Wednesday, March 17, 2010

diy :: wedding :: bird cage veil

photo credit: A Farmers Daughter

Veils are a key element in identifying the bride to be and used to be worn to protect the bride from evil spirits. Fast forward a few decades and the veil is seen as a symbol of the bride's innocenece and purity. Nowadays, the veil is more of a fashion accessory and one of the hottest styles is the bird cage veil. What exactly is a bird cage veil? It's a short veil that covers the face up to the chin and usually made of russian veiling or millinery netting.

photo credit: once wed

Apparently, these coveted items are just as easy to make as they are to purchase. Try googling 'bird cage veils' and a plethora of tutorials pop up. Check out Vancouver local, Lara Varona's DIY Birdcage Veil Experiment or check out the lovely tutorial by Once Wed. An easy idea to glam up your special day!

photo credit: Tracey Heppner

Want to leave the making to the experts? Contact local artist, Melanie Hull (work pictured above) from A Farmers Daughter, for a custom handmade piece.

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