BlairNadeauBridal

Bridal Veils and Adornments: Yester-year Inspired

Toronto, Ontario
3,605 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    CURRENT SHIPPING TIMES: USA - Free standard (purchases over $35) and standard shipping (under $35) is shipped via USPS First Class Mail with tracking and takes on average 3-4 business days to arrive once shipped.
Upgraded USPS Priority shipping is takes on average 2-4 business days to arrive once shipped.
CANADA - Standard Canada Post/Chit Chats Expediated shipping is 2-7 business days
EUROPE/ASIA - We are seeing delays by about 14 business days for most of Europe via AsendiaUSA and Canada Post due to Holiday backlog Covid19. Standard shipping time is currently at the minimum 30 business days.

Please note that shipping time DOES NOT including our processing time. All orders are handmade to order and the individual time it makes to create each item is listed on each individual item. We do offer rush on some items for an additional charge.

We do offer DHL for quicker shipping options to both the USA and International Locations. Please message us for rates. Standard shipping times is 1-5 business days.

We are a CANADIAN Bridal Shop, however we ship all USA/International orders from New York, USA for faster service via USPS (USA) and AsendiaUSA & USPS (international). All Canadian Orders are shipped via Canada Post out of Brampton Ontario (they do not cross the border)
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Our work can be found in the current following magazines!

The Bridal Affair Winter/Spring 2021 - Canada
Wedluxe Winter/Spring 2020- Canada
Today's Bride Winter/Spring 2020 - Canada
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Our crystal encrusted velvet choker was seen on Season 10 Episode 1 of CHARMED worn by Mel
Our crowns and headpieces can be found on season 1-4 of REIGN on characters Queen Mary, Queen Catherine, Queen Leeza, Kenna, Greer, Lola, Amy Dudley & supporting cast
Our Lace Cat Ear headbands were on Season 2 Episode 5 of RIVERDALE worn by Josie & the Pussycats

Announcement

Last updated on 12 Jun, 2021

CURRENT SHIPPING TIMES: USA - Free standard (purchases over $35) and standard shipping (under $35) is shipped via USPS First Class Mail with tracking and takes on average 3-4 business days to arrive once shipped.
Upgraded USPS Priority shipping is takes on average 2-4 business days to arrive once shipped.
CANADA - Standard Canada Post/Chit Chats Expediated shipping is 2-7 business days
EUROPE/ASIA - We are seeing delays by about 14 business days for most of Europe via AsendiaUSA and Canada Post due to Holiday backlog Covid19. Standard shipping time is currently at the minimum 30 business days.

Please note that shipping time DOES NOT including our processing time. All orders are handmade to order and the individual time it makes to create each item is listed on each individual item. We do offer rush on some items for an additional charge.

We do offer DHL for quicker shipping options to both the USA and International Locations. Please message us for rates. Standard shipping times is 1-5 business days.

We are a CANADIAN Bridal Shop, however we ship all USA/International orders from New York, USA for faster service via USPS (USA) and AsendiaUSA & USPS (international). All Canadian Orders are shipped via Canada Post out of Brampton Ontario (they do not cross the border)
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Our work can be found in the current following magazines!

The Bridal Affair Winter/Spring 2021 - Canada
Wedluxe Winter/Spring 2020- Canada
Today's Bride Winter/Spring 2020 - Canada
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Our crystal encrusted velvet choker was seen on Season 10 Episode 1 of CHARMED worn by Mel
Our crowns and headpieces can be found on season 1-4 of REIGN on characters Queen Mary, Queen Catherine, Queen Leeza, Kenna, Greer, Lola, Amy Dudley & supporting cast
Our Lace Cat Ear headbands were on Season 2 Episode 5 of RIVERDALE worn by Josie & the Pussycats

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"When an image looks like a neoclassical painting.\n\nOur Acacia veil looks straight out of the 1700's in this stunning editorial.\n\nPhotography by Marissa Joan Ho"
"Our Stevie earrings. The perfect celestial statement earrings!\n\nPhoto by Alix Gould"
"Gorgeous Roxy Earle wore a custom version of our Hollis crown to her recent wedding!\n\nCan't wait to see her wedding featured in Hello Canada Magazine soon!"
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About BlairNadeauBridal

Sales 3,605
On Etsy since 2013

A love affair with Millinery, began in a Selfridge Boutique

Hi! I'm Blair, the designer, creative director and pretty much all things behind Blair Nadeau Bridal Adornments!

I always love knowing the story behind a brand, so I thought I'd share ours!

Back in 2008, I was working a pretty great job in the fashion industry and fairly fresh out of school (I went to Ryerson University for Fashion Design). I had the fortune of travelling around Europe with this particular position and one fateful day on my first trip to London England, we wondered into Selfridges on Oxford street. (This was before the royal wedding and before the word "fascinator" was a household word in North America). As we wandered through their FABULOUS shoe department and eating licorice pinwheels from the candy department (yum), I stumbled into this little boutique that was filled to the brim (ha..punny) of the most whimsical and fascinating (punny again...) headpieces and hats. I stopped dead in my tracks and thought...."this is what i'm going to do!". I had always wanted to be my own independent designer, but wasn't sure which path I wanted to walk down and there, in Selfridges, eating licorice, I discovered my path.

For a year, I taught myself everything I needed to know about feathers, sinamay, veiling, traditional millinery techniques and on April 21st 2009, our little millinery was born. Originally I started with fashion headpieces, as it was a time when feather headbands and fascinators were all the rage (thanks Will and Kate)...this continued for a few years until a friend was getting married and requested a feather headpiece and a birdcage veil. I made my first...then my second....and well, Blair Nadeau Bridal was born! Fast forward to 11 years later and our little millinery has blossomed into a beautiful bridal adornment business.

I absolutely adore what I do. Bridal makes me unbelievably happy. There is so much joy and happiness around this time in a person's life and I feel truly honored to be a part of it. It's a true honor when a bride asks me to be a part of one of the most special and important days of her life.
and....a little bit about me, the girl behind the brand.

My middle name is Victoria. I have the most adorable dog in the world...her name is Chanel and she's a little 12lb black Italian Greyhound. She's my heart, my light and my everything. I have an obsession with Cacti (i have about 32 live ones) and Dinosaurs (I wish I had a live one). My favourite colour is mustard and I adore mid century modern design mixed with southwest Arizona vibes. I'm a car girl, I was once VP of an all girls car tuning club, that's how I met my fiance. I love bacon, pancakes, and maple...i'm truly Canadian, that being said, I adore France and Mexico, they are my two favourite countries in the world and I will get married in one of them...I just can't decide yet. Speaking of which, I have an awesome Fiance, his name is Kyle and he's a pretty integral part of the business. He packs up most of the orders (he's so much better at wrapping then I am) and does the final quality control check to make sure everything is perfect before it ships out. So...that's me...in a nutshell...


We were a top 2 finalist for the Canadian Industry Wedding Awards - Accessory designer of the year - 2014

Blair Nadeau Bridal has also been featured in the following Magazines and TV spots

Television:

Reign (all 4 seasons - crowns)
Riverdale (season 2 - cat ears)
Charmed (season 1 - choker)
The Social
The Marilyn Dennis Show
Breakfast Television
The Morning Show
Daytime Toronto

Bridal Magazines:

Wedluxe (Cover)
Cayman Vows (Cover)
Todays Bride (Cover)
Beautiful Beginnings (Cover)
Real Weddings (Cover)
UK Weddings (Cover)
Wedding Trends (Cover)
The Wedding Ring (Cover)
Wedding Bells
Wedding Bells Real Weddings
Elegant Wedding
The Bridal Affair
Rock and Roll Bride
Destination Vow
Wedding Essentials
Brides UK
It's Love
Utterly Engaged
Swooned
Dear Grey
Lavish Dulhan
Smitten
Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago
Nouveau Weddings
Novelty Bride
Trendy Bride
Wedding Essentials
Rocky Mountain Bride
Hitched

Fashion Magazines:

Revive (Cover)
Beyond Fashion (Cover)
British Vogue
Harpers Bazaar India
Vogue Italia
Hello Canada
1968
Fajo
Cream
Lou Lou
Tantalum
Belle Amoire

Plaid
Magpie Darling
Jute
Milk
Institute
Samykuta

News-print:

The National Post
The Toronto Star
Now Magazine
The Londoner

Blair Nadeau Bridal has also been featured on numerous blogs around the world including Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge, Chic Vintage Brides, Wedding Chicks, Grey Likes, 100 Layer Cake... to name a few.

Shop members

  • Blair Nadeau

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Fashion Designer turned Bridal Designer...like a moth to a flame...the sparkle drew me in.

  • Kyle Dodsworth

    VP Of Logistics, Packaging, Photoshoot Assistant

    My main man in life. I couldn't do this lovely lil' business without him. He packages, ships, assists at bridal shows, assists at photoshoots, does pyrotechnics for my crazy ideas, listens to my crazy ideas. He's the quiet, but important other half

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 July, 2021
Yesteryear inspired bridal adornments, veils and millinery. Meticulously crafted by designer Blair Nadeau in a lovely mint & gold atelier in the greater Toronto area.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Although we do accept some items back within our return policy, these are the items that are NOT eligible for returns under any circumstance. Please be aware of these items prior to purchase.

WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURNS:

• All Veils (including birdcage veils) & Juliet Veils due to their delicate nature
• Fascinators & Hats
• Earrings & Garters are final sale due to hygienic reasons.
• Shoulder Necklaces
• Sashes & belts
• Back Necklaces, Non Adjustable Bracelets & Necklaces
• Crowns that are made non adjustable (a size that is chosen at checkout)
• Custom orders are final sale - no exceptions

RETURNS/EXCHANGES/REFUNDS: We do offer returns within 5 days of receipt on some items. If your item does not fall within the above list of non returnable items, we must be notified within 5 days of receipt of item for a return request. If a return is approved, Items must be unworn and shipped back to us with all tags and labels within 14 days of the return request. The return shipping is at the buyers expense. A refund of the item cost (not the original shipping) will be provided upon receipt of the item back to our studio in Canada. If the item has shown signs of wear, a refund will not be provide and the item will be shipped back at the buyer's expense.

RESTOCKING FEE: We charge a $10CAD restocking fee on any eligible return item. This will be deducted from the returned amount.

UNAUTHORIZED RETURNS: will be refused and set back to the buyer at their expense. USA orders CAN NOT be sent back to our USA freight forwarding address. These items will not be returned back to us for at least 6-8 weeks (if at all). Until we have the item in hand, we can not provide a refund. To ensure that the item is processed for return as quickly as possible, it must be sent back to our Canadian Address. We will discuss our guidelines for returning items to Canada upon return approval.

EXCHANGES: If an item is requested for return after our 5 days return grace period we may offer a straight exchange or store credit. This is at our discretion and on a per order basis. The exchanged item must be sent back in unworn condition and all return shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

INCORRECT SIZE ORDERED: If an incorrect size was ordered on one of our non-returnable sized options, for an additional fee, the item can be sent back to us and we will adjust the sizing for you (this applies to back necklaces and shoulder necklaces) Items such as as sashes/belts/crowns can not be resized due to the nature of how they are made. On these items we will offer exchange only with a 25% restocking fee applied.

BUY & TRY RETURNS: We do not allow "Buy & Tries. All of our items are handmade to order at the time of purchase and take many hours of skilled labour to create just for you. Please respect that we are artisans and not a retail store with ready made goods. If we suspect that a *buy and try* transaction has been made and a return is being attempted on one of the items, we will not allow or process the return.

ORDER CANCELLATIONS: If you wish to cancel your order before the item is handmade for you, then you will receive a full refund.
If you have changed your mind on your purchase and wish to cancel your order AFTER the item has been handmade for you, then there will be a 25% restocking fee incurred. This will be deducted from your refund.
Payment
We currently accept Paypal, Etsy Gift Cards and Direct Checkout via Credit Cards. Please note that Ontario Residents must pay 13% HST and all other Canadian Residents must pay the sales tax rate of their province.

We are required by state law as well to collect taxes for countries/states that require online sales tax collection. These are collected and paid by Etsy on our behalf.
Delivery
CANADA SHIPPING: All items shipped throughout Canada are shipped via Canada Post out of Brampton Ontario. This shipping method takes approximately 2-8 business days depending on the receivers proximity to Toronto. These packages have tracking.
Please note that we have to average shipping costs throughout the country as Canada Post does not offer a flat rate shipping option. We refund excess shipping over $2.00 for locations that cost less then the average shipping cost.
Standard Shipping within Canada is shipped via Chit Chats (a 3rd party carrier that partners with Canada Post - delivery is approximately 1-2 days longer but allows us to offer lower shipping costs). Xpress Post/Priority Shipping within Canada is shipped directly with Canada Post for fastest service. All items shipped within Canada is insured for up to $400 in value

USA SHIPPING: All items shipped to the United States are shipped free (where applicable - over $35usd) with up to $300 insurance via USPS (United States Postal Service) from Niagara Falls NY. This shipping methods takes 3-4 business days for first class (smaller packages) with full insurance and tracking.

In addition, we offer Priority Shipping 2-3 days with $300 insurance and tracking at checkout for an additional cost. DHL 1-2 USA delivery is also available at checkout for an additional cost.

Packages to the USA should not incur duties or taxes as they are shipping directly from the USA (Niagara Falls NY) IF for whatever reason duties/taxes are owed, these are the responsibility of the receiver. The Maximum allowable we can ship via USPS from Canada is a value of $800usd. If your package is over $800usd it must be shipped via DHL. Please chose the DHL option at checkout. Please note that the USA/CANADA trade agree is Duty/Tax free up to $800usd. Any package over the value of $800usd can/will be liable for Duties and Taxes.

SHIPPING INSURANCE: All of our USPS packages and AsendiaUSA packages are shipped with up to $400 insurance to countries where insurance is applicable (there are a few countries where insurance is not possible - if you are concerned your country may not have insurance options, please contact us in advance). Canada Post shipments shipped via Chit Chats (standard shipping) have up to $400cad insurance. Canada Post shipments (xpress post) have insurance up to $100. Additional insurance can be purchased upon request. DHL shipments are fully insured.
Please note that insurance ONLY covers Loss and Damage, not Stolen packages. We highly recommend only shipping your items to secure locations or if you have a concern about security, please request a "Signature Required" option (USA/CANADA only) for an additional small charge. We can't be held liable if items are stolen from your location.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: All items are shipped international via USPS and AsendiaUSA.
The following countries are shipped via ASENDIAUSA - these are fully tracked and insured. The delivery takes approximately 6-21 BUSINESS days.

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

All other countries will be shipped via USPS First Class International - some countries offer tracking, some do not. Please contact us if you are concerned and we can let you know if this method of shipping has tracking or not. If there is no tracking available, the package is also not insurable.

DHL Worldwide - We also offer DHL Shipping World Wide. Please contact us for rates.

We do not ship to countries that Canada and the United States currently have embargos against.

The Maximum allowable we can ship via USPS/AsendiaUSA from Canada to international locations is a value of $800usd. If your package is over $800usd it must be shipped via DHL or Canada Post. Please contact us for rates. We will provide the absolute best rates we can.

GERMAN PACKAGING ACT: German customers, we are now fully compliant with Germany's packaging act and have registered our business in the responsible recycling program. Our Registration number is DE1212455189541.

CUSTOM FEES/VAT/DUTY CHARGES: Please note that we are NOT responsible for custom duties or taxes incurred. These are the responsibility of the buyer. Please ensure that you are aware of your countries importation and tax laws before purchasing. Items that are refused by the customer and are shipped back to us because of failure to pay import fees/VAT/taxes are not subject to a refund.

ITEMS SHOWN AS DELIVERED BUT NOT RECEIVED: If your item is tracked and has a delivery scan but you have not received the item, please contact us and your local post office immediately. USPS has a tendency to mark packages as delivered a day or two before actually delivering the item. So please hold tight for 1-3 days post "Delivery Scan" as it will most likely show up within that time period. USPS also will hide packages if they deem the area unsafe. Check flower pots, window wells and overturned garbage cans, we've seen it all! If your package shows as delivered and all the above solutions did not produce the package please contact USPS directly to see if they can do a GPS track of the package. Although we insure all packages, unfortunately once the package is shown as DELIVERED, our insurance will not cover the package. Please ensure your location is secure to receive packages. If it is not, we highly recommend sending the package to a safe drop location or another address that is more secure. We can not cover loss or theft of packages if they are shown as delivered. If you suspect that a theft has been made, you will have to file a police report with USPS and your local police department.

LOST PARCELS/NON DELIVERY: If a package is shipped with full or partial tracking (see lists above) and full insurance (we insure all tracked packages) we will work with the shipping companies to locate the package and/or file a claim. International TRACKED packages are only deemed lost after 45 BUSINESS days. We can not file a claim before this date. In the meantime, if the item is replaceable (not OOAK), we will send out a replacement item at our cost (using the originally purchased shipping method) after the 45 business day wait time. In the case of a lost package/non delivery that is NON TRACKED, it will be at our discretion if we replace. We will only replace in this instance, not refund.
If your country is NOT listed on our country shipping list above, we HIGHLY recommend contacting us for a tracked option.

ITEMS RECEIVED DAMAGED: We inspect all of our items 3 times before packaging and shipping to ensure that they are in perfect condition. Every item is carefully packaged in a sturdy gift box and then shipped in a bubble mailer or sturdy mailing box. If you receive your item and it has been damaged in transit, please notify us within 48 hours of receiving the package. Any notification after 48 hours will not be honored. Please provide us with detailed photos of the damaged package as well as the damaged item. If we do not have these photos we can not file a claim with the mail carrier. Please do not throw out the damaged packaging until we have received the photos.
Damaged items WILL NOT be refunded, they will only be replaced. We do not offer refunds for damaged items, no exceptions.

INCORRECT SHIPPING ADDRESSES: Please ensure that the address provided at ETSY checkout is the CORRECT shipping address. We are NOT responsible should and items be shipped to an incorrect address. If the item is returned back to us, the buyer is responsible for all return shipping fees. If we can not make a shipping label due to an incorrect/insufficient address, we will make 3 attempts via etsy messages and email to contact the buyer. If we do not receive a response within a week of sending a message to the buyer we will cancel the order less a 25% cancellation fee.

ITEMS NOT RECEIVED BY REQUIRED DATES: We can not be held responsible if your item/s are required by a specific date and we are NOT provided this information ahead of time. Unless a rush order has been paid or we have been given ample notice of your "need by date", we will ship all items as per our schedules outlined on our website Faq/Policies page. Items are NOT eligible for returns if they do not arrive in time for your required date if we are not made aware of this date at time of order.

Please note that our shipping/delivery times are based on averages. Excluding Canada and the USA, we CAN NOT be held liable if items are held in customs for longer then the average delivery time. We have no control over this. We will also not mark items as "gifts" to avoid customs/duties. This is illegal. Please do not ask us to do this. Although Canada/EU has signed free trade regulations, some items may still have duties on them if not outlined in the trade agreements. Please familiarize yourself with your countries import laws and dutiable items before purchase. We will not be responsible should you owe duties upon receipt.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM DESIGNS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All of our bridal adornments are handmade in our studio. Each design has been meticulously crafted using over 25 years of sewing and millinery experience.
All of our photography, listing descriptions and designs are protected copyright by Blair Nadeau Bridal Adornments. We would appreciate that you respect our designs and do not ask others to copy our work, or use our words and photography as your own.

We also welcome handcrafting custom designs and welcome inspiration photos to help aid us in creating your one of a kind creation, however please understand we will NOT copy another designs work. Please respect our choice to create, rather then duplicate.
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SIZING DETAILS

Our Adjustable crowns are made to a standard size 20.5"
Our Half Crowns are a 15"
**As these items are adjustable, they are eligible for return**

For styles that we require a size at checkout, please measure carefully when measuring head size, shoulder width, back length and waist width, as items that are sized to fit (juliet caps/shoulder necklaces, back necklaces and sashes/belts are not returnable) If you have ANY concerns on where to properly measure, please email us!

More information

Last updated on 07 Nov, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All of our items are created to last generations, they should be delicately cared for when received to be cherished and passed down.

Each order will come with a Veil and Adornment care card. This card will outline how to care for and store your items so they can last for a lifetime.

Please note that we do work with plated, filled and natural metals. Oxidization is natural and will occur overtime. To slowdown this natural process, keep items stored in an airtight container wrapped in tissue or an sealed ziplock bag.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of our items are beautifully packaged in white boxes, wrapped in tissue, tied with a blush ribbon bow and sealed with a gold glitter heart.

Your item will be shipped in a very sturdy mailer (Med to large items) or a bubble envelope (Small items) and packed with tissue.

If for any reason an item arrives damaged, please contact us right away! See below for our policies on damaged items.

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale opportunities at this time.
please contact us at hello@blairnadeau.com to discuss wholesale opportunities.

We will require business/Tax numbers of all accounts that we wholesale to.

Cancellation Policy

We allow cancellations on purchases within 6 hours of purchase.

If you request a cancellation and the item has already been handcrafted just for you, a 25% restocking fee will be deducted from the refunded amount.

Are all items Handmade and Made to Order?

Yes!

Everything in our shop is skillfully handcrafted on a per order basis. As soon as your order is placed, your item/s will be put into our production queue and handcrafted to order. We prefer to create made to order so that each order receives the utmost care and attention that it deserves, materials are fresh and new and each piece is made specifically for the one who will love and treasure it upon it's arrival.

Do you accept rush orders?

Yes we do, most items can be rushed.

Please select this listing at checkout in addition to the items you would like rushed. If for whatever reason we can not fulfill your rush order request, we will refund your order in full at time of purchase.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/266461345/rush-order-listing-one-week-turnaround?ref=shop_home_active_2

I see that you have EARRINGS worn by models in your images. Are those just samples? I'm concerned about hygiene.

Yes!

Those are just samples! We make samples of all of our items to shoot on our gorgeous models for each collection. Every item ordered in our shop is made fresh just for you with brand new never worn materials! We don't sell our earring samples (even at sample sale time, sorry! It's just not hygienic)

Do you offer small changes to pre-existing designs?

Yes, we do!

Most of our designs can be slightly altered in size and materials. A small alterations fee may be charged to each item that is modified. Alterations and adjustments must be discussed and determined prior to purchase of the item. The fee (if applicable) will be added to the original cost of the design.