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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a bespoke wedding veil of your very own, or choose from the beautiful selection available online or at the Britten Weddings boutique, to perfect the rare and remarkable look you’ve been dreaming of.