Handmade Bridal by Nestina Accessories

3326 Sales


Handmade Bridal by Nestina Accessories

3326 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars

NestinaBridesboutiQ is taking a short break


Note from shop owner we are taking 2 weeks vacation, we will be back june 15th.
all order placed before may 31st will be processed and sent.
thank you and come back soon.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 31, 2016

we are taking 2 weeks vacation, we will be back june 15th.
all order placed before may 31st will be processed and sent.
thank you and come back soon.


ernestine blesso

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ernestine blesso


an unexpected adventure driven by a "ballet shoe"

NESTINA comes from my name Ernestine, a nickname that my friends used in high school and college
Born and raised in Cote d'Ivoire (warm little country in west Africa) also name Ivory cost (English translation of french name Cote d'Ivoire)
i graduated from Universite Pierre mendes france Grenoble (UPMF) in France, I worked for over 10 years as financial controller in an investment bank; which I absolutely loved..

in 2008 i married my high school friend Patrick and followed him thousand miles away leaving everything behind. the plan was to have our little family, (which we did) stay home for a couples years and get back to the finance world that i use to love so much.
I never thought that I will be designing accessories, loving it so much and making a living out of it today.

The inspiration to create Nestina occurred a November 2010 long day of web searches for flats shoes with bold and big bows shoe clips.
(Did I mention that I absolutely love shoes, especially bold color suede ballet flats?) I found the bow shoe clips and thought I could make them myself and in as many colors as I liked.

I came from a crafty house with my mom always doing something and us, always around to help; so the idea was just natural and exciting. I discovered ETSY’s handmade marketplace while looking to purchase shoe clip findings for my project. This was the moment of my epiphany: “I can open my own shop and sell those shoe clips that i am about to make.”

and my first etsy shop SNestina was launch a couple weeks later, and that same day i received a message from Wendy a bride-to-be who will become my first official Bride

She inspired me to open the 2nd shop NestinaBridesboutiQ dedicated to the bride.
Like most women, I am fascinated by the process leading to a wedding, from my own experience i enjoyed this phase more than the actual wedding date. So i will make sure that each customer have the most enjoyable experience shopping with me.

11 months later, after countless hours of learning: handmade techniques to make flowers, use millinery tools, jewelry making, sewing; countless hours online and offline looking for supplies, and suppliers, and inspirations, and a couples sales on etsy with some great feedback from customers, Nestina Accessories LLC was formally created and incorporated.

All items are made in my home studio and I use the finest and best supply i could find to make great quality couture pieces at reasonable prices.

I now offer a wide range of items for the bride, bridesmaids and flowers girls (sashes/belts, veils, headpieces, jewelry, garters, decorated shoes and purses, shoe clips, ring pillows…) - Almost anything but the dress.

I just started a shoe line and a purse line. I also offer a line of baby accessories for photos props (inspired by my photographer Katrina Elena) and a fashion line for everyday look.

Nestina accessories are sold on various marketplaces, on my website, and here on etsy :

The original shop Snestina is dedicated to the baby line,
the 2nd shop NestinaBridesboutiQ , This shop, which is all about the bride and the bridal party
and the last one Nestinashoesandpurses is dedicated to the Embellished shoes and the purses.

Nestina has grown tremendously since 2010 and has now entered the wholesale market. The brand is now in various boutiques around the world (Australia, Japan, France, Canada and USA)

At Nestina's "Details matter"

Shop members
  • Ernestine blesso

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Wife and mom of 2 boys speak English and french which is my first language love bold colors, ballet flats, and chocolate

  • Marina Kato


    Wife, Mom of 2 boys , speaks english and Portuguese, love crafting

Shop policies

Last updated on December 5, 2015
Welcome to Bridal Boutik! Here you will find handmade accessories for brides, bridesmaids, flowers girls and everyone who love fashion. These accessories will help you put a touch of fashion on your bridal (or any other) outfit from head to toe at affordable prices. I love this idea and I hope you will enjoy it too and will find something here that you will love. Thank you for visiting my shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept PayPal and all major credit cards.
Accessories are carefully packaged and shipped by USPS. If you want an item to be shipped directly to someone as a gift, please let me know and I will make sure do it and enclose a note from you (optional).

All of my products are made to order, so please allow up to 14 business days after purchase for your order to be shipped.
I ship standard USPS. If you need something by a specific date, please contact me directly and I will do my best to satisfy you.

I ship worldwide.

Domestic shipping
i use only UPS ground for domestic shipping (4-5 days delivery) but shipping upgrade is available thru USPS express mail (1-2 days)

International shipping,
i use USPS international first class shipping and delivery times vary by country and are not guaranteed but tend to take an average of 2-3 weeks. Germany and Brazil tend to take 3-4 weeks.
NOTE: USPS International First Class shipping does not come with tracking numbers but your package can be follow within the USA with the customs declaration number, Delivery confirmation is now included.

VERY IMPORTANT: Nestina Accessories/Bridesboutik is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any delays due to Customs - AND TARIFFS, COD, OR ADDITIONAL CUSTOMS CHARGES are solely the responsibility of the buyer. The US does not have VAT or import tariffs and there is no way I could possibly include this in the cost of your item. Every country has a different system and different calculations to arrive at these extra fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
We understand it is difficult to purchase accessories online, so please feel free to contact us and ask any questions you may have before purchasing. Returns can only be accepted on certain items. Most returns will be charged a 20% restocking fee due to the handmade nature of the product. Please see below for details.

**Please Note: All items must be returned in the original packaging and remain unused and with all tags still attached. Returns that are damaged, soiled or altered will not be accepted and may be sent back to the customer.

All sashes and belts are made to order with a custom ribbon color so unfortunately we cannot accept returns or exchanges on these items.

headbands made to order with a custom ribbon color and halos/ crown are not returnable.

returns and exchanges are permitted on Fashion headband which do not have any custom option choice

the 20% restocking fee is applicable and Item must be returned (postmarked) within 7 days of receiving.

Rhinestone brooches CLIPS/COMBS
Returns & Exchanges are permitted with a 20% restocking fee. Item must be returned (postmarked) within 7 days of receiving.

Beaded and flowers COMBS
All sales are final, due to their handmade and delicate nature.

Shoe clips
Returns & Exchanges are permitted with a 20% restocking fee. Item must be returned (postmarked) within 7 days of receiving.

Due to their intimate nature, all garters are FINAL SALE.

all veils and veils set are FINAL SALE.

Hair Flowers
All sales are final, due to their handmade and delicate nature.

All nestina accessories Jewelry is final sale.

Custom Designs
All customized orders (including custom ribbon color, fabric color or extended beading) are final sale and cannot be returned.
Additional policies and FAQs
i also take custom and wholesale orders. just convo me.