THE JOURNAL

8 Essential Bridal Trends for 2020 That Every Bride Desires

  There’s absolutely no better place on this  earth to feast on endless ‘bridal’ inspiration than the annual Fall New York Bridal Week. It truly is an experience like no other – exhilaratingly  exhausting, lusciously lavish, decidedly decadent and just really outrageously over the top! And every year we are their front and centre,  with ‘eyes wide open’.     …

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Designing and creating the most important gown for one of our very own

This past spring marked a very special season for the entire Valencienne team. Sara, who works in our atelier creating the bespoke hand finishing details on our wedding gowns, got married on May 5th, 2018. It was an extremely exciting experience for our team because it isn’t everyday that we get to create the most important garment a woman could …

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Harper’s Bazaar 2020 Bridal Trends from New York Bridal Market ’19

Tis the season when all your favourite couture designers unveil their newest works of art known to us as Bridal Couture. At Valencienne we often look to couture for inspiration in our own collections. We recently stumbled upon (and fell in love with) Harper’s Bazaar’s Top 10 trends from New York Bridal Market 2019. We’re happy to see so many …

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Fall 2019 Wedding Trend: VELVET

Tis the season when all your favourite couture designers unveil their newest works of art known to us as Bridal Couture. At Valencienne we often look to couture for inspiration in our own collections. We recently stumbled upon (and fell in love with) Harper’s Bazaar’s Top 10 trends from New York Bridal Market 2019. We’re happy to see so many …

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Jaime Farrel

Dear Kim and Valencienne Team, Thank you all for accommodating my growing baby bump and for making my beautiful dress. Each week brought a new surprise and a brand new sized bride! Your patience and ability to construct this piece by piece is truly amazing! I am so excited to see everything come together in just 3 more days! With …

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I tried over 60 Wedding gowns before I found the One!

“Valencienne brides are all very special and we build strong relationships with them during the custom design process and wedding planning journey. Our bride Monica, was wonderful to work with she has exceptional taste and was very particular about the design and details of her wedding gown, it was a lovely creative journey and along the way we became wonderful …

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Tina Khan

Dearest Kim, Sonia and Sara, There aren’t enough words to thank you for making my dream dress come true and more! I am lost for words every time I look at this beautiful dress you have created. It is truly to die for. Today is such a bitter sweet kind of day from when it all started until now. It …

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Leslie Po

Dear Kim, Sonia and Sara, Thank you for all your hard work with my beautiful gown. You all are so talented and dedicated. You could not have made this a better experience. With Love, Leslie Po Photographer – Joee Wong  

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The Perfect Fit

There are times when we, as couturiers at Valencienne, have to make some decisions that to the client are very concerning. For example, our bride Poorva had some serious health issues that caused her to have continued dramatic weight loss. Due to the circumstances, we decided it was best to complete her bridal gown in the last seven days before …

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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 essentials, …

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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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