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Valencienne at Wedluxe Wedding Show – January 10

It’s Wedding Show season and if you are newly engaged the show you MUST attend this year is the eye-candy celebration that is the Wedluxe Wedding Show at The Carlu on Sunday, January 10, 2016. This show is the creme de la creme of Toronto’s wedding scene. We’ve got three of our stunning new gown collection on display to inspire …

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Walk a Mile In These Brides’ Shoes

While the gown may take the spotlight on our bride’s big day, we never underestimate the power of accessories in completing the wedding day look. Shoes literally come in every shape, size, colour and style for brides who want to truly make a statement. High Heels These are the most popular wedding day shoe by far. Most brides opt for …

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The Valencienne Experience

We are honoured to have a guest writer on our blog today, a Valencienne bride herself. In such great detail Alison has written about her very own personal experience behind the doors of Valencienne. Each and every client of ours has such a unique custom design experience and it is a privilege to be able to create not only their …

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Jewellery Designer Spotlight : Elsa Corsi

I’ve been a huge fan of Elsa Corsi and her jewellery since I first meet her a number of years ago at the Wedluxe Show. She is the incredible force and designer behind this exceptional jewellery line. We both realized  that her sparkles would compliment our Valencienne gowns beautifully and that our  store would be a great location for Elsa to host Trunk shows for Toronto Brides. Her jewel’s are meticulously made …

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Custom Bridal Couture for Mother & Bride

Every once in a while, we get to work with both a mother and her daughter that share such a love and a friendship with each other that its hard to not get caught up in there enthusiasm. This past July, Valencienne created three custom designed gowns for these two lovely ladies Kathy Roberts and her daughter Jenny. Mother of the Bride, …

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Dare To Go Bare in Toronto

I love fashion. I’ve always loved fashion. I watch red carpets like others watch baseball (Go Jays!). Earlier this year during the 2015 Met Gala I predicted the latest bridal trend – the naked gown, sheer dress, veiled couture – whatever you want to call the trend, it’s design is clearly all about showcasing the body in sheer, barely there, …

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What To Know Before You Shop For Your Wedding Gown

There are literally hundreds of articles on the internet explaining the trials and tribulations of wedding dress shopping. Some expunge about only bringing one other person to your appointment, others talk about waiting six months before your big day to even start. Malarky! As a couture bridal gown designer, I want brides to know my fool-proof plan for finding the …

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Designer, Creator and The Plus Size Brides Fairy Godmother

This is a really special blog written by a Valencienne Bride that truely captures the Valencienne experience. Here in our store our passion is to make sure that each and every single bride feels beautiful walking down the isle on the most important day of their life. If you watch any of the bridal TV shows or follow any wedding social …

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Toronto Groom Gushes Over Valencienne Bride

It’s not often we get an overjoyed Groom (in this case Eric) sharing his version of the wedding day, but for our beautiful Valencienne Bride, Elizabeth (or Beth) we couldn’t resist asking him a few questions: What was the wedding day like? It was a beautiful autumn day on September 6th, 2014. We got married outside on the patio at …

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Sherlock Holmes Meets Valencienne Couture x2

Many brides dream their whole life of their wedding and more especially, their wedding gown. It’s the thing fantasies are made of – silks, tulle, lace, fitted or ballgown. When you meet two women who never imagined they would legally wed as a same-sex couple now turned stunning brides-to-be magic happens. Alexandra & Julie are writers and artists. Their wedding …

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A “Bride Wars” Inspiration, Comes to Life at Valencienne!

We were honored to receive this blog post written by a Maid Of Honour about her sister Elissa’s Valencienne experience and her wedding day. We thank you Daniela for your candid, humorous words. You captured Elissa’s day perfectly! The Bride’s Tale…. Once I had the task of finding the perfect dress for the perfect day, I took to the streets …

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Eco Chic Spring Forest Wedding: Carolyn + Brian

Once again, We have come across another blog created about one of our past Valencienne brides! This blog, written by Woodsy Weddings, really grasps the feel of the entire theme of the wedding. Its nice to see a unique outdoor ceremony followed by many rustic details and organic touches added through out their special day. Check out all of the stunning …

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LORETTA DE THOMASIS

The smile on my face says it all! From the moment I walked in, I knew I was in amazing hands. I never want to take it off! Thank you for having faith in me because you made it all worth it. I wish we had a thousand more De Tho weddings because we miss you already! Your the best. …

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ANDRIA SINISI

Dear Kim, It’s hard to believe how quickly the year has passed. From the very first visit I felt an ease that is hard to come by! Your vision, attention to detail, and genuine warmth have made this an incredible and unforgettable experience. I look at my dress and cannot wait to walk down the aisle in it! You are …

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EVELYN SHARAWY

Thank you for the most amazing wedding dress experience. I could not have picked a better place- And you could not have made a more perfect dress! I’m not going to lie, I’m almost a little sad to pick up the dress because it means no more fittings! I can’t wait to wear it on Saturday. Talk soon! Love, Evelyn …

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ADELINA SEVERINO

Kim and the Valencienne Team, Thank you so much for making the dress of my dreams. I am in love all over again! This was a great experience which is irreplaceable and I will remember it forever. I can’t wait to wear my wedding dress on my special day. I’m so excited! Thanks again, Adelina

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MARYLOU MORIARTY

Kim at Valencienne is like visiting your fun, fairy godmother. She greets you with hugs, regales you with the most amazing stories, and with a flick of the wrist she creates the dress of your dreams. No other bridal shop can give you the love, attention and affection Kim gives. Kim, I want to thank you for fulfilling my dreams. …

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Real Wedding: Charlotte and Dave’s Australian Wedding

We can’t help but re-post this blog we recently came across once again created by Green Wedding Shoes written about our bride Charlotte and her husband Dave who’s wedding occurred back in 2011. The details that came together on their wedding day were immaculate and just simply unique! We hope you all find this blog and it’s photos as lovely as …

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2015 Bridal Looks Inspired By The Grammys

Every year the Grammys and Academy Awards influence fashion and style. It’s no different within the bridal industry, already Valencienne is being asked for versions of the Taylor Swift gown, embellishments like Katy Perry  and plunging necklines such as Beyonce. Even not so popular gowns like Rhiannas’, people have  had negative opinion towards but there is no doubt that  that …

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