8 magical wedding hairstyles with a veil to remind him why he fell in love

Beth | 27 July 2017

Don’t let a veil stand in the way of style! 👰


For many brides, wearing a veil is a key part of the wedding day experience and it would be a shame to pass up the opportunity to rock one! However, it does pose a bit of a problem: choosing between all the romantic wedding hairstyles with a veil, to find the one that will be right for you.

Now, there’s no need for this to be a cause of stress, as there are plenty of veiled ‘dos out there that look drop dead gorgeous, both under the veil and for your reception! Whether it’s braids, buns or bouffants that take your fancy, we’ve got it all.

8 wedding hairstyles with a veil to consider for your big day


brunette bride with her hair in a side chignon with a wedding veil
For a classic bridal look you can’t go wrong with a chic chignon. Credit: Instagram.com/belairebridal

1. Low chignon

If you’ve gone down the traditional route with your wedding and you’re looking for wedding hairstyles with a veil to compliment this theme, we would always recommend a chic low chignon.

Classy and simple, this trusty style is a go-to for many brides and it’s not hard to see why. Credit: @belairebridal

woman with her hair in a side braid with a wedding veil
Go for understated beauty with this ethereal side braid. Credit: Instagram.com/belairebridal

2. Side braid

If updos aren’t really your thing, don’t feel pressured into rocking one for your wedding! Romantic side-swept braids (like this Instagrammer’s) are a great alternative to wearing your tresses up and still allow you to show off your length. Credit: @belairebridal

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Editor’s tip: Spray the Toni&Guy Illuminating Hair Perfume onto your locks to give your braid a shimmering shine and a heavenly scent to match.

brunette bride with her hair in a ponytail standing with her husband
We bet you never thought a ponytail could look so glam! Credit: Instagram.com/ellasbridalhair

3. Polished ponytail

To give a standard ponytail a wedding-worthy upgrade, add a dainty twist detail at the base of your pony, for an easy way to work your go-to look for the big day.

For extra style points, loosen a few face-framing tendrils of hair and curl them for a soft, feminine look. Then just secure your veil above your ponytail and get ready to dance the night away! Credit: @ellasbridalhair

blonde bride with her hair in a milkmaid braid and a veil on top
Live out your princess dreams for real with this showstopping milkmaid style! Credit: Instagram.com/lovesparklepretty

4. Milkmaid braid

Your wedding day should be the start of your happily ever after, so get the fairytale off to the best start with this whimsical milkmaid braid.

Made up of 2 pigtail plaits crossed over on the top of your head, it’s a more foolproof take on another bridal favourite, the crown braid. So if you’re thinking of doing your own hair on your wedding day, this is one to keep on your radar. Credit: @lovesparklepretty

blonde bride with her hair in curls with a wedding veil covering her head
The memories of these gorgeous curls will last long beyond your honeymoon! Credit: Instagram.com/edenluxebridal

5. Romantic curls

There’s nothing quite as confidence-boosting as a head full of tumbling curls. So, for the ultimate bombshell bridal look, go all out with these gorgeous spiral curls and rest assure all eyes will be on you – it is your day, after all! Credit: @edenluxebridal

blonde bride with her hair in a high bun with a veil and pink flower hair accessory
Keep it classy with an elegant high bun. Credit: Instagram.com/wedding_veils

6. High bun

There’s a reason ballerinas favour tight, swept-back high buns, as they give dancers a graceful, elegant composure.

So, take a leaf out of their book by giving this stunning style a try and you’ll be ready to hit the dancefloor for your pas de deux moment! Credit: @wedding_veils

brunette bride with her hair in a half up bouffant hairstyle with a veil
Pump up the volume with this bumped-up bouffant. Credit: Instagram.com/hairbytien

7. Half-up bouffant

Looking for wedding hairstyles with a veil but conscious of fine locks leaving your ‘do looking deflated? Then this bumped-up bouffant could be the answer.

With the root-lifting qualities of a ’60s beehive, you can rest assured your look won’t fall flat as the day goes on. Credit: @hairbytien


Editor’s tip: Using a volumising dry shampoo, such as the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo, will help inject some volume into your locks and give your ‘do more texture, enabling your bouffant to last all day and well into the night!

back view of a brunette bride with her hair in an intricate boho braid with a veil
If you can’t rock an Elsa braid on your wedding day, when can you!? Credit: Instagram.com/graceelizabethphotofilm

8. Fairytale braids

Wearing a veil doesn’t mean you have to settle for a look that’s anything less than spectacular! With an array of larger, pancaked braids and smaller detail plaits (plus some pretty flower hair accessories thrown in for good measure), this intricate style is one for the photo album! Credit: @graceelizabethphotofilm


Still searching for the perfect hairstyle for your big day? Our Wedding Hairstyles page is the ultimate destination for all things bridal, covering everything from vintage-inspired styles to showstopping Indian wedding looks!

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