Wedding Accessories Part 2

Veils, Fascinators, Headbands, & Tiaras….

In part one of this four part series, we focused on how to create your wedding look by adding a bolero, belt, or wrap to your wedding gown.  Adding one of these can make you look fabulous, but let’s face it your wedding ensemble can’t be complete with out a veil or hairpiece.  Adding a veil or hairpiece creates the focal point for your guests to look at your whole wedding ensemble starting from the top!

As a bride, when you first start walking down the isle, the one thing that everyone wants to see is THE DRESS!  But really what most of your guests will look at first is your face.  They want to see how beautiful you look and to see how happy you are walking down the isle to marry the love of your life.  Since they are already staring at your face, why not “WOW” them further by showing off a brilliantly chosen veil or hairpiece.


There are many different types and styles of veils that you can chose to go with your wedding look.  A few steps to consider when choosing are: the style of your wedding and your gown, any family or religious traditions that you want to honor, and your personality.  Like your gown, the right one will make you feel amazing.  There are so many different types of veils to choose from with different styles, lengths, colors, and edging.  If you want to stay on the traditional side, veils are available in white, diamond white, and Ivory/Cream.  Or if you like to be a trendsetter and step out of the box, there are retailers that offer colored veils and wild styles.

Some of the most traditional and popular veil styles are:

~ Fingertip Veil; This veil is the most popular style. It
consists of layers of veiling     reaching the fingertips.
~ Ballerina Veil; This veil reaches down to the ankles.
~ Blusher veil; A shoulder-length veil, worn to obscure the
face until after the ceremony when it is pulled back.
~ Cathedral veil; Extends to the floor and should be worn
with a Cathedral length gown with a train.
~ Fountain veil; This is a shoulder length veil, gathered at
the crown and flowing over the head giving the
fountain-like appearance
~ Flyaway veil; This is a multi-layered veil that just
reaches the shoulders.
~ Mantilla veil; The mantilla veil is usually draped over a
decorative comb and secured with hair pins. Usually
worn without a headpiece, the mantilla is traditionally
made of lace or edged with lace. It is worn over the
head like a scarf.
~ Birdcage veil; Becoming increasingly popular, this
veil is made from netting, tulle, or sheer fabric
and is cut and worn to just barely drape over half
or the entire face.  This veil mimics the vintage

Fascinators, Headbands, & Tiaras….

If you opt out of the traditional veil styles, there are still loads of hairpieces that you can choose from.  Adding any of these accents to your hairstyle will be one more step in completing your wedding look.  These can be worn with or without a veil and come in so many brilliant styles, colors, and textures.  If you chose a big and bold piece for your modern wedding, a sparkling crystal studded piece for your formal wedding, or the soft but magnificently beautiful flower for your romantic wedding, you can’t go wrong.  That’s one thing I love about hair fascinators, headbands, & tiaras….they are versatile and are gorgeous!   You can make a bold or elegant statement that all will admire.  You can find many of these pieces in most bridal salons or at online shops, of course my favorite being,, &

Keep an eye out, Cloud Nine Bridal will be creating some great hair pieces soon!!

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