How does a bride capture her personality and style, while still wearing a classy and elegant gown? Look to the runways for the newest trends! We are seeing a lot of vintage inspired gowns, and several designers are incorporating colors into their bridal collections. Some of the biggest names are Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Amsale and Badgley Mischka and they are making waves in the Bridal Fashion World. (pictured left to right: Vera Wang & Badgley Mischka Spring 2011)
When you picture a bride, do you think of a woman in a white dress with a veil and a bouquet of flowers?
Although there are many different variations of wedding traditions among different cultures, It is fair to say that most people still associate a bride with a flowing white veil.
Traditional, but not a mandatory accessory these days because times have changed; but where did this tradition come from anyway?
We have consistently found evidence of veils being worn as early on in Europe as the time of the Crusades. At a time of arranged marriages, the groom would often be seeing his bride for the first time when he lifted her veil.
Veils were used as a symbol of virginity and purity for brides given to their mates. Through the years the veil styles have changed somewhat dramatically.
Veils come in many different lengths, from single up to three tiers (layers) and can be anywhere from short blusher veils to floor length or cathedral length which is up to 120 inches long.
In addition to a veil many brides also wear a headpiece such as a tiara, headband or clips. Depending on the hairstyle you choose for your wedding day, you have a lot of options for how you want to wear your veil if you decide to wear one.
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