How to Wear a Veil and Still Look Like a Modern Bride

Discover veils and hairstyles that keep your wedding look young and fresh.

How to Wear a Veil and Still Look Like a Modern Bride

Photo: Elizabeth Messina

There are few things (besides the wedding dress) that make a bride feel more like a bride than a beautiful veil. The ritual of a groom lifting the veil to embrace his new wife is one of the oldest Western wedding traditions, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing down!

Brides who choose to wear a veil, however, may fear that a veil will make their bridal ensemble appear more traditional and classic than modern. And if a bride desires a chic, fashion-forward look, she may feel that she cannot wear a veil at all. But by choosing the right bridal veil, elegant accessories, and an exquisite wedding hairstyle, a bride will be surprised by how stylish and fashionable her look can be. A light, airy veil, paired with a cool updo or boho waves, is fresh and modern with a perfect nod to tradition.

In the slideshow above, see how real brides styled their veils and maintained a beautifully bridal, yet fashion-forward, look. Get inspired by their impeccable fashion sense! To see more wedding veils and bridal headpieces, visit our veil and tiara photo gallery or follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest!