Are mantillas only for religious ceremonies?

I get asked this question all the time: are mantilla veils only appropriate for religious ceremonies?


The answer is, absolutely not! Although mantillas are a popular veil choice for Catholic ceremonies, they are a desired look for anyone bride seeking a timeless, lasting impression.


Another frequently asked question I get from brides-to-be is whether a mantilla veil is fitting for a causal ceremony. A mantilla has a simple silhouette that is suitable for any formal or non-formal occasion. I have seen these beautiful lace veils at beach weddings, backyard weddings and barn weddings.


My philosophy is this: if it looks good with your dress, and you love the way you look and feel in it, wear it! I love mantilla wedding veils because they exude a timeless quality that is elegant and sophisticated. This means no looking back 20 years from now and thinking, "What was I thinking?". You will forever be a timeless beauty in all your wedding photographs. To help illustrate this point, I've sourced the web for a few non-traditional nuptials. As you can see, mantillas are a beautiful veil for any wedding regardless of its formality.


napa wedding with mantilla {source}

mantilla at outdoor wedding {source}

mantilla at tropical outdoor wedding {source}

backyard wedding with mantilla {source}


About me: In 2010, while shopping for my bridal gown, I quickly realized that bridal stores had a very small selection (or none!) of lace mantilla veils. I ended up getting my veil from Spain and after all the compliments I received on my wedding day about my veil, I knew I had to bring these beautiful, authentic, quality, Spanish-made veils to brides in the US. My husband and I planned the whole business on the plane during our honeymoon! Today, we carry a large selection online of mantilla veils and have been featured in many bridal blogs and magazines. Read more about our story here.


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