I think the way that both a flower and veil can work is if they are at different heights. Laurelyn mentions having the flower low and (I assume) the veil up high. In Purple Unicorn's pictures, the veil is low and the flower is higher.
I was sort of imagining this, but couldn't put the explanation into words until I saw the other girls' posts.
Originally Posted by Laurelyn
I was the same as you really didn't want a veil and only a hair flower but my mom insisted on the veil so I actually ended up with a cathedral length veil and a flower with a side pony and it works since the veil is so long it doesn't look cluttered and then I plan to take the veil off right after pictures and just have the flower left. when I get the flower I can take a pic for you and show you if you want.