DIY Chapel Veils : 3 New Styles, Lent Season

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My friend Hang wearing her Chapel Veil

Greetings!

Lent officially started on Ash Wednesday Feb 26 and will end Thursday April 9th.  I wore my Chapel Veil to mass for the first time and decided that I would wear it at mass through the Lenten season.  I am hoping the Chapel Veil will help me focus and remember the sacredness of the mass.  If you are interested in Veiling and creating your own, I did create a tutorial for 3 new styles below:

I use to think Lent was a 40 day journey when you “give up” something you love (ex: sweets/soft drinks/social media, etc.)

However, someone once told me that it could also be doing something good for you, like creating a new healthy habit.  For example: running half a mile on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Lent ends or eating a side serving of greens at every meal, even possibly get enough sleep. It’s meant to help find balance, build discipline, do penance, prepare for the death & resurrection of Jesus, and ultimately build a closer relationship to Christ.

It reminds me of New Year’s resolutions, but you only have 40+ days to do it – And you do it all for the glory of God.

I understand Lent means something different to everyone or maybe has no relevance at all. But I would like to challenge everyone to do something good for yourselves until April 9th (forever would be good 😆). At the very least, speak words of encouragement everyday to yourself, someone you know, or a complete stranger🙏.

I’m still learning and growing in my faith.  Feel free to share what Lent means to you? What are you giving up that too much of is not healthy? or what new good habits would you like to incorporate into your life.

Since there are three pillars of Lent (prayer, fasting, almsgiving), I will…

1) Pray to love and appreciate where I am today, not belittle my daily efforts.
2) Fasting: on top of Fridays, No meat during Lent season – Hoping I can learn to meal plan better. If you know of tasty and healthy vegan/vegetarian recipes, feel free to share😁.  Also, I started Veiling at mass on Ash Wednesday.  A personal practice I would like to continue after Lent is over.
3) Almsgiving: share and spread the works of @svdp_hou_vol

Here is a Veil I made for mass on Ash Wednesday and through Lent.  It is the triangle Chapel Veil in the first video.

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Here is the first Chapel Veil tutorial:

Thank you for visiting and may you have a wonderful Lenten Season.

Hugs!

Ann

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Pointed Blusher : Cutting the Tulle

 

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Greetings Pat!

Thank you for your inquiry.  Here is how I would cut a pointed blusher veil using a 54″ width tulle.   First take the following measurements:

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A=Blusher length
B=Point of Hair comb to elbow
C=Train length
D= Elbow to desired length, A – B
Total Amount of Tulle to purchase = A+C

Measure length “D”, transition a curve and start cutting from the open side of the tulle straight towards the corner point.

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Measure length A, and use a safety pin to mark where the hair comb will be placed

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Open lengthwise on the fold.

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Fold over and attach the hair comb.

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I hope that answers your question.  I would love to see what you create when you are complete.  If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,

Ann

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Happy Valentine’s Day : Lace Trim Veil

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Krystal’s Wedding Day April 25, 2015

Greetings!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  I got a sweet flower bouquet from my husband and carnations from Little J.  He bought them from a Valentine school fundraiser.   Mr. T & I did not celebrate a typical Valentines date but we had a lovely time.  We spent time scouting out the next location for his future dental office and possibly a new home.  I do enjoy Real Estate shopping and dreaming;)  We also took the children out on a family date after dinner to get boba & play connect four.  My daughter organized a mini connect four tournament and I was the champion.  Go Ann! – of course no mercy for Mr. T and the children;). Well, we are starting to plan for the next season of life.  Although we do not know what the future holds, we can only work towards it and plan it the best we can.  I’ll be honest, it is exciting!

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Lace Trim Veil handmade by Krystal Longnecker, Photo by Becky Keeley

Because an aspect of my job is social media, I am seeing many of my past Brides start a special season in their lives – having children.  It is such a beautiful stage to witness.  Well, my Bride Krystal Longnecker & her husband from Pomona, New Jersey just had a new baby to add to their 4 girls.  Congratulations to your growing family!  They got married on April 25, 2015.  She purchased my DIY Lace Veil Kit and followed my tutorial to make her beautiful veil.  She wanted her veil to be an heirloom for her daughters.  One of the other beautiful Valentine gifts I got were photos of her children in the veil.   Isn’t this adorable?!  Thank you Krystal for sharing!

To read Krystal’s experience of creating the veil, you can click HERE.  I can’t wait to see photos of them them actually walking down the aisle one day wearing the their mother’s handmade veil.  Well, I hope Krystal inspired you to create something EXTRAordinary.  Thank you for visiting and may you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,

Ann

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ps. Here is the tutorial Krystal used to create her veil.

DIY Cathedral Length Veil : Zan B question

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Greetings Zan B!

Thank you for your inquiry.  Here is an attempt to answer your question using the video time stamp.

{0:27} I measured 37″ & pinned at that point.  The red marking is where I placed the pin on the fold.

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{0:36} I pivot the measuring tape from the pin & made the markings

I hope this answered your question.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you do have any other questions.

Kind regards,

Ann, Youtique Bridal & Lifestyle

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Happy Thanksgiving! : Birdcage Veil & Fabric Flower of Emediong from Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Greetings!

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I want to make sure I thank everyone of you who make Youtique Bridal & Lifestyle possible.  Also, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays although all the shops skipped right over it and went straight to Christmas.  This blog is a way to take a snapshot of where I am today & how grateful I am to those who support me.  Thank you to my kind, caring, creative, & inspiring community who…

*visits & read my blog
*DM me with inspiring stories
*628 Instagram Friends
*213 Facebook Friends
*48,577 Youtube Subscribers
*12,564,051 Views on My Youtube

And I can never say thank you enough to those who take their time to share their creative journey with me and tell me you were inspired by my videos.  It makes all the behind the scenes work worthwhile.  So thank you to everyone!

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Today I want to also thank  Emediong all the way from Port Harcourt, Nigeria for sharing her birdcage veil & fabric flower with me.  She said she was inspired by my videos so she knew how to make this Texas girl happy & thankful;)  I had asked her a few questions and she kindly took the time to reply.  Well,  I hope you get inspired by Emediong to make something.  Enjoy!

1)Your name & where do you reside? My name is Emediong and I reside in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
2)Why did you decide to DIY? I decided to do DIY because I love creating something beautiful with my hands.
3) Who and what event were you creating it for? I was creating it for myself for a marriage ceremony to adorn my hair with.
4) Your social media sites & links: Instagram: @busyhands_creations

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(FOR THE FABRIC FLOWER)
5) Pros and cons of the project:
Pros: Very beautiful, versatile
Cons: The challenge of cutting the pattern/template out on organza as the material is very sheer

6) What was your favorite part of the process? My favourite part of the process was seeing the flower coming together as I was sewing. I was smiling as I saw this happening🙂. It made me feel like wow, I am going to make something beautiful and gain knowledge of how to make this flower first future projects.

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7) how long did it take you? The cutting out of the template was what took the most time but the sewing and assembly process did not waste time at all. Maybe about 20mins for everything or slightly more.

8) anything else you would like to add? ADDITIONAL NOTES: The tutorial was very detailed and simple enough to understand. There was no way one could have problem replicating the flower.  Also, it was very nice to have the free template made available too, very nice.  Thank you

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FOR THE BIRD CAGE:
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5. PROS: The bird cage was very lovely.  CONS: The bridal face net here is different from the one there so it was a bit challenging sewing through.

6. My favourite part was seeing the pattern followed to have a perfectbird cage look because up till then I’ve always just thought of crunching up the face net at the edge to create the look but was excited to learn this technique.

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Thank you Emediong!  I hope everyone got inspired by Emediong because I sure did.  May you all have a wonderful creative Thanksgiving Holiday Season!  I believe there is always something to be grateful for whether it be something small or big.   What are you thankful for?  Many blessings to you!

Hugs!

Ann

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If you would like to create the Birdcage veil or Fabric flower, feel free to view the tutorials below.

Flower Template:
https://youtiquebridal.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/fabric-flower-pattern.pdf

Thank you for watching!

DIY Infinity Veil : DIY Guest Carolyn Nealen

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I was tagged on IG by Carolyn Nealen @bugsnbeauty from Bozeman, Montana (originally from Michigan).  She created her own Infinity Veil with the guidance of my DIY tutorial.  Thank you Carolyn for sharing your beautiful veil!  This completely makes my day.  Seeing her work & others who are inspired by my tutorials inspire me to do better.  Thank you!

I asked her a couple of questions because I know she will inspire you;)

1. What inspired you to create the chapel veil? I was inspired to create the chapel veil because I already had purchased an infinity veil, which I love. I’ve been sewing for a while now so the idea of making my own veils appealed to me.

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2. How long did it take you? It took 45-60 minutes to make a veil, depending on the intricacy of the edging being stitched on.

3. Pros/cons of making one? Choosing your own lace or mesh allows you to customize a veil based on your style. I have so many different options in mind for the future! Honestly, I don’t think that there are any cons to making a veil yourself, though some may say the construction process is one. Frankly, veils are one of the simplest, most straightforward sewing projects I’ve done.

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4. How did you find my tutorial? When I decided to try making my own veil, I came upon Youtique Bridal’s tutorial in a Google search. The clarity of instructions and different options were what drew me in.

5. When and why did you start veiling? I started veiling during Lent. Several of my friends had adopted this practice and I had done a little research. Another friend posted a detailed article on the practice, in a Catholic moms group. I read through the article, felt that God was nudging me, and now veil anytime I am in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

6. How long you have you been married? And do you have any marriage tips for young couples? My husband and I have been married for eight years.  It takes three to make a marriage: you, your spouse, and God. Make sure that you take time to pray individually and together. Remember also that you are different but equal, with individual strengths and weaknesses. Lastly, a sense of humor is so important. Not everything is going to go as you planned and you have to be ready to laugh at things!

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Congratulations on your recent Anniversary!

7. A little about yourself.  I am the oldest of four children and grew up in a loving, Protestant family. I’m an unashamed nerd/geek and love anything to do with science…okay, not physics or astronomy. A teacher by trade, I taught third and fourth grade for a number of years, but middle school is my niche. I am a convert to the Catholic faith and met my husband on Catholic match. After getting married I took time off teaching to kick cancer’s butt, raise our son, and run a small business. With our son in school full-time this year, I started substitute teaching and, in a few weeks time, will have completed my masters.

8. Anything else you would like to share? My current favorite place to buy lace online is Fabric.com and I always order at least 2 yards.

Thank you so much Carolyn for taking the time to answer the questions and sharing a little about your inspirational life.  May God continue to bless your journey.

Thank you for visiting & may you be inspired to create something EXTRAordinary.

Love,

Ann

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To create one, feel free to view my tutorial below.  Have a wonderful day!

DIY Chapel Veils : Infinity & Triangle Chapel Veil

Happy Easter!

Infinity Chapel Veil

Infinity Chapel Veil

In the past couple of months, I received emails asking if I had a tutorial or requesting a tutorial for a chapel veil for mass. I found it interesting because in the last few years, I started seeing more ladies (young and old) and little girls wear a chapel veil to church. I became intrigued but didn’t think it was something for me.

After several inquiries, I decided to do research on reasons to Veil. This is what I learned through my research on Veiling:
– It was a common practice until the 60’s
– it brings reverence to the Lord
-physical reminder of the True Presence
– the veil is a tool (sacramental) used to humble & open our hearts to God
– emulate the Virgin Mary who sets women apart as the blessed bearers of life
-Bride of the church
-clothed in dignity & modesty

Women who has veiled

Women who has veiled

There is more information to learn. However, after the research I found, I felt prompted and made a personal decision to wear the veil at least to adoration and for morning prayer (baby steps😉). I decided to start during #HolyWeek.  So here is the tutorial, I hope it inspires you to create…


Do you #veil? I know many other cultures & religions also veil so feel free to share with me why you veil. I love learning. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

The Blue Triangle Chapel Veil

The Blue Triangle Chapel Veil I will be wearing to Adoration & Morning Prayer

Thank you for reading and Happy Easter!

Hugs,

Ann

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More information on Veiling:

True Faith TV: https://youtu.be/lFqSae_ZwRY

#AskFrMike: Chapel Veils and the Significance of Dreams
https://youtu.be/i-tZZQjXFRc