Will you wear a veil for your Irish wedding? If you are planning a wedding dress shopping expedition this weekend, then accessories will be a big part of your decisions. On today’s Fashion Friday we are here to discuss the world of wedding veils and introduce you to the options that are most popular with our WCWI brides.
Here at WCWI we love veils in all shapes and sizes, especially as it allows for amazing photography opportunities when the fine West Coast winds decide to blow.
Wedding veils vary mainly in length but it is important to consider how it compliments your wedding dress, if you plan on wearing it all day or will you remove it before first dance?
Names like birdcage, shoulder-length veil, elbow-length veil, finger tip-length veil, ballet-length veil, chapel length, cathedral-length, puff veil, juliet cap and mantilla veil are some of the choices you have.
The most common veils we are seeing for weddings in Ireland are Chapel and Cathedral length veils. But we have a selection of different styles worn by our brides over the past few years.
It is said that the tradition of wearing a veil comes from Europe during the time of the Crusades. In early weddings the bride was bargained for through her father. Covered in a veil, she was revealed to her husband after the ceremony. Veils were used as a symbol of purity.
More say it was a form of canopy which was held over the couple during the marriage ceremony. We like to think it was simply a fashion statement by the bolder ladies on the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
It was considered bad luck for the groom to see his bride before the wedding, hence wearing the veil over the face ensured he did not see her until they were married.
One of the most important factors of wearing a veil is how it looks from behind as the bride walks down the aisle.
Contact us if you need help planning for your wedding on Ireland’s West Coast email@example.com
Have a fabulous weekend!