VeiledBeauty

Bespoke Bridal Veils, Juliet Caps + Accessories

Pasadena, California · 4629 Sales

VeiledBeauty

Bespoke Bridal Veils, Juliet Caps + Accessories

Pasadena, California 4629 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(1128)

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Last updated on Jan 24, 2017

Check out SALE items for up to 60% off!
Veiled Beauty now offers BLACK, GREY + BLUSH options!
Want to be in the bridal know? Subscribe to VB's VIP Newsletter! Message Kat with any questions and your email to be added.
Want your Veiled Beauty look featured? #VeiledBeauty

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5 out of 5 stars
(1128)
Simone Price

Simone Price on Feb 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I just received my veil in the mail (in a super cute gold amazing envelope, none the less!) and it is even more beautiful than I imagined, I can't wait for my next fitting to put the whole look together. I ordered the platinum tulle, double layer in the fingertip/ballet length and love it. The layers of platinum create an illusion of a grey color, yet when you separate the layers it's a platinum white tone-really beautiful. I'll post pictures later!

michelleh111

michelleh111 on Feb 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I'm marrying in London in May and wanted a 'hard to find' grey veil to go a warm grey Biba evening dress. Veiled Beauty offers a modern / edgy range of styles and colours that hard source in the UK. I settled on a fingertip veil in Raincloud with silver edging. It's lovely...Kat went above and beyond helping me through the ordering process - and calming my worries. It's beautiful thank you...(UK buyers - just be sure to factor in the VAT/customs charge after postage).

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About

Fifth Grade Bodysuits - Kat Krafel

I honestly can’t believe my mother let me out of the house in the fifth grade. I was a tiny, amateur seamstress who could barely wind a bobbin. You should've seen the gobs of thread I wasted and the knots I got my mother’s sewing machine into. My sewing skills were really starting to blossom, or at least that’s what I thought.

The early 90’s was the era of bodysuits and chokers, which is funny because today's fashion has come full circle since then. I can still remember my best friend Tamsyn’s yellow square neckline bodysuit she wore on the first day of school. I'd never seen anything like it and she was the envy of all. She coupled it with a black velvet chocker that had an emerald teardrop jewel dangling from the center. Her long horse-like mane glistened golden in the sunlight as we skipped to recess. We were young girls on the brink of womanhood. Our hearts longed for love, and if we had been presented with a fast-forward button to propel us into teenagers we surely would've pressed it.

I grew up in a small Nor-Cal town where the closest retail store was thirty minutes away and our options were a tiny JCPenny or Kmart. Both of which were almost always entirely picked over, which didn’t really matter because money was stretched tight in my full family of seven. As the youngest, my wardrobe consisted of every hand-me-down imaginable; let's just say I didn't quite skip out the door with glee every morning. With three older sisters, my sense of fashion grew from their playing dress-up with me, forcing me by way of, “Come here, Kat, let me peg your pants.” I did as I was told and soaked up my sisters' wealth of beauty knowledge like a dry sponge.

I began sewing Barbie clothes by the age of five, but my world altered upon witnessing the je ne se quoi that was Tamsyn’s yellow bodysuit. I was determined to make my own. Before that, I'd mostly worked with non-stretch cotton and felt a bit overwhelmed with the technicalities of zippers and buttons. However, that all changed when stretch knit fabric presented itself to me in the form of bodysuits. From then on out, my seedlings for fashion became an all-encompassing passion that would cause me many a sleepless night with fleeting visits of inspiration in my dreams.

Dreamer, party of one. Thus the essence and origin of Veiled Beauty began long before 2008. Learning to sew as a youngster showed me how to create something from nothing. Creating something from nothing gave me value. With value came courage and the freedom to leave our small little town. With freedom, I curated not just a blossoming artistry I can call my own, but a lifestyle that was forged by diligence and fervor for the craft of creating.

While friends relied on their mothers for everything growing up, I was inspired to pack my own lunch, style my own hair, sew my own clothes and walk solo to school. I was capable beyond my years and thrived in my new-found independence. Veiled Beauty was fashioned out of that very drive and independence. I stitched this business together with life lessons learned along the way.

The integrity I hold Veiled Beauty to comes from my father, a man admired and respected by all. His accountability to God makes him the most just person I know. His kindness can be felt in conversation regardless if one's a stranger or friend. His example continues to instill in me standards which I provide my brides: with the careful attention and patience needed during this sometimes stressful but mostly exciting season of their lives.

The ingenuity of Veiled Beauty and commitment to quality comes from my mother. Her resourcefulness is a spectacle to behold. Her out-of-the-box thinking made her a woman who could scrape two pennies together and fashion a delicious, beautifully presented dinner on a nightly basis. True to every stellar chef she started with fresh ingredients. She insisted upon putting the jam in a pretty serving bowl with a separate spoon. We set the table with a full setting at each place regardless if a knife was needed for that meal. Furthermore, she stood for quality from the inside out. Her meals were hearty, healthy, perfectly warm and most importantly made with love. She taught me to pour my heart into everything I do. She insisted on going that extra mile and never considered cutting corners. My mother showed me that, with a tenacity for hard work, love is first shown through your hands.

Photo Credit: Kurt Boomer

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Shop members

  • Kat Krafel

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Amanda

    Seamstress Extraordinaire

  • Catherine

    Amazing Assistant

  • Mary Claire

    Customer Service, Social Media Guru

  • Goliath

    Shop Puppy

Shop policies

Last updated on January 24, 2017
Welcome to Veiled Beauty!

Our mission is to please every bride with a breathtaking, tear-inducing, mother-in-law-gasping veil; or any bridal accessory, for that matter! We pride ourselves in making beautiful veils and bridal accessories with love. Pleasing our brides is of highest priority, but don't take our word for it...

Feedback:
http://www.etsy.com/people/veiledbeauty/feedback

Please include 3 details in the checkout memo box:

1. WEDDING/DEPARTURE DATE

2. COLOR OF YOUR WEDDING GOWN
- Please include the actual name of the color and a personal description of how you would describe the color (i.e. Stark White).

If in doubt, swatch it out. Purchase a swatch so we can find the perfect match:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/124825090/veil-material-swatch?ref=shop_home_active

3. CUSTOM MODIFICATION

Since every veil is handmade for every bride, we do not except exchanges or returns.

We are always here for you to answer questions. Never hesitate to message me directly!

Much Love,
Kat

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Veiled Beauty accepts PayPal or Credit Card. We will process your order as soon as you have paid in full.
Shipping
Six to eight weeks to hand make plus shipping time.

6 weeks - USA Domestic
8 weeks - International

We ship USPS First Class, however in Rush situations we use USPS Priority Mail or Express Mail. FedEx or UPS upon request for an extra fee.

In a Rush?
Purchase our Rush Fee in shop upon checkout if you need the species timeframes above.

International Shipping Disclaimer:
Due to the fact that Customs can hold any package as long as they want, we cannot guarantee it will reach you in time. In the unfortunate event that Customs does hold your veil past your departure/wedding date Veiled Beauty is not responsible and, sadly, we cannot accept returns since each item is custom made specifically for you. Thank you for understanding.

Shipping insurance can be purchased upon request.

Swatches are mailed USPS First Class but does not receive a tracking number unless specifically requested by the buyer.

Do not re-post photos without permission. Penalty will be persued. All photos and designs are property of Veiled Beauty © Copyright 2016
Refunds and Exchanges
Veiled Beauty is a small shop where every item is carefully made by hand with love in the USA. Due to the fact each item is made to order specifically to our customer's desires, we do not accept returns or exchanges.

All sales are final. Please be sure you've purchased the correct color and length before you checkout.

We're happy to answer all your questions prior to your purchase so we can get it right the first time. We do not offer refunds if there is ever poor shipment handling. You can purchase higher shipping upon checkout to ensure quicker and insured handling. Never hesitate to message us if you need help. Thank you for your understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do not re-post photos without permission. Penalty will be persued. All photos and designs are property of Veiled Beauty © Copyright 2017

More information

Last updated on Jul 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What is a Blusher/Second Layer?

A blusher is the second layer or tier of tulle that is often, but doesn't have to be, worn over the face as you walk down the aisle. It is traditional and incredibly romantic to have your man lift the veil before your first kiss as husband and wife. Whoever is walking you down the aisle can also be the one to lift the blusher over your face to your back before they hand you off to your soon-to-be significant other.

Does Veiled Beauty make custom blush, grey or black veils?

We sure do! Simply inquire with Kathy if you don't see the option in the listing's drop down menu.

Will my color Ivory match Veiled Beauty's Ivory?

Keep in mind that every designer has a different name and interpretation of what a "White" or "Ivory" dress looks like. My Diamond White may be another designer's Ivory. Though I love receiving photos of your wedding dress, they often don't accurately represent the color of your dress. My recommendations are only as reliable as the photos you provide. That's why actually seeing and feeling the fabric swatches in person can prove to be most helpful when selecting the perfect color match. I have included a list and description of Veiled Beauty's color options below.

What is the difference between English Net and Bridal Illusion Tulle?

English Net is much softer and feels more like fabric than Bridal Illusion Tulle. English Net is perfect for the bride that wants minimal pouf and loves the way it falls straight down from the comb(s). See here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/170097265/english-net-soft-drape-juliet-bridal-cap?ref=shop_home_active_9

Bridal Illusion Tulle has more loft to it. A dramatic veil with lots of volume can be achieved with multiple layers or lots of gathering of Bridal Illusion Tulle. Bridal Illusion Tulle is very light and catches a gust of wind easily. See here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/91453450/40-off-simple-bridal-illusion-wedding

How do I measure myself for a custom length veil?

This is much easier with help from a friend or your honey! You'll need a string/ribbon and a ruler. Try to measure with a similar hairstyle as you intend to wear on the bog day. Place the string/ribbon on your head where you you'll want to wear the comb (near the ear line for Juliet caps). Then let it fall naturally in the back or to the floor of your desired length. It is best to do this while wearing your wedding gown if it has a train. For longer veils let the string tail behind you, similar to how the veil would fall and don't pull the string taught on the ground. Allow a bit of slack. Take the string and measure it out on a ruler. For a blusher do the same thing, just let the string fa

How are Veiled Beauty veils worn?

Classic veils are attached to a gently curved 4" silver metal comb. The curve of the comb should be placed with the curve of your scalp. We've found that metal combs are more secure and easier for hair stylists to work with. If you would rather I put loops for bobby pins I'm happy to do that too. Simply message me.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale inquires gladly accepted! Message Kathy directly for more details.

How Are Veiled Beauty Bridal Caps Worn?

There are two small combs attached to either side of the cap near the ear where the tulle gathers. For best placement, slide one comb in and then hold it in place while you put the other one in. When pushing the second comb in, don't be scared to stretch the tulle a bit so that there is some tension on the cap when you slide the second comb in. The tension on the cap will help hold the combs in place. This may take some practice before you get a REALLY secure placement. The caps can be worn high or low on the head. The placement completely depends on your preference.

Care instructions

Make sure to take your veil out of the package and hang it up so the wrinkles can begin to fall out. You way want to hang dry cleaners plastic over the veil to protect it. You can also place in a garment bag but be very careful using the zipper as to not snag the veil. We highly recommend ironing your veil on LOW (silk setting) with a pillow case places IN BETWEEN your veil and the iron to ensure that you don't burn your veil. Do NOT steam your veil.

What Length will suit me best?

Message us with your dress photos and I'm more than happy to offer you my expert opinion.

Standard Wedding Veil Lengths
18" Shoulder Length
22” Mid Chest Length
30” Elbow/Waist Length
34” Hip Length
42” Finger Tip Length
55” Ballet Length
65” Waltz Length
75” Chapel Length
108” Cathedral Length

How wide are Veiled Beauty Veils?
Our long veils are 100" wide and short veils (shorter than 42" fingertip length) are approximately 50" wide.