When you’re having a moment and your veil is, too

When you’re having a moment and your veil is, too

 If you haven’t tried on your a wedding gown yet (and if you’ve never watched an episode of “Say Yes to the Dress”) then you might not know this little truth: Put on that glistening white frock and you are guaranteed to feel like a princess. But … put on a veil and you are a princess B-R-I-D-E. Seriously. Other than well, communion, when would there be another reason to don one? There’s just something about that ethereal tulle washing over your shoulders that puts things in the realm of a really, really Big Day. And while some brides choose to wear a family heirloom and others prefer to start their own traditions, we love veils one and all. Sit tight, sweeties, and enjoy these favorite swoon-worthy veil moments from a slew of Lowcountry weddings.

Long live Millennial Pink! Manasa’s veil (and dress by Anushree Reddy) is seriously what (blushing) dreams are made of.

Images: Hyer Images

Couple: Manasa and Will

Veil: Anushree Reddy

Venue: Middleton Place

Florals: Branch Design Studio

When you’re having a moment. And your veil is, too.

Image: Ava Moore Photography

Couple: Jess and Tom

Venue: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Florals: Roadside Blooms

Hunter was holding my veil for me while I was taking pictures without it,” says bride Courtney. “He looked so great with it Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay started snapping pics! Never a dull moment with him.”

Image: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

Couple: Courtney and Hunter

Veil: White on Daniel Island

Venue: Middleton Place

Florals: Branch Design Studio

Carli’s vision of a clean, modern look to her Big Day extended to her gown and her stunning, banded veil from White on Daniel Island.

Image: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

Couple: Carli and Jeffrey

Veil: White on Daniel Island

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation

Cold hands, warm heart vibes. This flyaway elbow length veil was the perfect compliment to Anne’s fabulous fur stole, adding just the right amount of chic to this bridal debut.

Image: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

Couple: Anne & Kurtis

Veil: Modern Trousseau from Modern Trousseau Charleston

Venue: The William Aiken House

Florals: Loluma

Just look at how those few scattered blooms on Jenna’s airy veil gave her sleek gown a touch of modern femininity. Pure bliss. Way to capture this sweet moment outside Washington Park on Chalmers Street, Virgil Bunao!

Image: Virgil Bunao

Couple: Jenna and Matt

Veil: Amsale in New York

Venue: Belmond Charleston Place Hotel

Florals: Bloom Floral at Belmond Charleston Place

Even without a backstory, Patricia’s veil would have wowed. But take a listen: She and hubby Zach started a company called ChemoCars, a ride service to help cancer patients get to and from doctors appointments. Read their full story here.

Image: Heather Payne Photography

Couple: Patricia and Zach

Veil: Anthropologie, borrowed from her sister

Venue: Gibbes Museum of Art

I mean, come on. Could it get any better than this? Right after Katelyn and Ben said their “I do’s”, Riverland Studios captured this superb shot outside the William Aiken House on the Ann Street side. And just look at that cathedral veil.

Image: Riverland Studios

Veil: Amsale at The Collection in Winter Park, Florida

Couple: Katelyn and Ben

Venue: The William Aiken House

Florals: SYG Designs

Years before they were married, Adam was Lauren’s escort at her debutante ball. This time around, her white dress has an extra accessory—a BHLDN chapel veil.

Images: Anne Rhett Photography

Couple: Lauren and Adam


Venue: Hibernian Hall

Florals: On a Limb Florals

Maggie’s Gown Boutique of Charleston cathedral veil is the most perfect statement piece. “I loved the bigger pieces of lace that framed the veil,” she says, “particularly the one free-floating lace flower by my right ear—it almost looked like a delicate lace earring.”

Images: Ava Moore Photography

Couple: Maggie and Chase

Veil: Gown Boutique of Charleston

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation

James Island-based Jacqueline Sydnor of Mariee Lace Veils imports one-of-a-kind handmade veils directly from Belgian lacemakers. As the only U.S. commercial importer of this type of lace, most popular in the 19th century, Jacqueline’s veils are quite a luxury. “If I had to pick a town that truly appreciates heritage, tradition, and family heirlooms, it’s Charleston,” she says.

Image: Corbin Gurkin  for Charleston Weddings

Veil: Mariee Lace Veils

For more: Legacy Lace

Spice up a classic veil with a fabulous flower crown like boho bride Brianna for guaranteed wow factor. Inspired by a Grace Loves Lace photograph, the bride’s vision of a boho meets formal wedding came to life in what she termed a “Bohemian-Black Tie” affair.

Image: Virgil Bunao

Couple: Brianna and Anthony


Venue: The William Aiken House

Florals: Out of the Garden

Lauren’s goddess look wouldn’t be complete without her Bridal House of Charleston veil that exquisitely matched the stunning lace of her Jean’s Bridal gown to a T. Bonus? Check out how it was attached to her minimalist halo. Love the mix of lacey fem and earthy boho.

Images: Mark Williams Studio

Couple: Lauren and Brad

Veil: Bridal House of Charleston

Venue: Daniel Island Club

Florals: Mark Williams Studio

Laura’s fingertip-length Peter Langner veil is a flawless companion to her ultra embellished Monique Lhuillier gown.

Image: Corbin Gurkin

Couple: Laura and Skip

Veil: Peter Langner, available at Betty Bridal Atelier

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation

When you pretty much squeal because real-life grownup dress up is so darn fun. Props to bride Kitt’s maids for making sure all that gorgeous tulle stays tamed.

Image: Anne Rhett Photography

Couple: Kitt and Walid

Veil: Pronovias , available in Charleston through the Gown Boutique of Charleston

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation

“My dress was very fitted and modern,” says bride Donna, “so I thought it would be nice to pair it with something more traditional.This classic cathedral Carol Hannah veil did just the trick. “I love how long and dramatic it is and how the trim adds such a beautiful touch.”

Image: Catherine Ann Photography

Couple: Donna and Rob

Veil: Carol Hannah, available in Charleston through Southern Protocol Bridal

Venue: Cannon Green

Florals: Out of the Garden

Now this is why you wear a veil, ladies! Such a magnificent Hollywood-esque smooch captured by Natalie Franke Photography. Bride Teil’s cathedral veil has been passed down in her family for generations and it is just plain S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G.

Image: Natalie Franke Photography

Veil: Family heirloom

Couple: Teil and Russell

Venue: RiverOaks Charleston

Florals: Charleston Stems

As a nod to her now-hubby’s Mexican heritage, Emily chose a mantilla. Worn like a scarf over the head and shoulders, the lace-trimmed style looks especially dramatic for profile portraits like this.

Image: Holly Graciano Photography

Veil: Etsy

Blog Post: Emily’s Bridal Portraits

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation

Florals: White House Wedding Flowers

A veil like that on a girl like this in a town like Charleston demands a car like this one. We are getting some serious Bond vibes between the car, the setting, and the fashion. Sidenote? The veil was Emily’s something borrowed.

Image: Nancy Ray Photography

Couple: Emily and Todd

Veil: Borrowed

Venue: French Huguenot Church, Runnymede Plantation

Florals: Gathering Floral + Event Design

Getaway Car: Charleston Style Limo

Untamed Petals’ “Cypress” veil from Lovely Bride took this Legends by Romona Keveza blush gown to the next level.

Image: Corbin Gurkin  for Charleston Weddings

Feature: October 2016 Issue, Posh on Parade Feature

Veil: Untamed Petals’ “Cypress” veil from Lovely Bride

Venue: Gibbes Museum of Art

Alice’s tulle cathedral veil tamed the back of her sexy lace corset to make her look ceremony-appropriate.

Images: Virgil Bunao

Couple: Alice & Forrest

Veil: Inbal Dror, available at Mark Ingram Atelier

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation

Florals: Sara York Grimshaw Designs

Oh. My. Gosh. Look at the lace on that Kelly Faetanini gown from Bridal House of Charleston. The perfect complement to that much lavishness? A dialed back birdcage veil, like “Doris” from The Hushed Commotion.

Image: Corbin Gurkin for Charleston Weddings

Feature: October 2016 Issue, Posh on Parade Feature

Veil: Hushed Commotion’s “Doris” gold birdcage veil from Lovely Bride

Venue: Gibbs Museum of Art

If that’s not a look of love I don’t know what is. Robert is gazing adoringly at his new wife as LaToya grins from cheek to cheek while her David’s Bridal veil frames her features flawlessly.

Image: Virgil Bunao Photography

Couple: LaToya & Robert

Veil/Headband: David’s Bridal

Venue: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Florals: Branch Design Studio

“The Great Gatsby” vibes, anyone? Mary Jo’s glamorous hair accessory is sure to turn heads, for all the right reasons. Her veil and hair accessory, both from White on Daniel Island, give her a sparkling 1920s look that is to die for.

Image: Virgil Bunao Photography

Couple: Mary Jo & Alexander

Veil/Hair Accessory: White on Daniel Island

Venue: The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation

Florals: Out of Hand

One little smooch in a lovely veil before riding off into marriage! Congrats Kendall and Carlton.

Image: Gayle Brooker Photography & Celeste Joye Photography

Couple: Kendall & Carlton

Venue: The Governor Thomas Bennett House

Movie star couple, no doubt! Crystal’s veil elevates her first smooch with her hubs to that of cinematic proportions.

Image: Ava Moore Photography

Couple: Crystal & Seth

Venue: Founders Hall at Charlestowne Landing

Florals: SYG Designs

Is a traditional veil not your style? Check out this British trend called a Bridal Fascinator that allows you to embellish your look without covering any part of your dress.

Image: Gayle Brooker Photography

Couple: Elizabeth & Matthew

Bridal Fascinator: Meriel Edge from Meriel Jill Millinery

Venue: William Aiken House

Florals: Gathering Events

Caption: We can’t say what has us more head over heels: Meghan’s veil or her grand kiss with hubby Jake. So very much in love and so, so sweet.

Image: Lauren Jonas

Couple: Meghan & Jake

Veil: Ultimate Bride in Chicago

Venue: Middleton Place

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