- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013 - UK
… and I love it! Seriously, I’ve bought so many cheap bits and bobs for my hair. I already have a long veil, which I love, and I will probably wear it with a DIY detachable blusher. However, I wanted a headpiece which I could clip the veil to, and which I could also wear during my reception. I made some pearl hairpins to help hold the veil on, but it’s really heavy and I’ll need all the help I can get to keep it in!
As far as a reception alternative goes, I got a 1950s birdcage veil ages ago, but the colour wasn’t quite right. I also inherited a white 1940s pillbox hat with a veil from my Aunt… closer, but it was still not right.
Next, I experimented with DIY feather headpieces. Again, very nice, but not quite right. More for a day at the races, or as a wedding guest at a black and white wedding. I also already own a very nice pearl browpiece made from South China Sea pearls, but that wasn’t quite there either, and nor were the hair combs I had which are similar in style to those I see on quite a few brides.
I had some spare guipure which matched my dress, so I held it up on me as a hairband… much better. Very nice, but how would it have stayed on with a veil attached to it?
Then, finally, I went to a bridal expo and tried on a stunning headpiece… which I fell in love with. It cost £250 though… and they weren’t even real pearls! Meh, I thought… for £10, I can do something similar with real pearls instead….
… and here it is! I’m loving it. It’ll match my wedding pearls, as well… plus I strung a lot of my wedding jewellery, so it all has a similar theme. I love working with pearls.
PS Shame the pictures came out so rubbish… you can’t see the 3D effect. Even FI loved it, and he HATES DIY or anything which looks even remotely home made. I can see a few small wiring errors in the centre of these pics, actually, but other than that…
EDIT: Actually, it really doesn’t look right in these pics. I wonder what it is? It looks really good IRL though. I’ll have to take pics with me with it on, to make sure if it’s just the lighting which is off, or whether it doesn’t look right in pics full stop.