Style to the Aisle Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 - Page 104

LIFESTYLE THE ART OF THE VEIL TO WEAR OR NOT TO WEAR? STYLE TO THE AISLE CELEBRATES THE TIMELESS ALLURE OF THE WEDDING VEIL… I t’s the ultimate bridal accessory. A quintessential element of the wedding, that dreamy cloud of tulle evokes a breathtaking sense of romance, effortlessly fusing an air of innocence with womanly allure. The prospect of wearing a veil, however, tends to divide opinion. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of flowing tulle edged with lace or embellished with diamante’ trailing behind you as you sashay down the aisle. Or maybe deem a veil fussy and archaic. Many bridal boutique owners will testify, even the most adamant anti-veil protests often diminish when a bride-to-be locks eyes on it in the mirror – it’s the finishing piece to the perfect picture. Historically, the role of the bridal veil has spanned everything from a shield against evil spirits to a symbol of purity to a pure fashion statement. Honestly, we just love the idea to wear more tulle… No matter the motive, opting for this timeless accessory will add an ethereal element to your look. How subtle or sumptuous you go depends on your dress, hairstyle and venue. One thing is for sure – the wedding veil shows no sign of going out of style. 104 STYLE TO THE AISLE