A Spanish lace veil, also known as a Mantilla veil is a highly desirable accessory among brides. However, many brides feel stumped when it comes to wearing one. If you haven't already, click here to get the details on how to wear a Spanish lace veil for your wedding day.

Many of you often ask what I wore on my wedding day and I'm always flattered! Here's a look at how I followed the guidelines from The Ultimate Mantilla Guide for my own wedding day! I chose the Patricia Cathedral Length Mantilla which features a pretty paisley patterned lace to pair with my draped chiffon wedding dress.

The Dress and Hair

My dress was fitted with a little draping, a small train and embellishments at the top of the bodice. Since there was no lace on my dress, I had many lace veil options. I wanted to wear my mantilla at the lower back of my head so my hair was pinned low to create volume at the crown.

Wedding hair with mantilla veil 

The Mantilla

The church I got married in had a really long aisle that was perfect for my cathedral length mantilla! I love how sophisticated, traditional and timeless it looks in the photographs.

Catholic Church wedding with mantilla veil

Cathedral wedding with mantilla veil


I found a beautiful silver Spanish broach and knew it would be the perfect compliment to my mantilla. It had a pin and clasp so I could have attached it myself but I wanted it to be secure so I had my seamstress sew it in for me. Since she did the alterations for my dress, she attached the broach at no additional cost. If you need a small adjustment like this, I highly suggest asking your seamstress, they will most likely be able to accommodate you.

 Mantilla veil with hair comb

blusher veil with hair comb

Reception Hair Accessories

I wish I could have worn my mantilla all night! For the reception, I channeled my inner Carrie Bradshaw with a feather hair comb with rhinestone accents. It was just enough to make me feel like a bride but not keep me from dancing!

Feather hair comb for wedding

Thank you for letting me share these pictures with you and I hope they will help you decide how you will wear your mantilla. I can't wait to see pictures of you and your mantilla from your wedding day! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

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