July 27, 2012

Real Weddings: Michelle and Peter

Since we ship internationally, we have the pleasure of working with brides from all over the world. Today we are featuring Michelle and Peter's stunning outdoor wedding in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The ceremony and reception took place at the Nakoda Lodge Spa and Conference Center under a expansive blue sky with fluffy clouds.

When asked what she enjoyed the most about wedding planning, Michelle said it was all the DIY projects that she worked on with her bridesmaids, which also gave her the chance to spend quality time with them.

Michelle's bridesmaids wore Alfred Sung D440 in Electric Blue, which continues to be one of our best sellers!

"The dresses were absolutely STUNNING and somehow looked good on all my 6 bridesmaids - from a 6' blonde to a 5'2 Asian!! They will all wear them again. We also got the most compliments on the colours - the blue against our tiger lilies just popped."

There so many wonderful memories from the wedding day, but what stood out to Michelle was the love and support from her bridesmaids and family, and also seeing the look on Peter's face during the ceremony. "He was the most solemn I've ever seen him."  

Well, it looked like he lightened up after the ceremony! Best wishes for a beautiful life together, Michelle and Peter!

Photographer: Allan Powell at Tiramisu Photography.

*And some generous feedback from Michelle: "Thanks for the wonderful customer service and the ease of ordering. I will recommend you to all future brides!"

July 17, 2012

Fall 2012 Styles Are Here!

Our Fall 2012 styles are out and there's some exciting new additions to highlight!

Alfred Sung, one of our most popular lines, unveiled a brand new fabric called Mikado. It has a unique variegated weave with multi-color combinations and a gorgeous refined look.


Alfred Sung D562 & D544

Photos definitely do not do it justice, so we highly recommend picking up a few fabric samples from our Mikado swatch page.

In our last trend spotting report, we talked about the lace trend, and it's showing up everywhere! Dessy's new Rococo lace is a sweet shimmery overlay available in Oyster, Charcoal Gray or Black that can be paired with any matte satin color option.

Dessy 2866 & 2865

We've also added Joanna August's lace options in their Ceremony line. They are absolutely adorable.

Joanna August Union Lace8th Avenue Lace

We're seeing more experimentation with chiffon as brides consider it a versatile fabric for all seasons. Some of Landa Designs' cocktail dresses are perfect for both a wedding and a backyard garden party, aka re-wearability!

Landa MF498,  Dessy 2869, Dessy 2874, & Landa MF503

And as always, many additional styles that don't have their own individual dress pages are found in our Additional Styles pages. Just click on the corresponding designer line and select the dress number you are looking for in the style dropdown menu. Happy shopping!

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