Picking a veil for your wedding is one small detail of wedding planning, yet they frame one of the most important aspects — the bride! Handmade veils and bridal headpieces can make a big statement about the bride's personality and style, so we've gathered some unique handmade bridal headwear ideas to inspire your search. From vintage birdcage veils to floral headbands, the options for adorning your hair on the big day are endless.
Say it with Flowers
These oversized flowers make a big statement! This bridal fascinator is the perfect pairing for a garden wedding. It comes in a variety of colors if you are feeling a bit more colorful.
Glamour with Feathers, Rhinestones and a Birdcage Veil
Feathers and netting offer a unique, retro and feminine touch to any bridal outfit. Feathers and a rhinestone accent piece accompany french netting in this one-of-a-kind veil.
Simple Elegance with Pearls
Hand sewn pearls add interest to a plain tulle veil and also a bit of drama. Mix sizes and attach the tulle to a comb to replicate this look.
The Floral Crown
This collection wouldn't be complete without a floral crown. This is one of my favorite bridal headpieces by Garden of Whimsy. It has a natural feel and flows down the back to give such a beautiful effect.
For the More Traditional Bride
Mantilla veils are probably one of my most favorite types of bridal veils and they are so timeless. If you are looking for an heirloom piece that you may give to you future daughter or daughter-in-law, this is what you want. Cathedral-length hand-beaded lace will make everyone's jaws drop to the floor. This veil is by SIBO Design. They hand-make their veils in the Netherlands.
The Blushing Bride
Blush weddings are so romantic. The soft pink color gives a warm feel and makes for stunning photos. If you have a blush gown, you need a blush veil. This is the perfect understated bridal headpiece perfect for a blush wedding.
One with Nature
This is one of the more unique bridal headpieces I've come across lately. I once considered being a geologist and this would be great for someone who shares the same love of nature. This headband has natural-formed crystals hanging with rhinestone chains. It's a truly unique and stunning piece for a lucky bride.
The Golden Goddess
Gold is becoming a popular choice for weddings and this headband adds glamour with it's golden floral blooms and rhinestone accents. It almost reminds me of the headpieces that were worn by Grecian beauties.
A Touch of Whimsy
Butterflies are so pretty, they flutter through the air and give us a feeling of whimsy and freedom. This bridal butterfly hair comb allows you to keep that feeling with you while you walk down the aisle.
Simple Edwardian Style
The turn-of-the-century wedding style is just so very pretty. The look is classic and it is becoming more and more popular. Channeling Lady Mary from "Downton Abbey" may be your goal or maybe you just appreciate timeless beauty. Either way this veil by Jannie Baltzer is amazing.
Down by the Sea
Beach weddings have always been and continue to be a popular choice. This handmade bridal headpiece encompasses everything beachy with its starfish that accompany small white blooms.
Make It Your "Something Blue"
Not all weddings are created white, so consider spicing up your bridal look with a splash of color. This birdcage veil incorporates a light powder blue which isn't overpowering and also gives a subtle vintage feel. Would also be great for pastel weddings!
Interested in learning how to make your own wedding veil? Check out this class that will teach you how to make your own vintage veil!
Image credits (top to bottom): The Sunflower Stand, Aria by Alison, Twigs & Honey, Garden of Whimsy, SIBO Designs, Marisol Aparicio, Lo Boheme, Mignonne Handmade, Which Goose, Janniebaltzer.com, The Honey Comb, Aria by Alison, Craftsy.