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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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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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Wedding Jewelry & Accessories

Trunk Show Jewelry Designer :: Elsa Corsi

Meet the designer! This weekend, starting TODAY through January 17, we are pleased to announce that wedding jewelry designer, Elsa Corsi will be at Valencienne custom creating and accessorizing our gorgeous brides and their maids and moms! Elsa comes in from Vancouver where she has her own accessory shop which gives her an edge when stylizing brides. Each personal consultation …

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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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