I didn't particularly want to wear a traditional veil, but with all the other crocheting, I didn't have time to make myself a headpiece. I had made a crochet barrette for my friend Laura's wedding a couple years ago, and she had made it even more beautiful by adding pearl sprays and ribbons to it. She volunteered to lend it to me for my own wedding, and I gladly accepted. She also lent me the purse I'd made her...and after the wedding she told me that these things went so well with my dress that I could keep them. Pattern Source: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0848710630/" target="books"><i>Vanessa Ann's Plain and Fancy Crochet</i></a> contains the barrette pattern. The pattern for the flowers on the barrette is in the ASN <i>Bridal Thread Crochet</i> leaflet. <a href="http://www.anniesattic.com" target="books">Annie's Attic</a> now distributes ASN's publications.