• DIY
  • The Status of Miss Gator’s Custom Veil

    I’m incredibly busy today (that’s what happens when Grad School starts… your recreational life stops!), but I just wanted to give all my Gator Bride-ers an update on my veil situation. On Tuesday I went and met with Jacquelyn of Jacquelyn Brooks Design. I was there to see my veil she has been making, and to drop of the alencon lace I had tea dyed a few weeks ago.

    JB Designs StudioShe has a cute little studio right on University Ave (above Ben and Jerry’s).

    I tried my veil on and we did a few alterations to the shape and Jacquelyn pinned the lace I brought to the bottom of the veil. ↓

    Miss Gator modeling her VeilWe pinned a piece of lace to cover the comb at the top, but then later decided against it. Later, I realized it really doesn’t go with my dress or the theme of our wedding to have the lace over the comb (gives the veil a very spanish look).

    I’m overall pretty pleased with how my veil is shaping up. It is in my budget and it is very close to the $630 Lori London Veil I liked so much. I can’t wait to see how it looks with my dress (which comes in this September!).

    Here’s the breakdown on cost:

    Jacquelyn Brooks Design prices vary
    Ivory Illusion Tulle from JoAnn’s Fabric $6
    Alencon lace off eBay $14
    Tea dye Materials (Lipton Tea) $3

    Total $23 + JB labor cost