Post # 1
I made two veils: One single tier cathedral length that I will wear for the ceremony and pictures, and a double-teir that I will wear throughout.
My dress, that I love, has no train, so I found some matching lace and cut out small applique from the roll and hand beaded it for the center of the veil train. I then sewed on the silver, pearl and crystal beads for the train.
I fell in love with some tear-drop glass beads so I used those for the trim on all the tiers (along with the silver/crystal and pearls). I hand sewed the trim, but it didn’t take all that long. I used a simple stitch.
I only have it loosely tied to a comb right now. I won’t permanently attach it until next year during my hair trial (as recommended by my hairdresser and friend).
The cathedral train veil:
All three tiers together:
The double tier:
Up close of the lace beading (pic while in progress):
Up close of the trim (in progress):
The total cost was about $30, which includes the beads, thread, and tulle. It took about 10 hours spread over a few weeks.
Post # 3
WOW You did an amazing job!
Post # 4
I love this!!! You did an absoultely stunning job 🙂 And it’s very unique as far as I know. I haven’t seen any three tiered veils in my shopping. Great idea!
Post # 5
I am SO impressed! These are BEAUTIFUL! You should be so proud of yourself. And making the veils yourself will make them an even more special part of your wedding day. 🙂
Post # 6
I really do love my dress, but I also really, really wanted a train. So I will have my train, and then just detach it after the ceremony. I’ll be glad not to deal with the bustle, I think.
Post # 7
oh my gosh.. so pretty! Great job!
Post # 9
Beautiful! Out of curiosity, how heavy are all three on your head? It looks like a lot of fabric!
Post # 10
Those are gorgeous! You did a really, really good job 🙂
Post # 11
@wabanzi: Awesome! You should post a tutorial 😀
Post # 12
Thank you! They’re tulle, so they weigh practically nothing. I’ll only be wearing the long one for the ceremony & pics, so that will lighten my load.
thank you! I did post a how to, but I really just incorporated other’s ideas and how to. The tutorial is here: http://craftywedding.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/i-have-a-veil-or-two/
You all just made my day!