OK. You saw the jewelry in Part 1. Now onto the hair accessories.
I wanted something special for my hair. I really wanted was to wear a fascinator, but I was honestly afraid I wouldn’t be able to pull it off. Instead, I went for my next favorite thing – feathers. While I was shopping one day, I found a really pretty turquoise blue feather pin. I decided I was going to modify it to wear as a hairpin. The change from pin to hairpin went fine, but when i put the feather in my hair, it kinda stuck out all funny. It was too flat for my head and just looked weird. But I really wanted to wear feathers! I realized after modifying the pin that making one from scratch wouldn’t really be that hard. All I’d need is some feathers (obviously), felt, glue and a couple of bobby pins. Oh, and a little gem (or something) to put in the center.
It was a learning experience. I bought a few different types of feathers from, of course, Jo-Ann Fabric. I wanted something with a white base, but not something long and floppy like an ostrich feather. I settled on white marabou and natural guinea feathers. Let me tell you, it was raining feathers in my apartment. They were EVERYWHERE! My cat was in heaven. I wish I had found this tutorial before I attempted it since it gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make one yourself. It was a big hit.
Because some of you (okay, one of you) asked, here’s a picture of my Etsy wedding dress. I chose blue because this was my second wedding and I didn’t want to pretend to be virginal. HA! Classy. No, really I just wanted something a little different and more casual. The Etsy seller who made it is Jane Bonbon and I seriously cannot say how much I like her.
Ryan is a total ham.