Andrea worked with me to make custom pieces for my hair and dress. I received soooo many compliments on how beautiful they were! She was also very flexible with my last minute time crunch. It was perfect and she was fun to work with.
I was so happy that I had an experience with August Veils.The boutique was specious and carry all kinds of gorgeous pieces. And I loved atmosphere in it - very relaxing and stuff is very helpful.
I had a wonderful experience here. They were all very flexible even when my wedding was only days away. Everything turned out great and I loved the service!
Katherine was amazing...I met her at a bridal show and was so impressed with her attention to detail and her personal relationships with her clients. When I met with her she was only interested in what I wanted for the wedding and we did two run throughs before the wedding day. On the big day she came to my venue early to make sure everything was running smoothly. She stayed during pictures to touch up my makeup and gave me tips for the camera as we went along. She was so genuine and an incredible makeup artist. I felt so beautiful on my wedding day and my husband, who doesn't like any makeup, thought I looked beautiful. Thanks Katherine! I would highly recommend her...she is worth the extra money!
Andrea's work is top notch. She has done amazing custom pieces for our brides. Love sending our clients her way.
Andrea is amazing at what she does...and she has fun doing it! She has a hilarious personality and her creations are one of a kind and impeccably made.
Want quality and craftsmanship? Look no further than August Veils. Andrea has been making veils and headpieces for over 10 years and has a long list of very satisfied customers. August Veils is conveniently located at The Bridal Loft which has a beautiful showroom space to try on all her products. From start to finish, Andrea will make sure that you are completely satisfied with your purchase. Also, a lesser known service that she provides is Ladies in Waiting, where Andrea is a personal assistant to the bride on the day of the wedding. We have worked with Andrea on a number of occasions and always refer her services to others.
If you are looking for a custom, personalized experience, you can't do better than August Veils. You will have your dreams captured in a pair of very capable, creative hands!
The photos say it all, this is simply the best place....anywhere....to purchase your veil! Creative, festive, or understated. You won't be disappointed! And, they are at The Bridal Loft, so when you visit, you'll have access to many of the area's top wedding providers––all under one roof.
August Veils, has incredible style and design. Her hair pieces are truly amazing and the customer service that she offers up to the moment you walk down the aisle and beyond is fantastic and she will make you feel like a princess for a day, she is a true "lady in waiting"
Holland Studios Team
Andrea is amazing to work with! Her veils and headpieces are to die for!! She is always a professional and extremely talented. I recommend her to all my clients!
When I first started out in wedding photography, I accompanied my first bride to August Veils. She was treated like a princess. I could not believe the level of customer service they provided, not to mention how comfortable and fun it was! Andrea is a hoot, to say the least! I can't recommend them enough - and I do all the time!
August Veils is the top of the mark. They will bend over backwards to help their brides. I've seen them show up in the least likely places to make sure that their brides look their their very best on that all important day. If it's service you are looking for and quality not only in the products you buy, but the people you buy from, August Veils is the best.
EJP Events loves working with August Veils. They apply the same attention to detail to their hand-made veils, tiaras, headpieces and hair jewelry that we apply to our wedding coordination. In addition, August Veils provides a fabulous "Ladies In Waiting" service that no bride who wants a stress-free dressing experience can do without. Absolutely 5 star service and more!
"I got started making tiaras by helping a customer who was in tears trying to find one," says Andrea. "It took me all week to make one tiara because I had never done it before. After that I vowed never to do it again. Now it's the main part of my business!"
Soon, she found a niche making custom headpieces for her customers and this grew into a full-time occupation. In 1999, Andrea sold her share of AniA Bridal to devote her time exclusively to custom bridal veils and headpieces - thus August Veils was born.
"I have always loved to work with my hands — drawing, sewing, etc," says Andrea. "In college, I took graphic arts courses and freelance drawing art classes. I've always had an aptitude for design."
In 2001, Andrea teamed up with a group of other local bridal vendors to form The Bridal Loft.
"Being part of the Loft has been crucial to the success in my business locally," commented Andrea. "The Loft has provided me a great working atmosphere I share with six other talented women. The combined positive attitude makes the Loft a comfortable place to be for customers. We are not a typical bridal shop — nor will we ever be."
Andrea's designs have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Dresses Magazine, and on the cover of Portland Bride and Groom.
Do you charge for consults?
There is never a charge for a consult.
How long does it take to receive my veil/headpiece once the order is placed? Your order can take up to 4-6 weeks to complete. However we are able to do quick turnarounds if need be. Since all production is done with local talent, we can usually fill most orders in a minimum of a week’s notice. Although we would prefer to not rush your order to allow for changes if you so choose.
I would like to use my mother's / grandmother's veil. What should I expect?
FIrst you will need to make an appointment. Together we can discuss your ideas and I can make suggestions as to how to update the style. At times I have held vintage veils and they have crumbled in my hands but we were able to save a few of the embellishments to be sewn onto another creation. The possibilities are endless. If the actuall design of the veil does not work with your gown, I have either incorporated some of the components of the into a headpiece/veil or used them on a ring pillow and garter.
Should I bring my dress to our appointment?
If your dress is available, yes. It helps you see the complete look. But if it is not available, a picture of the dress with you wearing it or a photo online will suffice.
Will my veil and/or hair jewelry be done in time for my hair trial?
During our intitial appointment I will ask you if you need them. If so, I will make sure you have your items in hand for your hair trial. At times, there may be an issue on receiving components on time to complete your order. In this case I will allow you to borrow a sample to use.
What if I have religious parameters that I must adhere to?
Any and all concerns will be addressed during our first consult. We take pride in making sure there that we have all the bases covered.
Bring your dress (if available) to your appointment. Otherwise a photo of you in your dress or one off the internet will suffice. We highly recommend that you bring the dress so you can see the complete look.
If you are unsure of the headpiece/veil style you like, come to the appointment after your hair trial. If this is the case, please have your trial done a few months prior to your wedding to allow ample time for placing your order.
Bring a close friend or relative to your appointment. The people you choose to help you make your decision should be someone that you value their honest opinion. Keep your entourage small. As they say, "too many cooks in the kitchen cn spoil the whole dish..."