THE JOURNAL

The Custom Dress

Your Perfect Dream Wedding Dress Is Actually Affordable! Oh Hi there, I’m Kim! Your friendly neighbourhood seamstress. I know what you’re thinking: “how will I ever find that perfect wedding dress and still fit it into my budget?” So many brides stress about the cost of their dress because they know once they find the right dress, the price tag …

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Who in Toronto can make my dream wedding dress?

Do You Have A Dream Wedding Dress, and Wonder Who Can Bring It To Life? So your beloved partner has popped the question! Even better, you have said yes! Now the fun part; the planning! Ok so where to start right? Well, one of your very first questions might be “who in Toronto can make my dream wedding dress?” Have …

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This is who will design Meghan Markle’s beautiful gown

Are you as curious as we are about Meghan Markle’s wedding dress? This is who will design Meghan Markle’s beautiful gown in our opinion. We are just days away from Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding, and everything is still shrouded in secrecy. We are still curiously awaiting who will be designing Meghan’s dress.  At Valencienne we have our picks on …

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Selina Andrello

Dear Kim and the Valencienne team, I could not be more elated with my stunning, one of a kind gown. This has been a truly special experience and one that I will always remember. Words cannot express how happy I am and how much I freaking love my gown! You and your team are incredible and thank you for being …

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Daniela di Panfilo

My journey as a Valencienne bride began long before I met my husband, I first walked into Valencienne on a spring day in May 2009 with a friend who was looking for a custom made bridal gown. This is where my relationship with Kim and the Valencienne team began. Over the course of the year I accompanied my friend to …

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Amanda Di Vito

  Saturday after Saturday, boutique after boutique… the hunt for the most perfect wedding dress seemed to never end. For two months my sister, Amanda, my mom and I visited wedding dress boutiques across Toronto trying to find a special gown that would make my sister look as perfect as a petite bridal cake topper. Our trio would pack the …

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Destination Bridal Guide by Valencienne Bridal Design Toronto

Being a Toronto based custom bridal gown designer, I love all things pretty!! Now, I don’t know about you, but if you perused my Instagram explore tab, you would find many, many, many, MANY photos of quaint European cities, post card perfect sunsets and, of course, a little bridal on the beach. This passion and obsession is the muse and …

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Joyce Li

To Kim and the Valencienne team, Thank you so much for creating my dream – GAME OF THRONES Inspired gown!!I can’t wait to walk down the aisle in this dress and am certain nobody will forget the head turning cape. You’ve all been so easy to work with and I knew I had made the right choice to go BESPOKE! …

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Melanie Carvalho

Dear Kim and the Valencienne team, Walking into Valencienne, I knew that I was in good hands.  It has been an amazing experience working with you. You all have gone over and beyond in making my dream wedding dress alongside my junior bridesmaid and flower girls. I cannot wait to wear “Melanie” as I walk down the aisle and marry …

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Elle Stavreska

To my fairy god mother Kim and Team, I can’t express how happy you have made me and how pleased I am with my stunning Valencienne dress. You have truly made magic happen, and I cannot wait to put on this dress. I am going to miss coming to see you guys more than you know. I promise I will …

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Becky Quach

You ladies are AMAZING!!! Not only have you made all my sparkly wishes come true, you have far surpassed anything I could imagine!! This process has truly been incredible, unique and an absolutely memorable one. I’m so excited to wear my beautiful, one of a kind , super sparkly gown!! If only I needed several more gowns in this lifetime! …

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Aiden Farrel

Aiden Farrel  – Dearest Kim and the Valencienne team This whole process from day one has been seamless and magical! Thank you for being the only other person who understood my vision and brought it so beautifully to life. I cannot wait to wear “her” on my special day! Such a timeless piece that I’ll cherish forever!  Aiden Photographer – …

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Biggest Sample Sale EVER!!

Looking for the perfect gown? On a budget? Well look no further! We are clearing out our stock and getting ready for next year’s collections!! ALL stock samples will be on sale for $1500 or under!! Bridal Gowns, Separates, Cocktails dresses and more! Come shop couture for amazing prices!

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bespoke wedding gowns for plus sized brides

Plus Size Wedding Dresses for the “Curvy Bride”

Let’s face it ladies, finding beautiful plus sized wedding dresses is downright impossible! Nowadays it’s pretty hard to avoid the memes, blog posts and Twitter rants talking about body image in the fashion industry. The struggle is real these days, and being part of the bridal industry we know this pressure and topic all too well!  We’ve lost count of the …

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Valencienne x New York Bridal Fashion Week

New York, New York! Last weekend, we ditched the 6 and went to NYC to check out the newest bridal trends hitting the runway this season. From Millennial Pink to giant Dior inspired Bows, this season is sure to bring a breadth of designs for every bride’s unique style. So let’s walk you threw our top trends for Fall 2017 and …

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Rose Quartz Style Me Pretty Feature!!

We did it again! We’ve been featured on Style Me Pretty!! Designing custom couture wedding gowns for Toronto brides has always been our passion and we love love love when our gorgeous gowns are captured in stunning shoots like this! Gorgeous models Lauren and Helen rocked our gowns in this gem inspired shoot planned by Inspire Event Rental. Pink cakes …

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Winner of our $10K French Tea Party Contest!

At Valencienne, we love making girls dreams come true not only on their wedding days, but on all the fun occasions leading up to the big day! We partnered with The White Book Company to produce this incredible French Tea Party contest where one lucky bride would win the entire shoot to celebrate her amazing bridal shower! March 1st, we …

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WIN a $10,000 French Tea Party Bridal Shower

Ready to start living la vie en rose? It’s time to play out all of those Parisian fantasies we both know you have!   As Currently featured in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Elegant Wedding Magazine (page 86) you can now Enter our $10,000 “French Tea Party” bridal shower contest for you and 10 guests! It doesn’t get more luxurious than a soiree …

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bride and groom in front of private estate location wedding

Logistics of an Outdoor Wedding

I love to chat and get to know my brides and their families. It’s one of my favourite parts (next to dressing them in custom couture bridal of course). Recently, one of our sweet Mother of the Bride’s asked me about the logistics of planning an outdoor wedding. I knew just who to ask — Wedding Planner, Crystal Adair-Benning, of …

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NYC Shopping Spree for Inspiration & Clients

Bridal Market isn’t ALL work, work, work. In between the fashion shows and fabulousness, I take time to check in on gorgeous custom pieces being made, new fabrics, sparkling buttons and detailed lace. I use every single second in the city that never sleeps to seek out inspiration with gusto, relish in the details and design palettes of perfect handpicked …

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Bridal Market Trends for 2016

Bridal Market is a BIG deal in the wedding fashion world. It’s the spot to see and be seen for designers like yours truly. With 2016 Bridal Market being last weekend, I spent time hitting up my favourite spots and getting inspired by both our new collection (just wait for it) and others! There were some major trends hitting the …

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