Monday, December 6, 2010

Veils…

Time honored tradition or a thing of the past?  We feel that it is a time honored tradition and every bride should wear one as they have been doing for centuries!

In many ancient societies, marriages were usually arranged by the parents of the bride and groom. And it was the custom that the groom should not see his bride until their wedding day.  Then part of the wedding ceremony would include uncovering the brides face to “un-veil” her to her new husband.

This is a custom that was followed by the ancient Romans, the ancient Hebrews, the ancient Hindus, and many other ancient European and Asiatic people.

But the veil was also worn as a protection against evil spirits and the evil eye, which these people superstitiously believed in. The bride wore her veil as a disguise, so that the evil spirits, who hated weddings and were jealous of the bride’s happiness, would not know who she was, and therefore could not make trouble at her wedding. 

Though those reasons are not why brides wear a veil this day and age it is never the less still a time honored tradition that should hold true.  Take a look at some of the gorgeous veils we have listed below:

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