Ringing the Marriage Bell at one of the Venues
Yesterday our family went on an adventure to find the perfect spot for my oldest daughter’s wedding. We had time in between two places so went home for brunch–sausage and gravy with homemade biscuits.
Our discussions lingered on flowers, budget, decorations, and the veil came up. As she looked through my wedding album and held the wedding Bible I went down the aisle with 25 years ago, I remembered I still had my veil in my closet. I ran upstairs to retrieve this beautiful adornment for a bride that had laid dormant for 25 years.
We laughed as we tried to put the veil on–some metal parts were exposed and scratched her head. Ouch!
A quick fix and in an instant my daughter was a bride. My mother happened in and began to cry, too. Three generations. How did I get to be 48 years old and my sweet girl is wearing my veil?
Not only does the bridal veil show the modesty and purity of the bride and her reverence for God, it reminds us of the Temple veil which was torn in two when Christ died on the cross. The removing of the veil took away the separation between God and man, giving believers access into the very presence of God. Since Christian marriage is a picture of the union between Christ and the church, we see another reflection of this relationship in the removal of the bridal veil. Through marriage, the couple now has full access to one another. (1 Corinthians 7:4)