I recently attended the wedding of really close family friends. We all became friends because the bride and my older son were in the same kindergarten class. I've known this bride since she was five.
So, I was happy to be able to help them out in their hour of need.
It was maybe 4 hours before the wedding and as I came out of the shower I glanced at my cell phone and saw that the Mother of the Bride (hence forth referred to as MOB) had left me a voice mail. WELL! one does not ignore a voice mail from the MOB 4 hours before a wedding. It must be important ... and it was!
This beautiful wedding veil was ripped. I asked if the tear was vertical or horizontal, figuring a vertical tear might be able to support the weight of the beading, but no ... it was horizontal. She said someone there was talking about trying to fix it with double sided tape. I knew that wasn't going to work.
THANK YOU KELLY-FRANCIS
In it was just the perfect shade of slightly off white thread to match the veil.
In case you are wondering, no, I didn't take photos of the mending process in the panic before the wedding. This is a recreated rip.
We even dressed like twins for Halloween once, but I digress ...
First I slipped the thread through and tied a simple double knot and then pick up a tiny bit of the netting going from one side to the other.
On the one hand,I'm sorry the veil had to tear, but on the other, it felt good to be needed and to experience the fun and excitement of the bride and all her bridesmaids as they were getting ready for the ceremony.
It was a beautiful wedding and, I think, will be a great marriage!
Congratulations V & T!