A super short post about veils. About 30% of the weddings I photograph brides opt to wear a veil. In a church...no problem, on the beach...not always good. Bridal veils come in different styles. According to my admittedly shallow research, veils started in ancient Greece and Rome as a way to guard against evil spirits. Also in arranged marriages it prevented the groom from seeing his bride before the ceremony. As religion started to enter weddings the veil became a symbol of modesty and eventually style.
As I market to the beach wedding brides I have some thoughts on veils. Although beach weddings are beautiful, most days at the beach are accompanied by a breeze. Long veils absolutely don't work except in the calmest of days but you might get away with a short veil. Veils are expensive and I've had countless brides remove the veil within 5 minutes of hitting the beach.