Why a Wedding Veil is a Bride’s Best Friend


They say dogs are man’s best friend (though some of us prefer cats). Other people firmly believe that diamonds are a girl’s best friend—or perhaps chocolate.

On your wedding day, however, your veil is your best friend! This time-honored accessory is always a good choice for your bridal outfit—and here’s why.



The secret to choosing the perfect veil is in selecting one that complements your gown silhouette. Your veil has a figure-flattering effect that can lengthen your torso or balance the fullness of your dress.



The veil you choose can also frame your face. A narrow veil with lots of gathers will help elongate a short face, while a flat mantilla or wider veil with layers will shorten a long face.



If you’re a princess bride, a cathedral veil completes your ensemble like nothing else. If you’re a romantic bride, lace is the way to go. If you’re a vintage-inspired bride, French net adds authentic style. Your veil is the ultimate accessory when it comes to creating a themed look!



Go on Pinterest and you’ll see what we mean! Veils are a gorgeous addition to your wedding-day photos, whether they’re wrapped around you in a romantic cocoon, or blowing freely in the breeze.



Ever see a woman wearing a veil on her birthday? Neither have we. Your wedding is the only time you’ll wear a stunning veil—so give it a go! Even strangers will know you’re a bride and shower you with love on your big day.



Modern veils are available in a variety of trims and lengths. You have the opportunity to personalize your ensemble by choosing one you love—whether it has scattered lace or shimmering rhinestones, four layers or just one.



That moment when a bride walks down the aisle in her wedding veil is irreplaceable. Everyone from your mother and father to your groom and best friend will get teary-eyed. A veil adds utterly magical bridal beauty.


Ready to find the perfect veil for your big day? Browse our collections at www.belairebridal.com and try on your favorites at an authorized bridal salon near you!

How to Be a Glamorous Bride Part 1: Your Wedding Veil


Do you often stare at your engagement ring, just to enjoy the sparkle? Would the phrase over-the-top accurately describe your wedding gown?

If you’re a glamorous bride, you love a formal and elegant style. Eye-catching accessories complete your dream wedding outfit, and your veil makes the biggest impact!

Once you have your gown, start by deciding if you’d like a plain or embellished veil. Also consider if wearing a blusher is important to you or not. You can opt for a short or long design, or even switch styles between the ceremony and reception.

You have lots of options to choose from, so we’ve put together some glamorous styles to help you get started. Shine on!


Beaded Edge Scalloped Cathedral Veil


The most obvious choice for a dramatic, glamorous ensemble is a beautiful cathedral veil. Formal and gorgeously embellished, a beaded edge veil completes your look with opulent sparkle.


Luxe Tulle Cathedral Veil


Want to match any gown? Our extra-soft luxe tulle cathedral veil is both full and long, featuring a clean cut edge that will complement any outfit with breezy elegance.


Silver Rolled Edge & Rhinestone Fingertip Veil


A sleek, silver rolled edge and tiny, sparkling rhinestones add the perfect touch of shimmer. At fingertip length, this design creates a figure-flattering accent that beautifully enhances a stunning outfit.


2-Tier Scattered Rhinestone Waltz Veil


Style a beautiful, sparkly look with scattered rhinestones flowing to waltz length. The second tier can be worn forward or back for the ceremony and reception.


Silver Rolled Edge Mantilla with Scattered Rhinestones


A stylish spin off the traditional mantilla, this lovely design graces your hair with a silver rolled edge and shimmering design of scattered rhinestones. Add pretty drop earrings to complete your look.


Cascading Rhinestone Fingertip Veil


Enjoy cascading sparkle with a flattering fingertip veil practically dripping with rhinestones. This eye-catching accent catches the light for extra shine.


Swarovski Edge Elbow Length Veil


This popular design features sparkling Swarovski rhinestones along the edge. Available in any length, this veil pairs beautifully with a variety of rhinestone accessories.


Want more sparkle? Check out our My Bridal Style: Glamorous page for inspiration, and remember to browse our jewelry and belts pages for accessories to complete your dream wedding day look.

How to Style a Rustic Bridal Outfit


A rustic wedding celebrates love in a down-to-earth atmosphere.

Rustic implies a crackling fire and cinnamon candles with a snowy backdrop; it evokes aged wine barrels and rustling leaves beneath a warm summer sun; it gives us visions of repurposed mason jars, burlap-covered tables, and bales of hay on a sprawling farm.

This theme can be interpreted in different ways; generally, a rustic venue incorporates the rugged charm of the outdoors! Whether you’re getting married in a vineyard or the mountains, your backyard or a national park, this style of wedding is enchantingly pastoral with a family-friendly twist.

A simple, idyllic bridal ensemble completes an outdoorsy wedding theme. Discover the perfect accessories for your greatest adventure yet.

Pair a Leafy Clip with Nature-Inspired Earrings


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Mirror nature’s autumnal beauty with golden leaves. A gilded leaf clip with rhinestone sprays glitters with rustic elegance. Pair it with leaf drop earrings to complete a goddess-worthy style.

Pair a Bridal Garland with a Foldover Veil


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A beautiful pearl and rhinestone bridal garland creates a flexible, versatile accent for your wedding-day look. Wear it wrapped around your hair or woven into an updo! Add a graceful foldover veil to complete a carefree, ethereal style.

Pair a Flower Crown with a Flower Lace Veil


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Flowers are trending big this year! A floral crown lends an air of organic romance to your look. Pair this lasting headpiece with a floral lace veil for a graceful, feminine ensemble.

Pair a Peony Comb with a Satin Tie Belt


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Create a classic bridal look with soft organza flower accessories. A peony comb decorated with rhinestones and lace beautifully adorns your hair with rustic charm. Add the matching belt to complete a nature-inspired ensemble.

Pair a Metallic Floral Headband with a Metallic Lace Veil


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Add enchanting elegance to your rustic-chic bridal ensemble. A beautiful metallic floral headpiece glitters with rhinestone accents. Pair it with a metallic lace veil to finish off a heart-fluttering look!

Are you ready to style your wedding day look? Check out My Bridal Style: Bohemian for more options, and follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for rustic wedding ideas!

Beautiful Beadwork: 5 Incredible Veils to Match Your Gown


You’ve had that moment. A lightbulb flashed on, or perhaps your heart quickened a beat when you looked in the mirror. You’ve found the perfect wedding dress.

Even the ideal dress usually needs to be altered or paired with accessories to maximize its potential. Only when you’ve added a gorgeous veil, the right shoes, or a pretty pair of earrings will the whole outfit truly feel magical—and ready for your wedding.

Designers have been pulling out all the stops for 2017: we’re seeing gorgeous beadwork on everything from vintage-inspired sheaths to princess-worthy ball gowns. To complete your dream ensemble, discover a beaded veil that complements the detail on your wedding dress.

Check out a few favorites that have been selling like crazy in bridal salons across the country!

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Sparkling with an edge of clear crystals, twinkly rhinestones, and silver bugle beads, this lovely fingertip design is radiantly beautiful. Pair it with your chosen jewelry to complete a glamorous look. This style is available in champagne, diamond white, ivory, or white. Want even more bling? It comes in cathedral length, too!

Graduated Glitter



Frosted silver beads grace the edge of this lovely fingertip length veil. This design starts out in a narrow, delicate trail of sparkle at the comb and gets more dramatic along the bottom. The graduated beading pairs beautifully with jewelry, keeping you from looking top-heavy while adding more interesting detail along the curve. It is available in ivory or white and also comes in cathedral length.

Pretty Pearls



Pearls are classically bridal, and this hugely popular design may be paired with the jewelry of your choice! This lovely fingertip veil features faux pearls, silver bugle beads, and shimmering rhinestones. The perfect balance of romance and glamour, this design is available in diamond white, ivory, or white. It comes in cathedral length, too!

Rainbow Sparkle



Dream of adding a dazzling accent to your ensemble? This trendy and unique veil features a silver beaded edge and glamorous opal rhinestone clusters. Pair it with rhinestone or opal crystal jewelry, or add an opal rhinestone embellished belt like BT068 to complete your look. This design is available in ivory or white, in fingertip or cathedral lengths.

The Works



This seasonal favorite combines a beautiful silver rolled edge with sparkling rhinestones, faux pearls, clear crystals, and silver budge beads. Available in elbow, fingertip, or cathedral lengths, this gorgeous design is so popular that we make it in every color: blush, champagne, diamond white, ivory, or white. Pair it with a pretty headpiece to complete your ensemble.

Want to see more? Check out our beaded veils and cathedral veils pages for additional designs. Follow us on Instagram for styled shoots and bridal inspiration!

Style Feature: 6 Gorgeous Embroidered Veils

Looking for something really stunning for your wedding day?

Your veil is the perfect opportunity to add unique beauty to your outfit. An embroidered veil combines the romance of twirling floral patterns and elegance of scrolling Old World designs. Seriously, there’s nothing quite like shimmering silver or gold embroidery (complete with twinkling beads or sequins) to make you feel like royalty!

Check out six of our wonderfully embroidered veils, and discover your perfect match.


Fairy-Tale Fancy


Ready to get swept away? This gorgeous 1-tier fingertip veil features beautiful floral embroidery along a fancy scalloped edge. Totally striking, this rhinestone-dotted veil sparkles with regal beauty. Match it with a glittering floral comb or a sparkling tiara to personalize your look; the embroidered detail is available in either gold or silver to perfectly match your ensemble. You can get this veil in champagne, ivory, diamond white, or white—and in cathedral length, too!

Promises by Moonlight



Sparkling, silver beaded and embroidered swirls and flowers adorn the edge of this lovely veil. Classic with a hint of romance, this 1-tier veil features a silver rolled edge and vintage-inspired beadwork that beautifully complements embellished gowns. With the Victoriana trend in full swing, this shimmering design dazzles us with its dreamy detail. Add a gilded headpiece or intricately beaded belt to complete your look. This style is available in ivory or white in fingertip and cathedral lengths.

Beautiful in Bloom



Get in touch with your botanical side. This gorgeous 1-tier fingertip veil celebrates bohemian beauty with an elegant twist. Shimmering silver embroidery starts with slender curls at the top and blooms into a more intricate design along the curve. Tiny sequins and beads add slight shimmer. We see this design paired with an overflowing bouquet and a romantic flower comb, or perhaps tiny floral hair pins. This style is available in diamond white, ivory, or white and also comes in cathedral length.

Once Upon a Princess



Our most popular cathedral veil, this brilliantly beaded masterpiece is sure to turn heads. A romantic, scalloped and beaded edge glitters with tiny rhinestones for a simply breathtaking bridal statement. Not for the faint of heart, this future heirloom glitters with gorgeous silver detail. This design is now available in blush, champagne, diamond white, ivory, or white. We can also add a matching blusher. Want it longer than 108”? Ask our customer service team for availability!

Cherish My Heart



Get ready to swoon. Utterly captivating, this modern take on the traditional mantilla is simply stunning. A beautiful scalloped edge gracefully drifts down your silhouette, adorned with opulent silver embroidery and tiny beaded accents. This head-to-foot masterpiece embellishes your ensemble with glamour and romance. Pair it with dramatic earrings or a sparkling bracelet to finish off your look. This design is offered in fingertip or cathedral lengths in diamond white, ivory, or white.

Forever Love



Have your cake and eat it, too! This one’s got it all: tiny pearls, shimmering beads and sequins, glittering rhinestones, and gilded embroidery. Decadent from head to foot, this gorgeous cathedral veil adds dramatic sparkle to your whole ensemble. Available in fingertip and cathedral lengths, in ivory or white, this silver embroidered design is truly fit for a formal wedding. Wear classic pearls or glamorous rhinestones—express your personal style by adding special accessories for a completely unique look.

Can’t get enough? Check out our cathedral veils and embroidered veils for even more options. Follow us on Instagram for daily style ideas!

Our Top Picks: Gorgeous Gold Lace Veils


Autumn brings us glorious color changes. This season’s outdoor weddings feature fantastic shades of crisp apple, golden brown marshmallow, dandelion yellow, deep plum, and smoky orange.

Gold accessories beautifully complement the colors of fall. Whether your wedding theme features neutral tones, rich harvest colors, earthy gem hues, or rustic-chic patterns, a bit of sparkle adds subtle glamour to your celebration.

This week, we’re featuring our metallic lace veils that look especially gorgeous in gold. Feast your eyes on this radiant display, and pick your favorite!



Add effortless charm to your bridal ensemble. Style V7281 blends graceful design with rich embroidery. A 2-tier metallic rolled edge veil flows to waltz length, with metallic floral appliqués dancing along the edge. This ethereal foldover may be worn back for silhouette-shaping style, or forward for a romantic walk down the aisle.



Classic elegance meets modern style in V7277. A 1-tier metallic rolled edge veil with metallic floral lace appliqués gracefully falls to fingertip length. This lovely design evokes the beauty of a garden with its gilded leaves and roses. Pair it with a gold headpiece and jewelry for an utterly enchanting ensemble.



Style V7270 embodies pure elegance. A 1 tier fingertip veil with metallic rolled edge and metallic floral lace, this vintage-inspired design blooms with rich detail. Scalloped floral lace along the curve of the veil creates a feminine aesthetic lustrous in its beauty. Pair it with classic drop earrings or a golden floral comb for a posh, pretty look.



Is there anything more eye-catching than an incredible cathedral veil? Style V7287C features the same gorgeous lace appliqués as style V7277, but in an ultra-romantic cathedral length! Blissfully beautiful metallic lace gives your ensemble rich color and opulence. Tie it in with your gown by adding a gold belt or headpiece for glamorous sparkle.



Our most dramatic gilded cathedral design, style V7325C pulls out all the stops. A delicate metallic rolled edge and breathtakingly beautiful embroidered lace embellishes the edge of this scalloped design. Dramatic floral flourishes and the occasional sparkling rhinestone create an exquisitely gorgeous veil fit for any fairy-tale wedding.


Want to see more? Check out our lace veils and cathedral veils pages for more options. Be sure to stop by our Fall 2016 headpiece collection or belts to create a total look for your wedding.

Our 5 Prettiest Lace Veils


There’s nothing more romantic or dreamy than a stunning cathedral veil. Lace edges lend a feminine, utterly graceful accent to your bridal ensemble—in fact, these beautiful trims have been used in weddings for hundreds of years! While most laces nowadays are machine-embroidered and then stitched on or beaded by hand, the effect is still absolutely gorgeous. Check out our different types of lace veils and discover the perfect design for your wedding day.

Chantilly Lace


Originally created in France, Chantilly lace is characteristically soft and pairs well with flowing gowns and layered overskirts. An airy, eyelash lace design flawlessly complements a fairy-tale ensemble. Style V7210 features a beautiful cascading 2-tier waltz length veil edged in soft Chantilly lace. Pair it up with sparkling jewelry to complete a formal look, or go boho-chic and add a floral headpiece for an utterly romantic outfit.

Venise Flowers


Venise lace originated in Italy and is characterized by Baroque floral scrolling patterns. More structured than many other modern laces, Venise flowers make a striking impression and were used on Princess Kate’s veil back in 2011. Style V7273 features a simple rolled edge and beautiful, narrow Venise lace flowers along the curve of a flattering fingertip veil. This timeless, elegant look is truly fit for royalty.

Floral Appliqués


We’ve all heard the saying, less is more. Scattered lace appliqués add a touch of nature-inspired bridal beauty to your ensemble without an overpowering amount of trim. Perfect for a more whimsical look or an outdoor rustic wedding theme, scattered lace beautifully complements a lace gown with subtle sweetness. Style V7159 incorporates floral appliqués and a classic cut edge in a waltz length design. So romantic, we are swooning!

Metallic Embroidery


Metallic embroidered lace adds rich, luxurious beauty to any bridal gown. This look can be vintage-inspired or totally modern, depending on how you style it. Many designers have created dresses with lavish gold embroidery or stunning silver beadwork. Style V7281 features a metallic rolled edge and beautiful metallic lace appliqués that can be customized in silver or gold. Add accessories such as gold jewelry or a beaded belt to finish off a look that is all you.

Alençon Lace


Our best-loved veils feature Alençon lace. Formal, feminine, and beautifully elegant, Alençon lace was originally created in France and remains a stunning addition to any bridal ensemble. Style V7034CX is our most coveted cathedral veil, featuring a light rolled edge and lavish, eye-catching lace embellishing the sides and bottom curve. This gorgeous style is perfect for the pure romantic.

Want more? Check out our Lace Veils and Cathedral Veils pages for additional options. Visit our My Bridal Style pages to discover the perfect look for you!


6 Classy Summer Wedding Styles


The “unofficial start to summer” is a week away! Are you ready?

Attending a wedding this summer? Styling outfits for your bridesmaids? Whether you’re getting married in a garden or running to the beach, you can create a look that is totally classy yet still laid-back with just a few fun bridal accessories.

Pearls are always in style, and there’s no time like the summer to show them off! Created by the ocean, pearls infuse an air of natural bohemian glamour into your ensemble.

Our glass pearl accessories preserve the look and style of natural pearls with the added sparkle of rhinestone accents in modern, creative pieces. Browse our hottest designs and find a new bit of pretty to wear at your summer event!

Wired Leaves Lined with Pearls


Stunning in gold or silver, style 6558 combines a delicately wired design of open leaves with tiny pearl accents on ribbon ties. Beautifully bohemian, this lovely headpiece may be styled just how you want it: worn across the forehead or as a headband, with or without a veil. Sparkling rhinestone accents finish off an unforgettable look.

Floral Comb with Lustrous Pearls


Understated. Classic. Gorgeous. Style 6569 combines sparkling rhinestone flowers with champagne pearls in a small comb that goes with everything bridal. Tuck this tiny treasure into an updo or beneath a veil for a pretty bit of sparkle that’s just at home on the beach as it is in a church.

Sparkly Headband with Pearl Flowers


Sparkle like a siren from the sea wearing headband 6531. Glistening crystals, ivory pearl flowers, and shimmering rhinestones enhance tiny silver leaves in a lovely bridal statement piece. Pair it with a pearl dotted veil or cut edge design to exude an air of carefree beauty.

Classic Edge Cathedral Veil


Breezy and beautiful, an understated veil goes with literally everything—the cathedral length adds a feeling of once-in-a-lifetime romance. Wear it boho-style on the beach or for your fairy-tale garden event: this lovely, simple accessory says bride with easygoing elegance. Style V7164C features a fold-over blusher; for a single cut-edge layer, ask for style V9994C.

Pearl Dotted Fingertip Veil


Pop on a pretty accent with a flattering fingertip length veil dotted with tiny pearls. Beautifully bridal, this fun and flirty veil V7253 features a clean cut edge and scattered pearls in a modern design. Secure this style in a braid, chignon, half-updo, or topknot and feel it float behind you in the summer breeze.

Lace Appliqué Cathedral Veil


Lace brings heart-fluttering bridal romance to your outfit. A simple rolled edge cathedral veil flaunts gorgeous lace appliqués in a design that will turn heads. Wear V7263C at your beach wedding for a look as romantic as the sunset, or show it off at your garden affair for an elegant, floral-inspired ensemble.

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5 Ways to Style a Black & White Wedding


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

The beautiful thing about black and white weddings is that they can be classic, elegant, and utterly chic—or totally untraditional, modern, and creative. One thing all black and white weddings do have in common? Unforgettable style.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

You can’t go wrong with this classy color scheme. Black is flattering on all body types and adds an air of special elegance to your celebration. Check out these five easy ways to style an absolutely jaw-dropping black and white wedding.

Philadelphia-Wedding-Photographer_Jessica-Cooper-Photography-2Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Black & White Anemones
Anemones bring effortless drama to your whole look. Arresting and elegant, these lovely flowers are a striking choice for bouquets or centerpieces. Style a traditional bridal bouquet by adding white roses or go for a sprawling, wild look by mixing in greenery.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Black Tie Attire
Obviously a black and white wedding should be a black tie affair. Your groom and his friends will look sharp in tuxedos (white or black). Add an elegant black sash to your gown to accentuate the theme. If you’re really thinking outside the box, throw in a pair of swanky black shoes or vintage lace gloves!


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Dazzling Dresses
A white or ivory bridal gown isn’t your only option. Slimming, sensual black gowns make a bold impression—whether you dress up your bridesmaids, don a LBD for the reception, or gracefully glide down the aisle in a tulle ball gown. Shimmering sequins in gold or silver also complement a glamorous black and white color scheme.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Sparkling Jewelry
Stunning bling is a must-have for any formal wedding. Fine tune your look with an elegant rhinestone jewelry set, vintage-inspired black drop earrings, or a warm gold accent like a bracelet or belt. If you’ve chosen a strapless gown, consider shoulder jewelry! Ideally, pick something you’d love to wear again for a special occasion.


Photo Credit: Jessica Cooper Photography for Sweet Caroline Styles

Cathedral Veil
There’s nothing more romantic and beautiful than a cathedral veil. When you stand before your wedding guests, that pretty bit of tulle becomes the focal point of your wardrobe. Choosing a gorgeous cathedral veil adds unforgettable elegance to your look. When you take it off for the reception, show off a sparkly headpiece. You are only a bride for a day!

How are you styling your black and white wedding? Let us know!

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