In honor of our upcoming accessory trunk show, we wanted to highlight one of our favorite ways to complete your bridal ensemble – the veil. A day doesn’t go by in the store where we don’t see a bride foregoing the traditional veil for a flower. We decided to call in photographer Karina Crouch of Verge Photography so that she could add her two cents to the great veil debate since she opted for both a veil AND hairpiece for her own wedding. Plus, she’s super cute and stylish so we felt that gave her some credibility as well. Here is what she had to say:
If you thought that the wedding veil trend was far gone and stuck in the 80′s …think again. As a wedding photographer I saw more gorgeous veils last year than ever before. In fact, over 50 percent of the weddings I shot, the brides were rockin’ wedding veils and looked fabulous.
I understand the fear that a veil will simply get in the way or be ‘too much’, but I promise it is worth it. Yes the wind might blow, but nothing is more angelic than seeing a brides glowing veil dance behind her during a wedding ceremony. It is simply breathtaking. As a wedding photographer, I get so excited when I see a bride place a veil into her fancy hair. The way that a veil catches light looks stunning in photographs. A veil captures in beautiful light and appears to be a glowing halo to an already stunning bride.
When I got married 2 years ago, I wore a low veil and a flower in my hair. I absolutely loved it! My veil was the final touch and at that moment, I felt most like a bride. I have yet to hear a bride regret wearing a veil on her wedding day, especially after she sees how beautifully they photograph. Many brides enjoy having a veil for the ceremony and pictures, then swap the veil for a headpiece or flower for the reception. What a great excuse to get two fabulous accessories for your wedding! Boo-ya! How can you turn that down?
And… what a fun fact that a veil signifies joy. How fun to be crowned in joy on your wedding day! If you are tempted by a veil, I suggest you go for it!
Thank you, Karina for your expert opinion. If you’re still on the fence, take a look at some of her favorite veil shots over the years below. One thing to note especially is that all of these brides are outside! In the wilderness! In a veil!! And you said it couldn’t be done…