The groom was 18-year-old Shalom Rokeach, the grandson of the Chief Rabbi of the Hasidic Belz Rebbe community. Being the only male grandchild, Rokeach is expected to succeed his grandfather as leader of Belz Rebbe. The bride was 19-year-old Hannah Batya Penet, who is also a member of Belz Rebbe. The wedding lasted until dawn.
Belz Rebbe has its roots in a 14th century Polish town of the same name which was officially founded in 1817, and currently includes about 7,000 families around the world.Hannah wore a traditional white wedding dress made of lace encrusted with pearls and crystals. She was led into the ceremony by female relatives but wore a heavy veil throughout the ceremony. The wedding took place in Jerusalem on Tuesday, May 21. The heavy veil pays tribute to biblical stories of Rebecca (Genesis 25:65) and Leah (Genesis 29:25). According to the bible, when Rebecca first saw the man she was to marry, she “took her veil and covered herself”; Leah wore a veil so heavy that her groom, Jacob, couldn’t see her face—he thought he was marrying her sister, Rachel, whom he loved.
If the groom places it over her face himself, it shows he values her for more than just her beauty and also allows the bride to avoid curious stares from guests during the wedding ceremony.
Source : http://www.ugandapicks.com/2013/05/bride-hides-face-from-her-25000-wedding-guests-43864.html