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Wedding Tips and Trends

The Blusher Veil

THE BLUSHER VEIL

In years past, it was tradition to wear a blusher veil. A blusher is the shorter tier of the veil that covers the face and is normally a piece of netting. The custom dates back to Greek and Roman times when veils were thought to protect the bride from evil spirits.  

In Europe, they were used to prevent the groom from changing his mind when he saw his bride. The veil stayed in place until the end of the ceremony. In America, the tradition became popular when one of George Washington’s nephews walked by a window and was enchanted by the beauty of the woman behind the lace curtain. At their wedding, she wore a lace veil to honor the moment their romance began. It is also mentioned in the Bible as a Jewish custom when Rebekah first sees Isaac.

If the bride chooses to not use the blusher veil it is pulled back over the top of the veil to blend in. I have noticed recently that brides are choosing to use the blusher veil during their ceremony. The lifting of the blusher veil should be rehearsed since men usually feel uncomfortable performing this act. In the ceremony, the lifting of the blusher veil is performed by father of the bride when he kisses the bride “good-bye.”After it is done, allow your maid/matron of honor to straighten the blusher so it will look nice for pictures.

If you choose to wear the blusher, use caution so it will not touch your lips. You should choose a matte or semi-matte lipstick. A lipstick sealer can also help or you can choose to blot your lipstick.

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