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Jason Matlo & Tara Akins Gowns, from La Novia Bridal (Vancouver)

Posted At : June 14, 2010 5:09 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 9,617
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"sophisticated, modern, and elegant designs, combining the finest silks, detailing, and structure, for the fashion conscious bride"..

La Novia, Vancouver wedding dress

Tara Rae Akins "Arabella" from La Novia Bridal

Jason Matlo bridal gown 2010

By Jason Matlo, La Novia Bridal

"We want to offer a tightly edited variety of gowns that won't overwhelm brides, yet will give them options in terms of cut, color, details, and budget" ~ Lorilee Keller, La Novia

La Novia Bridal: "New York Couture for the West Coast"

Located on the edge of Gastown, Vancouver's newest bridal salon focuses on the avant-garde vibe of its locale. The shop carries an eclectic assortment of exclusive high quality gowns in silk and lace, by renown local designers. That cater to a variety of budgets (gowns range from $1400 to $3000) and bodies.

Owner Lorilee Keller's vision is for an urban bridal boutique with an edgy yet elegant couture style, based on her training in fashion photography and her experience working in bridal. Created exclusively for La Novia, Jason Matlo's current collections are well known for being sophisticated, modern, and elegant, ideal for the fashion conscious bride. Combining the finest silks, detailing, and structure, the fit and make of his dresses is immaculate.

Some more Jason Matlo wedding dresses, from LaNovia, Vancouver

La Novia Bridal, Vancouver

La Novia also carries designs by Tara Akins aimed at the bride looking for something on the simpler side, such as her classic "garden party" dresses made from silk charmeuse layered with chiffon for a beautiful flowing silhouette and her 1950's style polka dot dress that conjures images of classic Audrey Hepburn.

Garden wedding dress, 2010

In addition to their avant-garde selection, the boutique also carries a special "Asiana" line featuring Asian inspired dresses, including a Japanese kimono style wedding dress adorned with hand stitched flowers and a decadent obi sash as well as a red silk brocade modern version of the classic Chinese Qi Pao, often worn as a second dress for Chinese weddings.


  • because no bride is complete without accessories, La Novia plans to carry a range of non-traditional add-ons, like Spanish-inspired hair flowers, mini sexy hats and retro-inspired elegant hairpieces with netting.
  • La Novia also features a retro-inspired beauty salon where brides and their friends can get their hair and make-up done on the big day as well as a range of photography packages to give brides the ultimate couture experience.

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