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Hinton Ampner :-
A masterpiece of design by Ralph Dutton, this stunning venue has wonderful views over acres of parkland and rolling Hampshire countryside.
For further information about weddings at Hinton Ampner, or to arrange a viewing of the facilities you can contact us on 01962 771305
Brightly colored veils were worn in ancient times in many parts of the world and were considered a protection against evil spirits Greek and Roman brides for yellow or red veils (representing fire) to ward off evil spirits and demons. At one time, Roman brides were completely covered with a red veil for protection. In early European history, with the advent of arranged marriages veils served another purpose - to prevent the groom from seeing the brides' face till after the ceremony was over. Brides began to wear opaque yellow veils. Not only could the groom not see in, the bride could not see out! Therefore, the father of the bride had to escort her down the aisle and literally give the bride to the groom. Nellie Custis, the daughter of Martha Washington, is credited with wearing the first lace veil.