The use of a veil covering the head of the bride at the wedding is a very ancient tradition. In ancient times in Russia on the bride during the wedding ceremony wore an ordinary village linen scarf, which hid from the immodest views of the face of a young girl. It was an old custom that after the date of the wedding was fixed, no outsider could see her face. And if suddenly the ban is violated, the young family in the future expect terrible misfortunes and numerous troubles.
According to ancient legends it is known that before the veil was considered a protection for the bride from evil spirits. Later, the white transparent fabric on the bride began to symbolize purity, obedience and obedience to the future husband. In Russia, during the wedding veil fabric was made to decorate the Hoop of metal or leather, also on the veil could wear a wreath of flowers. Continue reading