” Why do women wear veils? ”
The common answer is to symbolize virginity and modesty, but my favorite explanation is both ancient and Roman (the former years always seem to be more exciting than the present!). According to their beliefs, a veil was worn due to the “evil spirits” that gravitated towards the bride as she walked to her groom. These spirits were unpleasant things, and sought to make the bride “un-pure”. Thus, veils were a sort of protecting apparatus which would confuse the spirits and protect ones dignity. (Love really is a battle field!)
Ellebay has gotten its fair share of custom veil orders this season, so next week we plan to devote a day to finish everything up. If we manage to be productive enough (crossed fingers!), we’re hoping to design some new ones. I’m pretty thrilled to work on this project; it’s a much needed creative break from all of the alteration and gown orders we’ve been doing as of late.
Here’s some inspiration obtained from my favorite site of all time. Hope you like what you see!
Does it just look dreamy?
I kinda have this thing for lace trims right now.
The styling and hair for this veil is absolute perfection.
– Gabrielle Bayona