From comfort llamas to flower walls to gold-encrusted dinner fare, weddings are known to be the perfect opportunity for a flair for the flamboyant. And China’s latest wedding trend is no exception. According to Shanghaiist, the latest fad is one-part fashion, one-part magic show: flying veils.
In a video shared on Facebook late last month, numerous brides can be seen waiting at the end of a long, elaborate aisle, sans veil—when, all of a sudden, one seemingly flies out of the blue on wires and is dropped delicately onto their heads.
The sheer veils appear to be “flying,” but in actuality, are attached to ceiling rails and weights. Add on a few errant birds, and the effect is almost Cinderella-esque. Social media users have been quick to weigh in on the latest trend, expressing both their admiration and amusement at something so seemingly extra.
1970: I bet we will have flying cars in the future
2018: *flying veils*
— zay (@mrcnzy) April 4, 2018
Wow I'm not having a wedding unless there's a flying veil that drops on me from the sky as I'm walking down the aisle. https://t.co/bwzN67OtMH
— natalia carmen (@nl00ve) April 4, 2018
Weddings are about to be a whole damn live production that I’m ready for. We need a wedding planner who double majored in special effects
— dub (@mnsmatt) April 4, 2018
And their whole ceremony on a CATWALK STAGE? Like that's pretty BIG too lol
— Makerzi (@relfresh) April 4, 2018
Always thought the wedding is something weird and unreasonable, but flying veil… Really New level
— Ana Den (@anaden_art) April 4, 2018
Popular wedding trends in the U.S. from the past year include mellower features like a gift lounge, metallic dresses and elaborate getaways post-wedding, be it via motorcycle, horse drawn carriage or helicopter.