Your Guide to Wedding Veils and the latest trends

Choosing a wedding veil is an exciting decision to accessorise the outfit for your wedding.  Wedding veils have been a part of bridal tradition since ancient Rome, where they were worn to protect the bride from evil spirits but this tradition has evolved to be an expression of personal style.  
Waist length wedding veil by Lauren Ritchie Millinery
Waist length veil | I Don't Want to Miss a Thing


Over time, the style and length of wedding veils have evolved to reflect changing fashion trends and cultural influences. In the 19th century, Queen Victoria popularized the white wedding gown and long, flowing veil, which became a symbol of wealth and social status. In the 1920s and 1930s, birdcage veils made of netting or lace were popular, while in the 1950s and 1960s, short, shoulder-length veils were in fashion.

Birdcage Veil | All of Me


Today, wedding veils come in a variety of styles, lengths, and materials, and can be customised to suit the bride's personal style and vision for her wedding day. The length of the veil should complement the wedding gown and the bride's  outfit.  There are several different lengths to choose from, including shoulder length, elbow length, fingertip length, chapel length, and cathedral length. 

Shaped veil with lace edge | At Last

Trimming on a veil is a way to add some stunning details.  This could be a lace edge, detailed beads, embroidery or delicate flowers.  Elements from the dress such as the same material can be incorporated into a custom made veil and can be a lovely personal detail to include.   

Birdcage Veil with silk flower embellishment | All of Me

The style of the veils has its own unique look and feel, and it is important to choose a style that complements the wedding gown and the overall aesthetic of the wedding day.  The best way to find the one for you is to select your dress and then speak with Lauren to help customise the veil to match.  

Cropped veil with velvet bow | No Other Love


There are many different materials to choose from, including tulle, silk, lace, and organza. The material should complement the wedding gown and the bride's overall look and feel. It is also important to consider the materials that the rest of your outfit is made of.  Details such as if the material is pure white, ivory or another playful colour are important to helping bring the full outfit together. 


Veil across the face | Valerie Veil

While a traditional ivory or white veil is stunning you can also explore alternative materials and colours such as metallics or a pop of colour to tie in with your wedding colours.   

Gold veil for a wedding look | Valerie Veil

When selecting the accessories for your big day think about all the elements including the ceremony, photos and reception.  What would you like your look to be for each and how will your accessories transform throughouthte day.  When designing the It Must Be Love Collection! I was lookig to create pieces that can be worn togther as a pair and seperate.  

 Pairing a birdcage veil with ruffle headband | You are the Best Thing and All of Me 

With so many options the most important thing is to select a look that reflects your personal style and vision for your wedding day.  You can select from the existing bridal collections or Lauren would love to create the veil for your special day.  Contact the team to arrange a consultation or to begin creating something just for you.  

Custom veil by Lauren for a bride

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