We love brides here at Faeth Millinery! We also love a challenge! This past summer we were tasked in repairing and reinventing two vintage bridal headpieces for a very dear friend. Our friend Sarah wanted to keep with family tradition and wear the antique cathedral length veil and freshwater pearl headband that was handed down to her from her fiancé's grandmother. This vintage veil had some large tears from silk rot and the seventy year old headband was in need of a complete makeover. We removed the piping from around the edge of the veil, cut off nearly two feet of veiling and hand-sewed the piping back on to veil edge, creating a more modern and manageable waltz length veil. We then removed the original pearlized wax flowers from the antique headband and created a completely new headband with millinery wire, grosgrain and the salvaged flowers then finally added some cream colored freshwater pearls. We love the final result and the gorgeous bride. Congrats Sarah and Asha! Do you have a vintage piece that you would like us to update or repair? Email us here for a consultation or quote.