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Lyris Smith on May 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
The item (bird cage veil) purchased was perfect!! Great quality. The item was exactly as described and most definitely met my expectations. Cannot wait to wear it on my wedding day. Thank you.
Jes on Apr 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
This hairpiece is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day!
VintageIsabel on Mar 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is absolutely beautiful Kristen! I got this for my niece and it’s exceeded ‘ALL’ our expectations and so much more beautiful than pictured. It was packaged safely, arrived very quickly and completely exceeded our expectations….thank you Kristen!!
anavolaric on Mar 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
Exactly how it looks in the pictures. Comes with 2 combs but you can remove the larger one and use your own.
Michelle on Mar 15, 20225 out of 5 stars
The veil was exactly as described and absolutely perfect! I couldn't quite figure out how to make it stay on the bridge of my nose...somehow it worked in spite of user error.
Kristin Orr on Mar 9, 20224 out of 5 stars
Beautiful item. I was disappointed there was no mesh, as pictured, so it looks less “bridal”. Also: Given the price and how fragile it is, I was surprised it wasn’t packaged with greater protection.
kristen responded on Apr 18, 2022
Hi Kristin, I'm not sure what you mean but there certainly was a little netting "leaf" placed on the headpiece just like in the photo. If you were expecting it to come with a veil, then you misunderstood the description. You can always order a separate veil to wear with this headpiece.
Miranda on Feb 27, 20225 out of 5 stars
Wonderful hair clip. Compliments left & right. Thank you!
Josie on Feb 9, 20225 out of 5 stars
Arrived much quicker than expected! And it’s absolutely beautiful, I’m delighted with it and can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day. The two combs either side are stunning and the net is so delicate and dainty, not heavy or distracting at all. Very pleased with the purchase ❤️❤️
Alanna on May 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
It was perfect for my bridal look! I already had a rhinestone hair clip to wear with the veil, so the simplicity of it was exactly what I wanted.
workerbeekristine on May 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Arrived sooner then expected. Good quality. Very pretty.
About Gilded Shadows
Kristen from Gilded Shadows creates original and often one-of-a-kind adornments for the modern bride.
All lovingly handmade in Phoenix, Arizona, Gilded Shadows accessories feature a lovely assortment of vintage and new materials, offering custom sparkles or subtlety to reflect her customer’s own unique taste and style. Whether it's silk flowers, velvet millinery leaves, hand cut petals or stunning lace details – many of her design elements are sourced locally and then delicately crafted by Kristen in her home studio.
Gilded Shadows not only offers the finishing touch to your wedding day, but also a gorgeous keepsake for years to come.
Gilded Shadows designs can be found in the pages of Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Sparrow, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Chic Vintage Brides, Wedding Chicks, One Fab Day, and Weddings Nouveau, among many, many others.
Of special note: Gilded Shadows donates a minimum of 5% of all profits to a select handful of local animal rescue groups. We love our rescue pups and want to make sure that these fabulous rescue groups can keep doing this much needed work.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I live in Phoenix with my sweet husband and two cutie-pie rescue dogs. I'm a professional architect, hiker, runner, and long time vegetarian. I have always enjoyed creating and working with my hands.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
I don't accept returns or exchanges
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Frequently asked questions
DO YOU OFFER EXPEDITED (RUSH) PRODUCTION FOR LAST MINUTE BRIDES??
Yes - most of the time I can accommodate a rush order within reason. During the wildly busy wedding season it's a bit more difficult but I do my best. There is typically a rush fee required to bump your last minute order ahead of my other standard timing orders. Please send me a convo to inquire about timing and any fee that may be required. Thank you!
I DON'T SEE EXACTLY WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. DO YOU CREATE CUSTOM PIECES?
Perhaps - It will completely depend on what you have in mind and what my order backlog is at the time of your inquiry. Please have photos and a good description of what you are wanting, send me a convo and we can go from there. I'm very accommodating and love providing exceptional customer service but please know that sometimes it may be a bit costly if I need to spend additional time sourcing specific materials for a custom order (and making something that isn't a standard design).
DO YOU PROVIDE CARE INSTRUCTIONS? STYLING HELP?
Yes! If you are purchasing a veil, I include a card with details on how to iron or steam it along with four bobby pins to help styling. I also have a couple of videos on YouTube to help with styling. If you just can't seem to figure out how to style something please reach out to me - I'll go out of my way to help you!
I recommend that all veils and especially metal pieces be stored in a cool dry place to prevent any wrinkling or tarnishing that is more common in higher humidity locations. Wrapping items in fabric or felt isn't necessary but will help to keep them in perfect condition before your big day.
I'M AN INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER AND DON'T SEE TRACKING SINCE MY ORDER LEFT THE USA. HELP?
I love my international customers! Please know that when you select First Class shipping (the lowest cost when you select your shipping method at checkout) it will ONLY show tracking while the package is in the USA. Once it leaves my country and is bound for yours, tracking will not show up until the package has been delivered.
If you need tracking or have a very tight deadline please select Priority or Express shipping. They are more expensive, however they will get to you faster and have tracking along the entire way.
If you wish to have your package insured please send me a convo first and I can create a special listing for you to purchase. Note: Priority and Express come with a small $50 USD insurance policy.