Veils are an accent piece to the bride’s big day that she will never get a chance to experience again. A wedding dress is worn once, but the bride will wear another dress. She will dance her first dance once, but she will dance again. A veil is not a universal accessory, it is dedicated to the day of the wedding and is only showcased then. When an accessory like this is only worn once, why not make it the most beautiful accessory a bride will wear. A cathedral veil is a long veil with a train much like the train of a dress. It is elegant, timeless and beautiful and can be worn with many styles.
For a more extravagant and regal bride, pair the cathedral veil with a cathedral gown with a long train. This allows for the veil to drape over the back of the dress and then will follow the path of the gown’s train as it extends beyond it. This style is the most dramatic “down-the-aisle” style that can be portrayed on a wedding day! It allows for the dress and veil to linger down the aisle following the bride up to the altar.
Cathedral veils are also a great way to add a “train” to your dress without actually having a train. The veil gives you the look of a long flowing gown without the bulk and makes it easier to dance the night away later!
In addition to pairing this veil with a cathedral dress, it is well paired with a wide variety of hairstyles. The cathedral veil accents the hair just as much as it does the dress and can work in many ways. Although this veil can look it’s best with an all down look or a half-up hairstyle, it can also compliment different types of up-dos as well.
The versatility of this veil in terms of hairstyles, makes it easy for a bride to only worry about matching it to her perfect gown. The beautiful, swept look of a cathedral veil draped over a cathedral gown takes our breath away!