Thursday, October 8, 2009

Picture a Day - Day 309

Exactly 355 days ago today I was sitting in my kitchen, leaning my head while my good friends tried to turn my hair into something a bit more manageable and pinning a couple pieces of tulle to my head.

Ah weddings, the only time when you can wear some of the wildest things in your hair and no one bats an eye (though you do get some rather entertaining looks if you have to suddenly run to the store for extra bobby pins).

It's been a long time since I put much thought into just what the hell I'm going to do with my $200 dress. The veil has received nothing short of a curt e-mail to close friends asking if they'd need it for anything.

Then my husband got an idea.
Bye bye couple of yards that adorned my head for a day. It was nice knowing you and all but it's time to go.
It looks rather shimmery eh? Like fairy spun gossamer floating on a river. Or a couple yards of tulle. Take your pick.
The first cut is the deepest, because it's easy to lose your grip when cutting with dull scissors.
My beloved has been ripped in twain and lies jagged all over the kitchen table. Also the veil is now in a couple pieces.
And just what was the couple of pieces of tulle going to? Why a Halloween prop of course (like you really had to ask, silly person).

Last week my husband decided that his little ground breaker should really be more of a ground demon and using duct tape, newspaper and dowels created some awesome wings for him. But then came the big question, just what do you put on the wings to give them some grip for the latex?
I think you know where this is going.
He still needs some latex on the wings and then a nice deep red stain but how cool is Mr. Demon (who we now call Crowley thanks to Good Omens)?
And there's something almost poetic in that we took pieces from our Halloween wedding and used it to create our own Halloween props to use for the rest of our lives.

For those of you that did have a veil what did you do with it after the wedding? Anyone had any good ideas for what to do with a wedding dress?


rebisaz said...

That is the best ever done with a wedding veil. Fabulous!

Leslie said...

Mine's hanging with my dress in my bedroom. In fact, the veil fell on my husband the other day when he was swatting at some flies.

Lindsey said...

that's so super creative. it looks great :)

Ruby Slippers said...

Haha. You are so funny. I've gotta say, I'm keeping my veil - it's come in totally useful for my photo shoots! Look at the trash the dress shoot. Everytime she's lying on the ground or sitting against a wall with soft tulle surrounding her? Yeah...that's my veil. I used it in another shoot too . The one in the my photoblog header with the girl holding up the veil flying in the wind? Also my veil (also my sister:-))

As for my dress, I'm keeping it. I can't bring myself to give it away or sell it. I'm just lamely sentimental. I do plan to do a light TTD in it sometime, one that doesn't wreck it.

Jennifer said...

I'm not going to lie. I clean the house wearing my veil. Every week. Just makes the task more do-able and makes me feel fancy.

Chesney said...

At least you found a great use for it! My vail is now part of my nieces "dress up" clothes! :)

Linda said...

I love it. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

I am really the wrong person to ask. My dress is still hanging in my closet - it's still dirty & has a few rips where it needs to be repaired. Oh. well!