Holy Communion Veils

Celebrating childhood with exquisite bespoke holy communion veil designs

A collection of luxurious, soft and dreamy bespoke holy communion veils to celebrate the whimsical and beautiful nature of girls. Adorable and charming, my handmade communion veils are adorned with gleaming sparkles, dancing butterflies, French lace and organza ribbon detail.

Handmade communion veils

A Bespoke Holy Communion Veil Will Create Cherished Memories.

Choosing a beautiful outfit for your daughter’s first holy communion service is a special  once-in–a–lifetime event. Making her first holy communion will remain a special and memorable day in her memory for many years to come.

After months of preparation  for her communion day your daughter will be looking forward to choosing a communion dress and accessories to wear on her special day. Once you have chosen her gorgeous communion dress then the hunt is on for a perfect bespoke communion veil to complete her ensemble. 

Working with a holy communion veil expert

During the last 10 years I have designed and created wedding veils for beautiful brides all over the world. Through my extensive expertise and knowledge of veil styles, designs and fabrics I will create a handmade bespoke communion veil that not only complements your daughter’s dress but reflects her personality too. A holy communion veil which is adorable and charming and captures her youthful innocence. Her beautiful communion veil will become a family heirloom and be treasured for years to come.

Kind Words
Emily’s communion veil was absolutely beautiful and she got lots of comments on the day about her pretty little veil, the unusual shape of it and how it complemented the dress perfectly. It really was beautiful. Thanks so much for creating it for her.
Anne-Marie, October 2020.

Book your Holy Communion veil styling appointment

The first step to creating one of our exquisite bespoke holy communion veils is to book a  bespoke communion veil styling appointment  in my Belfast studio where I will guide you both through the veil shapes and design options that I feel will best complement your daughter’s dress.  Here in my Belfast studio I have created a range of communion veils  that are inspired by all the pretty and dainty things girls love. 

For a sneak peek inside our beautiful veil studio and to learn about our veil styling appointment watch our video  What to expect at your visionary veil appointment.


What is a Holy Communion Veil?

A communion veil is worn as part of the traditional outfit worn by girls when celebrating their first holy communion. The first communion veil is a traditional female head covering usually worn during the holy communion mass. It is a sign of humility before God, modesty and reverence.

The tradition of the Holy Communion Veil

The exact origins of the wearing a veils for the first communion is shrouded in mystery. Historically Roman and Christian women always covered their heads – a custom which still remains in many countries where Muslim religion predominates. Today it is purely a matter of choice with many girls choosing to wear a veil as part of their communion accessories while headbands, ribbons, floral crowns and tiaras are also popular.

Are all communion veils white?

Children receiving their holy communion almost always wear white, a colour which symbolizes purity. There has been an increased trend in recent years to introduce dresses and veils of pale ivory. A conservative and modest style of dress is essential for this religious service but there are many beautiful communion dress designs available that will reflect her personality.   

Communion Photography


The stunning photos showcased on my Communion Veil page are real little girls celebrating their first holy communion. The joy and happiness has been captured by the wonderful work of photographer Susanne of Once Upon Time Photography.

For more information and for information on how to book, contact Susanne at www.onceuponatimephotography.co.uk.


When should I come for a communion veil appointment ?

The communion season  takes place between April and May of each year.  As soon as you have chosen your communion dress you are welcome to book an appointment to explore your communion veil design.

How long in advance do I need to Order?

All of the bespoke communion veils are designed, made and sewn to order. In peak season we will be working on orders 6-8 weeks in advance. It is best to book your appointment once you have chosen your communion dress and we can start the design process.

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