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Wedding Plans..help with veil?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rodriguezpoultry, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Hello all! I've got an odd question...

    I'm going to be married next fall and am wanting to do something a bit differently. A normal veil consists of rhinestones, thread, etc. Well...I'd like to incorporate feathers.

    Not just any feathers, white saddle feathers from a rooster. I'd like the outer feathers, not the downy ones so that there will be a "shine" to the head/hair part of the veil. I'm debating adding some gold, say from a Buff Orpington or something to jazz it up and help it match the dress.

    Would it even be possible for this to happen? Could any seamstress do it or would I have to find someone special to do it?

    I'm also debating on, instead of a flower girl, having a "feather girl" who drops white feathers down the pathway to the alter.


    Is this an alright idea? Or tacky?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I LOVE it!!!!!!!!

    Its your wedding day and you can do anything you want! Even scattering scratch outside too!

    Are you planning on wearing white dress?
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I like the idea. Surely most seamstresses would be able to incorporate feathers. [​IMG]
     
  4. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I'd think it would be fairly easy to add the feathers on the sides and top where there is a natural curve to the veil, anyway. If you're having it made you could probably easily have them add them but I think you could easily stitch them on yourself, too, if you buy it pre-made.

    I've been to a wedding where they dropped paper hearts instead of flower petals, so I say do what you want! [​IMG]
     
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  5. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Google feather veil and you'll see a lot of pics.

    Mostly they look more like hair clips to me, at just a glance, but still enough net to cover the face.

    There are some that work with a top hat that have a longer veil... think maybe it's a support issue.

    But if you did a headband, as opposed to a clip, I don't see why you couldn't do any length you wanted?

    Take a gander... there are lots of lovely ideas right at one's fingertips.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Do whatever you want! Its your wedding day!
    I had a head circle thingie made out of fresh wild flowers (didnt want a veil).. and i released butterflies at my wedding..
     
  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    There was an article in MaryJane's Farm magazine about a gal who made her veil out of white peacock feathers, so I would assume it could be done!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Ropo, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love the idea of feathers in your veil and to drop on the isle. No clue on who to get to sew it. Good luck!
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    As for dropping feathers down the aisle...
    Just be sure that noone at the wedding is deathly allergic to feathers..
    Otherwise its a great idea!
     

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