I have seen ceremonies with the brides veil, long or short blowing all over. If a bride feels she must wear a veil to feel like a bride, I recommend the bride having her hair pulled off of her face, either a complete updo or half up and half down with a shouler lengh veil attached to a pretty comb on the back of the brides head.
Last edited by Andrea J.; 07-24-2013 at 11:44 AM.
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the wind is the very reason my stepdaughter is doing the comb in the hair. it is actually quite beautiful. and very modern. I think a lot of brides who don't know aruba are unaware of the wind and its effect on photos. just when the photo is being taken, you can bet the fabulous wind (which I love in aruba) but you can bet it will blow just at that moment, lol. though who really cares, you're getting married on a fab beach in a fab place. I can't imagine the photos won't be beautiful anyway.
I just got married in Aruba and although I would've loved to have worn a veil, the wind was much too strong. I wore a beautiful crystal comb on the side of my head with my hair pulled back. It was just perfect!
We didn't use the veil for the ceremony. My mom made me a long veil (relatively inexpensive) with a simple hair clip and toole and we used it in pictures as the sun was setting with my husband and I. They turned out great as the wind made the veil kind of sail. I didn't use it for any group pics.
I agree it would be a little tough having one for the ceremony.
I really think that a bride without a veil is really no biggie especially now a days with the gorgeous hairpieces and combs. As a photographer though, when I see a bride with a veil, I see angels appearing from the clouds singing Alleluia...Its just one of those things that I think a bride thinking of wearing one on her wedding day should bring. If it is like another bride stated just for pictures then so be it. I have even loved the hairdo's with a big flower in the hair set perfectly in place or those pins that just tie back the sides with rhinestones, so many options to choose from. The weather in Aruba is not as many say terribly windy, It all depends on what beach you are planning your wedding. The low rise beaches have more space for the wind to channel through were the high rise are close together and the amount of wind is 60% less. Don't wish that wind away because we need it to keep cool especially for the bridal couple who need built in air conditioners under their apparel. I also have many brides who opt the veil on the wedding day but bring it for Trash the dress, something else to think about!!! Take care to all of you bridal couples planning an Aruba wedding and be sure to have fun.