Post # 1
My great aunt wore this veil at her wedding in 1948, and had a beautiful 65 year marriage. Her husband recently passed away and she offered the veil to me for my wedding, for good luck and as a way to remeber him. The veil is a catherdral length lace veil with blusher, which I love, but I am not crazy about the attached tiara. It is wax organe blossoms, which she says are the most important part, as they are supposed to show purity as you walk down the aisle. My mother will not let me detach the veil from the crown, and just wear the veil, so thats out … I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas of how I could wear/alter it while still keeping the meaning intact. Also please note that I am not wearing any make up, and the veil is VERY wrinkled, which of course will not be the case on the wedding day.
Post # 3
Hmm I would steam it to remove the wrinkles and then see how it lays. Might give you a better idea
Pretty dress btw!
Post # 4
Is it flexible/bendable? Maybe you could wear it low around a bun so it looks less like a crown. Here’s a link to a photo:
Best suggestion would be to see whoever is doing your hair so they will know what they have to work with ahead of time.
Post # 5
Could you take the blossoms off the tiara and use them to make a headband? The meaning would still be there, but a more updated look
Post # 6
Could you see about making the blossoms and tiara part into combs to put in your hair? So that you still have them, but you can have them lay flatter against your head and also incorporate some more modern elements with them? It would likely require destroying the tiara in the process, of course.
Other ideas – break the tiara up and attach the blossoms to a headband, put individual blossoms on bobby pins and sprinkle them through your hair.
The best part about all of these is that the blossoms will stay on longer than they would if they’re part of the veil!
Post # 7
@MrsChemE: WOW! That tiara is INCREDIBLE! (And I HATE tiaras. Hate them)
But that one is so clearly classy and vintage, that I think it looks wonderful! It even complements your dress!
Post # 8
Thanks for the ideas! My mom is not allowing me to break the tiara, whihc is too bad because I really like the idea about making pins with the blossoms. I do like the idea about incorperating it in another way. I was talking with my mother and what we are thinking now is that we will seperate the tiara from the veil, its only held on by small strings, and this will leave the tiara and veil intact, but in two pieces. I have another tiara that i bought before this was offered to me, whihc is more sparkly. I am thinking of attaching snaps to the veil, and both tiaras. I will wear the veil with the sparkly tiara for my wedding, and after attach the veil back to its original tiara, by way of the snaps. That way, if anyone else wants to wear it, they will have the option of wearing it as the orginal, or seprating the peices and doing their own thing. I also felt better about this idea because it allowed me to return the tiara and veil to my aunt exactly how she gave it to me, with the addition of snaps lol.
Post # 9
Oh and I will carry the blossoms in my bouquet and it will be arriagned on the headtable after the ceremony.
Post # 10
I love your aunt’s tiara and your dress – so lovely on you! And what a creative way to make everything work out 🙂 Do you have a photo of the tiara you will be wearing with your aunt’s veil?