One of my favorite parts of photographing weddings is the bridal details. The sparkley rings, the perfect shoes, the bouquet, her dress and if she chooses to have one, her veil. So much goes into choosing what she is wearing that day and having the honor to photograph it is always one of my favorite parts of the day. Because I am often one of the first vendors a couple hires, I often get asked questions about where to go to buy a dress, what she should she look for and should she wear a veil. As with everything else, there is never a right or wrong answer! But I thought today I would talk about who choose to wear a traditional veil for a Wedding Wednesday post!
If you have ever watched even one episode of Say Yes to the Dress, than you have probably heard the phrase "jack her up." While it sounds nothing like this, it means take the bride who likes the dress she has on and add on all the accessories so she can see what she might look like on her wedding day. And one of the big things you will always hear brides say is "it wasn't real to they put the veil on." It also is the one thing that tends to get the water works going! But why? Well your wedding day is really the one day you can wear a veil so something about it has that "bridal feeling" attached to it. So for many girls, they go from loving the dress, to loving the way they look as a bride once that veil goes on!
But there are so many kinds of veils! Birdcage, short, fingertip, chapel, cathedral...just to name a few! And then what about a blusher? With so many options, how do you choose? Just like choosing your dress, once you put on the right one, you'll know. For me, I have always dreamed of a long Cathedrial length veil! For someone else, they might love the look of a shoulder length veil with a blusher! Try on a few and see what makes you feel the best!
As with your dress, always try to find what makes YOU shine the most. There is no right or wrong way to do things, but at the end of the day, you want to feel beautiful on your wedding day but you also want to feel like you! So do what feels right to you, no matter what any one else tries to say!
I love shooting brides who choose to wear a veil because I love how they photograph! From shooting them as details, to the bride by herself, to wrapping up my couple in them, they add such a wonderful element to photos! Here are a few of my favorite veil photographs and I hope this post was helpful!!