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5 Alternative Veil Ideas for Offbeat Brides

Veils are the Marmite of the bridal world, you either love them or hate them. Personally, I used to think veils were old fashioned and naff - until I started making my own. The personalised wedding accessory trend is booming, and is only set to get bigger in the new decade. The options are endless. Your bespoke bridal dreams are more accessible than ever, and who wouldn't want a custom made, one of a kind wedding accessory? I believe that accessories are the punctuation mark of an outfit - an injection of personality and the best way to say 'this is me'. There is such a focus on the dress, but the accessories really make an outfit. I often say 'love is in the details', so I believe that the details of the outfit really matter.

To help you on your wedding inspo journey, I have rounded up my top 5 bespoke veils that will be sure to make a statement on your wedding day. Are you ready? Then let's get started...

Take note from our real bride Krista & use your veil to tie in your wedding theme. Krista went for an astrology wedding theme, so this embroidered constellation cathedral length veil in soft champagne tulle tied in perfectly. This show stopper features moons, stars, and winged unicorns (who knew?!) - it certainly isn't your average off the peg wedding store veil and you can see why it is one of our best selling styles.

When is a veil not a veil? When it's a headband! Inspired by Haute Couture, this fluffy creation is one for a fashion forward, modern bride who isn't afraid to make a style statement. It can double up as a frothy neck collar too, making it versatile and fun. I think this would be a super cute headband for flower girls, as it adds a whimsical and ethereal feel.

Veils don't necessarily have to be in your hair - ever thought of wearing it on your shoulders as a cape? Real bride Lizzie got in touch after a draped cape design with a blue ombre finish to tie in her tartan colour scheme for her wedding at Voewood. I love this idea as it has the floaty feel of a veil, without the worry of ruining your hair! You can then pop it off for the evening celebrations, making your dress convertible (and who doesn't love a convertible?). Get in touch for a bespoke cape design.

Dip dyed & hand embellished with gold leaf, this veil was created for a fine art inspired bridal editorial, but this bold piece has fast become a favourite amongst brides-to-be. Each veil is dyed to order so can be custom made in any shade to suit your colour scheme. You also have a choice of yellow gold, rose gold or silver leaf, so the combos are endless!

Did you know you could get a leopard print veil? Probably not! BUT, why wouldn't you want a gold and silver reversible animal print veil? This fabric is in strictly limited supply, so grrrrrab it whilst you can. It somehow works really well, without being garish or a little bit Pat Butcher. I love a flash of metallic gold, and I can picture this veil at a bohemian destination wedding, sashaying through the sand.

So then, my brides-to-be, which will it be? Don't write off veils as an ivory piece of tulle just yet - let our guide ignite your imagination and get you thinking outside the box for your bridal style.

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