There are many stories of the origin of a bride’s veil. Some say that the veil was introduced in ancient Rome. People of that era believed that evil spirits would be attracted to the bride, so they covered her face with a veil in order to conceal her features and confuse them. However the veil tradition has changed over the past 20 years giving way to new traditions. Certain lengths of bridal veils got their names from how or where they were worn.
The veil is now the final crowning touch, transforming the bridal gown and highlighting the bride’s appearance and features. The wearing of a bridal gown and veil is one of the big days in a woman’s life – choose what you feel comfortable in and enjoy your special day!
All images by Claire Morgan Photography
Ms Gingham says: Veils are so ethereal! I just love them!
Claire Morgan: “People are often surprised when they learn I was born and raised in South Africa. I grew up surrounded by art in one form or another; my mother was always busy making things from cloth or paper, and my father was a keen photographer who developed his own photos during his teen years. So I began my adventure with photography at an early age, playing with one of those old instamatic cameras.”
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