7th Heaven: Bridal Veil Trends and Inspiration for 2016 - 2017


We’ve heard that one regret brides may have after their wedding is skipping out on a veil. It’s really one of the only days in your life you can get away with wearing one! With this in mind, we put together this heavenly styled shoot of handcrafted paper feathers lightly brushed in Pantone’s Rose Quartz and Serenity, setting the stage for 4 bridal veil trends you’ll be seeing much more of this 2016 - 2017.

Ready to turn yourself from just another woman in a beautiful dress into a bona fide bride? Let wedding accessory expert Tania of Percy Handmade, along with vendors Chen Sands Photography, Ektory, The ProposalLunapompom, Charmaine Tok and Basic Models Management lead the way!





Tania: "The vintage-inspired look that we’ve all fallen in love with is taking on an effortlessly glamorous and opulent touch this wedding season. Expect to see brides floating blissfully down aisles adorned in light and romantic veils often finished with delicate crowns, headpieces and jewels.

The big puffy veil is out for another year - in 2016 and 2017, we are set for bridal looks that are fit for a queen.

1.Veils to frame a bridal updo

It’s such a shame to cover up your gorgeous bridal updo. After all, it can often take months to decide on the perfect 'do! 2016 and 2017 will see many more brides choose veils which are designed to frame an updo. The combs can be positioned around the bun, finished with a headpiece to complete the look. Not only does this style of veil suit almost all centered updos, it also makes for some stunning photographs!

This veil pairs perfectly with wedding gowns rich in fine lace details and embroidery through to classic and clean silhouettes. If you’re a modern romantic looking for a clean and majestic finishing touch, this veil is for you.









Pair it with…
Hair: Most updos, particularly low-set and/or centred buns.
Accessories: Choose a headpiece that’s flexible that can be curved to the contours of your updo. A piece bursting with fine details adds a glamorous and regal touch.
Dresses: Sheath dresses, majestic ball gowns or gowns with illusion bodices, 3D or textured details.

2. Classic cut long veils

The classic cut veil is about beauty in simplicity and it’s set to make its way down many aisles in 2016 and 2017. If you’ve fallen for an off-the-shoulder dress or a gown with a plunging neckline, this classic beauty is fuss-free and the perfect way to accentuate your dress without interrupting the flow of your overall look.








Pair it with...
Hair: A soft tousled updo, half up/half down hairstyles, side swept hair or loose romantic waves.
Accessories: A classic cut veil can be worn with a range of accessories including a delicate bridal halo or headband, tiaras and crowns, a comb to adorn side swept hair or a small to medium sized headpiece positioned on top of the veil’s comb.
Dresses: Sheath dresses with plunging necklines or illusion bodices, off-the-shoulder gowns, or gowns with 3D or textured details.

3. Veils with lace or floral trims

Mantilla-style veils with lace trim that sweep the floor will always have a place in our hearts. However in 2016 and 2017, veils with delicately placed lace or floral accents are set to adorn many brides over the coming wedding season. The beauty of this trend is that it suits veils with or without a blusher layer.

A lace or floral-accented veil is the perfect way to up the glamour of your already gorgeous gown. Choose a veil that falls to chapel or cathedral length so it drapes beautifully behind you as you walk down the aisle.










Pair it with…
Hair: Romantic updos, half-up half-down hairstyles or loose romantic waves.
Accessories: Drop earrings and a small to medium-sized headpiece positioned on top of the veil’s comb.
Dresses: Lace dresses or gowns with plunging necklines or illusion bodices.

4. Floating circle veils

A floating circle veil radiates dreaminess in an unimaginably simple way. This veil was huge in 2015 and it’s no surprise that we’ll see many more in the year ahead and beyond.

Hand cut to a perfect circle, this veil falls to the hip or fingertip and complements a wide range of hairstyles and dress silhouettes. It’s the perfect piece to set the scene for the ‘lift and kiss’!













Pair it with…
Hair: Loose and romantic updos, half-up half-down hairstyles or loose romantic waves. 
Accessories: A circle veil pairs beautifully with a delicate halo headpiece worn over or under the veil, bridal headbands or dainty hair pins. 
Dress: Sheath dresses or gowns with plunging necklines, illusion bodices, 3D or textured details."



Thank you for sharing these 4 veil trends with us Tania, we're sure it's given our brides plenty of food for thought for their big day!



{Many thanks to our team of vendors for collaborating with us on this heavenly shoot with veils. It's always a privilege to share your creative work with our community!}



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Styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.



Vendor Information
Co-Production and Exclusive Publisher: The Wedding Scoop
Photography and Concept: Chen Sands Photography
Veils and Accessories: Percy Handmade
Wedding Gowns: Willowby by Watters and Jenny Yoo from LunapompomGalia Lahav from The Proposal
Paper Backdrop: Ektory
Hair and Makeup: Charmaine Tok
Talent: Basic Models Management