Custom, handmade veils crafted only from responsibly sourced materials and following a small-business model. Made in Michigan and available for nationwide shipping, Each time a veil is purchased, a portion of profits are donated to Love Justice, an international nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking.
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Rebekah Shannon, a Michigan-based wife and mother, creates custom, handmade bridal veilsInspired by Saint Therese’s mother and professional lacemaker, St. Zélie Martin, Zélie Veils is proud to curate Catholic-inspired veils while following ethical business practices
Rebekah brings her heart of service into her work; proceeds from each veil benefit human trafficking survivors through the international nonprofit Love Justice. In three words, Rebekah describes Zélie Veils as compassionate, exquisite, and unique—qualities which are revealed in her timeless handiwork and passionate commitment to the women she works with and serves.
I made my own wedding veil back in 2015 and really enjoyed doing it. My husband encouraged me to practice what I'd learned and start up my own business. I spent the first two years of my marriage working out of the home, then finally quit my full-time job to be home with my daughter and commit to this new adventure.
My favorite aspect of weddings is seeing my hard work being worn on the biggest day of someone's life, especially at pinnacle moment, like the first look or the vows. The veil is a part of their memory forever.
My Catholic faith was the drive to partner with an organization that offers a helping hand to the most vulnerable. We were very intentional with our decision to choose human trafficking as the issue we'd address. Furthermore, my prayer life becomes a part of my creative work. Love is a joyful sacrifice, a heart full of selfless action. Although it is easier said than done, this is what I aspire to in my work and my family.