So yesterday I described how all the while that I have been planning my Wedding Day ensemble, I simply knew I did not want a traditional veil. I thought the answer for me was a hair wreath. I tried to make one for 6 WEEKS until I finally designed one I like. While that was failing previously I tried a simple flower in the hair, which I love, too.
I took all my accessories with me to my final fitting last Saturday only to discover that I don't like my accessories with my wedding gown! The shoes are too bulky with the dainty dress and the hair wreath only perpetuates my young-as-hell looks. I want to look grown up and womanly like all the brides I see at their weddings. I'm okay with looking like my young-faced self everyday but on my wedding day I want to look like a woman. The hair wreath is lovely, but not for me.
After much googling of terms like "mini birdcage" and "eye veil" I found out that they are called bandeau veils or visor veils.
I googled up some good reference and inspiration photos and got to work making a diagram and list of supplies for myself (I have become VERY organized whilst planning!). I had everything but mini combs to attach it in my hair. After going to Sally Beauty I didn't find mini combs, but I got the 2-prong pincurl clips that looked like they would work, too.
I went home and laid out my supplies and got to work. It took around 5 minutes. Ava helped me mark my tulle; she bit it! But it was actually just where I needed to cut it... odd, yet wonderful! I cut a double-length to make a double layer of tulle by folding it in half. Then I folded the outside corners on each end to the center, pinching the layers together as I folded. Then I sewed a stitch and knot into the layers to keep it together before attaching it to the clip. The clip felt most secure in my hair with the prongs pointing down towards the floor, so I sewed each one onto the backside of sewn tulle clusters. The veil itself was "done" after that. I chose to add a sunflower barrette on the left side of it for my flower in the hair.
Which do you like better?