I have been pretty fortunate to have spent a long time photographing destination weddings all over the world. I started thinking about all the different wedding veils I have come across over the past decade. While the overall trend seemed to be for years that the veil was going away, it has recently made a strong come back.
I think a huge part of it is the love for all things vintage. A bigger reason for the comeback of the veil is how cool it looks in photographs. Although, my opinion on that might be a bit biased. There is another big factor in the comeback of the veil. Gorgeous veils have become a lot more affordable. Designer veils from Lazaro and Vera Wang may retail for thousands of dollars, but there are a number of amazing options found on etsy for less than $100.
The style of wedding veils really varies, and I don’t think any one particular style is more common than any other. It is normal to see short birdcage style wedding veils and veils longer than the dress’s train in the same season. While most wedding veils I see are white; red veils were very popular in Nepal. Many brides opt for using a white wedding veil for the ceremony and a red one for photos. The bottom line is that brides are experimenting and having a lot more fun with their wedding veils for the sake of photography. And that couldn’t make me happier!