ah, the birdcage veil. retro glamour at it’s absolute finest. the style has changed little over the years, remaining constant as a bridal favorite. perfect for the bride who won’t be doing a traditional veil. perfect for the bride who wants something sassy and bold. perfect for the bride wearing a gorgeous feathered frivolity in her hair and wants to add something more to the look. the birdcage veil is universally flattering, with that oh-so-flirty peekaboo look that comes from the dramatic net veiling inspired by the handcrafted French silk nets, now sadly a thing of the past. dramatically covering the entire face, or cocked to the side and grazing over the cheekbones, brides go for a birdcage veil when they want to really make a statement.
irene went for a romantic look with a petite birdcage perched to the side, just barely covering one eye. it was perfectly complemented by her feather flower fascinator, and flowing locks over a strapless dress. (photo: Amanda Hein Photography)
courtney, on the other hand, wanted something very dramatic, and that’s exactly what she got. her ivory silk chapeau was worn forward on the head, in an ode to the bold hats of the 1940s. a voluminous spray of netting sprung up from the chapeau, drifting down in a cascade over the bride’s back. the look was complete with a full length birdcage veil worn over the face; the entire piece was completed with the addition of Courtney’s own oversized crystal and pearl brooch (photo: Edward Fox Photography)
lena went for a bandeau birdcage; a beautiful alternative to the full look of the more traditional silhouette birdcage veil, the bandeau style has all the pizzazz of the chic netting, with a more streamlined look that strikes the perfect balance of understated drama. it looks great paired with a fascinator as well, and lena completed her look with a feathered cluster flower fascinator worn on on side of the head (photo: Greer Manolis, Bell Photography)
lastly, Ashley, who also went for something uniquely hers; a dramatic silk chapeau, customized with a side birdcage veil using her own heirloom netting from a veil passed down to her- how sweet! the piece was topped off with a soft, full spray of ostrich feathers, held together by a soft bloom of pink silk, and an elegant crystal button to complete the look (photo: Simply Jessie Photography)
gorgeous looks, each one unique to the bride who wears it, and all bearing that signature look that can only be captured with the perfectly fabulous birdcage veil.
check out some of our favorite birdcages, all available in custom colors and fabrics: http://www.erinlindsaydesigns.com/birdcages/