The Bride’s veil
Traditionally the bride’s veil has a value and a symbolic function: it has to protect the future bride’s purity and secure her from evil spirits.
In the past, when marriages were arranged by the families, the bride’s veil had to hide the future bride’s face from the husband’s eyes until the end of the rite, so he couldn’t retract. In the ancient Rome the bride’s face was covered with a red veil, the colour of modesty, but later the Christians changed it into white.
Today the veil is a beautiful accessory that gives the bride a touch of romanticism and mystery, wrapping her in a fascinating cloud.
In the church it is also used to cover the shoulders in case of revealing and sleeveless wedding gowns.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE VEIL
The veil must be matched to the wedding dress. It’s usually shorter in the front, and longer in the back and sometimes with a very long train, which must not be longer than 3 mt, except in the gran gala weddings, where bridesmaids hold it. The veil is fixed to the hairstyle by a flower crown or a tiara.