What is a blusher?
If you’re on the hunt for your perfect wedding veil, you will have probably come across the word ‘blusher’ in a lot of product descriptions. But what exactly does the term refer to?
A blusher is a part of a wedding veil that covers the bride’s face as she walks down the aisle, before being pulled back by her new husband to reveal her radiant face.
The History Of Blusher Veils
Blusher veils are a fantastic way to add a touch of traditional romance to any bridal style. Its origins can be found in stories, myths, legends and the history book, and can be traced back as far as the Ancient Greeks and Romans.
There are many stories and theories behind the origins and popularity of the blusher. In some cultures, it was used to protect the bride from evil spirits or signify modesty and purity. In other parts of the world, where arranged marriages are common, they were used to hide the bride’s appearance from the groom until they were officially married. In Judaism, the veiling of the bride signifies that the groom loves her for more than her outer beauty.
In the present day, blushers don’t need to hold the weight of the meaning they have gathered over the years. Instead, they are a stunning and dramatic accessory which pays homage to wedding traditions of the past while offering a bride the opportunity to showcase her style and create a showstopping wedding day look.
What Is The Difference Between A Veil And A Blusher?
A veil with a blusher is a type of veil most commonly referred to as a two-tier veil. This means that, as well as the traditional length of tulle cascades down a bride’s shoulders and back, there is also another length of tulle which can be pulled over the bride’s face. This length of fabric is known as the blusher.
Veils which don’t include a blusher are sometimes known as single tier veils.
To Blusher Or Not To Blusher?
Wedding fashion has most certainly evolved with the times and, nowadays, single tier veils are just as popular as blusher veils. Whether you choose to have one or not depends entirely on your preferences and chosen wedding gown.
In our opinion, the only reason you should wear a blusher veil is if you choose to. Not because it feels traditional or like you must.
Here at Lace & Favour, we love it when brides are true to their own style and own it on their big day, whether that be traditional, contemporary, glamorous, or quirky!
Blusher Veils From Lace & Favour
Here at Lace & Favour, we stock a fabulous range of two-tier veils which feature a blusher. Whether you choose to wear it traditionally for full romantic effect or prefer to keep it swept back as to create a layered look, you’ll find a huge range of veils in wide-ranging styles, fabrics, and colours. Not to mention embellishments ranging from lace to freshwater pearls and everything in between.
Shop our two-tier veils today to see a selection of beautiful blusher veils from iconic wedding designers such as Joyce Jackson, Linzi Jay, Bianco Evento and Rainbow Club. All of which are available to buy online with worldwide delivery.