Queen Victoria’s Wedding Veil Tradition!
One of the most iconic images of any traditional wedding is, of course, the bride walking down the aisle in her stunning white dress and her hair and face demurely covered by a beautiful wedding veil.
But have you ever wondered what the history is behind the use of the veil and why women choose to wear them so often?
Naturally, as with anything, there is a bit of dispute about the actual origins of the veil but the general consensus seems to be that its roots can be traced all the way back to Roman times, when brides would walk down the aisle covering her face with a veil to protect herself from evil spirits.
Over the centuries, veils have come in and out of fashion, but after Queen Victoria decked herself out in a truly spectacular number at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840, they saw a serious surge in popularity… and they’re now very much here to stay.
The Queen then went on to wear her veil for the christenings of all nine of her children, as well as to the wedding of her youngest son Prince Leopold. And her youngest daughter Princess Beatrice even wore the veil herself at her own wedding in 1885 to Prince Heinrich ‘Henry’ of Battenberg, according to Royal Central.
What a lovely tradition and certainly food for thought for your own veil, something that could potentially be passed down from generation to generation, just like Queen Victoria!
These days, veils come in a huge array of different designs and lengths, so there’s definitely something for every style of bride out there. From fingertip veils to chapel length or even the regal cathedral veil, we’ve got them all… so get in touch with us today if you’re looking for bridal accessories at the moment.