The first American woman to wear a wedding veil was Nelly Custis, Martha Washington's daughter. She wore the veil to please her husband-to-be, who had complimented her on how pretty she looked when seen through a lace-curtained window. http://youtube.com/watch?v=idvH11zdhMk And some Flight of the Conchords goodness. Or... maybe not goodness. lol. Doggy Dance.