Sunday, December 1, 2013

And, Of Course, The Veil And Belt On The Bride

We had a beautiful wedding three weeks today and I just had to share. As I share, I'm trying to include at least a couple that show off her veil to its best advantage.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, Sarah did want a blusher, and she wanted the longest part of the veil to fall to her fingertip.  The blusher, when worn back, would fall to about her elbow.

I think we managed to make that happen.  (I especially love her fuchsia shoes!)

We also wanted the veil to be very sheer so that when the blusher was over her face, you could still see through it quite well.  Since we used silk tulle, it was no problem.

 The other advantage of silk tulle is that if falls so softly.  There is no stiffness to it at all.  It really is very lovely, though prohibitive unless you are making something this special.

You can get a good look at the alencon trim here. Eight yards were sewn on by hand, following the lines of the lace to secure it well and to hide my stitches.


Sarah hand beaded the belt she is wearing.  We tried several on when we bought the gown, but the prices were steep and now we know why!  She had never beaded before, but found a design she liked which we then transferred onto ivory silk via a light board.  And then the hours of hand beading began.  But it was well worth it!

And, the rest, well just sharing!  Bride and groom with me and Steve...

Bride and groom with Jeff's parents...

with Jeff's sister......

And with Sarah's brother and sister-in-law who were married two year's ago...

A wonderful day!


  1. The Bride looks so pretty ~ that hand beaded belt will be a keeper!

  2. All looks so beautiful and happy! Gorgeous veil and alencon lace.

  3. Hi Fran, very lovely veil! I want the exact style for myself! Is it possible for you to post a template of how you cut it please :)

    1. I'm so sorry I didn't see your post earlier -- had not had my settings chosen to alert me to new comments. I did not use a pattern but for a template to curve my fabric I did use a Vogue pattern for the curve only. I used two yards of fabric and after I had curbed the edges, I folded it on the bride so that one layer came to her elbow and the other to her fingertip. The folding was important because when you put on your lace, you need to switch which side you are sewing on at the fold so that the lace is always showing on top. Of course, for the walk down the aisle, when the blusher is over bride's face, the lace is on the inside, but the silk illusion was so sheer that you couldn't tell. When I gathered to attach to the comb, I did not gather the entire width, I experimented with how much of the veil I wanted to fall on her shoulders and gathered appropriately -- think I may have ended up doing about 20 inches in the center. I hope that helps and good luck with your veil!