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This past weekend, while bridesmaid dress shopping with my girls, I got another fun activity crossed off my list: I bought a veil!
If you’ll remember, when I first purchased my dress, I originally thought I wanted a cathedral length veil. When I got to the store on Saturday and was able to put on the sample of my gown, I tried on several cathedral length veils, and the look was just…so so. I suddenly felt like I was being taken over by the veil, rather than complemented by it. So, we switched gears, and I ended up with a beautiful fingertip length veil that perfectly matched my dress:
It looks very brown and dark in this picture, but it’s actually a very sheer, light gold. Once it’s on with my dress, it looks totally gorgeous!
In case you don’t know what “fingertip” length means, here’s a handy dandy little chart I found:
And here are some pictures of me wearing it (I apologize for the lack of quality—I am terrible at taking “selfies!”):
So pretty! I love it!
I also received my hair flower this weekend! A while back, I contacted the lovely Kate at The Redheaded Actress (also known as the fabulous Mrs. Star!) to see if she could do a custom hair piece for my wedding.
As you know, I wanted to wear pearls on my wedding day. Although I love my dress, it has so much extravagant lace and rhinestone beading that wearing pearls really just won’t…go. I knew I wanted to incorporate pearls into my wedding day somehow, though, so what better way to do so than with a hair flower? Working with Kate, we settled on a design we both thought would work well. I anxiously waited for the package to arrive, and on Monday, it finally did!
I opened up the box to reveal this lovely little package:
And when I opened it up, I saw this:
Hooray! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? The lace matches the scalloping on the edge of my dress, the flower is gorgeous, and it has pearls in the center. I love it! Here is a shot of me wearing it:
And here’s a shot with my veil. I think they look great together!
So, my head accessories are complete. Another item checked off the list!
Are you wearing a veil or hair flower?
*All photos by me unless otherwise noted!