To Veil or Not to Veil
If you've been following our main blog, you know that Jacqueline H. is going to get M-A-R-R-I-E-D, but the jury's out on whether she's going to wear the veil or not. So far, we've been pretty well divided down the middle on whether she should wear one with her wedding dress.
And of course, it would be easier if she had the dress already. However, since veils come in all shapes and sizes, there should be a veil to match any dress she chooses. Anna K. has actually forbidden Jacqueline H. to even look at veils until she's finalized her dress choice.
Anna's rationale is that Jacqueline might get her heart set on a veil that will completely clash with her wedding dress. And what if she picks a dress to match her veil? Anna is completely against the idea, because the wedding dress should be the main event. I agree with the general concept, but I do adore wedding veils.
In my random perusals of veils, I've learned quite a few things: veils are a part of many cultures. In some parts of Africa, it's tradition for men to don veils when they turn twenty-five. In Jewish ceremonies, the groom puts the veil, which is sometimes opaque, on the bride. The bride literally has to be led down the aisle and it symbolizes her trust and total commitment to the union!