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If you’re looking for a magical finishing touch to your wedding dress, it’s hard to resist wedding veils with crystals.  They’re lightweight and dreamy, sophisticated and timeless. Crystal wedding veils can frame a wedding dress in the most effortless way – whilst offering that hint of magic that can complete a bridal look without feeling over-the-top.

We love wedding veils with crystals for wedding gowns that need that little extra ‘something’. And it’s more than just a little sparkle – wedding veils with crystals can add an extra couture element to an already detailed wedding dress, while the galaxy of scattered crystal elements can add an ethereal and enchanted touch to a simpler wedding gown.

The perfect crystal wedding veil will sparkle, float and trail perfectly behind you as you walk down the aisle. But it’s important to take into account the key elements on your wedding dress to ensure your veil accentuates your dress – and doesn’t draw attention away from it.

Shop this look: ETOILE crystal wedding veil

How to choose the perfect crystal wedding veil

If your wedding dress features one of the silhouettes or fabrics listed below, a crystal wedding veil might be the perfect finishing touch for you:

  • Delicate lace wedding dresses:
    There’s something about a lace wedding dress that pairs perfectly with crystal or pearl wedding veils. Matching a lace veil to a lace wedding dress has its challenges (colour, texture, pattern, type of lace) so it’s not always a suitable choice. If you’re open to sparkle, consider a modern crystal veil – the delicate crystal elements will contrast beautifully against the delicate lace work and the silver tone of the crystals offer a couture accent which won’t go unnoticed.
  • Silk chiffon dresses with floaty trains:
    A silk chiffon wedding dress is ethereal and floaty, dreamy and sophisticated. These characteristics pair beautifully with crystal wedding veils because their aesthetics work harmoniously together. Our recommendation would be to stick to a simpler silhouette – a modern drop veil rather than a heavy gathered veil with crystals. Best to keep the overall silhouette streamlined and lightweight for a cleaner look.
  • Smooth and sleek modern sheath dresses:
    If your dress features a smooth and sleek silhouette, a statement crystal veil that floats and cascades beyond the length of the train, can add a dramatic element without drawing attention away from your dress. We’d recommend you keep the rest of your accessories simple – maybe opt for a simple set of drop earrings or a small hair comb for a minimalist look.
  • Sequin wedding dresses:
    This might surprise you but an ivory sequin wedding dress and a crystal wedding veil are a match made in heaven. The shimmer and shine of a sequin dress is often accompanied by a striking silhouette that can look luxurious and glamorous with a crystal veil.

Our favourite picks

The MORNING MIST, DEWBERRY, ETOILEMIDNIGHT and the MARGAUX crystal veils from the bridal veil collection can transform a bridal look in an instant. Featuring countless sparkly crystals masterfully applied to cascade down and along each veil in the most magical way. For extra sparkle and a seamless finish, the crystals are double sided for an ultra sparkly look. These beautiful styles can be customised to any length including fingertip, floor, chapel or cathedral lengths.

Our favourite picks

The MORNING MIST, DEWBERRY, ETOILEMIDNIGHT and the MARGAUX crystal veils from the bridal veil collection can transform a bridal look in an instant. Featuring countless sparkly crystals masterfully applied to cascade down and along each veil in the most magical way. For extra sparkle and a seamless finish, the crystals are double sided for an ultra sparkly look. These beautiful styles can be customised to any length including fingertip, floor, chapel or cathedral lengths.

1. MORNING MIST wedding veil

Shop this look: MORNING MIST veil

2. DEWBERRY single tier veil

The DEWBERRY is a dreamy veil that moves to its own rhythm. The single tier is adorned from head to toe with double sided crystals that dramatically transform a wedding dress in an instant. The dramatic chapel length is perfect for wedding dresses that end with a slight train.

The gentle cascade cut into the veil allows it to move beautifully as you walk and fall effortlessly onto your train.

Shop this look: DEWBERRY veil

3. ETOILE wedding veil with crystals

The ETOILE was designed for our modern muse, a sophisticated and spirited bride inspired by all things beautiful.  Etoile, meaning ‘star’, is reminiscent of the stars above a magnificent secret garden.

The ETOILE is an unexpected take on a classic bridal look featuring crystal details carefully applied to frame this modern and sleek veil. The perfect veil for the fashion forward bride seeking to add a touch of magic to an already luxurious and ethereal bridal look.

Shop this look: ETOILE crystal wedding veil

4. MIDNIGHT wedding veil

A statement wedding veil for a bride with stars in her eyes, the MIDNIGHT wedding veil was inspired by the infinite stars above. When the double sided crystals catch the light, the veil illuminates and frames a wedding dress in the most breathtaking way. The royal length is all about maximum impact – dramatic, sparkly and impressive. An exquisite veil for exquisite photographs!

Shop this look: MIDNIGHT crystal veil

5. MARGAUX crystal bridal veil

For the celestially inclined, the MARGAUX was inspired by the poetic rhythm of an evening sky and catches the light in the most enchanting and breathtaking way.

The sophistication of our MARGAUX veil lies in its classic silhouette and shimmering crystals from head to toe. It’s the perfect piece to evoke a sense of quiet wonder as you make a wish upon a shooting star and get lost with your beloved.

Shop this look: MARGAUX long wedding veil

Finding the perfect crystal wedding veil

Sometimes you don’t want head to toe sparkles. Sometimes, it’s just a hint of sparkle maybe at the edge or near the comb that can make all the difference. Or it could even be sparkly crystal hair accessories paired with a simple long wedding veil that completes your bridal look.

If you’d love to chat about how to style your wedding dress with the right accessories from our collection, feel free to get in touch. We’d love to work with you.

Wedding veils are as unique as their brides and the wedding dresses they’re designed to accompany. From a chapel length veil which adds a touch of drama to a wedding gown, to a vintage-inspired birdcage veil that evokes a sense of mystery yet sophistication.

There are many lengths, widths, styles and embellishments on offer. It’s no wonder that many brides-to-be planning their weddings can feel a little overwhelmed. Especially when they’re purchasing a veil online and can’t feel the veil, see how the veil drapes or try it on with their dress.

To help you choose the perfect veil, we’ll cover 3 important considerations to get you on your way to finding your perfect match.

Shop this look: RIVIERA wedding veil

1.) Your wedding dress

The best starting point is the shape and style of your wedding dress. As a general guide, your veil should accentuate and be proportional to your dress.  This means it shouldn’t overpower or take away from the details of the dress. Doing so can be distracting and also interrupt the flow of your overall look.

If your dress is busy and features lots of pretty details, find a simple veil with a clean raw edge. If your dress is simple, choose a veil with intricate details such as a lace embellishment or floral accents to add dimension to your gown.

We like to look for any focal points on the dress which we use as guidance for the veil. Often a veil will look best cut just above or below any horizontal lines. If your veil falls where a focal point begins, for example a defined waist line, this can have the effect of visually cutting you in half.

LOOK FOR FOCAL POINTS
Your veil length should cut just above or below a defined waist line, hem line or key details.

TIMELESS ELEGANCE
Floral embellishments around the shoulders beautifully frame off-the-shoulder wedding

Shop this look: KARELL drop veil, RIVIERA veil

Classic silhouettes

  • Sheath: Slim, fitted wedding dresses work beautifully with longer veils. Gowns without a train or a short train are gorgeous when paired with a floor length or chapel length veil. As a guide – look for a veil that is slightly longer than the hem or train of your gown. Other beautiful options include birdcage veils or fingertip veils if you’d prefer something a little shorter.
  • Mermaid/trumpet: To complement the mermaid or trumpet silhouette, look for a long and narrow veil to walk down the aisle or a mid-length or fingertip veil to showcase your flared skirt.
  • A-line: It’s all about proportions when it comes to choosing a veil for your a-line wedding gown. Take your pick from a fingertip, waltz length or chapel length veil to showcase the gorgeous bodice of your dress.
  • Full skirts: A popular choice for full skirt wedding gowns is a mid-length veil. Anything from a hip length or fingertip length will work a treat. But don’t be afraid to choose a chapel or cathedral length veil for a full skirt but bear in mind that you will need to carry around the veil after the ceremony to ensure you don’t step on it. When deciding on the best length of mid-length veil, choose a veil length that falls a minimum of 3″ below the back neckline of your gown.

Generally speaking, a fingertip length veil is a timeless and classic option that works beautifully with a range of different wedding dresses. It is also a versatile choice for a range of different venues – from the church to a beach or garden wedding.

2.) Your venue

Much like your wedding gown, your veil should be consistent with the formality of your wedding. For some church weddings, it may be customary to wear a veil with or without a blusher. However, a less formal or chapel veil (or shorter) may be the perfect accessory for a beachside or garden ceremony.

CHURCH WEDDING:
It may be customary to wear a blusher or cover your shoulders.

Shop this look: CARMEN juliet cap veil

3.) Your hairstyle

When choosing your wedding veil, it’s really important to consider your bridal hairstyle.

If you choose to wear a veil, your veil may need a supportive base such as a bridal bun, messy updo, or half up/half down hairstyle.  The longer or heavier your veil, the more supportive your bun or hairstyle will need to be.

The great thing about bridal hairstyles is your wedding veil can be made to frame your bridal hairstyle from behind. Instead of a metal bridal comb, your veil can be customised with cotton loops instead of a comb which means that your hairstylist can pin the veil to the natural curve of your bun.

Measuring up

Your hairstyle will affect how your veil sits and where the end of the veil will fall. If you’re planning on a big bridal bun, the veil may need to sit above the bun. As a result, your veil may appear slightly shorter.

To ensure you choose a veil in the right length, ask a friend or your mum to measure your height to get an idea of what length you will need. Veils are usually secured to your hair with a hair comb so measure from the point where you’d like the hair comb to sit (keeping in mind your wedding hairstyle) and where you would like the veil to fall.

MEASURE UP
Measure from the point where you’d like the hair comb to sit to where you would like the veil to

FRAME YOUR TRESSES
Pin your veil to the natural curve of your bun, crown or at the top of your head.

Shop this look: LAURETTE hair pins, THEODORE veil, ENCHANTED headpiece, AMORA veil

Need styling help?

If you have any questions or you’re tossing up a few different styles, feel free to send us an email and we’ll be more than happy to offer some suggestions.

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