Since Chelsea Clinton's wedding, the long tulle veil is suddenly in the spot light once again. There are brides like Chelsea who choose to wear a veil without a headpiece and brides who wear headpieces, ditching the veil altogether. But what about the bride above? She's wearing my 'Oralie' headpiece with the cathedral veil. The point is, you can do whatever you want as long as you feel beautiful. A few tips on matching veils to headpieces:
The headpiece: headpiece, gown and veil should all work in tandem. Modern gowns go with beaded hair combs, tiaras and any hat with a veil. A more traditional gown will look great with a Juliet cap, a bow, wreath, hair comb. The ultra-formal gown shouts out for a tiara of Swarovski crystal. Consider also a hat, Juliet cap (classic) or mantilla.
The veil: No rules any more about legnth of veil dictated by formality of ceremony. That means you can wear a Juliet cap with a waltz length veil, a pillbox with a very long cathedral veil. Just remember to keep everything in balance. If you're tiny maybe the huge hat with your veil is going to be a bit much. Scale down. . .