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If you are the type of bride most at home sunning yourself at a festival, dancing in a field with your best buds or chilling out in bohemian surroundings in a hammock or peacock chair, suddenly propelling a bridal style onto your natural vibe may leave you a little uneasy. How does your free spirited look translate into an acceptable wedding mode that still leaves you feeling like you?

When it comes to head gear, the next move for a betrothed festival bride often becomes the debate of veil versus feather headdress. Do you go down the more traditional route and wear a veil or do you spice things up, stay true to your festival routes, and adorn your head with a stunning feather headdress.

If a feathered number is your go-to good-time statement accessory at a festival or party, then why not on your wedding day? Feathers and Brides make such a gorgeous combo and this style most certainly ticks the free spirited boho boxes. But will a feather headdress be a little too much for your Aunt Margery to cope with? Or is there a part of you that actually quite likes the idea of a traditional veil. It is what we have always associated with a Bride after all……

If you love the significant and sweet feel of a veil but worry it will feel a little alien on top of your boho locks then worry no more! Veils of the 21st Century have come along way and there are now plenty of stunning ethereal styles available that will complement your boho vibe perfectly.

Here are some inspirational images to open your mind…..

To Veil….


We’ve always thought that there’s something intrinsically eye moistening about a veil. If you want that extra gasp as you emerge from your Tipi towards your ceremony guests and beau, a veil is the way to go. Even the most hardened wedding sceptics go all quiet and tingly once they see that veil go on. There’s an element of demure and innocence to a veil that goes hand in hand with the sun-loving, field dancing maiden aesthetic you feel so connected with.


Plus it’s essentially adding an extra drapey layer to your gown, what is not boho about that??

And don’t panic that it’s got to be a bright white taffeta number…there are so many amazing ideas out there now for veils that are alternative in style and packed with personality. Check out these pom pom, succulent, tassel and glitter veils from AM Faulkner Millinery. LOVE.

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Or how about a macrame or lace veil or even hung from a 70’s wide brimmed hat?


You can also drape a beautiful chain headdress under or over a veil or incorporate flowers and plants into it.


Maybe just be a hint of a veil at the back perhaps?


Heck you can even wear it a little like a bandanna, what’s more festival than that?!

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The 20’s style of wearing a juliet capped veil can have a rather ‘heritage/ethnic’ bohemian feel too that is super alluring.


And could you do THIS without a veil??

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To Feather…

I’m thinking we’re preaching to the choir here when it comes to virtues of a feathered headdress but if you’re not completely convinced you can rock it on your wedding day, please read on…

Feather Headdresses have come a long way since the stand native american style trend that was peppered through 2010-2014, although, c’mon – it still looks killer!


Styling for 2015 and beyond has become a little more subtle but none the less beautiful and a wonderful way to tip your hat to mother nature’s own prettiest pieces of art for a free spirited bride on her big day.

The bands and feathers themselves can have a softer feel by using beautiful blush colours.


Or with some metallic bling…..


 …..and graphic paper cut craft thrown in?


How’s about feather’s hanging down, dream catcher style?


You could even entwine them into your ‘do’ for the ultimate feathered cool factor without them interfering too much with the rest of your bridal look. 


And this total babe brings something new to the feather game with this utterly cute downy addition to that headband. Move aside mister, we wanna marry her!!


So to conclude, the jury’s definitely still out on the veil versus feathers debate. Both elements can be that finishing touch that brings it altogether or makes the statement you’ve been searching for. And if all else fails – why not a little of both…..

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We’ll leave you to decide!

Becky x

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