The History of the Wedding Veil

Accessories such as wedding veils have been worn throughout history and are an integral part of a complete bridal outfit. It is traditional for the blusher to be worn over the face on the way to the church – sometimes removed when the bride is greeted by her groom at the altar and sometimes left in place during the ceremony to be removed privately.

Today there is less formality to wearing a veil at your wedding, you can pick any style and wear it as you please, but veils are still considered the essential wedding accessory. There is so much flexibility and so many styles available so that wedding veils can be incorporated easily into your look and fit your personal style. A small, delicate wedding veil can look just as beautiful as a long, flowing style, but both make a bride a bride.

A wedding veil makes a bride a bride…

Wedding Veils are so important in completing your look on your wedding day. Often, dress photos are shown without wedding veils as the veil is made by a specialist accessories company, not by dress designers. This is where The Bridal Gallery will help! Once you have chosen your dream wedding dress you should try on a few wedding veils and see how they complete your look. You may be surprised when you turn from a girl in a dress to a beautiful bride.

Wedding Veils do not need to be heavy or old-fashioned looking. Soft, delicate tulle and beautiful crystal, pearl or lace detail results in a light, halo-effect that softens your outline and gives you a beautiful bridal aura. If you do not want a long veil, there are many other options available such as face or birdcage veils, shorter styles or headdresses that incorporate tulle. Styles range from crystal scatters to lace mantilla veils. See our wedding veil gallery to view more styles.

One of the companies that we use for our accessories is Richard Designs.  These accessories are handmade in England with the finest materials and craftsmanship available on the market today.   Swarovski crystals, silk embroidery, and silver filigree edges will capture every detail of your bridal gown and coordinate beautifully.

Romantic lace edges…Crisply beaded edges that capture the detail on your bridal gown…plain edges that keep the attention where it should be – on the bride!  These are the types of veils you will find in our extensive collection of Belaire Veils.  Belaire offers belts, veils, headpieces and a great selection of jewelry to coordinate your ensemble.

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Your eyes will light up, shoulders pull back and lips pucker when you drape your body with MEG Jewelry! Whether wearing a wedding gown, jeans and tee, or that little black dress, you will find the perfect accessory when you choose MEG Jewelry.

Designer Meg Lammers, creates beautiful baubles for that self-assured woman who is not afraid to let herself shine. The uniqueness and versatility of Meg’s designs are what sets her jewelry apart. These pieces will never find themselves at the bottom of your jewelry box!

Be assured that each piece is individually handcrafted with only the finest gemstones, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls. When these stones, crystals and pearls are added with clean complementary lines, and just the right amount of drama, Meg finds the perfect “marriage” between fabulous and functional!