Stylist Picks | Embellished veils for the modern bride
The soft, billowy beauty of a veil can completely transform your bridal look with its movement and drape. And while we love minimalist and traditional veils, a veil embellished with laces, crystals or pearls can feel fresh and infinitely romantic.
The design possibilities of embellished veils are endless. From veils that are dripped in feather-soft organza blooms, to veils dotted with soft ivory pearls and dazzling crystals, embellishments add texture and detail to an otherwise blank canvas. With lengths and styles customisable to suit you, your veil can beautifully complement your body shape and dress and capture your personality.
Dramatic veils also pair beautifully with modern silhouettes, from on-trend body suits to barely-there dresses. For a look that’s enchanting and sensual, find our styling tips on how to style and make a statement with your wedding veil.
Our floral veils are layered with lace motifs, organza flowers and bead work, with each layer adding texture and dimension. The effect from a far is romantic and dreamy, as the floral elements set onto sheer tulle give the illusion that they’re floating over you. But the veils are just as beautiful up close, where the detailed bead work can be fully appreciated.
A floral veil doesn’t need to feel heavily embellished or overwhelming. The organic details can be applied to the top of the veil only – to frame your shoulders and hairstyle – as seen in the IVY, WEEPING CHERRY and RIVIERA veils. If your dress is more detailed across the top with lace sleeves or a beaded bodice, the floral details can float along the train of the veil and drape behind you as walk – as seen in NIGHT GARDEN veil. If you’d like head-to-toe florals, then the ATHENA veil might be perfect for you. All veils can be made with or without a blusher layer and in varying lengths.
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A heavily embellished veil is striking when contrasted against modern gowns and clean silhouettes. To keep the look clean and balanced, think dresses with minimal embellishments, and also minimal jewellery. This will allow the details of the veil to shine whilst accentuating your overall silhouette.
If your style is a little more extra, consider pairing a floral veil with a lace wedding dress that features similar lace patterns or a finer lace such as a fine Chantilly lace. The RIVIERA veil features embellishments that have been applied to the top and side sections of the veil only – this allows the train and back details of your dress to peek through.
“Floral veils tick all the right boxes for an ultra glamorous and luxurious wedding. These wedding veils are not for the fainthearted – they are designed for bold and confident brides,” Tania Maras, designer and Creative Director.
Pearls feel classical and timeless, and a scattering of pearls on a veil can have a modern and chic effect. Even if your look is a little more traditional, a pearl veil can exudes a more contemporary vibe compared to a more traditional or vintage-inspired lace trimmed veil.
Reminiscent of drifting snow flakes, our pearl veils are made with soft bridal illusion tulle and Swarovski pearls. The pearls are attached by hand, with special attention to placement, so that the overall effect is balanced, flattering and seamless.
The pearl details can be placed on the top, as seen on the THEODORE veil, or along the bottom of the veil – the LUMIERE veil. For a look that’s next level, the pearl embellishments can be applied and scattered all over. It’s everything we love about the NADIA veil. Our veils can be made with or without a blusher and available in cathedral, chapel or fingertip lengths.
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Pearl accents are quite possibly one of the most versatile embellishments as it can be styled with a wide range of wedding gowns. The key is the placement of the pearls including its size, density and general layout.
Try a bold and brave bridal look and style your pearl veil with a sleek, figure-hugging gown or body suit.
Just looking for a touch of detail? Consider pearl accents closer to, or directly on, the comb. We love to style pearl veils with lace wedding dresses of all kinds, modern silhouettes, and ultra feminine gowns.
Crystal accents were once only for the bling-obsessed bride. No longer a detail to be feared, our range of crystal veils have been designed to reflect a more captivating and intriguing mood. The result is added drama and romance to a bridal look – without the excessive ‘bling’ factor.
In designing our collection of crystal veils, we looked to the night sky for inspiration. Each Swarovski crystal has been meticulously applied by hand to catch the light and enlighten your bridal look in an effortless, celestial and ethereal way.
One of our most versatile crystal veil designs is the airy and dramatic MORNING MIST veil. This veil features crystals that are scattered around the face, shoulders and neckline. For sparkle from head to toe, the DEWBERRY feels dreamy and dramatic without the overwhelm.
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Swarovski crystal details pair beautifully with lace wedding dress, minimalist silhouettes and details, and a wide range of modern and traditional necklines and fabrics.
For an Avant-garde approach, pair our crystal veils with barely-there gowns or dresses with high splits.
“We recommend crystal veils for the bride who isn’t afraid to make a high style bridal statement on her wedding day,” Tania Maras, Designer and Creative Director.
At Tania Maras, we offer bespoke veils and a styling service where we can work with you one-on-one to create your dream veil, without you needing to visit the studio. If you would a like a statement veil made to suit you, please get in touch. Contact us through our contact page or send us an email directly (email@example.com).
Photographer | Bianca Virtue
Veils | Tania Maras Bridal
Hair and Makeup | Stella Tu
Flowers | Taleah Lancaster
Stylist | The White Files
Model | Frankie Evans
Location | Est Studio