Photo by You Can’t Be Serious from Ali-Breeze and Chris’ Vintage Inspired Brisbane Wedding

Continuing  our “What’s In A Veil” series, today one of of the most subtle and sweet veil options- the birdcage veil. Popular in days gone by the birdcage veil adds such a soft, sophisticated look to your wedding day attire.

The birdcage veil often uses just one layer of french netting, though it can certainly be designed with  silk tulle and other fabrics with added decoration like crystals, pearls. diamantes or fabric adornments. It’s often attached to the hair with pins, but crystal clips, combs,  silk hair flowers or feathers can add a little something extra when placed at the edge of the veil.

The veil length varies. Some touch the tip of the nose, other designs are a little longer touching the chin. A longer birdcage allows brides to “lift” the veil after the ceremony.

The birdcage veil is a beautiful choice for brides who still want something of a veil without much fuss. It also suits a more subtle, vintage look or can also be an option if your gown is particularly elaborate meaning a fuller veil might overwhelm you.

1. He Loves me, he Loves me Not Birdcage veil from Kristi Bonnici 2. Double layer full birdcage veil from Twigs & Honey 3. Weightless birdcage veil from BHLDN 4. Photo by Made U Look Photography from Sky and Mat 5. Scalloped edge birdcage veil from Twigs & Honey 6. Veil by Laura Jayne 7. Photo by Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty 8. Taylor Bandeau Birdcage Veil from Lo Boheme 9. Photo by Louisa Bailey from Karina and David’s Elegant Melbourne Wedding 10. Photo by  Kai Heeringa Photography via Green Wedding Shoes 11. enjaneek veil from Sara Gabriel 12. Etile Birdcage Veil from BHLDN