August 12, 2016
Elegant. Romantic. Glamorous. These were the words Tanya used to describe her perfect day and perfect dress. And true to her vision, these three words shown throughout every detail of her July 18th, 2015 wedding to husband, Marco! They described their venues- from the breathtaking Croatian Parish, with it’s sweeping ceilings, steeped in tradition, to the Terminal City Club with it’s beautiful ballrooms and sleek, modern amenities. It was in the apparel- from Marco’s crisp black suit, to the flowing bridesmaid dresses in deep periwinkle. And of course, these three words described Tanya’s entire bridal look! Her fluted mermaid gown glittered with Swarovski crystal and delicate organza petals- the details of which were echoed in her floral bracelet. But in the end, of course, these three words were mostly a reflection of the bride herself. Hands-down one of the sweetest brides we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, Tanya is a truly an elegant woman who made the most romantic and glamorous of brides! We wish her and Marco a lifetime of love and joy! -xoxo
~ The Details ~
Bride & Groom: Tanya & Marco
Wedding Date: July 18th, 2015
Ceremony Venue: Immaculate Heart of Mary (Croatian Parish) in Vancouver, BC
Venue: Terminal City Club in Vancouver, BC
Photographer: Butter Studios
Dress: Style #3458 by Lazaro
Hair & Make-Up: Shell Ainsworth
Flowers: Jehna Chrysler of Hilary Miles Flowers
July 24, 2016
Inspired by a femininely elegant youthful bride, the Fall 2016 BLISS collection from Monique Lhuillier is all about sophisticated luxury that maintains an air of whimsy. Romantic dresses are punctuated by clean lines for an inherently fresh and modern feel. While previous seasons have been all about cascading hemlines and flirtatious finishes, this season was approached with greater restraint. Embellished tops have been paired with plain bottoms, skirt lines are smooth, and horsehair trim is straight and symmetrical. The result is a refreshing collection of gowns that feel crisp and contemporary!
While colour continues to play a big role in the line, this season we saw a more formal and refined palette featuring rich creams and warm vanillas. We especially loved when Monique combined the two- layering creamy laces over warmer tones of tulle! While the BLISS collection has been predominantly playful in the past, the colours this season help elevate the line to one of affluence. Whether whimsical or refined, there is truly something for every bride in this collection!
*Dresses now in-store; Prices range from $4000 – $7000
July 15, 2016
It’s not uncommon for brides to come in with a vision. They’ve imagined their wedding day, they’ve pictured their dress, and they know just what they’re looking for. But sometimes they can’t find it. Tiffany found herself in just this spot. When she came to see us, she’d hit a bit of a wall: the dresses she’d picked out weren’t available in Vancouver, and she hadn’t been able to find anything similar. She was at a bit of a loss. After trying several gowns here, we asked her to trust us as we went a very unconventional route. We were in the unique position of working with a local designer, Lillen, who would allow us to customize. Within their collection, they had all the elements of what Tiffany was looking for, but not in one singular dress. So we had her put on two dresses at a time- mixing and matching, folding bodices down, playing with skirts until we had just the right combination. We sketched it our for her, and in the end Lillen made her her dream dress! It was a leap of faith. Tiffany trusted us and had enough of a vision to order a dress that she’d never fully seen or tried on… and it was perfect. Sometimes you simply have to trust your heart and trust your vision. We want to thank Tiffany for putting her trust in us, and for allowing us to be a part of her big day. It was a truly unique experience, and one of the most special things that we have been a part of! And we couldn’t have wished it for a more lovely bride! -xoxo
~ The Details ~
Bride & Groom: Tiffany & Kanaiya
Wedding Date: July 29th, 2015
Venue: Brock House in Vancouver, BC
Photographer: The Nickersons
Dress: Custom Design by Bisou Bridal in collaboration with Lillen
Hair & Make-Up: Faye Smith Makeup & Hair
Flowers: Flower Factory
July 8, 2016
Every once and a while, we get a bride who is almost as obsessively detail oriented as we are. Hannah was just that bride! As a designer of luxury baby clothes (Molly & Fankie), Hannah knew her dream dress would be all about the fabric. She wanted a simple and understated gown that made her feel glamorous but not over-the-top. It took a few visits, but once she put on Lazaro style #3312, there was no going back! In addition to the silk satin organza, Hannah loved how the simplicity of the gown was balanced with a touch of drama. And we couldn’t agree more! The elegance of the gown matched their classic estate venue, and we loved the way her refined gown popped against the lush and textured Australian landscape. Just like the children’s clothes she designs, this was a distinguished wedding with just the right pop of playful flare!
~ The Details ~
Bride & Groom: Hannah & Rhys
Wedding Date: January 25th, 2015
Venue: Orara Valley Estate in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Wedding Planner: North Coast Luxury Weddings
Photographer: Kyle Norton Photography
Dress: Style #3312 by Lazaro
July 7, 2016
We recently announced that we’ve been granted the exclusive opportunity to host a Julie Vino trunk show! Only the news gets better: included in the event will be Julie’s new line, A&J Designers, which has been done in collaboration with designer Adi Sholomo. Plain and simple: the collection is gorgeous!!! Premiering just this past April, the dresses have been designed for a modern bride- one who wants to blend traditional bridal styles with the newest fashion trends.
Hand-made at the Julie Vino studio in Tel Aviv, gowns are produced in the highest quality fabrics and feature the most exquisite laces, beading and embroidery. Gowns with fuller skirts feel fresh and whimsical, yet the plunging necklines and low backs echo the sexy sophistication found elsewhere in the collection. It’s clear no detail has been overlooked! Brides will rejoice in the way the lines celebrates the couture detailing for which Julie is known, but offered here at a more reasonable price-point! The trunk show is on from Thursday, July 14th to Sunday, July 17th. This is an exclusive, one-time opportunity to view, try-on, and purchase gowns from this incredible designer!! Please call or email to book your appointment today!
*Dresses in the A&J Designers collection will range from $3000 – $7000
**Dress from the Julie Vino couture bridal collection will range from $9000 – $13,000