Wedding in veils are seen as one of the most integral parts of bridal accessories and without it the bridal outfits is considered incomplete.
A common belief about the origin of wedding veils is that it is a means of protecting the bride from evil spirits. Traditional veils are gradually giving away to birdcage veils which are thought of as more edgy.
Although still a rare sight in most Ghanaian weddings, a few daring women opt for the birdcage veils.
The past history and rigid traditional beliefs associated with the wearing of bridal veils is giving way to new traditions and beliefs. Veils originally are to be worn over the face but now, some women approach the alter with the veils pulled back or with no veil at all, and others, the birdcage veil.
A birdcage veil could be worn on the front of the face or to cover your entire head. With the netting, it may come down to your nose or chin or you could opt for the entire face. Birdcage veils are available in ivory, black, or classic white and all other colors. You are really spoilt for choice really; it’s just a matter of what fits your best.
So why choose a birdcage veil? They have been in exercise for centuries and can be primarily used as an accessory for making a fashion expression, fashion statement and also to spice up an outfit.
Birdcage veils can be worn to any occasion or special event such as evening parties, dinner, and weddings. At wedding however it is not limited to only the bridge but guests can also wear this accessory. All these make the birdcage veil very versatile.
It is also a great option for the modern day woman who is keen on expressing her individuality and uniqueness.
A birdcage veil a good choice because it is accompanied by some dramatic and alluring feel when the netting drapes over the eyes.
For brides it is an edgy touch which is obviously shrouded by the little netting. Its versatility, you could add a touch of hair flowers and feathers for a fresh and modern classy look that never goes out of style.
Source:The Weekend Globe