Veil/headpiece to wear with purple wedding dress?
I need everyone's expert opinions please!

I'm a non-traditional bride opting for a fun, purple dress (see below) instead of traditional white. We're having a daytime (11:00am) ceremony. I'd like to wear some sort of veil or hairpiece to add in some additional ivory and help make it more of a "bridal" look. Does anyone have any suggestions for what kind of veil/etc to wear with this dress? The back of the dress is VERY beautiful as the beadwork along the neck continues onto the straps on the back so I'd like to be able to see that part still. I'll be wearing ivory shoes and have a friend that is making me custom ivory beaded jewelry with purple accents.

I am a very fair skinned red-head (darker red, not orangey red so my hair looks great with this color purple) and my hair has beautiful natural curls and hits just above the shoulder. I was planning on wearing my hair mostly down with maybe some curls pinned back to keep my hair out of my face.

Please advise me! Thank you!! :)

Married: 06/10/2011
Posted On: Apr 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Apr 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
gorgeous dress -- i love the color! have you thought of trying a birdcage style veil? i think that could look amazing... it will add the bridal look to it and still show all of the detail of the dress... i also think it would go really well with the fitted style of the dress...

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Apr 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree with ashlee g. try a birdcage style veil, btw your dress is so cute!

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Apr 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I was just looking for hair pieces and veils. Haven't found anything low budget, but I agree a birdcage veil or even some feathers and rinestones would look great!

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Apr 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would agree... I would totally get like an ivory bircage veil for it!!

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Apr 16, 2011 at 3:58 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
What about an actual veil, like this:

You can get it with the purple ribbon edging in ivory.
Apr 16, 2011 at 8:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you wanted to get a short veil (as opposed to a birdcage one), we work with a veil company that can add different colored edges or colored rhinestones into a veil. 20 inches is probably the shortest you can go before having to do a birdcage look but you can play with the widths, etc (and you can add colored rhinestones to a veil as well if you like that idea.)

Two veil pics attached which can have a purple edging applied and a third pic shows you the edging colors. You can also go to etsy and type in purple wedding veil and a bunch of ideas come up.

If you need any more help, I'd be glad to help you find a few options - email is in my profile to the left.

Edited On: Apr 16, 2011 at 8:12 PM

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Apr 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You could even go for a black birdcage veil. It would look really chic!

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Apr 19, 2011 at 9:12 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would wear a short wispy white veil.

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Apr 19, 2011 at 9:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate

Edited On: Apr 19, 2011 at 9:14 PM

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Apr 19, 2011 at 9:48 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
i think an elbow length veil with some bling would look good

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Apr 20, 2011 at 9:02 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Go for European-style birdcage - the right one will look exquisite and elegant:

Nicole K.

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Apr 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think an ivory birdcage veil would look good.

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Apr 20, 2011 at 10:53 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree with the others, for that dress a birdcage would be perfect!

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Apr 20, 2011 at 11:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Beautiful dress very classy.... small birdcage veil or even a bling bling tiara.....

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Apr 20, 2011 at 11:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Another vote for the birdcage.

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Apr 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Beautiful Dress!
Welcome to WW.

I like the 3rd veil Sara T posted. or a birdcage if that is your thing.
Can't wait to see more of your ideas!

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Thanks, and happy planning!
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