Edmonton’s Top Bridal Boutiques6 Shops for Bridal Attire In Edmonton

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 1, 2016

Sometimes in the great search for that one perfect dress, you don’t even know where to begin. The answer? With an appointment at a top-notch bridal boutique. From modern to vintage-inspired looks, and from Canadian to international labels, here’s what you can find in Edmonton’s trendiest and most admired bridal boutiques.

Delica Bridal – Appointments Recommended 

Delica Bridal Edmonton

Top Three Designers: Hayley Paige,  Truvelle, Lazaro

Price Range: $2,000 – $8,000

Address: #108 2951 Ellwood Drive, Edmonton AB

Reservation Link: http://delicabridal.com/appointments/

Telephone Number: 780.465.3604

Novelle Bridal Shop – Appointments and Walk-Ins Upon Availability

Novelle

Top Three Designers: Berta, Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige, Christos

Price Range: $2,000 – $15,000

Address: 10553-124 Street, Edmonton AB

Reservation Link: http://bit.ly/1WYXupH

Telephone Number: 780.761.0888

The Bridal Boutique – Appointments and Walk-In AcceptedThe Bridal Boutique, Edmonton

Top Three Designers: Martina Liana, Essense of Australia, Pronovias

Price Range: $900 – $6,000

Address: West Edmonton Mall | Phase I 

Reservation Link: http://www.thebridalboutique.ca/yegappointments/

Telephone Number: 780.930.1505

Pure Bridal – By Appointment Only

Pure Bridal Edmonton

Top Three Designers: Essense of Australia, Stella York, TopBridal

Price Range: $1,000 – $4,000

Address: 11267-170 Street, Edmonton AB

Reservation Link: http://www.purebridal.ca/book-appointment

Telephone Number: 780.428.8699

The Bridal House – Appointments Preferred

Top Three Designers: Allure Bridal, Maggie Sottero / Sottero & Midgley, Casablanca

Price Range: $1,200 – $4,000

Address: 13059 – 156 Street Edmonton, AB

Reservation Link: http://thebridalandtuxedohouse.com

Telephone Number: 780.454.1636

Urban Bride Delivered – Consignment Buy or Sell – By Appointment Only

Top Three Designers: Allure, Justin Alexander, Sophia Tolli

Price Range: $400 – $2,500

Address: Unit 206-8712 48 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

Reservation Link: http://www.urbanbridedelivered.com

Telephone Number: 780.686.8559

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Calgary’s Top Bridal Boutiques7 Shops for Bridal Attire in Calgary

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 26, 2016

After the ring is on your finger and the excitement of being engaged starts to fade just a bit, you now realize, “Oh my gosh, I need a dress!” Not just “a dress” but “THE DRESS.” From modern to vintage-inspired looks, and from Canadian designers to international labels, here’s what you can find in Calgary’s plushest and most unique bridal boutiques.

The Bridal Boutique – By Appointment Only

ball dresses NZ, wedding dresses NZ

Top Three Designers: Hayley Paige, Rue De Seine, Katie May

Price Range: $1,300 – $9,000

Address: Britannia Crossing, 5131 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB

Reservation Link: http://www.thebridalboutique.ca/yycappointments/

Telephone Number: 403.281.9777

Cameo & Cufflinks – Appointments Preferred

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Top Three Designers: Hayley Paige, Stella York, Romona Keveza

Price Range: $800 – $8,000

Address: 1324 11th avenue SW, Calgary Alberta 

Reservation Link: http://www.cameoandcufflinks.com/appointment/

Telephone Number: 403.288.5006

Frocks – By Appointment Only

Frocks Calgary

Top Three Designers: Leanne Marshall, Nicole Miller, Romantique by Claire Pettibone

Price Range: $1,700-$4,500

Address: #103, 1118-12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Reservation Link: http://frocks.ca/calgary/contact/

Telephone Number: 403.263.5580

Pearl & Dot – By Appointment Only

Pearl & Dot

Top Three Designers: Truvelle, Anna Campbell, Daalarna

Price Range: $1,600 – $7,000

Address: #213 1117 1st Street SW, Calgary, AB

Reservation Link: http://www.pearlanddot.com/book-appointment/

Telephone Number: 403.452.0244

S2 Bride – Appointments Preferred

S2 Bride Calgary

Top Three Designers: Bliss By Monique Lhuillier, Anne Barge, Lazaro

Price Range: $2,000-$8,000

Address:  418 – 16 Ave, N.W. Calgary, AB

Reservation Link: http://www.s2brides.com/appointment.html 

Telephone Number: 403.668.4649

The Bragging Bride (Consignment Store – Appointment Only)

The Bragging BrideTop Three Designers: Katie May, Hayley Paige, Lazaro

Price Range: $1,000-$1,200

Address:  1604 10 Ave SW, Calgary AB

Reservation Email: thebraggingbride@yahoo.ca

Telephone Number: 403.919.4527

r o c o c o BRIDES – By Appointment Only

rococo brides

Top Three Designers: Paloma Blanca, Nicole Spose, Christina Wu

Price Range: $1,300-$6,000

Address:  4, 8989 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary AB

Reservation Link: www.rococobrides.com

Telephone Number: 403.200.6999

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When Bridal Dreams Are In Your GenesVendor Spotlight: The Bridal Boutique

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 22, 2016

Topbridal

Photography: Milton Photography

For Lillian Bowdring, helping brides sparkle truly runs in the family. The owner of The Bridal Boutique runs three busy bridal salons with the help of her daughters, Lyia, Dorothy and Kara. Lillian has been in the bridal business for over 20 years; she started as a buyer for a major bridal store and eventually decided to set up her own shop. “It was important to create a boutique that provided wonderful customer service and a memorable bridal experience,” says Kara.

The three girls grew up wanting to be princesses, so it was no surprise they wanted to help their mom treat brides like royalty. Lyia runs The Bridal Boutique in Calgary, Dorothy has just opened White & Ivory in WEM, and Kara does marketing for all three boutiques.

“Our boutiques are a true reflection of each of our individual personalities,” says Kara. The flagship store in Edmonton carries a variety of designers from Eddy K and Essense of Australia to Pronovias and Martina Liana.

In 2015, Lyia opened a store in Calgary to easily accommodate the large number of brides driving up to Edmonton. The Calgary location carries Hayley Paige, Lazaro, Rue De Seine and Katie May to cater to the fashion-forward bride. Dorothy recently launched White & Ivory in West Edmonton Mall to carry gowns that are affordable yet glamorous.

Blush recently caught up with the ladies for a Q&A session:

What is your favourite bridal look at the moment?

Kara: Daringly low backs are everything! [That’s] probably why I chose one for my own wedding.

Lyia:  Sleek and sexy looks that are red carpet worthy!

Dorothy: The high neck and long sleeve combination of lace and sparkle.

Lillian: Separates with skirts that are tulle, tulle and more tulle.

Which celebrity’s style do you admire?

Kara:  Olivia Palermo- simple, classic and chic.

Lyia:  Kim Kardashian- clean lines, and everything Lanvin.

Dorothy: Kylie Jenner- Always a trendsetter.

Lillian: Kris Jenner- “Momager” and always fabulous.

What is it like working so closely with family?

Kara: We couldn’t ask for anything more than working with each other. We are truly blessed.

What is your advice to brides to help them find their dream dress?

Kara: Our advice to brides when looking for ‘the one’ is to firstly do your homework and research by determining a budget and sticking to it! Try not to be afraid to step outside of the box, and–most importantly–remind yourself to enjoy the whole experience.

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Truvelle Reaches AlbertaTruvelle: Canadian Design Studio

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on December 3, 2014

My job is so much more than a three word title to me. It’s connecting with business owners and creative indviduals around the world and it becomes especially more exciting when you are dealing with local designers. When Truvelle, a Vancouver based design studio, contacted us to share that their gowns will be carried in Alberta I was overjoyed and instantly convinced myself that it’s worth a three hour drive to Calgary.

As I kept reading into their email they mentioned that Delica Bridal, an avid supporter of Blush and local bridal boutique in Edmonton, will be carrying the gowns. I skimmed through the images about a dozen of times and had thoughts of creative shoots and the type of bride that would wear a Truvelle gown.

So what type of bride would wear a Truvelle gown on her wedding day?

1) A proud Canadian, because Truvelle is a made-in-Canada brand.

2) A bride who wants a light, airy, and soft look.

3) A bride in search of unique fabrics and finishings.

To save you from my rambling, I’ve posted images of the latest collection, you can swiftly make your way to Delica Bridal today to try on these dreamy gowns.

 

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