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Caitlin’s Bridal Accessories

I can’t believe my friend Caitlin got married almost two years ago already. I was so honored when she asked me to be a bridesmaid and was even more excited when she let me make her veil and sash.

The above collage features all the inspiration photos she sent me. I loved the short, layered look of what she was going for and couldn’t wait to get started. However, I hate cutting tulle because it’s always so hard to get a straight edge on it so I was thrilled when I came across a ready made veil at A.C. Moore for only a few dollars that already had the look that Caitlin wanted. I had Caitlin take a measurement of how long she wanted it and since the veil I had bought was a little too long I shortened it from the top because I didn’t want to lose the nice pearlized edge. I also knew the embellishments would be covering the top edge so this cut down a lot of work on having to fight with my serger and finish off the raw edge of the tulle myself. All the loose rhinestones I used were Swarovski and the rhinestone leaf shaped trim came from M & J Trimming. I think the feathers came from a trimming shop in the garment district that has since closed.

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I was pretty pleased with how it turned out and thought it looked great in Caitlin’s hair on the day of.

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I also made a sash for Caitlin. I found a really inexpensive kit on Etsy from the shop Amazing Appliques where all I pretty much had to do was sew an applique to some pre-cut satin ribbon. In the pictures of her dress Caitlin had sent me, her dress looked white, but according to the shop it was ivory. So I ordered a kit with ivory ribbon and it didn’t look exactly how I had hoped but I went for it anyway. I backed the applique with some felt before applying it to the ribbon because I was afraid it would be too flimsy without it. After it was done, I mailed it off to Caitlin, still afraid that the color of the ribbon was wrong. Luckily, Caitlin loved it. And I think the color of the ribbon compliments her blonde hair.

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This is me helping her into her dress on the big day.

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Isn’t she stunning?! I think her photographer (Captiva Photography) did such a great job.

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