There is not much that I like more than a wedding. Except maybe child-birth, but you can’t really get dressed up to attend a child-birth. I guess you could, but child-birth lengths are so variable that you never know how long you might be in your fancy dress! So, weddings (and the occasional fancy dress dinner) are much fun for me.
If you are a new reader to this blog, you might find it interesting that I have adopted the custom of veiling for Mass, when I am in the presence of God (Adoration, Going into the Church) or when in prayer. Veil on! I’ve been contemplating wearing a veil/ covering my head in everyday life (i.e. one veils while in prayer and if we are called to pray without ceasing, one should veil without ceasing.) But that’s another post, in fact… I might have written about that already.
So, my brother-in-law is to be married this August in Wisconsin and I have been contemplating how to go about veiling. My ILs are no stranger to my veiling as I wore my regular Mass veil to our nephew’s baptism last Spring, but for the wedding, I am thinking that something more dressy would be appropriate. Plus, there may be non-Catholics/ non-church goers there and I don’t want to draw unneeded/ unwanted attention to myself.
What’s a gal to do?
It was suggested by one of my #CathSorority sisters that I take the veil from a different angle and look to Vintage styling for a bit of inspiration! So this is what I am thinking, either I’ll go with a feather fascinator (maybe my peacock feather one) and then add a bit of birdcage netting to it. Or, I’ll pick up a pill box hat on Ebay (or just make one) and add the netting and some adornments to it. How fun!
Maybe something like this?
I’ve been perusing Ebay and there are TONS of pill box hat options. Right now, the hardest thing is trying to remember DH’s Ebay name and password, but I might just sign up for my own and just deal with how I have Zero Feedback. I’ve been looking on Etsy a bit as well, and I have a bunch of feedback there! And if nothing else, I’ll ask one of my ancient great-aunts where they would get their fabulous Church Hats!
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Image from strazor.com. I will be searching there for options too!