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7 Classically Stunning Cathedral Veils Worn by Real Brides

These jaw-dropping wedding veils are sure to make an entrance at your ceremony.

7 Classically Stunning Cathedral Veils Worn by Real Brides

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Photo: KingenSmith

Selecting a veil for your wedding may seem far less important than choosing a gown, but the right veil can do a lot to enhance your bridal look, while the wrong one can distract from your gorgeous dress. Though some brides choose to forgo the traditional tulle, other women don’t fully feel like a bride until they put on a veil while trying on wedding gowns. For those who desire a regal, elegant look while still feeling like a princess, there is nothing quite like the drama of a cathedral veil. It looks so graceful while walking down a long aisle and perfectly complements a significant bridal train. Sure, the long veil may blow in the wind, but think of the magnificent pictures that will be taken when it does!

There are a few important things to keep in mind for those who choose this beautiful look for their wedding day. Brides who go with a cathedral veil also have the benefit of showcasing a whole new look for the reception, whether they choose to take off the veil or bustle it. The sheer fabric and typically single layer of a cathedral veil is a great choice for dresses with detailed backs, which is a trend that has only grown in popularity in recent years. However, if the veil has lace embellishments, be sure that the design starts past the train of your gown, so the details do not compete. Although you of course want to stand out at your celebration, it would be prudent to have formal looks for your bridal party so your cathedral veil does not make you look overdressed on your big day. One last tip: If your aisle is not a completely smooth surface, invest in an aisle runner – The Original Runner Company can make personalized styles – so your veil doesn’t get caught in the walkway.

If you think a cathedral veil might be right for you, or you just want to fawn over the swoon-worthy looks, gather inspiration from the below brides, who have been featured in real weddings.

dramatic lace trimmed cathedral veil
Photo by Carasco Photography

lace cathedral veil in the wind
Photo by KingenSmith

chicago wedding, cathedral veil blows in wind
Photo by KingenSmith

bride and groom portrait, cathedral veil with floral applique
Photo by Justine Ungaro

two-tiered cathedral veil
Photo by KingenSmith

Black and white photo of bride with lace trim cathedral veil
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer

lace trim cathedral veil blows in the sea breeze
Photo by Carrie Rodman Photography

To see more bridal veils and wedding dresses worn by real brides, visit our photo galleries! Be sure to also follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest for additional inspiration.

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