BlairNadeauMillinery

Yesteryear Inspired Bridal Veils and Adornments

Toronto, Canada · 442 Sales

BlairNadeauMillinery

Yesteryear Inspired Bridal Veils and Adornments

Toronto, Canada 442 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Our gorgeous new collection "Ethereal Butterfly" has arrived in our shop. Captured on film by the incredibly talented Whitney Heard, we are so thrilled to share 93 beautiful new pieces, inspired by Neoclassical, Romanticism and Renaissance periods in time. Our 2016 collection is our biggest collection and most inspired collection yet.

**Please note that ALL of our flowers in our shop are now made from 100% Silk. Due to the dangers of melting Polyester Fibres (our voile flowers and Peau De Soie Flowers), we have eliminated polyester from our range. All Flowers that were originally made in Polyester will now be made in silk. The prices have increased on these items slightly, but you will be getting a better quality fabric. All affected items have a disclaimer in the listing.
Unfortunately some styles have been discontinued as they are not workable in silk**

Updated Features:

Our work can be found on the COVERS of the current following magazines!

Real Weddings Magazine - California
Beautiful Beginnings - Ontario

We also have beautiful editorials in the following magazines (in addition to the above)

Wedluxe Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Wedding Bells Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Today's Bride Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Elegant Weddings Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Novelty Bride Summer/Fall 2016 - Europe
The Wedding Planner Magazine - Canada

Some of our gorgeous new headpieces have been spotted on the current season of the hit show REIGN

- Season 3 Ep: 2 - Queen Mary wore our new Emerald Elizabeth Comb (look for a rose gold version in our 2016 collection)
- Season 3 Ep: 1 - Amy Dudley wore our Katya Comb in Gold
- Season 2 Ep: 5 - Kenna wore our Christie Crown in Rose Gold
- Season 2 Ep: 7 - Queen Catherine wore our Regal Ruby Headband in Ruby/Gold
- Season 1 Ep: 13 - Lola wore our Kenna Headband in Silver
- Season 1 Ep: 13 - Kenna wore our Aylee Crown in Silver
- Season 1 Ep: 17/6 - Kenna wore our Aphrodite Crown in Gold/Ivory
- Season 1 Ep: 2 - Greer wore our Woodland Nymph Crown

2015 Magazine Features

Wedluxe Magazine Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Wedluxe Magazine Summer/Fall 2015 Issue COVER!
Elegant Wedding Magazine Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Elegant Wedding Magazine Summer/Fall 2015 Issue
Hitched Magazine - Spring 2015 Issue
The Wedding Planner Magazine Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Wedding Bells Magazine - Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Wedding Trends Magazine - Winter/Spring 2015 Issue - COVER!
Belle Armoire Magazine - Winter 2015
Lavish Dulhan Magazine - Spring 2015
Lavish Dulhan Magazine - Fall 2015 Issue
Utterly Engaged - Volume 3
Harpers Bazaar India
Beautiful Beginnings Bridal - Spring/Summer 2015 Issue - COVER!
Smitten Magazine - Winter/Spring 2016 Issue
Weddings Magazine - December/January 2015/2016 Issue - COVER!
The Wedding Ring Magazine - Summer/Fall 2016 Issue - COVER!
Jute Magazine - October Issue

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 20, 2016

Our gorgeous new collection "Ethereal Butterfly" has arrived in our shop. Captured on film by the incredibly talented Whitney Heard, we are so thrilled to share 93 beautiful new pieces, inspired by Neoclassical, Romanticism and Renaissance periods in time. Our 2016 collection is our biggest collection and most inspired collection yet.

**Please note that ALL of our flowers in our shop are now made from 100% Silk. Due to the dangers of melting Polyester Fibres (our voile flowers and Peau De Soie Flowers), we have eliminated polyester from our range. All Flowers that were originally made in Polyester will now be made in silk. The prices have increased on these items slightly, but you will be getting a better quality fabric. All affected items have a disclaimer in the listing.
Unfortunately some styles have been discontinued as they are not workable in silk**

Updated Features:

Our work can be found on the COVERS of the current following magazines!

Real Weddings Magazine - California
Beautiful Beginnings - Ontario

We also have beautiful editorials in the following magazines (in addition to the above)

Wedluxe Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Wedding Bells Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Today's Bride Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Elegant Weddings Summer/Fall 2016 - Canada
Novelty Bride Summer/Fall 2016 - Europe
The Wedding Planner Magazine - Canada

Some of our gorgeous new headpieces have been spotted on the current season of the hit show REIGN

- Season 3 Ep: 2 - Queen Mary wore our new Emerald Elizabeth Comb (look for a rose gold version in our 2016 collection)
- Season 3 Ep: 1 - Amy Dudley wore our Katya Comb in Gold
- Season 2 Ep: 5 - Kenna wore our Christie Crown in Rose Gold
- Season 2 Ep: 7 - Queen Catherine wore our Regal Ruby Headband in Ruby/Gold
- Season 1 Ep: 13 - Lola wore our Kenna Headband in Silver
- Season 1 Ep: 13 - Kenna wore our Aylee Crown in Silver
- Season 1 Ep: 17/6 - Kenna wore our Aphrodite Crown in Gold/Ivory
- Season 1 Ep: 2 - Greer wore our Woodland Nymph Crown

2015 Magazine Features

Wedluxe Magazine Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Wedluxe Magazine Summer/Fall 2015 Issue COVER!
Elegant Wedding Magazine Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Elegant Wedding Magazine Summer/Fall 2015 Issue
Hitched Magazine - Spring 2015 Issue
The Wedding Planner Magazine Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Wedding Bells Magazine - Winter/Spring 2015 Issue
Wedding Trends Magazine - Winter/Spring 2015 Issue - COVER!
Belle Armoire Magazine - Winter 2015
Lavish Dulhan Magazine - Spring 2015
Lavish Dulhan Magazine - Fall 2015 Issue
Utterly Engaged - Volume 3
Harpers Bazaar India
Beautiful Beginnings Bridal - Spring/Summer 2015 Issue - COVER!
Smitten Magazine - Winter/Spring 2016 Issue
Weddings Magazine - December/January 2015/2016 Issue - COVER!
The Wedding Ring Magazine - Summer/Fall 2016 Issue - COVER!
Jute Magazine - October Issue

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Updates

As seen in the current issue of Wedluxe Magazine - our Khalessi jeweled cap is a complete showstopper in this beautiful shot captured by 5ive15ifteen Photography, styled and Laura & Co Events and Rachel A. Clingen
As seen recently on Chic Vintage Brides, we just adore this beautiful shot of our Vintage Inspired Whitney Juliet Cap Veil
Image courtesy of Nataschia Wielink Photography
We are completed obsessed with our Heidi Dress Belt that we handbeaded for one of our lovely etsy brides!
This gorgeous sash is available in so many different Swarvoski crystal colour options in silver or gold settings!
Complete swoon!
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About

A love affair with Millinery, began in a Selfridge Boutique

Back in 2009, I found myself wandering through Selfridges on Oxford street, munching on caramels and Licorice pinwheels, hoping to find the latest trends in fashion to bring back to my Canadian consumers. While aimlessly wandering past the vast shoe department, I stumbled upon the most beautiful sight...walls and racks filled with swirls and twirls of crin, sinamay, and feathers...this truly was the most magical place on earth....this was the Selfridge Ascot Millinery Boutique (now, I don't believe that is the actual name of the boutique...but in my mind, it will forever be known as that)

I gazed upon the swirls and twirls, the floating feathers and spray, the meticulously handtwisted sinamay, I was truly in heaven...I had found my calling.

No sooner did I return to Canada, did I call up my father to tell him the good news, I was to become a Milliner! Following this, there was a long pause...and a response i'll never forget..."I didn't send you to school to play with feathers". This was my challenge. My father had unknowingly pushed me into my journey of succeeding by playing with feathers.

In 2009, Blair Nadeau Millinery was born. Originally aptly named Feathered By Blair Nadeau...I started out small, with feather fascinators only...people started taking notice and the retail orders started piling in. Completely self taught, I started creating cocktail hats, hair bows, small fascinators, experimenting with different fabrics and materials while learning traditional millinery techniques as I went along.

A friend, a bride, asked me to create a birdcage veil for her wedding...then another friend, another bride and so goes the story. Fast forward 6 years and I have created 6 annual bridal collections, each year being inspired more and more by my fantastic brides and by the materials surrounding me in the world.

Blair Nadeau Millinery can be seen currently on multiple episodes of the CW Network's hit show Reign

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

Blair Nadeau Millinery has also been featured in the following fine Magazines

see our entire look books and collections at www.blairnadeau.com

Smitten Magazine
Wedluxe Magazine (cover - june 2015)
Utterfly Engaged
Belle Amoire
Hitched
Beautiful Beginnings (cover - june 2015)
Wedding Trends Magazine (cover - January 2015)
Lou Lou Magazine
British Vogue
Brides UK
Wedding Bells
Wedding Bells Weddings
Elegant Weddings
Today's Bride (cover January 2014)
Nouveau Weddings
Lavish Dulhum
The Wedding ring (cover - September 2015)
Destination Vow
Wedding Essentials
Its Love
Fajo Magazine
Revive Magazine (cover)
Cream
Hello Canada
The Toronto Star
Tantulum
1968
Plaid Magazine
Magpie Darling
Jute Magazine
Milk Magazine
Institute Magazine

Blair Nadeau Millinery has also been featured on numerous blogs across the internet including Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedluxe Wedding Blog, The Wedding Co to name a few.

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  • Blair Nadeau

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Fashion Designer turned Milliner...it all happened with the drop of a hat...

  • 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

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Absolutely we offer custom items, we are always excited to work directly with a bride or client to create exactly what they want for their wedding day or special event. Please just send us a convo with your request and we would be happy to chat! We regret that during the busy bridal season (feb-oct) we might not be able to accept every custom order, however, it doesn't hurt to ask and we'd love to hear from you!

Sizing details

All of our items can be custom sized to fit each client. When checking out, please indicate in note to seller your head size (if you are ordering a fitted Crown or Juilet Cap Veil), waist size (If you are ordering a sash) or shoulder width (if you are ordering a Shoulder Necklace). If we have not received your sizing, we will follow up with a note to confirm size.

Our Adjustable crowns are made to a standard size 21".
Our Half Crowns are a 13"
Beaded Sash with beaded lace on front only are 18"

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.

Storage
it is recommended to keep all items stored in the box that they came in. In a cool dry place

Tarnishing
As we work with Silver Plated, Gold Plated and Brass items, sometimes over time, these metals can tarnish. We recommend using a small tarnishing cloth to bring the finish back to new. Do not use gels or creams as they will be hard to get out of the small areas.

Veil Care
We recommend steaming your veil before you wedding ceremony to remove any wrinkles. If your veil gets make up or light dirt on it, use 1 part Ivory Snow Detergent to 5 parts water and gently spot clean the area.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of our items are beautifully packaged in white boxes, wrapped in tissue, tied with a gold 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!

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.

Rush Orders

We do offer rush orders. Sometimes in the busy season (Feb-Oct) we are unable to accept all rush orders that are requested, however, if you would like your order rushed please add one of our Rush Option Listings to your final purchase (we offer a 1 week turn around and a 2 week turn around - these are only on items that have a 3+ week processing time in the shipping tab)

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/266566914/rush-order-listing-one-week-turnaround?ref=shop_home_listings

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

Currently our Silk Veils and Juliet veils are NOT available for rush

Swatches

We offer swatches for purchase of all of our veiling qualities and colours as well as our sash ribbons.

Please visit these listings to purchase your swatches.

The tulle listing breaks down each of the tulle/netting qualities and indicates which veil is in each quality. We can make some of our veils in other qualities however. For example if you love the Lillian Spanish Lace, but would like it on the Sussanah veil, we can absolutely do that!

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/261729652/tulle-swatches-swatch-card-veiling?ref=shop_home_listings

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/261750522/ribbon-swatches-swatch-card-wedding-sash?ref=shop_home_listings

Each swatch card comes with a maximum of 4 tulle swatches or 8 Ribbon swatches