The type of hairstyle I am hoping for
The 5" diamater gardenia flower I got on ebay
An example of flower in hair although mine would be more at nape of neck
My birdcage veil
The type of hairstyle I am hoping for
My dress
The 5 diamater gardenia flower I got on ebayAn example of flower in hair although mine would be more at nape of neckMy birdcage veilThe type of hairstyle I am hoping forMy dress

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Flower or veil?

So when I tried on the dress as its so understated the veil didnt really (I thought) do much for the look. I think this will all only fall in place really on the day. I did get a gorgeous handmade flower on ebay as a back up for my hair if I choose not to use the veil. Just want to know your thoughts as you know I am opting for a vintage kinda 40's look for the hair. Will attach all the pics yet again so you see where Im coming from! Read the little phrases under the pics so you know what Im talking about! Happy New Year by the way......no rest for the wicked 35 days to go where has the time gone?
futuremrsk's Black wedding
 |  Edmonton, AB, Canada  |  12/30/2008  | 
I have a dress simular to this- vintage inspired. I decided to go without the veil because it just did not look right. I deicded to go with a flower or a hair comb. It will look amazing!!!!
kandbholley's Pink wedding
 |  Augusta, GA, USA  |  12/30/2008  | 
im also going with a lily flower instead of a veil.  Im having a spring wedding and i think it will go perfect with my fun theme.  Your gardenia flower looks pretty.
fireflybride's Purple wedding
 |  Little rock, AR, USA  |  12/30/2008  | 
I'd definitely pick the flower, but then again, I don't like birdcage veils. :)
bellesandcrystals's  wedding
 |  Brooklyn, NY, USA  |  12/30/2008  | 
I love the '40's look you are going for. Ultimately, make the decision regarding the veil, that you feel most comfortable in on your day!  You should feel your most beautiful!

I design a line of bridal accessories, including hair combs...many from actual vintage 1920's-1940's pieces that might give you further inspiration. Check them out at www.bellesandcrystals.com.

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scheri's Chocolate wedding
 |  Edmonton, AB, Canada  |  01/02/2009  | 
I love the hairstyle.  Why not a single live flower?
irishpocahontas's Purple wedding
 |  Cork, Cork, Ireland  |  01/03/2009  | 
The more I think about the more I am thinking the simpler the better too with the flower! Thanks ladies!
amanda47's Purple wedding
 |  Tainan, T'ai-wan, Taiwan  |  01/05/2009  | 
I decided day before wedding to go without a veil covering my face and day of to go without veil altogether. :)

I think you are right . . . take both options and day of go with what you want.  Both will look great.
's  wedding
 |  Richmond hill, ON, Canada  |  02/03/2009  | 
Love your hair selections.

I came across a flower birdcage veil at www.5eizen.etsy.com that combines a flower and veil together. Very romantic. Check it out.
crystaljomo's Blue wedding
 |  Neoga, IL, USA  |  02/23/2009  | 
Did you end up actually buying this veil?? Would you be willing to sell it??
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