The vision for the brand was simple. Offer a curated collection of the highest quality ready-to-wear and customizable bridal veils at a fair price and provide the best customer service possible!

How we do just that…

First, back in November 2013 we became experts in all things veils. We then sought out and found the best veil manufacturer in the U.S. who has been in business for 24 year and who allows us to work very closely with them in the veil making process.  Finally, believing so strongly on how important good customer service is, we implemented systems that provide brides, their moms (and even sometimes their grandmas) with an effortless process of envisioning, creating and ordering their perfect bridal veil from the comfort of their own home. 

Read all about my last minute Veil Tale here!

About Meredith

Veil expert and wedding blogger Meredith Shackleford –
The Original Classic Veil’s Bride

After going dress shopping for my own wedding back in 2013, I realized how ridiculously expensive shopping in a bridal boutique was especially for bridal accessories (not to mention the gown).  Outraged by this factor and having just been (fittingly) laid off,  I set out to solve this pain point for brides (including myself) and Classic Veils was born shortly after that. Creating a place where brides could create and find their dream veil without the astronomical price tag. 

I believe that how you get to the moment of holding your custom bridal veil in person is just as important as getting to the final design. Each step of my process from the first point of contact, to production to our shipping methods, is so important. I don’t believe in perfection, but I frequently ask myself, “How can I do things better?”  I like to think you can see that when you work with us to create your custom bridal veil. And I like to think that our process is part of the reason you can feel truly confident about buying your bridal veil online. 

I would be honored to help you with your big day, or at least help you find the veil of your dreams to complete your wedding day ensemble!

Born & Raised

Vancouver, British Columbia

Surrounded by the ocean, the great outdoors and travelling with my family

Education

Vancouver, British Columbia

Received my B.Tech in Forensic Investigation from BCIT as well as a diploma in Events and Convention Management from Thompson Rivers University

Professional Work

Vancouver, British Columbia

I have been everything from a cashier at IKEA, kids camp leader and server to private investigator, wedding planner turned entrepreneur. And what I quickly came to realize is that to be successful in any industry you must first perfect the ability to give good customer service.
Current Life

Europe

Owning and operating  both Classic Veils and Love & Lavender wedding blog. My husband and I are residents of Ireland and currently live as digital nomads in various European countries.

These are the five things that make us who we are.

Our Values

1.0   Traditions

Although the root of some traditions are outdated for the times, they are still important and can represent a critical piece of our culture.  In a room full of white dresses, the veil is what sets the bride apart from the rest.

2.0   Experiences

The old adage rings true, “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”  Life is about experiences. Make sure they all count.

3.0  Knowledge

Think outside the box and dare to be different. (Like wearing a pink veil!) Be a leader not a follower. Educate, discover, create, and challenge yourself. Keep growing.

4.0  Quality over Quantity

Owning items of quality that you love brings stories and clarity to your life rather than clutter and fog. 

5.0   Responsibility

When it comes to producing products responsibly, you don’t have to compromise their value, quality and or design. Perfection does not exist, but you can always work towards doing better.

Our Process

From our studio to your home