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:
All answers remain the same minus those below:
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!

LUXE 108″ DIY Veil Kit : Cari Loschen

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Greetings!

I hope you are all doing well.  Today I am sharing the process of how I guided Cari through designing the cathedral length veil.  She had purchased  the Luxe 108″DIY Veil Kit to create her daughter Hallie’s Veil.

Before the first consultation, the following were started:

  • The dress was purchased
  • Pinterest board was put together for the veil & hairstyle
  • Measurements for the width (A) & length(B) of the dress were taken

    Example: Cari’s Measurement were WidthA=65″, LengthB=90″

    1.  First Consultation: Questions I asked Cari:
        1. How do you imagine the veil length? CL: past Hallie’s dress
        2. When is the wedding date? July 7, 2019
        3. If wearing a hair bun, will the veil be worn above or below the bun? CL: Bun, but still thinking about above or below
        4. Do you want a blusher (the veil that goes over your face or a second tier)? CL: no
        5. Will it be worn at the ceremony/reception/both? CL: Ceremony only
        6. If worn to the reception, does she want it bustled? CL: since wearing it to the ceremony only, no veil bustling
        7. Will it be worn with any other hair accessories? CL: Yes, embellished hair comb
        8. What is the width / length of the dress? CL: Width=65″, Length=90″
        9. Dress color? Ivory/White/Champagne/etc.
    2. Veil Kit Option: From the information I gathered, I suggested the LUXE 108″ DIY Veil Kit for her. Since Hallie wanted the veil to be longer & wider than the train of her dress, the best option was the LUXE DIY Veil 108″W Kit.*Veil Kit options are the 54″, 72″, 108″ Widthbeadwork
    3. Color Swatch: I mailed a color swatch.  I worked with Cari & Hallie to find the perfect match to her wedding gown and embellished hair comb.  The 3 of us corresponded via group text.  I wanted Hallie to have a “that’s pretty” moment.  When that happened, I knew it was the perfect color for her;). After the color was finalized, Cari made payment and the Veil Kit was shipped.
    4. Customized instructions for the step-by-step design process was put together for Cari.  She received the link to the password protected instructions.  The reason for the privacy is because photos were shared that can not be seen before the wedding date. Example: wedding dress photos, Sample of password protected site: https://youtiquebridal.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/carrie-loschen-veil/ 
    5.  1-1/2 hour Consultation, by appointment only: The kit also comes with a 1.5 hour consultation to answer any questions needed.  Because of technology today (and with her living in Nebraska and me in Texas), we set up an appointment time to do a video chat.  IMG_3950
    6. Finished Veil: I am so proud of Cari & the beautiful veil she created.  She did such an excellent job!  The veil was everything Hallie envisioned.IMG_7277

And this concludes the general process of how Cari designed the Cathedral length veil for her daughter Hallie.  Cari loves draping and she is a Couture Designer/Instructor from Wilcox, Nebraska.  Be sure to visit her Instagram page @carikim.

Here are more beautiful photos by photographer. Congratulations to Cari, Hallie, and their beautiful family.  What a special day!

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The price for the LUXE 108″ DIY Veil kit is $85.99 + S/H.
The Kit comes with everything you will need to create the Cathedral Length Veil:
-4 yards Veil Tulle, 108″ Width
-1 Guterman Thread Spool, 110yards
– 5 Pins
– 2 Dritz Hand Needles Size 8
– 1 Large Haircomb 4.25″, 29 teeth
– 1 small hair comb 1.5″, 10 teeth
– 1 Measuring Tape
– 1-1/2 hour Consultation
– Password protected access to step-by-step instructions and video tutorials
*Additional Consultation time beyond 1-1/2 hours is $25 per 30min.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask or email me at ann@youtiquebridal.com.  I would love to guide you through the process.  Well, I hope you got inspired to create something EXTRAordinary out of the ordinary.

To view my library of Veil tutorials, click here.

Thank you for visiting

Hugs!

Ann

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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 Guest : Makeup Artist Cynthia Alsop, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Greetings!

I wanted to share Cynthia Alsop’s DIY Birdcage Veil she created using my tutorial.  Isn’t her work stunning?!  She is a makeup artist from Fredericksburg, VA.  Thank you Cynthia for sharing your creativity with us.  I love asking my DIY Guests questions on what inspired them so feel free to read Cynthia’s answers below.   Also, make sure to check out her talent on IG @cynthia.alsop

 

 

1) What inspired you to DIY?  The thought came when a photographer and I decided we wanted to do a photoshoot to showcase the beauty of our community for weddings.  We specifically wanted to highlight that couples in our area could still plan a dream wedding right here in Fredericksburg, VA for less than $200.  Of course, I knew in order to make that happen, I would be diying a few aspects of the shoot.  I decided I wanted a vintage yet elegant theme and started making a list of the elements to include.  Veils were at the top but when I started pricing them for purchase I was shocked at some of the prices I was quoted or had seen.  That’s when I knew, I wanted to create my own veil.

2) How did you find my tutorial?  I found your tutorial via YouTube and Pinterest.  When I started, I didn’t know exactly what type of veil I was looking for.  I knew it existed but just couldn’t pinpoint the exact name of it.  I started by typing in the term “veils” into Google and it became a rabbit hole situation after that.  I saw so many photos from your videos on Pinterest coupled with the term “diy veils”.  So naturally I clicked on all the photos and it took me to your videos.  When I found your channel, I was amazed with the number of tutorials you had.  I can say I binge watched them for a day straight trying to generate ideas.  Eventually, I figured out what I wanted and it was called a bird cage veil.

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 3) What was the easiest part of creating the Birdcage veil, what was the most challenging part?  I found that the easiest part of the whole process was how you explained the construction of the veil.  Your videos made me feel comfortable enough that I could recreate one on my own.  

 The most challenging part for me actually was finding the materials.  You did a great job listing the materials for the project at the start of each video.  I saved a photo of the supply list and took it to my local sewing supply store but didn’t have much luck in the beginning.  Russian (or missionary) netting is hard to find where I live especially when I needed the veil for a shoot that was scheduled to occur in less than a week.

4) Was it rewarding?  I’ve always felt that making something on my own was so much more rewarding than purchasing it from a store.  It’s why it was important to me to try and source the materials myself.  I found some lovely birdcage veils on Etsy but knew I could make them at a cost that was more affordable and inline with our photoshoot theme.  In fact, with coupons for the supplies, I was able to make 4 veils for the cost of one veil that I saw online.

5) Feel free to add any comments or suggestions.  Since my June shoot, I’ve subscribed to your YT channel and started following you on IG.  I love sharing your page with my brides when we’re collaborating on a look for her wedding day.  Of course, it’s always great seeing what you’re up to in the wedding industy.  After watching all your YT vids, you’re definitely a source I go to for bridal inspiration.

Thank you Cynthia for taking the time to answer my questions and I truly appreciate you sharing your work.  Your words are very encouraging for me:)

If you want to create the birdcage veil, here is my tutorial:

Thank you everyone for visiting!  May you have an EXTRAordinary day and get inspired to create something EXTRAordinary;)

Hugs!

Ann

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