Let’s be honest, like many girls all over the world, I have imagined my dream wedding in my head many times. I have always had a pretty good idea of what I wanted: country wedding, outside, summertime, gorgeous white dress and red roses, and I have always had a vision of what I would kind of be wearing on my special day: a dress with no veil.
When Rose Dude asked me to marry him, and I took to the web to find ideas for my wedding and started looking for wedding dresses and specifics, I found myself drawn to one certain thing that I was completely sworn off of–a veil!
As far as I am aware, there is no rule to wearing a veil that you have to, and many brides don’t anymore. Veils remind me of something old-fashioned and some of the new styles I just flat out think are ridiculous looking. But why is it that I am drawn to this one idea though? I keep coming back to a Catholic style Mantilla veil. I’m not Catholic and am not an extremely religious person, and our ceremony is also going to be non-religious.
To me, this veil thing leads me to think about all of the things that I have dreamt about for so long, and the amount that I have changed in recent years and grown up. Perhaps, my style has changed more than I realized or perhaps, there is just that one thing about my wedding attire that I found is the one exception despite my complete and utter dislike of this piece of apparel.
Anyone else out there have thoughts on this subject?
- This is the veil that I have had my mind on for a long time now.
Photos (from left to right): KT Merry Photography and Photography by Verdi
Throughout history, it has become a tradition for a bride to wear a veil on her wedding day, and its symbolic meaning has developed from modesty to chastity into what we now assume a fashion accessory. Whether you choose to wear a veil or a headpiece (or none at all), make sure it suits your personality and enhances your wedding day style. Tip: Choose your veil or headpiece last. Pick your wedding gown first and your hairstyle second. For more veil styles we adore, check out our photo gallery.
Imagine a classically veiled bride-to-be, a sheer, delicate layer of tulle across her face. This traditional, elegant look is embraced by many women as a way to pay a timeless homage to the past. Veils with a “blusher” (the piece that falls over your face) are two layers, can be full or sleek, long or short, and have a lot of style!
In the third and final post of this 2010 Forecasting Series, we’ll show you what to expect in the fashion department this upcoming year!
The traditional image of a bride is woman in a long white dress with a long veil flowing behind her. The bridal veil, besides being a bridal icon, has symbolic interpretations and is used for various different religious traditions around the world. The wedding veil once was believed to serve as protection from evil spirits or used to prevent the bride and groom from seeing each other until the deal was sealed in an arranged marriage. Obviously times have changed, but the veil still continues to be a common part of the bridal ensemble. This does not mean that it is necessary to wear the veil on your wedding day and since the bridal gown does not really look complete without something in the bride’s hair, there luckily are many other beautiful alternatives to the veil.