- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
When I decided I simply must have the Sara Gabriel Madison veil, but slightly shorter, I then had to face the $390 price tag. Unwilling and unable to pay so much, I put out an alchemy request on etsy for the veil and received ten bids within twenty-four hours. I ultimately went with Sarah of Goff Couture (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7051839) due to her amazing projects listed on her blog (http://goffcouture.wordpress.com/), which includes a custom nursing bra! Sarah was really wonderful through the whole process and sent me photos at each step. She first cut the veil and sent me photos so I could OK the shape, then pinned muslin strips where the hand-beading was to go so I could approve the placement. She changed the placement cheerily upon request, and then hand sewed swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls on to the veil, then resewed them when I wanted a slight change in the design. All this for $110 – and it would have been cheaper if we’d gone with glass pearls and plastic crystals. She was a delight to work with, extraordinarily prompt, and extraordinarily thorough. My veil is… simply breathtaking. I’m in love!