Your Veil Options
Bridal veils were a wedding tradition which first appeared in medieval Europe by knights returning from the Crusades. The honorable knights covered their beloved's head and face with the veil in order to protect the bride from the evil eye of superstitious bad spirits. Later on, the wedding veil became a symbol of purity and virginity, but it wasn't necessarily white in color. In fact, renaissance brides typically wore blue veils the traditional color of purity.
Today, white bridal veils dominate modern weddings and the wearing of them symbolizes more of a traditional fashion statement then it does a virgin bride. Bridal veils are usually made of silk or nylon, or a blend of both, and often feature lace trims, rhinestones or flowing ribbon.
The following is a list of popular bridal veil styles:
Flyaway Bridal Veil - cascades in multiple gauzy layers or poufs, the longest of which brushes the shoulders. This bridal veil is typically worn with an informal gown or with a bridal gown with a stunning back that shouldn't be hidden.
Blusher Bridal Veil - this loose bridal veil consists of 2 or 3 tiers, one of which is worn loosely over the bride's face during her walk down the aisle. The father of the bride or the groom lifts the bridal veil backwards over the headpiece to reveal the brides face during the exchange of vows.
Fingertip Bridal Veil - drapes below the shoulders and should extend to the bride's fingertips when her arm is extended.
Chapel Bridal Veil - is approximately 2 yards in length from the headpiece.
Ballet Bridal Veil - also referred to as a waltz-style veil and cascades to the bride's ankles.
Cathedral Bridal Veil - is traditionally worn with a cathedral train, which drags feet or more behind the hem of the wedding dress.