Long Bridal Veil as a Tribute to the Traditions
Definitely, the veil is one of the most important wedding accessories. A bridal veil traces its roots back to the distant past. People believed that veil could protect a bride from evil spirits and the evil eye. In addition, at all times veil was a symbol of innocence and obedience to the husband. In ancient Greece, the brides decorated their heads with long yellow veils, while in ancient Rome the girls wore red veils. The veil length was a matter of special significance. Thus, the veils covered the brides from head to foot. And nowadays, the long bridal veil is very popular among brides.
Despite the fact that now a veil is not a mandatory wedding attribute, and the brides often replace it with tiaras, flowers, and other headpieces, a bridal veil has not lost its attractiveness yet. The brides who honor traditions prefer the long veils which give a bridal look a special romantic appeal and complement it.
The more formal wedding celebration is the longer veil should be. For sumptuous ceremonies, the girls usually choose very long veils which pass into a luxurious train. Indeed, multi-level long cascade or waving train excellently emphasizes a wedding solemnity and makes a bridal look majestic.
Besides, if the couple decides to get married in the church, then a bride definitely cannot do without a long bridal veil. In fact, this is an indispensable attribute of any church wedding. In this case, a wedding dress should also be long and with the high neckline. Otherwise, a bride has to additionally wear a wedding wrap and long gloves.
However, a bride may also choose a long bridal veil for a modest wedding ceremony. Moreover, many people think that the longer bridal veil is the happier family life will be.
Types of Long Bridal Veils
There are the following types of long bridal veils depending on their length:
- Waltz veil. This bridal veil ends just about the bride’s knee. As a rule, such a veil matches long wedding dresses without the train.
- Ballet veil. It’s a floor length veil which covers a bride from head to toe. It ideally suits close-fitting long bridal gowns.
- Chapel Veil.The length of this veil reaches 2.5 meters. This veil beautifully falls down the wedding dress creating a stunning train. This option is perfect for formal wedding ceremonies and church weddings.
- Cathedral Veil. This veil is the longest one. Its length is 3.5 meters. A bride should wear such a veil with a wedding dress having a train. Moreover, the length of the wedding dress train must be the same as the length of the veil train. Besides, note that a cathedral veil completely hides the back of the wedding dress. So, you should think whether you want to hide it.
Besides, multi-layered long veils enjoy a great popularity now. That’s because they look excellent almost with any wedding dress, except for short ones. Such a veil may consist of 2-3 layers of different length. The top layer is the shortest one which covers the bride’s face.
Keep in mind that choosing a veil with train, you need assistance. They will follow you holding the veil. By the way, children look very cute in the role of such assistance.
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