They are back and they are HOT! Which we have the silver screen to thank for, the past few years we have seen a lot of movies going back to vintage style. Such as Sweet Home Alabama, where Reece Witherspoon all stole are hearts, Jessica Alba in the Fantastic Four and then we can’t forget Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelly’s wedding in December of 2008.
Well I have always loved birdcage veils ever since I saw old photographs of my grandmother’s wedding. Whether you want something classic or maybe more funky, they can be custom-made to suit your style.
The birdcage veil is very short (just long enough to frame the face) and worn alone, without additional tiers or a separate blusher. This veil is made of coarse French or Russian-style netting rather than typical fine-mesh veil fabrics. Historically, the veil was attached to a hat. The modern bride, however, often prefers to wear her birdcage veil without a hat. Today, most brides attach this short, circular veil directly to their hair with a pin or comb, so that it hangs down around the head. The front part serves as a blusher over her face. As with the mantilla veil, there are no folds or gathers at the crown, and it can be folded back to create a two-tier veil.
Photographer: Crystal Whitehead Photography
What is the difference between the French net and the Russian net?
The French net is the highest quality of the nettings. The French net has a soft, elegant, lacey look. It lays to the hair very easy and doesn’t have as much pop to the texture of the veil. It is consistent from top to bottom in the thickness of the netting and has a pointed edge.
The Russian net has more pop to it because of the character of the netting. It has a little more boldness to it with its bolder scalloped edge.
The Bold French Net is a sassy dramatic look. The netting is consistent all the way through and is very fun.
What is the difference in the Emma veil and the Michele veil?
The Emma veil is made from one piece of the netting while the Michele veil is two pieces of the soft French net or bold French net woven together for a longer length.
Now you are probably asking “Where do I buy them?”