You've got the wedding dress, you've picked out your veil, your accessories, your shoes - now all you need is a wedding hairstyle and you'll be all set to walk down the aisle. From updos to long, glamorous waves, the options are nearly endless, but knowing what style will look best with your wedding veil of choice can be difficult. Which is why, since you've put in the time to find the right combination of tulle and netting, we've done the research to help you discover a look to match. To break this project down simply, we're going to look at three basic types of veils: birdcage veils, blushers, and long veils. Now let's get to work! First up, the birdcage veil.
One of the prettiest looks for a birdcage veil is an updo, especially if your gown has intricate details, sleeves, or a fun neckline. The soft, low updo on the left allows for the veil, and any details on it, to be positioned lower along the side of your face while a higher updo, like the one on the right, makes way for the veil to sweep across your forehead and eyes more evenly.
Birdcage veils are also fun with loose curls and can be the perfect accessory for a bride with bangs.
Now, onto blushers. This short blusher has a lot of volume and looks best with a low updo to keep the bride's neckline and gown visible, as well as balancing out her look.
The long blusher veil on the left is very sheer and perfect for this bride's half-updo. Meanwhile, the long veil on the right is well-suited to a long and loose hairstyle, particularly with it's accompanying lace details.
One of the longer blusher style veils we've seen recently, this look is made complete by the bride's braided updo. We can't wait to see they pretty details of her hair once the veil is lifted - but it's beautiful glimpsed through the tulle as well!
Long veils are also exceptionally pretty with an updo, whether it's loose and soft like the mantilla-style veil on the left or slightly more sleeked back like the simpler look on the right. This look is classic, refined and feels beautifully traditional.
Long or short, loose or done up - which veil and hairstyle pairing is the one for you?
Photo credits, from top: Percy Handmade // Gabe Aceves Photography // Taylor Lord Photography // Wedding Inspirations // via Laurin Elizabeth // Violet Bells // Bryce Covey Photography // Justin DeMutiis Photography // Ryan Ray Photography //