VEIL OR NO VEIL? / by Vincenzo Pintaudi

Traditionally Veils have been a part of wedding ceremonies for centuries dating back to ancient Roman Times when wedding veils were said to ward off bad spirits that preyed on brides-to-be. In many religions veils were also a sign of humility and respect before God during a religious ceremony. The tradition in today's society has become more of a finishing touch in wedding fashion, a stunning accessory that enhances the beauty of the bride and completes the hair and gown.

A veil is delicate and is meant to be worn on your wedding day. After you have put on your wedding dress and have added the veil, that is the very moment when you feel like you have transformed into an official bride. Wearing a veil can definitely make it look as if you’re wearing two different wedding gowns, once your ceremony has finished and your veil has come off, that is when your wedding gown is shown off to its fullest.

A simple guide to choosing your wedding veil, if your wedding gown has extra detailing, with lace or embroidery, it is best if you choose a simple veil. Whilst, if your gown is simple, it would be ideal to pick a veil with stunning detailing.

Here are Vincenzo Pintaudi’s hand picked top 6:

1. Cathedral Royal Length Veil

A beautiful Cathedral length veil, draping down your wedding gown adding extra depth.

Angelique 2016 Photography by Dezine by Mauro

Angelique 2016
Photography by Dezine by Mauro

2. A Picturesque Moment

Veils create picturesque moments, having a wedding photographer capture dramatic and elegant images on your wedding day to capture breathtaking moments like this.

Jessica 2016 Photography by Blumenthal Photography

Jessica 2016
Photography by Blumenthal Photography

3. A Statement Veil

A lace headband with a veil that is a little longer than floor length, adding drama and elegance to your walk down the aisle.

Despina 2018 Photography by Sobokar Dmytro Photography

Despina 2018
Photography by Sobokar Dmytro Photography

4. A Floral Moment

A floral accessory head piece with a cathedral veil attached from the top of the hair bun flowing down the length of the gown.

Sihena 2019 Photography by Euro Photography Melbourne

Sihena 2019
Photography by Euro Photography Melbourne

5. 2 Tier Wedding Veil

A simple breathtaking moment, with a blusher to cover your face before your first kiss with your partner.

Melanie 2019 Photography by Icon Photography Melbourne

Melanie 2019
Photography by Icon Photography Melbourne

6. No Veil

Not everyone follows through traditional ways especially when you have a wedding gown with a back you want to expose.

Estée 2018 Photography by Shane Shepherd Weddings

Estée 2018
Photography by Shane Shepherd Weddings

Veil or No Veil, What will your final decision be?