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Veil Distress

After falling in love with Sara Gabriel’s birdcage veils, but not her prices, I decided to go the DIY route. I found a place in Denver called Allyn’s that sells French veil and purchased a yard. My first attempt fell flat. At first I wanted the veil to come to just below my nose, but after deciding on the angled design instead, I didn’t have enough material to make it work.
Back to Allyn’s I went. This time I got a yard & a half just to be safe. I stopped by a wig shop and got a styrofoam mannequin head. I had a plan – a great plan! I’d just use the mannequin, material & some bent quilting pins to try out placement before sewing it all together. I pinned my design but decided to wait a few days before sewing anything – just to make sure I was happy with the total effect.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about what kind of veil I’ll wear for my wedding, and there’s just something about birdcage veils that really appeals to me. Now, I don’t know anyone personally who wore a birdcage and had never seen one up close so I called a few bridal boutiques today to make sure they had a nice collection so I could go in and get a better idea of what they’re all about.
You know what I found out? That the overwhelming majority of bridal professionals I spoke to today didn’t even know what a birdcage was. In case you’re among those who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a photo of one.
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