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The bridal veil throughout the years
The veil is a traditional accessory the bride wears at her wedding. Wearing a veil used to have to do with superstition and symbolized the innocence and virginity of the bride, but came into fashion as a bridal accessory in the 19th century. In addition to the traditional veil, there are now many hair accessories the bride can wear, such as flowers, pearls, ribbons and crowns. Are you getting married soon? Get inspired by our collection of vintage-inspired hair fashion for brides-to-be.
Something blue comes from a well-known wedding rhyme:
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.
This poem finds its origin in England and describes the things a bride has to wear for a prosperous marriage. The old item in the poem was meant to protect the baby to come. Something new, offers optimism for the future. The borrowed items, from other happily married women, would bring good luck. The color blue was a sign of fidelity and the sixpence - a silver British coin - was a symbol of prosperity and served to fend off frustrated worshippers.
These ingredients are still used at many weddings (including the royal wedding of prince William and Catherine Middleton).
Previously the blue item was always a garter, but today there are many alternatives. We have collected some nice and original something blue ideas for you.