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Top Wedding Dress Trends for 2012

Posted At : November 28, 2011 2:44 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 16,817
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"Getting married in 2012? Here are some hot wedding dress trends to keep in mind when you start shopping"..

Monique Lhuillier "Lina" Spring 2012 collection

1. Polka Dots!

Who would have thought that what appeared in many ready-to-wear lines (Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs etc) would have taken off into the direction of bridal gowns! A fun and unexpected twist.

"Dominique" wedding dress, from the J-Crew Collection

2. Two-Tiered Skirts

With the addition of multiple layered skirts, designers have added extra dimension, and flair to the hip area. What a fantastic way to create an incredible silhouette. A perfect cut to give the illusion of curves or to camouflage too much curve...we love this trend for both reasons.

Marchesa Fall 2012 Collection

3. Colour

Who said you have to wear white on your wedding day? Break from tradition and follow the designers down their colourful path. Anything goes this year, from light silver, to lettuce green and even black.

Vera Wang, Spring 2012 - gorgeous!

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Wedding 101 : 10 Tips on Picking your Wedding Dress

Posted At : November 21, 2011 4:24 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 7,125
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Wedding Dress Shopping Fun Facts

  • Once ordered, a wedding dress can take anywhere from 4-6 months to come in.
  • Salon wedding dresses are not stored in a warehouse waiting to be purchased. Each one is custom made.
  • Most brides will try on anywhere from 15 to 17 wedding gowns before they decide on the "one".

Top-10 Tips to Wedding Dress Shopping

  1. Do your homework! Browse through magazines and online galleries to determine what style you like. Make sure the style you settle on also matches your wedding. Outdoor, garden, evening, beach....all these variations on wedding themes equal a particular style dress. Don't wear a ball gown to a destination wedding on the beach!
  2. If you are having your dress made, find a good designer or seamstress to work with.
  3. Don't do the shopping alone. It is always advisable to have someone with you whose opinion you trust for some extra guidance but having a whole "entourage" with you can get confusing. Limit your advisors to one or two of your most trusted gals, like Mom.
  4. Know your budget and stick to it! Look only at dresses that you know you can afford.
  5. Arrive prepared! When trying gowns on, make sure you have some shoes with you with the same size heel you plan on wearing to your wedding. Plus, having the right undergarments on will make dress fittings that much easier.
  6. Always check the dress racks at the bridal salon and plan to attend trunk shows if possible. A great deal could be there for the taking!
  7. Even if you have a look in mind, always try on a variety of styles. Perhaps your dream dress is the opposite of what you had planned on.
  8. Before you order your wedding dress, make sure you and the bridal salon are clear on what alterations are needed, how much they will cost and if your gown can be altered properly to suit your size. If you're between sizes, always order up. It is easier to take in a large dress than to let out a small one.
  9. Be prepared to pay a sizeable deposit for the dress when you order. Usually 50% is required up front. Since most bridal salons have a no return policy, make sure you are positive that this is your dress before finalizing anything and paying a deposit.
  10. Ask for a fabric swatch to take home with you so that you can match your veil, shoes and accessories to your bridal gown.


Standout Blush Gowns from the Crème de la Crème fashion show

Posted At : November 18, 2011 1:33 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 5,355
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"our blushing favourites on the crème de la crème runway"..

Erin by Vera Wang : silk organza tiered ballgown

"L192" lace mermaid by Romona Keveza with Romona Keveza Chantilly lace veil

All gowns from Blush Bridal in West Van.. View the Full Show, on our Facebook Page

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The New Vera Wang Shop-in-Shop on the West Coast!

Posted At : October 26, 2011 12:11 AM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 9,588
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Vera Wang, noted U.S. fashion designer, known for her revolutionary designs and refined detailing, has been admired throughout the United States and Canada for two decades. Which is why we love her nealy expanded presence in Canada, in particular her brand new Vancouver boutique-within-a-boutique (@Blush_Bridal), complementing her existing Toronto Location.

What is a "shop-in-shop"?

This is a unique concept where a dedicated section of a store showcases designs exclussively from one particular, prestigious design house...in this case, obviously, Vera Wang.

Blush Bridal's newly renovated salon (still in West Vancouver!) is decorated in the ultra modern Vera Wang aesthetic. Charcoal walls, cement floors and charcoal furniture against crisp white décor elements really let the gorgeous bridal gowns stand out.

photos: Jasalyn Thorne

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2012 Fashion Flash: The Rivini Collection

Posted At : July 26, 2011 3:55 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 6,177
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"modern gowns in fluid silhouettes"..

Rivini: Yasmine 2011 wedding gown

"Yasmine"

Fashion Update!

A great young designer is making a splash in the wedding world with her contemporary and chic bridal gowns. Designed and made in Canada, Rita Vinieris' Rivini Collection offers a modern approach to bridal fashion with her subtle detailing.

Rivini: Claudia 2011-2011 bridal gown

"Claudia"

We love her modern gowns in fluid silhouettes made of silk, satin, crepe, chiffon and organza. The collection includes a variety of couture techniques while subtle finishing touches complete the look. Understated beading and sheer panels of fabric are just some of the details Rivini offers.

Rivini Simona wedding dress (2011-2012)

Rivini Camelia wedding dress (2011-2012)

"Simmona" & "Camelia"

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Real Weddings: Sasha & Anton, an Urban Fairytale!

Posted At : July 6, 2011 4:41 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 9,351
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Sasha & Anton: An Urban Fairytale!

"the perfect blend of urban chic and old world, Russian traditions"..

Sasha & Anton' s urban-chic yer Russian wedding: formal photos at Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

A contemporary, cutting edge reception venue in one of Canada's most beautiful cities coupled with the rich symbolism of Russian tradition creates the perfect blend of urban chic and old world charm for Sasha and Anton's special day.

Sasha and Anton successfully incorporated the natural beauty of Vancouver with its stunning modern architecture into their wedding day, all while respecting their cultural background.

Here's how they did it:

The Fashion

The bride made her entrance with a gorgeous, modern Monique Lhuillier gown from Vancouver's Bisou Bridal while her attendants dazzled guests in their beautiful purple bridesmaids' gowns from After Five Fashion.

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Edmonton Gown Sale, this weekend: July 10th

Posted At : July 6, 2011 4:21 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 3,982
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Dresses carried by Bridal Debut, Edmonton

Gowns by Maggie Sottero, Allure Bridals, Alfred Sung

The 2011 "Running of the Brides" Sale at Bridal Debut

Great deals and games too, this weekend in Edmonton. Check out the info we just received, on the "running of the brides" event:

Run, don't walk, to Bridal Debut's annual summer off the rack sale Sunday July 10th from 9am - 4pm.
Selected gowns will start at $100, $200, and $300. You will also find discounts on a variety of featured accessories like discontinued shoes starting at $25.

Don't miss your chance to get your perfect gown and all the accessories at a fraction of the cost! The sale will be held exclusively at the Sherwood Park location on a first come first served basis. A wait list will be taken at the front to ensure everyone has equal opportunity.

The "Money Tunnel"???

Before stepping into the change room step into the Bridal Debut money tunnel and see how much Bridal Debut money you can grab in 10 seconds to put towards your purchase that day!

The "Running"

To kick off the sale, the first 5 brides in line will be entered in a race to win a $100 Gift Card . The race will start at 8:45am sharp so bring your running shoes and prepare to make a hilarious memory of shopping for your gown.


White on White Trunk Show, Edmonton May 28th

Posted At : May 25, 2011 1:30 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 4,032
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Press Realease

If you still haven't found your perfect dress we have the solution for you! Bridal Debut is hosting our first ever White on White Trunk Show. Be one of the first to try on this fabulous new collection, exclusive in Edmonton to Bridal Debut! Any White on White gowns ordered during this event will receive 10% off! Appointments will be limited during this event so book early to ensure that you have a consultant there to help you each step of the way. Walk-ins will be welcome on a first come first served basis as well!

Bridal Debut Sherwood Park will be hosting this event May 28th from 10am – 4pm at 153 Pembina Road in Sherwood Park. To book an appointment please call 780-467-4082.


Styling for Amsale's fab 2011 Wedding Dresses

Posted At : May 24, 2011 2:48 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 5,516
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"Amsale gowns are by far my favorite! Every single one is unique and to die for!"   ~ Monica Hibbs (the doctor's closet)

Today's post features four of my current favorites: Dahlia, Liza, Carina and Blakely! The beauty of these gowns makes styling them so easy! When styling an Amsale gown, I tend to stick to traditional shoes, necklaces and earrings. Fundamental basics, that don't take away from the gown.

Here I've pulled shoes from Oscar de la Renta, Stuart Weitzman, Badgley Mischka and Monolo Blahnik. Choosing classic designers like these complement perfectly! You'll want to lift your gown all day showing off your beautiful pumps!

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A Wedding Gown Just Like Kate's?

Posted At : May 10, 2011 8:04 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 18,017
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"The most royal fashion options, available to Canadian brides!"..

Kate Middleton's wedding dress

Fit for a Royal Bride - Fit for YOU!

Arguably the most anticipated piece of bridal fashion of 2011, Kate Middleton's wedding dress combined Grace Kelly elegance with contemporary understatement and will definitely set the tone for the next few months - if not years!

Were you Inspired? Did you watch the royal ceremony and think "you know, this would look great on ME!"? Good news.. as it turns out, you can look just like a princess (literally!) tomorrow!

Romona Keveza

This is uncanny.. check out this gown from Romona Keveza's "Legends" line. Wow! Someone was definitely in-tune with the latest in Royal styling! Other than the exact cut of the neck, this could be a replica! It almost looks as if Kate's dress was actually inspired from this dress.. (Kate's makeup was much better though :-)

..a romantic fitted A-line gown with a V-neck bodice with illusion neckline and is complimented with illusion long sleeves made of delicate Chantilly lace. Skirt is made of silk shantung taffeta and features a detachable court train. Retails for $4,389 without train - $5,379 with train. Available in white and ivory.

Romona Keveza kate middleton look-alike dress form the Legends collection 2011

available in:
Blush Bridal (Vancouver)
Mia Bridal Co. (Ottawa)

Just for fun, you should seek out Romona Keveza even if you are looking for something like Kate's "other" dress, her reception gown. Here we have Romona Keveza style L251 (also from the Legends Collection) It is made of silk shantung with a Swarofski crystal belt and retails for ~$3509.

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