Birdcage veils are a big wedding trend right now; they are flying high with both the modern and the vintage-inspired bride.
First popular in the 1940s, the birdcage veil is the perfect accessory for many brides planning a vintage-style wedding. Yet they also work for brides who want a less traditional approach. Not so grand (or expensive) than the traditional longer veil, birdcage veils are usually detachable, enabling the bride to remove the netting after the ceremony and keep a beautiful headpiece in place for the evening.
While I love the flowing elegance of a long veil, I do think that birdcage veils are exquisitely chic and alluring. Here is an inspiration board containing some of my favourites:
From top left:
Glamorous flower birdcage veil: realweddings.ca, headband birdcage veil: Helena Talbot via lovemydress.net, beaded star feather fascinator: BatcakesCouture on Etsy, vintage-style bride: lovemydress.net, white netting birdcage veil: ericabstudios on Etsy, beautiful 40’s inpsired bride: lovemydress.net, pearl trim birdcage veil: vintagestyler.co.uk, feather fascinator birdcage veil: stylemepretty.com.
Honey Willow: handmade jewellery for weddings and gifts, lovingly made in Bath, England.
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