BlossomAndBluebird

Dreamy, romantic wedding veils ~ handmade in England

Crowborough, United Kingdom · 1894 Sales

BlossomAndBluebird

Dreamy, romantic wedding veils ~ handmade in England

Crowborough, United Kingdom 1894 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(403)

Announcement   ~ Please note: I am away until the 22nd July, so all fabric samples ordered until the 22nd will be sent on Monday 23rd July. If this timescale doesn't work for you I'll be happy to send you a full refund for your fabric samples, of course. ~

Hello! I’m Sian, owner of Blossom and Bluebird. I make dreamy, soft, utterly romantic wedding veils, for brides all over the world. I sew all my veils entirely by hand in my small studio on the south coast of England, and I sell my creations exclusively online, direct to brides. My veils are regularly featured on top wedding blogs including Rock My Wedding and Love My Dress, and I'm proud to say I'm a 'Rock My Wedding Official Supplier' - a badge only given to the best and most reliable wedding suppliers. I’m crazy about amazing customer service; browse my hundreds of five star reviews to find out more! Have a look at the Real Brides Gallery on my own website for lots of beautiful veil inspiration. I hope you find something you love here! Sian x

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CURRENT PRODUCTION TIMES:
I make every item myself especially for you. The time it will take me to make your veil or accessory varies at different times of the year, depending on the volume of orders I have. My current production times are as follows: (this time does not include the shipping time from the UK to your location)

~ Simple raw-edge veils:
2 - 3 weeks
('Beauty', 'Liberty', 'Helena', 'Love', 'Alicia', 'Sarah', 'Faith', 'Elenora', 'Therese', 'Catherine', 'Meadow', 'Amelie', 'Betsy', 'Lulu' etc)

~ Lace-edged/embellished veils & accessories:
5 - 8 weeks
('Diana', 'Mina', 'Julietta', 'Ada', 'Elea', 'Tallulah', 'Darcey', 'Angelique' etc)

If you need your veil quickly (having your veil in your hands within 6 - 10 working days from the date you order, depending where in the world you are), please add the Rush My Order listing to your basket to fast-track your order and upgrade your shipping.
(This service is usually only available for simple raw-edged veils, but if you need a lace-edged/embellished veil quickly, send me a message - if I can rush your order, I will!

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NEW WEBSITE! www.blossomandbluebird.co.uk
Visit my website to check out my Real Bride Gallery, and all the latest Blossom and Bluebird news!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018

~ Please note: I am away until the 22nd July, so all fabric samples ordered until the 22nd will be sent on Monday 23rd July. If this timescale doesn't work for you I'll be happy to send you a full refund for your fabric samples, of course. ~

Hello! I’m Sian, owner of Blossom and Bluebird. I make dreamy, soft, utterly romantic wedding veils, for brides all over the world. I sew all my veils entirely by hand in my small studio on the south coast of England, and I sell my creations exclusively online, direct to brides. My veils are regularly featured on top wedding blogs including Rock My Wedding and Love My Dress, and I'm proud to say I'm a 'Rock My Wedding Official Supplier' - a badge only given to the best and most reliable wedding suppliers. I’m crazy about amazing customer service; browse my hundreds of five star reviews to find out more! Have a look at the Real Brides Gallery on my own website for lots of beautiful veil inspiration. I hope you find something you love here! Sian x

~~~~~

CURRENT PRODUCTION TIMES:
I make every item myself especially for you. The time it will take me to make your veil or accessory varies at different times of the year, depending on the volume of orders I have. My current production times are as follows: (this time does not include the shipping time from the UK to your location)

~ Simple raw-edge veils:
2 - 3 weeks
('Beauty', 'Liberty', 'Helena', 'Love', 'Alicia', 'Sarah', 'Faith', 'Elenora', 'Therese', 'Catherine', 'Meadow', 'Amelie', 'Betsy', 'Lulu' etc)

~ Lace-edged/embellished veils & accessories:
5 - 8 weeks
('Diana', 'Mina', 'Julietta', 'Ada', 'Elea', 'Tallulah', 'Darcey', 'Angelique' etc)

If you need your veil quickly (having your veil in your hands within 6 - 10 working days from the date you order, depending where in the world you are), please add the Rush My Order listing to your basket to fast-track your order and upgrade your shipping.
(This service is usually only available for simple raw-edged veils, but if you need a lace-edged/embellished veil quickly, send me a message - if I can rush your order, I will!

~~~~~

NEW WEBSITE! www.blossomandbluebird.co.uk
Visit my website to check out my Real Bride Gallery, and all the latest Blossom and Bluebird news!

Sian Collins

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Updates

Stunning real bride Ana wearing her Beauty veil (Narrow version) in Pure White, at her beach wedding ceremony in Cabo two_hearts Photo courtesy of By Julieta
This beautiful bridal circlet with pure silk sweet pea flowers comes in Soft White (pictured) or Ivory; and the sparkling crystal stones come in your choice of silver casings (as seen), or gold. A unique piece for a bride who wants something different!
An enchanting photo of my 'real bride' Natalie wearing her Helena draped veil! This veil is designed to have a much shallower drape than my Liberty style, and gently hugs the back of your bridal hairstyle for a beautiful boho look. Pic: Katrina Bartlam
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About

Beautiful, romantic wedding veils and adornments, handmade in England especially for you.

Welcome to Blossom and Bluebird! Established in 2016, I create beautiful vintage-inspired bridal veils, handcrafted silk flowers, wedding headpieces, combs and fascinators in my small studio in the beautiful countryside of East Sussex, England. I do everything myself from answering each enquiry, to making and packing every veil and accessory - and this way I can ensure that everything is perfect, paying close attention to every detail.

Each veil and accessory is sewn entirely by hand, using the finest materials including draping soft English tulle ('English net') and traditional lightweight English tulle, pure French silk tulle, Chantilly and Alencon lace, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, beads and sequins, pure silk habotai and silk dupion. I use traditional millinery tools and techniques to make my silk flowers and individually hand-cut and hand-press each petal. Every piece is made with love and the utmost care!

It's an honour to be trusted to create something that will be worn on the most important day of someone's life, and so I take a lot of time over all my creations to ensure they are perfect. All of the pieces are made to order and some require you to take a measurement for me so I can ensure a beautiful fit. For this reason it can take a little time before your chosen piece is sent out to you - please see your item's page for more information or send me a message, I'm always happy to help. Each accessory is carefully wrapped in soft white acid-free tissue paper before being placed in a sturdy white gift box, and posted safely to your door.

It's my sincere hope that when someone chooses a Blossom and Bluebird piece they adore wearing it, and feel amazing in it! I am always on hand if any problems arise - I want every bride to be delighted. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you find something you love here.

Sian, Blossom and Bluebird

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  • Sian Collins

    Owner

    Owner of Blossom and Bluebird, and mother to a wonderful little girl! From my small studio I handcraft silk flowers and create beautiful veils and adornments for special occasions, using the finest French lace, luxury fabrics and embellishments.

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Can you send me samples of fabric used in your items so I can match it against my dress?

Of course, it's so important to ensure a perfect match with your wedding gown! Each sample costs from £0.50 to £2.00 depending on your chosen fabric, and they are posted out within 1 - 2 working days. This small charge for samples covers the time it takes me to put each sample envelope together, and to cover the cost of materials and envelopes.

Please go to the 'Fabric samples / swatches' section of the shop to order your samples - and do ask if you need any help!

If you're looking at a veil edged or trimmed with lace, please let me know the name of the veil style you're looking at and I'll include one sample of the lace with your tulle samples, at no extra cost.

What is the difference between Soft English Tulle and Fine English Tulle?

♡ Soft English Tulle (aka English Net) is a very soft, silky, draping tulle with no stiffness, fluid and airy, very similar to silk tulle. When you're standing still, it falls straight downwards, and when you move it flows around you. It's available in Ivory, Soft White, Pure White and Antique Rose (a pale taupe).

If you'd like a coloured veil that's soft and drapey, select Soft Italian Tulle ('S.I.T) from the 'Fabric & colour' box on the Fabric Samples listing.

♡ Fine English Tulle is a traditional luxurious tulle, very sheer, beautiful and lightweight. When you're standing still it flares outwards a little, and when you move it holds its shape. Available in Ivory, Soft White, Pure White, Champagne, Blush Pink, Silver Grey and Ice Blue.

I love one of your veils but I'd like it in a different length...?

That's no problem! Just let me know the length you'd like and I'll price it according to the standard lengths in my shop.

I'm confused about veil lengths - every shop seems to have different measurements for Fingertip, Waltz, Chapel, Cathedral-length...?

There's no exact agreement about how long each of these veil lengths are, so you'll find they do vary quite a bit between veil sellers! Generally Chapel-length veils are between around 85" - 95" and Cathedral-length around 105" to 110", with 'Royal-length' being even longer than this (in this shop Royal-length is 118"). If you can't choose between one of my standard lengths, I think the best option is to take a measurement while wearing your dress (get a friend to help!) and hold the tape from where you'd like your veil to begin, let it fall naturally downwards and measure to where you'd like your veil to end. You can give me this measurement and I can make your veil a custom length at no extra cost.

I need my veil fast - how quickly can you get it to me?

Every veil is made to order especially for each bride, on a first ordered, first made and posted basis. If you need your veil quickly, please purchase the 'Rush My Order' listing to have your veil moved to the front of my order queue. It will be made within 4 working days and then posted by Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Working Day by 1pm) if you're in the UK, an Express courier taking 2 - 3 days if you're in Europe / the United States / Canada / the UAE, or an Express courier taking 3 - 5 days if you're in Australia / New Zealand / Hong Kong / Singapore.

Custom and personalised orders

I love accepting custom orders but due to the volume of orders I receive when wedding season is in full swing (February to October), I can only accept custom requests that are for small modifications to items already in my shop, ie adding a lace trim, changing embellishments and other small changes. From November through to January, I can accept custom order requests that require a little more time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MY RETURNS, EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS POLICY

If you've ordered a 'standard' veil (not a custom order) and your veil isn't right, you can return it to my address. There are exclusions to this:

~ CUSTOM ORDERS are FINAL SALE.

~ PURE FRENCH SILK TULLE veils are FINAL SALE.

When I receive your veil in perfect condition in its original packaging, I will send you a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs and 'Rush My Order' fee), or make you a replacement. Any replacement veil is subject to the creation time on its listing, unless you purchase the 'Rush My Order' listing alongside your return. You must tell me you're going to be returning your veil within 3 days of receiving, and send it back in 7 days.

No returns are accepted after the date of your wedding has passed.

Can I order more than one veil to try on, and then return the veil(s) I don't want to keep?

Because every veil is made to order especially for each bride, and because this is such a small business (just me!), I'm afraid that I'm not able to accept orders that are for more than one veil where one (or more) will definitely be returned. If my business was large and I had stock of all of my veils on hand for immediate shipping it would be a different matter, but I buy the fabric and lace for each veil once the order is received.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE ADDRESS ON YOUR ORDER:

It is very important that you make sure the address on your order is correct and up to date.

I am not responsible for undelivered packages where you have given an incorrect address, or where you have not updated your address after a move.

What is the difference between the Liberty draped veil and the Helena draped veil, and between the Sarah veil and the Therese veil?

The Liberty veil's drape is customisable, so you can have it draping as shallow or as deep as you like; whereas the Helena veil's drape is a set distance of 11 inches between the combs, which creates a shallow drape that falls close to the back of the head.

The Therese veil is a drop veil, with no gather at all - it's literally an oval of tulle with a razor cut edge that drapes beautifully over the head. It can be held in place with hair pins or a comb - there are various methods of attachment, and I give brides all the info after purchase. The Sarah veil is a classic two-tier veil hand-sewn to a comb, and the centre of the veil is gathered slightly where it's sewn to the comb.