• Renee Pawele

Should I Wear a Long Veil in my Outdoor Wedding?


Choosing the perfect veil for an outdoor wedding can be confusing when you consider all the "what ifs".

What if the veil gets dirty?

What if the wind blows my veil?

Will a long veil be difficult to manage?

These are many of the concerns I hear from brides but more often from bridesmaids or worrisome mothers of the bride. I point out the most important reason to wear a veil regardless of where your ceremony will take place. The pictures. Look at this amazing photo of our real bride Cori and her uber long veil on MULCH, yes MULCH. Yes you might get a twig or two caught in your veil, but why would not want the opportunity to capture an image as beautiful as this?

If the wind blows, let it blow! Even better! A veil catching a little air makes a spontaneous and lovely photo memory. If your hair stylist backcombs your hair near the veil comb and uses hairspray, the veil should be anchored well enough to handle some wind. Welcome the wind!

Your veil will not get any more dirty then the back of your gown train and should not be much more to manage then the wedding gown you will be wearing. If you dream of wearing a long cathedral veil, don't settle for a short veil. Most brides remove the veil after the ceremony anyway so enjoy the moment as the bride!

Bride: Cori

Photographer: Jim Kennedy Photographers

Wedding Location: Coto Valley Country Club

Gown from: The White Dress

Gown Designer: Hayley Paige

Veil: Sparkle Veil by Renee Pawele

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