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Lilac Blossom

DIY-ed: Veil

November 28th, 2011 by     

As you know, I had a lot of DIY projects so now I want to show them off! Remember me talking about making my veil?

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How to make a Wedding Veil: DIY

March 1st, 2011 by     

My Attempt to do a Wedding Veil

“Back in the day,” when I was trying on wedding dresses, I discovered how ridiculously expensive wedding veils were.  The typical cost of a 2 tiered wedding veil is $150-$500.  You probably can get a super cheap wedding dress for that cost!

Well, to save a couple hundred dollars, I decided to make my own wedding veil.  Overall, it only required some basic sewing skills.  I didn’t even create the veil from scratch!  I got a pre-maid two tiered veil from Joanns Fabric Store.  It was a lot simpler then I thought it would be.

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Veil or No?

January 4th, 2011 by     

Call me crazy, but I’ve decided to forego wearing a veil.  Don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful. And how often do you get to wear a freaking veil??  Despite this, I’ve decided against it.  Had I worn one, my vision would be one like this:

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Mantilla Veil available on Etsy

I love these.  But with an outdoor wedding on the water, I knew it would be in my face and I don’t like things (including my hair) in my face.

Now, I’ve decided to go with a fascinator, which I didn’t even know existed until I got engaged.  While I may be preaching to the choir, for those of you who, like me, don’t know about these, a fascinator quite simply is a headpiece.  They are typically made from silk, feathers and/or beads.  I’ve decided to go with one from etsy (my new FAVORITE site).  It will be made by the wonderful lady at B Poetic.

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To Veil or Not to Veil?

May 27th, 2010 by     

I know what I want, I know what I want, I know what I want…I don’t know what I want!!

That’s what has been going over and over again in my head for about two days now. Of course I have much more important things to worry about, like what wedding coordinator I’m going to choose for our destination wedding, but I’m stuck on veils. And being my OCD, control freak self, I just can’t let go until I make a decision. So here’s the problem:

When we were first planning a local wedding, I wanted to wear a veil. Kind of. I mainly wanted to because Dahlia Dude’s Mom told me that she always regretted NOT wearing a veil for the ceremony. Both her and Dahlia Mom wore wreaths of flowers. So, as to avoid later regret, I decided I wanted to wear one.

Fast forward about two months: Dahlia Dude and I decided we wanted a destination wedding in Cape Town, South Africa. Not necessarily informal, but much less formal than we originally planned. I wanted to be barefoot on the beach, and Dahlia Dude was just happy that he didn’t have to wear a tux!! So, to fit my newer, more awesome beach wedding, I decided skip the veil and wear my hair mostly down, curly, and with (you guessed it!!) a dahlia in my hair. Then, after being happy with this decision for almost a whole month, I saw this:

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Isn't the veil gorgeous?!

Isn’t it just sheer perfection? The sun! The almost kiss! The VEIL!!!


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Lilac Blossom

Considering My Veil

May 20th, 2010 by     

Since I take great pride in my attempts at creativity and I have no desire to spend $250 on the veil that I loved at the bridal shop, I’m planning on making my own.  But how long and what type should it be?

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Do I Bail on the Veil?

February 11th, 2010 by     

Now that I have found the gown, I have moved on to the search for accessories. As a beach bride, I have been compelled to keep it simple but have approached a speed bump.  I am having a hard time deciding whether I would like to wear a veil or rock a festive flower or accessory in my hair.  Since I already know what type of veil I would go with, I have started searching for hair accessories like flowers and combs.  I have found some pretty amazing pieces on Etsy and thought I would share them with you and get your opinion!

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My Checklist Reminder – Buy a Veil!

September 8th, 2009 by     

Recently, I read through the checklist and timing emails that find their way to my inbox each day. Good thing – there is just around eight months left to go and apparently it is time to get hopping on accessories, such as veils.

There was a time when I knew that veils weren’t me and that one would not be perched on my head on the wedding day. That all changed as I began to try on wedding dresses and the consultants would bring them out, place them on and a slight tear would form in the corner of my eye. That was a sign- it was time to reconsider. Isn’t it funny how everything changes from our vision to our reality??

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Back it Up Now…meeep…meep…

April 21st, 2009 by     

Sorry for the title, but that is what I was saying in my head… you know how the trucks make that noise when they are in reverse?? anyone??

Ok, so what I wanted to do was back up to the beginning… I’m talking pre-engagement, pre-ANY-vendors, right about the time I learned of this amazing world of wedding blogs… and etsy!! Two amazing finds right?? Well, it took no time at all to get turned out to Miss Myra over at Twigs & Honey. Before I knew where we were getting married (ok, we had a couple ideas, but nothing was finalized), before I knew what my dress was, before I had even thought of my hair, ladies, I knew what my boutonnieres would look like!! No jokin’, Myra’s bouts were my new found obsession. Her collection of simply spectacular creations was the inspiration behind my first inspiration board… oh, who am I kidding, it WAS my inspiration board…

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Unveiling The Confusion Around Veils

April 1st, 2009 by     

While most girls have a hard time choosing their wedding dress, I was able to find “the one” during my first visit to the bridal salon. I did go to other salon just so I knew that I gave others a shot, but nothing else worked out as well and I ordered my dress within a few days.  Now that I’m getting to a point of picking out accessories, I wish I was having as easy of a time.  Specifically, I’m struggling with choosing a veil. I think I’m starting to narrow it down and I want something like the image below (sans the black trim).

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What I’ve learned through this process is that a veil is not as simple to choose as one may think, but on the flip side, it’s not worth stressing over as the dress and the bride herself will really be the main focus.  The process has also taught me a lot about how the guys must have felt when choosing the engagement rings and worrying about the 4 C’s. The “4 C’s” in veil world require decisions around cut, fullness, length, color, trimming, and embellishments.

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A Veil Costs What?

January 17th, 2009 by     

I remember going to my first bridal shop to try on dresses. I found the perfect one pretty quickly (which I ended up going with even after multiple trips to other shops). When I was standing on the little platform surrounded by mirrors, the bridal shop sales lady started to bring out veils to show me the finished look.  She immediately picked out the ideal veil. It flowed all the way to the ground and framed my dress and body perfectly. Just gorgeous!!!

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I knew this was the look I wanted for the veil so I asked how much it was. As I stood there in my naive state waiting for her to say a price that was made up of only two digits, she told me that I could get it for a steal at the price of $350!! This is a piece of nicer netting, right? Apparently, she’s had brides purchase veils in the thousand dollar range. I knew that wouldn’t be me.

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