetic, a barely-there veil is a subtle enhancement that won’t overpower your dress. 

Barely there wedding veil - 'Skylar'

The Full Lace Veil

A traditional Spanish wedding veil, the mantilla is characterised by its lace detailing and scalloped edging. Worn over the head and held in place with a comb, alternative brides can achieve a differently dreamy look or enhance the appearance of an understated vintage gown with the intricacies of a lace design.

Full lace fingertip wedding veil- Jana

The Full Lace Edge Veil

Romantic and bohemian, the vintage veil features finely textured tulle and delicate embellishments, adding an ethereal yet timeless appearance as you say your vows. A silk style single veil with eyelash detail lace will help any alternative bride looking to perfect a vintage look.

Full lace edged ivory wedding veil - 'Luisa'

The Off-White Veil

Add a hint of colour with an off-white veil. Perfect for brides who aren’t taking a white wedding approach to proceedings, the off-white veil offers an unexpected take on a traditional look, contrasting and co-ordinating with a wide variety of distinctive and alternative wedding dresses. 

Single tier cut edge wedding veil - 'Niacae'

The Juliet Cap Veil

Named after the eponymous Shakespearean character, the vintage-inspired Juliet cap veil features a cloche headpiece and works beautifully with hair worn long for a stunning classic look. For alternative brides looking for a boho-chic touch, a Juliet cap veil is the perfect accessory. 

Silk style juliet cap wedding veil - 'Dorothy'

The Russian Net Veil

Popularised in the 1950s, brides looking for a sophisticated vintage aesthetic will enjoy the delicate and nostalgic netting of a birdcage style Russian net veil. Designed to cover the upper face and eyes, Russian net birdcage veils come in a range of shapes and styles from a full headpiece or ornate headband to a bandeau shape complete with a simple comb.

Embellished bandeau wedding veil of Russian net - 'Alexandrova'

The Personalised Veil

Truly one of a kind, ensure your wedding veil is like no other with a personalised veil. Brides longing for an out of the ordinary veil can add monogrammed initials, the date of the wedding ceremony, or a personal touch that is undeniably and completely you.

Add personalised embroidery to your veil

The Wedding Cape Veil

Draping the shoulders, and available in a variety of lengths, a wedding cape veil is dramatic, different, and destined for the non-traditional bride.  Combining the benefits of a bridal cover up with the beauty of a veil, the wedding cape veil allows the offbeat bride to enjoy the swish and feel of a veil alongside the comfort and convenience of a cover-up. 

Tulle wedding cape veil- Imogen

The Two Comb Veil 

Double the style stakes with a two-comb veil. The two-comb veil is a chic way to add an individual twist to a full veil look, and is the veil of choice for alternative brides seeking to enjoy the drape and feel of silk style tulle whilst celebrating her own unique style. 

Two comb drape cut edge silk style wedding veil - 'Saffron'

The top ten veils for the alternative bride features off-centre but stunning bridal accessories for quirky, kooky, and delightfully different brides. Use your creativity to design abespoke wedding veil of your very own, or choose from the beautiful selection availableonline or at theBritten Weddings boutique, to perfect the rare and remarkable look you’ve been dreaming of.

>>Looking for other alternative bridal accessories to match your veil and dress? Take a look at our  hair accessories including hair vines, hair pins and headbands.