martedì 9 giugno 2009
The Wedding Veil
In ancient times, the veil symbolized the innocence of the bride who was protected from the influence of evil spirits. Today, many women continue to opt for the veil seen the touch of romance that gives each bride.
The lengths are basically three. The veil is shorter than that comes in abundance to cover their backs and ends at the elbow. That the longer reaches the ground, and the median arrives to cover the entire back. Short or long that it is better to choose a model that does not hinder the gait of the protagonist. Even the shapes are different. The veil may be a wheel, and round, but may also terminate at the tip, creating a more modern effect.
Tradition has it that the veil is thin and impalpable, sober, in the smooth tulle veil should apply sull'acconciatura. You can opt for a simple pettinino be included in your hair or you may prefer a tiara, far more demanding, which must be harmonized with the hairdo. The types of diadems are four diadems crown, a wreath, a rose, a drop.
Up for the day of the wedding, the bridal veil and full of charm envelops the woman that goes to the altar. Distant in time, its origins, was a symbol full of meaning throughout history, but especially today maintains its aesthetic and decorative function.
. The bridal veil in ancient
The first Veil Wedding dates back to Roman times when the young men who climbed the altar used to wear the Flammeum, a light veil covering their face during the wedding ceremony. The first veil of history was made with a thin gauze, preferably red, but orange or yellow to symbolize the colors of fire. The Flammeum garment was considered a good omen and the importance of this accessory in the wedding ceremony was such that for the woman instead of the word 'marriage' is the verb usasse 'nubere', whose meaning is' take the veil, velarsi '.
In the Middle Ages the bridal veil was made of many layers of linen on top, fixed to the head through the gold wire and beads. The veil was used to protect the bride from evil eye and bad luck, and hide it in the eyes of her husband until the wedding ceremony had not ended. In the past, and throughout the course of history in which marriages were combined, the purpose of the bridal veil was functional rather than decorative: the real purpose of the veil was to hide the bride from the perspective of the husband until completion the ceremony, so that the bridegroom should fail to take, sending in the wedding and interests related to them.
Renaissance also adapted the veil is a mentality that provided luxury and magnificence for the wedding ceremony, the veil became a long trail that enveloped and protected the bride, was still colored and made of precious fabrics. During the first head made bridal gown white, and it also coordinates the veil. This change occurred because of the principles imposed by the Catholic Church and the recognition of white as the color of innocence, purity, virginity.
The bridal veil in the nine hundred
It was in the twentieth century that one can speak of a real wedding fashion in clothing, a number of trends that are taking hold and changing decade after decade. This also applies to the bridal veil, now inseparable from accessory dress, whose presence, fattezza depend first and length of historical and economic factors, and then by fashion trends, including the personal taste.
Twenty Years in the veil is a long trail, often made of a single layer, but enriched with precious embroidery, satin-finished edges or with a fine plissettatura.
In the Thirties, the wedding veil will shrink and adapt to the hair, become gradually more complex and the presence of diadems and pearls entwined on the head. Rather than to cover the face, the veil has achieved its role as an accessory which often form a single with the diadem, and from which the hair.
In the fifties, after the war, fashion bride is geared towards a return to Romanticism: tornano wide skirts and long veils back to the foot, to envelop and surround the sweetness of white wife.
Sixty Years in the bridal gown purchase value of that uniqueness that have today: dress worn only once in life, for your wedding ceremony. Lines back to the simplicity and the veil is appropriate for the style decoration on the head of the bride, falls into shapes and natural.
The seventies were the years of returning to the color: ivory and cream make their entrance, as well as new materials that come from fashion to every day. The habit becomes more comfortable and follows the style of the bride, as the veil becomes a personal choice of the woman who will wear on him.
The Eighties were the years of a mermaid dress and a lot of work styles and the same is true also for the hair, rising up and look like a masterpiece of sculpture. The veil is done by then, to make room for the bride to the face and daring hairstyles. Free marriages, the wives of the Eighties choose where to hide when you kiss or show to the guests.
Types of bridal veil
There are different types of bridal veil, distinguished by the length of the veil. Here the six main types of bridal veil.
• Short or velina Velo
It is the bridal veil shorter, comes up behind and covers his face. Ideal for anyone wearing a short dress or a bride of small size. Dona looked rid or very elegant and austere, as dell'abito which is coordinated and age of the bride.
• Velo behind
Ideal necklines on dresses from the large and generous, it is the bridal veil of imagination: visible, hospitality and charm, but very practical and does not prevent movement.
• Velo at the elbow
As a shawl wraps gagged bride without a veil in multilayer. Combined with dresses with necklines, suitable for brides not so high because he gives them elegance conceal the silhouette.
• Velo Classic or Waltz
The name refers all'elegante dance is smooth and that the functionality of the veil: it covers the bride and wraps from head to toe, making her legendary figure, not prevent it but to dance with ease, as the veil ends at floor height. Scenic effect guaranteed, even for the dancers to waltz not professionals.
• Chapel Veil
Rests on the floor and form the trail. Sometimes it is reinforced by other internal sottoveli who donate the right volume. Very elegant and imposing, recommended on clothes simple and smooth.
• Cathedral Veil
Impressive as its name, this is very long veil. Should not exceed three meters, but in any case requires the presence of maids and paggetti. It is majestic, scenic, ideal for a spectacular ceremony.
How to choose your wedding veil
Obviously the wedding veil will be chosen according to personal taste and, as mentioned above, the height of the bride and coordinated with the dress. However, there are a few tips, a half of tradition, popular belief and superstition, which is worth knowing before you decide what the veil covering the head of the bride, because you never know.
Preferably the veil should be used, that is donated or lent to marry a woman to her neighbor who had a happy marriage. The news so I will be protected bride and her wedding will be lucky like that of the woman from whom he inherited the veil. If you opt for this choice, remember to bring with you the veil before the choice of dress, so as to find the right combination of color.
If the bride goes with civil rite is older or married for the second time, it is advisable that wearing a hat instead of a veil. The straw hat is white in summer and velvet in the winter in any case a large aquifer and the presence of a veil to cover her face donate elegance and sobriety.
In the selection of the veil that is the rule to the contrary, the veil must be of a material different from that of the dress. If, for example, is dressed in lace, the veil is tulle with satin finish or beads.
Curiosity about the wedding veil in the world
In Japanese tradition, the bridal veil is used symbolically to hide the jealousy of the bride, his ego and its selfishness, qualities that can not be displayed in the presence of the future husband and his relatives. Symbolically, the veil hides the negative qualities and makes the bride to enter into new life as a wife, kind and obedient. In Japanese tradition in the past there was also the belief that the hair of women were dirty and that is why going covered.
In Africa, the wives do not wear a veil, a headdress, but combined the dress, whose shape closely resembles that of a turban. The colors of headgear are matched to those dell'abito wedding and are usually bright and cheerful colors.
The traditional Chinese dress is red, or shades on for the couple away from the future evil spirits. The women wear an elaborate headdress (a kind of crown) from which in antiquity descended on the face, to cover the face, a red veil. Function of the veil was to conceal the face of the bride in the eyes of guests and the husband: the man was seen for the first time the face of his wife after her husband became the first night of marriage.
In Indian brides are traditionally dressed in red, and is not expected that wear a veil, although often the Saree (traditional dress) covers the head. Accessories for the privileged in India are flowers and jewels that adorn the dress and the bride from head to foot.