Following up on the second post in this series about bridal veils, where I looked at some of the most regal and romantic Cathedral length veils, today we are looking at the quintessential vintage veil – the birdcage veil!
First made fashionable in the 1940s, nowadays birdcage veils are seen as a timeless and glamorous bridal accessory – and one that never really goes out of fashion. Today’s unstructured modern interpretation sometimes feature lace or sparkling diamante, and are often attached to beautifully embellished hair combs or clips.
There are so many reasons they remain forever popular, with modern and vintage-loving brides alike. Chic and understated for the bride not wanting the more traditional veiled look, they also don’t cover up your beautifully styled hair, and can be a more cost effective alternative to the long lengths of lace edged tulle.
But if none of those reasons have convinced you that the birdcage veil is for you, maybe one of these beauties will…..
Russian Net Birdcage Veil – Sibo Designs
Pearl Tulle Mini Veil – Blair Nadeau || Photography – Whitney Heard
Lace Birdcage Veil – Joy & Felicity
Net Birdcage Veil – Honeypie Bridal || Photography – Elena Pavlova
Dotted Birdcage Veil – Powder Blue Bijoux
Victoire Birdcage Veil – BHLDN
Tulle Blusher Birdcage Veil – Gilded Shadows
French Net Birdcage Veil – Agnes Hart
Silk Flower Tulle Birdcage Veil – Twigs & Honey || Photography – Elizabeth Messina
Mini Birdcage Veil – Alice & Mae Bridal
Double Layer Birdcage Veil – Tessa Kim
Rhinestone Net Birdcage Veil – Honeypie Bridal || Photography – The cablook fotolab
Floral Blusher Veil – Joy & Felicity
Gold Comb Birdcage Veil – Gilded Shadows
Rhinestone Birdcage Veil – Twigs & Honey || Photography – Elizabeth Messina
To see more of this ultra chic alternative to the cathedral, chapel and shoulder length veils, you might want to take a peek at this post from the lovely Tania Maras, who shared her expert insights into the different types of birdcage veil (oh yes, there are many!) and how to choose the right one for your big day!
Oh and if you missed the first post in this series, take a peek at it here – it’s all about my favourite veil, the Juliet Cap.