|Trend Alert: Gorgeous Bridal Veils|
|Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:27|
Like many steadfast wedding traditions, the idea of the bridal veil has origins that date back as far as the Roman Empire. Over the years, the veil has symbolized many things: from warding off evil spirits (like the Romans believed) to demonstrating a sense of humility and respect before God (which is still practiced in many religious ceremonies today), to acting as a status symbol for the Victorians (the longer and heavier the veil, the more affluent the bride).
Today, however, many brides choose a veil based solely on style. A modern bride may choose to walk down the aisle in a chic bird-cage veil, while a more elegant, traditional bride may opt for a more modest one in lace. Below, we've created a style guide of the prettiest and trendiest veils around to help you decide which style is best for you! See below:
If you're planning to say your "I dos" in a traditional church or religious ceremony, you may want to opt for an elegant veil that covers your face as you walk down the aisle. Most styles are far from the frumpy, old-fashioned veils our grandmothers wore, like these two pictured above! A short veil looks modern and edgy while gorgeous lace embellishments on a longer style (right) makes this veil look anything but out of date.
Many brides choose to don a veil for their ceremony and for some photos, but remove it once their reception or cocktail hour begins. If you're choosing a veil strictly for its aesthetic beauty, we suggest going big and bold! A gorgeous floor-length veil (left) is jaw-droppingly stunning, while a delicate lacy one (right) is perfectly elegant.
Short, trendy veils are super chic and pretty. Whether you choose one that covers your face, or one that simply acts as an accessory to your bridal hairstyle, you really can't go wrong with a birdcage veil! The best part? Both of the veils we've featured are insanely affordable!
Floral crowns, sparkly headbands and pretty barrettes can transform any veil into something extraordinary. Planning a whimsical fete? A floral crown will work perfectly to hold your veil in place! Incorporate a stunning headband or a clip covered in baby's breathe to instantly elevate your bridal style.
Don't forget to take advantage of your stunning veil and get some amazing photos: