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that isn’t talked about very much but every bride has to make the “veil” decision! It’s a BIG deal and can really determine a bride’s overall “Look”! The fun part is that a bride can change it up if she wants! I wore two different veils on my wedding day and I LOVED it. I had a vintage (handmade) birdcage veil during our First Look and portraits.  Then we went to the church and I put on my longer veil to walk down the aisle. Because I switched veils I had two different “looks” and what bride doesn’t want to have two “looks”…. it’s like playing dress up!…. Only it’s for real!!! I’ve shot several weddings where the bride either changes from

her long veil to a birdcage veil or a fun hairpiece. It’s a simple detail that can really give you a lot of variety in your images! It’s something to consider! Etsy wins the award for the best variety of hairpieces. The vintage peacock hairpiece that I wanted was $80 and I was like  “Um, no thank you, I’ll make that.”…. and I did! For $14!  A piece of advice for brides…. it’s YOUR wedding day and if you’re nervous about doing DIY projects in fear that they won’t turn out well…. just go for it! Making my veil was a little nerve-racking at first but I ended up loving it and saving a ton of money! So if you’re a bride looking for a fun way to spice up your portraits…. add a fun hairpiece and you’ll have a totally different look all together! Here are some examples of what I’m talking about!

And here are a few shots from OUR WEDDING!!!! woohoo!!! I still get excited!!!! Here’s my DIY Birdcage veil!

Changed it up!

xoxo, Katelyn
10 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. Abby Grace Photography reply

    Were those first few photos from Kinloch? I shot a wedding there this past weekend and it was SO AMAZING! Also, I’ve seen some of your wedding photogs on Jasmine Star’s site, but I hadn’t seen teh teal car- that’s so adorable! I bet you were in heaven!

  2. Nicole reply

    Great post!

    question – I can see Jasmine in the reflection of the car in the last photo – is JD holding a reflector? Just made me curious:)

  3. dj tanner reply

    your boy looks like Ryan Atwood from The O.C.

  4. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Your wedding is amazingly gorgeous! Just had to say…

  5. Anna Burke reply

    Wow! Almost a year later and I made the blog again! WOO HOO! I still love my hair piece :) I would love to wear it to work on occasion, but my co-workers would think I’m crazy! And yes, Abby Grace – my wedding was at Kinloch!

  6. Sharon wright reply

    I love that you included your wedding pictures. I think my favoirte you’ve taken recently is your friends on the hay. It was beautiful.

  7. caroline reply

    ha!!! veils. oh veils. i think i want a long one.

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  10. Jyll reply

    I know this is an old post but I was wondering if you have had many brides that change their dresses between the ceremony and reception. I just bought two dresses for my wedding and some of my family members that are more traditional think this is a big no-no but I felt so good in both dresses. I also think it will add a fun surprise for my guests and fiance as well as my photographs!

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