Wednesday, 4 June 2014

To veil or not to veil?

There are many stories and myths surrounding wedding veils, some of them are rather sweet and some of them, we think, come from drinking too many glasses of vino! Most people we meet believe that the veil is a symbol of virginity and modesty. Roman brides wore an intensely flame-coloured and fulsome veil, called the flammeum, apparently intended to protect the bride from evil spirits on her wedding day. (Although we are yet to be asked for a full red veil!) In Victorian times the length and weight of your veil was a symbol of your status. Even today the longest veil is called the Royal length.

Our advise to the modern day bride is this....just try one on!

Even if you are unsure whether or not you fancy wearing a veil at all there is no harm in trying. A veil for todays bride does many things. It covers the arms and shoulders whilst you are in church or the ceremony, it creates a beautiful frame around you and your wedding dress, and the tradition of it transports us back to bygone days.

The length of a veil can be important and is often dictated by the style of dress you choose so take a chance and give one a might just surprise yourself! 

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