If I was going to wear a veil, I would wear a mantilla veil. Something about mantilla veils just gets me. Here are a couple that make me wish I was a brunette who wanted to wear one:
OK, let's focus. (Clearly I am feeling a little ADD today.) After my no veil decision, I started to pay attention to hair flowers, since I'm not really a headband girl. I discovered these from Etsy seller myrakim:
They were really beautiful, but I was still unsure about my ability to pull off a birdcage veil. That, and I was concerned that a big a** flower would make my rather large head look even bigger. (Seriously people, I have a huge head. I don't think I realized this until I was getting fitted for my high school graduation cap, and then I realized why hats never look good on me. Numbers don't lie.) Anyway, I saved these in my Etsy favorites folder until one day I stumbled upon ohmydeer's etsy shop. I requested a custom order, a smaller ivory gardenia, with a vintage inspired center and a little bit of birdcage veil netting (it's as close as I'm gonna get to a veil). Here is what she came up with:
I really love it. I'm not completely sure how I'm going to wear my hair yet, perhaps I will throw that one out to y'all in another post. But chalk this one up to another Etsy purchase.