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.

7 Reasons You Should Wear a Cathedral Veil


Source: Jen Fuj Photography for Bel Aire Bridal

Are you ready to look incredible?

Veils are a stylish part of the wedding outfit. Some women assume they will wear one; others firmly decide they won’t. Until you try one on, however, you won’t understand why a veil truly makes you feel like a bride.

When you have your gown fitting, try on a few different veil styles. Once you see all the options, narrowing it down can get difficult! If you’re wearing a formal gown, however, a cathedral veil is a lovely way to go.

Here’s why you should choose a cathedral for your big day.

It’s SO Romantic

Cathedral veils are seriously swoonworthy. Heart-fluttering. Jaw-dropping. You can get a foldover that shrouds your face in alluring bridal beauty; a blusher that can be lifted away for the kiss; a dreamy cut edge that blows in the breeze; a pretty lace trim that makes you feel like a princess. This ultra-long veil is ultra-romantic, pure and simple.

There’s Nothing More Traditional

Bridal veils have been a tradition since ancient times for various cultural reasons. While social norms have obviously changed over time, we still observe some traditions to honor the past and pay homage to familial practices. Mantillas and cathedral veils are a beautiful option if you are religious or simply want to respect certain cultural traditions.


Source: Jen Fuj Photography for Bel Aire Bridal

Long Veils Are Fun

Ever see couples wrapped in about a mile of tulle veil? Kissing beneath a veil? Riding bikes with the veil floating on the breeze? There are probably a hundred ways that you can photograph your long veil. You can have fun staging all kinds of photos with it, and the pictures will be amazing.

Adds Beauty To Your Outfit

A cathedral veil adds formal beauty to your wedding day ensemble. You can select a design with scattered lace appliqués, lace trim, beautiful beading, an embroidered edge, glittering rhinestones, metallic lace, a simple ribbon edge, and/or multiple layers… Your options abound. Find a long veil that complements your gown’s style and unlock the beauty of your whole outfit.

Heirloom Quality Accessory

Did you know that you can pass along your veil? Your lovely cathedral veil makes a sentimental heirloom. A future daughter, friend, niece, or sibling might just love wearing it as their something borrowed. It’s worth investing in an elaborate, beautiful accessory like a cathedral veil if you plan to re-use it in the future.

You’ll Look Truly Bridal

Anyone can put on a white dress. A cathedral veil is uniquely bridal and transforms your whole outfit. Because it is so long, you can enjoy wearing it for your walk down the aisle and either bustle it or switch to a shorter veil for your reception. Photos often capture you from the neck or waist up, so a veil will make your wedding day pics stand out.

It’s Dreamy & Dramatic

Short face veils and French net have a chic, vintage-inspired vibe. Shoulder length veils and blushers look flirty and fun. Longer veils such as elbow, fingertip, or knee length are very figure-flattering. And longer veils still such as waltz or floor length are graceful. Cathedral veils add the most eye-catching drama and dreamiest elegance to your wedding day outfit.


Source: Jen Fuj Photography for Bel Aire Bridal

If you’re hosting a formal or semi-formal event, a cathedral veil honors the beauty, grace, and sentimentality of your big day. To explore your bridal style and find a design you’ll love, browse our cathedral veils page. Then hit up your local bridal retailer and try a few on!

Reasons to Love a Cathedral Veil

Want to know if a cathedral length veil is a good option (or even an option) for your wedding? Check out our list and weigh the pros and cons of this particular style, find out why so many brides are choosing it, and decide if it’s right for you.


Back in the day, a wedding veil symbolized purity and protection. This stylish fashion has been worn by brides since Roman times and has been customized in every era. From long lace masterpieces to short little blushers, the veil is a crucial part of the bride’s ensemble. A cathedral veil has a time-honored history and gets its name from—you guessed it—the length that brides wear for religious weddings in cathedrals. Modern brides are wearing this look indoors and outside.

On Trend

Cathedral veils have recently stolen the spotlight as featured in celebrity weddings. High-profile brides in 2014 popularized this gorgeous length with extravagant, romantic, and elegant ensembles that accentuated each woman’s beauty with a unique—and very long—veil.You can take this fashion and make it your own by selecting a cathedral veil that complements your gown and expresses your personality.

Enhance Your Gown

If you’re wearing a short dress for your ceremony, don’t wear a cathedral veil. Shorter veils such as French net, shoulder, and elbow designs are best for gowns that hit at the ankle or knee. Cathedral veils beautifully complement any formal ensemble: mermaid dresses, fit and flare silhouettes, ball gowns, and even sheath dresses.

You can choose a wide veil for added drama; multiple layers for soft romance; a narrow veil for a sleek appearance; a flat mantilla for traditional beauty; or a foldover for simple elegance.

Reception Change

Are you dancing the night away in a short dress? A romantic, long veil is designed to enhance your walk down the aisle; you can either bustle your cathedral or switch it out for a pretty headpiece or shorter veil for your reception. This gives you the perfect excuse to select something fun and different for the after party!


A cathedral veil transforms your wedding look with magical romance. From your walk to the altar to portrait photos, the dramatic beauty of a long veil will enhance your wedding in ways that only you will ever know. Some couples do a first look—others take fun photos with friends, style gorgeous still-life shots, or take private boudoir photos. Many women don’t feel like a bride until they put on their veil. Imagine a veil so beautiful and dramatic that you can’t stop staring until it is literally tucked into your hair. Romantic? We think so.


You only live once, right? You only marry once, too!
Seize the moment. This is your only opportunity to wear a veil. Why not select a dramatic, ethereal, and utterly fantastic cathedral design? Every day is precious—and your wedding day should be blissfully unforgettable. Choose a style that makes you look and feel amazing.

In love with cathedral veils? Check out our Cathedral Veils page for some ideas about how to enhance your look for the big day. Still not convinced? Every bride should select the style she loves the most—check out our other veil lengths and designs for more options. Beaded Veils | Classic Veils | 
French Net & Face Veils | 
Embroidered Veils

Tell us what you think! What type of veil will you wear for your wedding and why?