Last Saturday some friends got together to celebrate our dear friend Abi's engagement. I didn't know if it was the sort of thing you bring a gift for so I decided to either buy some wine or a small keepsake in honor of their announcement.
After brainstorming with Brian for quite some time I decided to email a fellow blogger whom I admire, Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day. She graciously emailed me some ideas (which I might save for later in the wedding process) but as I opened her page after reading the email I saw her latest post- a tutorial for how to make a birdcage veil. I couldn't believe it. I found my gift.
Coincidentally, Abi had discussed making birdcage veils the day before for the bridesmaids and for herself during the reception. I used Jordan's tutorial, which is up on Project Wedding, and made a prototype and brought it to the dinner.
This is how it turned out. I think I will have to pull back the top so that it is not as poofy but other than that it came out pretty lovely.
Almost as lovely as the dinner....