Like everything wedding trends come and go, and yes we are thankful for many of those right!
One trend that has stood in time over the ages is the wedding veil, brides from all over the world have been sporting veils for all kinds of strange and wonderful reasons’ the veil dates back to the1400s which makes it one of the longest known traditions in history.
Back then it was known to be worn to ward off demons symbolizing that ‘beauty is only skin deep as in “I love you so much I would marry you even if I can’t see your face.”
In later years the veil came to symbolize modesty and obedience. In many religions it was seen as a symbol of reverence for women to cover their heads. When white wedding dresses were worn to symbolize chastity, the white veil followed suit.
Wedding attire has since taken a turn in many ways’ we still see the veil however, not as prominent, so we would say that it is one of the very few components that has withstood the test of time’ and once was quintessentially the one item that noted a bride.
We are now seeing much less of the veil so much so that this could be the year of goodbye as the traditional veil loses its flavor with today’s alternative brides that are choosing ornate crowns’ brought in by the rustic theme, brides are wearing a variety of crowns made from all types of metal, hard plastic and halo’s designed from twigs, beads and massive bright coloured floral designs.
Given the current trends they are a great way to incorporate natural beauty into your wedding. As much as we love them there are some other great alternatives out there that are still somewhat traditional such as halos, headbands, fascinators, birdcages ‘yes vintage never dates and the classic tiara vines, not even including barrettes, bobby pins & combs!
TOP TIP: When deciding do you work your headpiece around your hairstyle or your hair style to work with your head wear. You may not be able to have one or the other depending on what you decide.