A bride without a veil is merely a woman in a white dress!
Tradition states that the bride's veil was representative of her hair flowing down her back. Brides weren't to wear their hair unkept or unpinned. Instead, they wore a long veil to represent their hair. Isn't that interesting?
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Blayre wanted a veil that was different from most traditional veils. So, we attached it on either side of her head with two barrettes. This veil is covered in pearls, too. Her shoulders were bare on top since her gown was strapless and the back was low cut. So, we had several layers of veiling and it draped nicely down her back. Photo credits go to Sarah Brookhardt Photography
Recreating the Past...sort of!
Above right is a picture of Tess and Ethan. (Tess is my daughter.) Tess wanted to wear a Juliet cap with her gown. I knew we had one that her great-grandmother (Mildred DiFuria, whose photo is to the left) had worn and it was stored in our cedar chest. When I found it, only the lace was able to be restored. I washed it in Oxyclean and reproduced the veil for her wedding day. The lace was fragile, to say the least, however the veil looked amazing! It matched her dress perfectly!!! All photo credits of this wedding go to Sarah Brookhardt Photography.
The really cool thing about Tess's and Ethan's wedding was that they had their grandparents walk down the aisle as part of the wedding party. I thought it was neat that her great-grandmother was represented that day, sort of walking down the aisle with her as represented in her wedding clothes.
Left is Tess running with the veil behind her as if she is Superwoman! Shouldn't every girl feel like Superwoman on her wedding day? I think so!