very thin delicate tulle of silk or nylon having a cobwebbed appearance,
used for dresses and trimmings
A bridal veil covering the face is a symbol of virginity, purity, or modesty.
Long ago when a bride and groom were pronounced man and wife sometimes her father would go forward and lift her veil signifying that he was giving the daughter he has cherished and protected to her husband. If the groom lifted the veil what was meant was that he was taking possession of her.
When the bride wore a veil covering her face it also symbolized that the groom was taking her as his wife for her inner beauty that would not fade or be diminished unlike the outer beauty that would fade.
something that deceives by producing a false and misleading impression of reality
Not many brides wear a face veil anymore.
Today, I think I like the the bit about the father of the bride giving to the groom the daughter that he has cherished and protected. But, I definitely don’t like the groom taking possession of her. What was she a horse? And I think the unveiling of the inner beauty versus the outer is quite lovely.
The comment about today’s brides and veils is somewhat facetious…
but it is true.