To veil or not to veil?
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To veil or not to veil that is the question!
Ancient Greeks wore wedding veils in order to protect the bride from evil spirits and in medieval times it was seen as a symbol of purity and chastity but are they relevant today? The veil has seen many changes through bridal fashion from the 1920s flower adorned silk cloche to the 1930s loose fitting veils to compliment the sleek and stylish dresses. In the 1940s and 50s birdcage veils became popular and have definitely seen a revival in bridal today whilst the bohemian vibe of the 60s and 70s saw long floatier looks. We have certainly had royal inspiration too including princess Diana’s 24 foot long veil and Kate Middleton’s 72 inch perfectly pinned veil.
Many Alice Rose Brides aren’t sure about veils when they start their shopping journey in our Ashby-de-la-Zouch bridal boutique. They are not for everyone but be open minded. The more traditional bride may still want to experience the moment when the veil is lifted back from her face as she reaches the end of the aisle and greets her waiting groom. Other brides may wish to use a veil as the perfectly complimenting accessory. From cathedral length veils to birdcage veils and plain to full beading or lace the options are endless with many veils being customised to suit a brides requirements exactly. They can soften the look of a stylish dress, add a bohemian vibe to a more simple look or complete the princess look that a bride always dreamed of for her big day.
Be open minded, and when you have found ‘The One’, ask to try that veil and just see if you adds a little touch of bridal magic!