But the more I thought seriously about it, the more I realized I wanted a classic look [and the 40s inspired bird cage technically does not synch with my early 60s inspired gown] [and I'm not sure I want some netting hanging in my face ALL DAY LONG].
Enter: the simple cathedral length veil. Such a huge 180-reversal-of-mind-for-me, the one trying to avoid looking like a bride. But what can I say? It's dreamy.
Notice the utter lack of crystals, beading or trim. Does not intrude on the face. May possibly not hate it in 10 years.
So I went and tried several traditional veils on at Kelly's Closet in Atlanta. The cut edge cathedral was perfect. But surprisingly, I also liked an elbow length number. It did have an appropriately retro, sweet and un-dramatic feel. Though the sales girls decided that it would cut off my dress funny, and recommended the cathedral length.
But wait, there's more! This incredible Etsy seller, VeiledBeauty, makes simple, cut edge numbers in this AMAZING fabric called Lattice Lace. So unique! And of course, the only images I can get are of it in this shorter length. [It comes in all lengths, however]