Collection: Veils

The custom of veiling the face of the bride during a wedding ceremony dates back to ancient times; the tradition was so popular for ancient Romans that their word for marriage, nubere, was virtually synonymous with veiling. At the time, the veil of popular tradition was dyed yellow or red, and wasn’t just a sign of modesty, but a way of honoring Hymen the God of marriage, as well as a strategy to shield the bride from evil spirits.