These sweet and short wedding veils make for a beautiful wedding style.
Top row left to right: 1. Elodie Veil from BHLDN 2. Margo by Jaclyn Jordan. Photography By Petronella | Bottom row: 1. Percy Handmade ‘Parker’ Veil Photography by Jemma Keech 2. Double Birdcage Veil by PowderBlueBijoux on Etsy
Can you believe that in over three years of Dress for the Wedding posts, I’ve never done a post about one of the most iconic styles of veils? It’s time we highlight the lovely look that comes with those most stylish and jaunty of veils: birdcage veils!
Since both the birdcage and short blusher veil are short and face-framing, sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, but my understanding is that the birdcage is the shortest style of veil, which may just cover the cheek or eyes (especially the bandeau birdcage style. The birdcage veil often uses open netting, also known as Russian veiling, which gives that classic “cage” look and often also comes with a flower or small bit of ornamentation to accent it. This fashionable and demure wedding veil is especially popular style for a retro or vintage wedding style. The blusher veil is more often made of a more closely netted tulle or fine veiling, and this veil falls anywhere from slightly below the chin and can be as much as 30 inches in circumference, falling mid-arm, right where the bride holds her bouquet. Today we’ll just focus on the shortest styles of birdcages and short blushers ( With mid-length veils to follow in a post, soon. I promise!)
Both types of veils add a romantic mystery to the wearer and are a great partner with many styles of wedding gowns — especially with vintage gowns or simple wedding dresses – and they make for an unforgettable statement bridal accessory. I’ve taken a look and found several to love, along with a few more ideas for where to find these veils to complete your wedding look! Special thanks to Jaclyn Jordan of Jaclyn Jordan New York for her guidance on the differences between blushers and birdcages. See some of her beautiful pieces below!
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