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

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on February 22, 2016

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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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Novelle Bridal Shop Re-OpenedVendor Spotlight: Novelle Bridal Shop

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on November 19, 2013

Nestled in a modern building on 124 Street, one of Edmonton’s most vibrant shopping and eating districts, Novelle Bridal Shop reopened their boutique in a larger more open space. Take your time while you browse through an assortment of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories. We strongly recommend you book an appointment to receive one-on-one attention from one their wonderful staff members and don’t forget to pick up a complimentary copy of BLUSH ! Here is a peek into the new space:

Exclusive Bridal Lines: Theia White, Jim Hjelm, Tara Keely, Nicole Miller, Kelly Faetanini, Ivy & Aster, Eve of Milday, WTOO by Watters.

Non-Exclusive Lines: Justin Alexander, Allure Bridals, Sophia Tolli, San Patrick, Mikaella Bridal, Paloma Blanca, KittyChen Couture & Ivoire

Bridesmaids: Monique Lhuillier (exclusive), Jim Hjelm Occasions, Alivna Valenta Maids, Dessy, After Six, Lela Rose, Alfred Sung, Social, Bill Levkoff, Ivy & Aster, B2, & Belsoie, and Jasmine.

New Address: 10553-124 Street, Edmonton AB

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