I want to talk about an addiction I’ve got…that is to say my obsession for birdcage veils!
I could spend hours and hours in a hat shop trying all sorts of birdcages available and I won’t never get tired…I just love them and I would wear them to go to sleep as well…it’s crazy, isn’t it!!!
So I thought to write something about them with a few useful links for all those of you who are already great fan of them, but also for those who will find them a great accessory they’ve never thought of…
This is just a a picture from Miriam & Bruce’s art deco, 1920s-30s inspired wedding which took place at the Brickhouse in London last year (photos by Eye Imagine). I love her birdcage veil hat made of Russian/French veil fabric whic has been enriched with little pearls…She bought it from Jane Taylor Millinery, a London based top quality sartorialist who can make bespoke birdcage veil available in many colours and shapes…by the way, they’ve just realeased their 2010 winter collection!
Another top range product is the one offered by Flo & Percy‘s vintage accessories (based in Billericay, Essex). They’ve got wonderful vintage jewellery (starting from at least £100) which could be use to decorate your birdcage veil…
I also came across this UK company specialized in birdcage veils - Lily Bella Bridal which has got a wide and unexpensive range of items with feathers, flowers or crystal decorations (starting price £12).
I’ve to say I’ve always had problems with bands and hair accessories…how do I put them on??? Do I look nice or stupid? So I found this nice video on YouTube, showing how to wear a birdcage veil which I think is quite simple and useful…
Then…I’ve also got something for those of you who would like to make a diy birdcage veil – this is a simple and easy tutorial form OnceWed which tells you how to make your own birdcage veil.
You can buy good Russian and French veil fabric at Harringhtons or at Millinerwarehouse (UK based company, order by phone). I definitely need to try it!!! Maybe in a dark colour for the next Italian wedding I will be invited to!